A few weeks ago, a very good friend sent me a message: "Arrived in Happy Station". A smile came on my face, because I just knew this was very good news .. not only for him .. but also for NAV..
It's about my good friend Kurt Juvyns.
I really started to know Kurt in the early days of the Belgian Dynamics Community back in 2008. We were brainstorming what we could do for the Belgian NAV people .. and he was the one that had the nerves to aim high - and motivated us that we can do it. So we did.. :-).
I once described him as "A community person in "heart and kidneys" " in one of my blogs. And I really mean that. He's a tireless, organized, ... NAV enthusiastic / evangelist .. and it has always been a joy to work with him (probably because he did most of the work ;°) ).
In Belgium, his role was PTA (Partner Technology Advisor). For many partners, he had to do presentations about the vision of Microsoft, or product demo's of NAV 2009, or.. . We did some presentations together, and I really enjoyed those. I remember the one for the Belgian Dynamics Community, where we went may be a little too far in "nagging" on each other during the session .. but hey, it was fun! :-)
Are there no "dirty details"?
Well, actually there aren't, damnit. I wouldn't hold them from you, but there really are none I could think of :(. May be one more thing to mention is his passion for photography. You can see his pictures on his website: http://www.kuju.be/ . Nice, isn't it? ;°)
So, dude, why the story?
Well, Kurt has moved up to quite an interesting position at Microsoft. He's not working for Belgium anymore, but from today, he's working directly for the people at Vedbaek as a Senior Product Manager NAV, reporting to Paul White, Senior Director ERP Product Management Volume. What this means in a more concrete way .. I don't know (yet), but I'm sure we'll hear a lot of him in the near future. He's fully back at Dynamics NAV, said goodbye to AX .. and is working at the core! As you might have gotten from above .. I'm convinced that's a good thing.
Good luck, Kurt!
Proficiat zeun :-)
Ik herinner me nog de dag toen jij van Sinterklaas je eerste computer kreeg. Goede investering precies.
Nog veel succes !
Fantastic news :-) Congratulations Kurt. I look forward to hearing what you are focus areas are and where you are located. Send a note... Good luck :-)
Good luck Kurt, looking forward to you guys soon will start marketing NAV 7.
Didn't know it was possible to garden in a non-ecological way .. :-/.
Thanks Ludo! you are the one who showed me the beauty of the product in 96. Do you Remember that in the first days - in the middle of a conversion - you just unplugged the server to proof the stability of the Native Database? And that was the character based version of NAV 3.5x :)
Mr. Waldo, i'm convinced you will - one day - get the importance of ECOLOGICAL gardening Which has nothing to do - what so ever - with the terms you use. but i'm sure you will figure that out yourself soon. Now you move from this appartment to a house with a garden ;) Call me if you want advice... Always Happy to help a good friend
Kriki.... :) Well i dont remember that one...:) but it sure sounds like my pragmatic approach of solving difficult questions :D
Expect more of these to come :)
Ludo has another 'kill': he also introduced me to NAV!
I was using NAV for registring my hours and I asked him if I could have a total of the hours already put in the system. After 5 minutes he came back and introduced me also to the (in)famous NAV words : "log out and back in again". And there was my total!
As you introduced me to NAV, Ludo :-). Where are those times :-).
But your "cows and pigs" story makes me remember of one more "dirty" detail. He must have gained some inspiration from that project, because he's also a "master in manure" (yes, you read it well..). May be Kurt can explain some more .. :-)
I believe Kurt kan make the difference, for sure!
So, you were looking for dirty details...
I introduced him to NAV. We worked together in an interesting project .. about cows & pigs in NAV. Really! We got to know all the do's and don'ts of NAV, all the limits, .. but we still loved the product :-)
Not to tell you that Kurt has tons of experience.
I am sure he will be able to add nice things to the product
You rock dude...!
Sure we will have lots of opportunities to do great things together