A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step–and a Blog Post

Hi Everyone,

I started this blog in December of 2005. Ten years and 1,069 blog posts later, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the last ten years within the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community.

Here is my very first post, which was a method for hiding a tab within Dynamics CRM 3.0.  I actually had to open a support case to get this information and since I had invested $125 in the process, I decided to share that solution with the world in hopes of saving at least a few people that same $125.

Over the next year I went on to publish an additional 219 posts of varying technical depth.  As I discussed in my article, Why do you not blog, writing articles on my discoveries was a way to pay it forward, to the people from whom I had learned much.

That path lead me to this:

Microsoft MVP Award


Last Friday my ten-year disk was delivered. It marks a totally unexpected milestone in my career.

To think that I have been part of a world-wide family of Dynamics CRM professionals for this long is very humbling. When I told my wife Jenny that my ten-year disk had arrived she said she remember when I got my five-year disk like it was yesterday.

A lot has changed in ten years. My first MVP Summit had us all sitting around a table in one of Microsoft’s smaller conference rooms. Today we occupy Microsoft’s largest meeting rooms. While the numbers have changed, the discussions and camaraderie have not.  It’s still a great honor to be associated with so many fine individuals.

The future of Dynamics CRM is extremely bright and if anything, the speed of development has increased. With that increase comes new features, challenges, and opportunities.  All of which will make for great topics of conversation, blog posts, and videos.  So stay tuned to not only this blog, but many of the others in our community.

And while you are at it, write your own blog!

Thank you for your support over the past ten years and as always, please let me know what I can do to help.`

Thanks, Mitch