This is yet another accolade that showcases Shawn’s outstanding contributions to the technical community.

Chicago, IL – July 18, 2023: sa.global is thrilled to announce that Shawn Dorward, Vice President of Service Delivery, has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the sixth time. This prestigious award acknowledges Shawn’s exceptional contributions and expertise in the area of Business Apps within the Microsoft Dynamics community.

The Microsoft MVP award is presented annually to a select group of technology leaders and community leaders who exemplify Microsoft’s commitment to fostering innovation, driving community engagement, and inspiring others. Microsoft MVPs are chosen based on their community leadership and influence, technical expertise, and advocacy within the Microsoft Dynamics community. Shawn’s sixth MVP recognition further solidifies his position as a thought leader in the Microsoft Dynamics business applications ecosystem and showcases the excellence in delivering Microsoft solutions in his current capacity.

Reflecting on this new milestone, Shawn shared, “I am incredibly grateful to have been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for the sixth year in a row.  Being a part of the Microsoft MVP community has been an enriching experience that has allowed me to connect with like-minded (but much smarter) folks throughout the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem. This recognition brings additional value and credibility to our organization, but, perhaps the most impactful aspect of this accolade is that it motivates me.

It motivates me to push the boundaries of my knowledge and areas of expertise, to engage with end users, partners and Microsoft, to help promote and evolve the products. It also inspires me to give back to the greater Dynamics Community – to continue to share my experiences with others to perhaps make their day a little easier, or bring a sense of pride when they are able to go that extra mile for their team, at their organization.”

Matt Calderwood, Managing Director, Americas, at sa.global, commented on the significance of Shawn’s Microsoft MVP recognition, “Shawn’s continued recognition as a Microsoft MVP for the sixth consecutive year is a testament to his exceptional dedication and expertise. As a valued member of the sa.global team, Shawn exemplifies what it takes to be an MVP, demonstrating community leadership, technical proficiency, and a deep commitment to advocating for the community. His invaluable contributions have played a significant role in driving the success of our clients, and we are proud to have him as Vice President of Service Delivery.

As an organization, we take efforts to foster a culture that prioritizes knowledge gaining and sharing, and Shawn’s enthusiasm when it comes to helping new users deepen their understanding of Microsoft solutions truly embodies this core sa.global value. His passion for sharing knowledge and empowering businesses through Dynamics products is truly commendable. We congratulate Shawn on this remarkable achievement and look forward to his continued contributions to the Dynamics Community.”

Apart from his Microsoft MVP achievements, Shawn was also recognized as a Summit Legend at Community Summit North America 2022. He is an active member of several key user groups, including the Business Central User Group (BCUG), GP User Group (GPUG), and Dynamic User Group (DUG). Through his active involvement, Shawn consistently helps users acquire fresh perspectives on saving time, efforts, and problem solving when it comes to Dynamics solutions.

Shawn is widely recognized as a User Group All-Star and maintains an extensive blog on Life Hacks 365, where he shares practical tips and tricks for leveraging Microsoft solutions.

About sa.global

sa.global empowers organizations and people to achieve more. We do this by bringing our platform expertise into addressing industry challenges through vertical-focused solutions. Our solutions and services are 100% based on Microsoft business applications and the Microsoft Business cloud, and benefit advertising and marketing, accounting, architecture and engineering, consulting, homebuilding, legal, and IT services companies. Through our industry-first approach, we want to put solutions in the hands of people closest to the problem to enable organizations to act faster and make intelligent decisions.

Over 800,000 users in 80 countries around the world rely on sa.global’s industry-focused expertise to gain value faster, adapt quickly to changes, and build for the future. We have 30+ years of real-world experience, we are an 11-time winner of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year Award, and have been a part of Microsoft’s elite Inner Circle for 10 years. Our global organization has a 1000-member team across 25 countries. For more information, visit www.saglobal.com.

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