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Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People for 2011 published

Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People for 2011 published

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David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack in March, I posted that the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People for 2011 voting is open, well the results are in and DynamicsWorld UK has published the results at Microsoft Dynamics Most Influential People Top 100.

Congratulations to all those who made it into the list. Great to see the Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP's being well represented. 

Below is a summary of the Microsoft Dynamics GP related people that we were tracking during the voting process with their positions:

  • Andy Hafer (17)
  • Andy Snook (18)
  • Andy Vabulas (27)
  • Christina Philips (89)
  • Clinton Weldon (90)
  • Dwight Specht (75)
  • Leslie Vail (68) MVP
  • Lisa Frank (94)
  • Mariano Gomez (30) MVP
  • Mark Polino (16) MVP
  • Mark Rhodes (42)
  • Mohammad Daoud (38) MVP
  • Sandeep Walia (50)
  • Shane Hall (33)
  • Steve Endow  (79)
  • Victoria Yudin  (85) MVP
  • Anya Ciecierski (N/A)
  • Bill Marshall (N/A)
  • Bob McAdam (N/A)
  • Brian Hastings (N/A)
  • Chad Sogge (N/A)
  • Chris Liley (N/A)
  • David Musgrave (N/A)
  • Errol Schoenfish (N/A)
  • Frank Hamelly (N/A)
  • Frank Vukovits (N/A)
  • Gianmarco Salzano  (N/A)
  • Jivtesh Singh (N/A)
  • John Lowther (N/A)
  • Lak Chahal (N/A)
  • Linda Rose (N/A)
  • Mark Rockwell (N/A)
  • Martin Olsen  (N/A)
  • Michael Johnson (N/A)
  • Monzer Osama Al Shaikh (N/A)
  • Nick Hoban (N/A)
  • Patrick Roth (N/A)
  • Richard Whaley  (N/A)
  • Ross Carlson (N/A)
  • Terry Heley   (N/A)
  • Tony DiBenedetto  (N/A)
  • Troy Ensor (N/A)
  • Zubin Gidwani  (N/A)

As you can see, I did not make it into the top 100 this year, obviously I am not influential enough. However, there are lots of other important people that did not make it either, such as Errol and Chad from Microsoft, or Bob, Linda and John.

Anyhow, I plan to keep up my work in the community, with this blog, responding on forums, presenting at conferences (when they invite me) and work on tools such as the Support Debugging Tool and Menus for Visual Studio Tools.

Here are some posts from around the blogsphere:

Maybe next year.


17-May-2011: Added Mark's "Who's Missing?" post, Mariano's "Popularity vs Influence" post, and Doug's "Famous, Awesome and totally Influential" post.

  • We're in the very exclusive "Not Applicable" category David, along with quite a few other Dynamics luminaries!!  I'm honored! :)


  • More of my thoughts on this at


  • Congrats to all who made it; Mark, Mariano, Victoria, Daoud and others. Everyone is being followed GP community and looked up to. But look at that N/A list. Stunning list of people who didn't make it. I read Mark's post and I couldn't agree more. And of course, Frank's comment.!! Does that mean they are less influential? You gotta be kidding.

  • Wow, that's quite a list of people who didn't make it!

  • Congratulations to the stalwart leaders of the community... Surprising to see many key name in the N/A section... I strongly believe that these folks are too good to be rated, which is why they have been left unrated... Otherwise, I see no reason why names like David Musgrave, Patrick Roth and Frank Hamelly did not make it to the top 100. I think the N/A is considered as an ELITE list of community contributers. :)

  • Never fear. There is always the Doug Pitcher 100 most famous, awesome and totally influential Dynamics people for 2011 list. A lot of real cool people are included in this exclusive list. The DP top 100 may be a little less well know but I hear people are already campaigning for next year.

  • Posting from Vaidy Mohan at Dynamics GP - Learn & Discuss

  • Posting from Mark Polino at

  • Here is some useful information if you want to know what some of the criteria for the list are:

    Number of nominations and quality received (description is important)

    Number of Microsoft Dynamics employees

    Number of clients

    How many user licenses taken

    How many social media followers

    Years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics

    MVP recipients

    Add-on development

    Speaking/Writing assignments around Microsoft Dynamics

    And number of votes received

  • Posting from Janakiram on DynamicsBlogger

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