Farewell, Jim Glass! RRS feed

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  • I don't know if Jim wanted to make this announcement public, and I'm going to assume he's the kind of guy that likes his privacy.  However, one does not retire from 20 years at Microsoft or from this community so quietly, and I'm here to make sure of that!

    Jim Glass has been the Dynamics CRM community leader for a long time--longer than I've been involved in this space--and his contributions and efforts have been felt by every contributor in this space--whether they know it or not.  If you have something you'd like to say to Jim, and have no other way to deliver it, please do it here.  He has been a fantastic resource to this community and I would hate to see him go without having the opportunity to know from you, the community, what you felt about him and his efforts.

    So, without any further ado, I turn the floor over to you... the community:

    (Alternatively, you can comment on Jim's Blog, where he posted his announcement, contrary to my first impression.)

    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Friday, October 7, 2011 6:30 PM

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  • When I was awarded the Dynamics CRM MVP award, I went to the summit and there were about six of us in a little conference room.

    And Jim was there.  He took this small group and helped us grow.

    I met Jim at Convergence in 2005.   He got started on all that we are using right now, like this very forum and the blog sites we use.

    He is responsible in a very large way for building the community, and helping the product become what it is today but creating links between the MVPs and the Product Group.  Both groups avail themselves of benefit in this arrangment.

    It has grown since, even with loosing a few members of whom we have very fond memories.  Some have their Blue Badges now and others work has prevented them from participating in the community. 

    But all of us, recognize Jim's contribution to the success of the community.

    While answering questions today, I realize that unlike other Microsoft Products, Dynamics Software covers much of the Microsoft stack of offerings.  It takes multiple skills to resolve issues and move the product forward via xRM practices.

    But Jim built a family with those skills and it has served in the adoption of the product to a great degree.

    Jim, what ever you do after this just remember that you climed "Everest".  Remember the view that you saw when you reached the summit, and look for the next mountain to climb.


    Curtis J Spanburgh
    Friday, October 7, 2011 6:59 PM