Robert Mulsow is AvePoint’s newest Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), an award and designation earned by independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.
In this blog post Q&A, Robert shares his take on what it means to be a Microsoft MVP:
- First, let’s learn more about you. How long have you worked at AvePoint?
A: I’ve worked at AvePoint for 4.5 years. I first joined our DACH, Benelux, Nordics office as Technical Solution Professional. Today, I am the Vice President of Technical Solutions Professionals in EMEA.
- How long have you worked in tech?
A: 11.5 years. I’ve worked at Microsoft as a premier field engineer and gained a specialty in SharePoint infrastructure and related technologies, like SQL, Windows Server and Active Directory. I also became a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Office 365. In my career, I’ve worked on projects like backup & disaster recovery strategies, migrations, and performance and storage optimization for several large customers in EMEA.
- Tell us more about your Microsoft MVP award and designation.
A: I’m an Office Servers and Services MVP. The award makes me proud, of course. MVPs have a very high reputation, because they constantly deliver a huge added value to the community and simply help others to success and achieve more. Being an official member of this small group of very talented technical Ninjas is simply awesome.
- Why did you pursue the MVP designation?
A: In my opinion, it’s in every MVPs DNA to share his/her knowledge and help others to achieve more. Our “bread and butter” is the “thank you” or the person’s smiling face after discussing and solving his/her problem. Nevertheless, the MVP award lifts you to the next level of reputation, which gives you the “extra butter” or the official “THANK YOU” in big letters from Microsoft. This drove me to go the extra mile to become an MVP.
- What do you think the designation means to AvePoint customers?
A: It’s not easy to become an MVP. You need to prove your technical expertise on a long term and constantly deliver valuable information. Customers know this fact and therefore MVPs and their knowledge are highly appreciated in projects. Hence, the trust in an MVPs opinion or suggested solution is simply higher.
- How will this recognition reflect in your work at AvePoint?
A: The MVP award gives me an additional visibility. Even more colleagues see me as the go-to person for their questions. On my path to MVP, I gained a lot of knowledge and I’m more than happy to share this with my colleagues and friends at AvePoint. Furthermore, I believe not only my MVP title, but also the other MVPs and RDs in this company, help to create a higher trust in AvePoint’s public mission statement to help customers succeed and create as well as deliver additional value.
Robert Mulsow is VP of TSP EMEA at AvePoint and Microsoft P-TSP. Based on his experiences as Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, he is a specialist for SharePoint Infrastructure and its regarding technologies like SQL, Windows Server and Active Directory. As a Microsoft MVP and Certified Trainer for Office Servers and Services, he has also expertise in the fields of Consulting, Deployment, and Troubleshooting. Over the time he also certified as MCSA for Office 365 and already supported various large customers in several projects like Backup & Disaster Recovery Strategies, Migrations, Performance and Storage Optimization in EMEA.