Like Ian Grieve, and a number of others, my MVP status was not renewed for 2018-2019. Also like Ian, I had more activity than in past years, including releasing books for GP 2016 and 2018, while doing the same or more speaking and blogging.
The MVP renewal process was a mess this year and I’m not really sure what else I could have done or why I wasn’t renewed. Frankly, I don’t plan to do anything differently. I don’t post, speak, and write for Microsoft. I do it to try to help users. Microsoft is free to recognize that or not.
In that vein, make sure to check out the security hole we found in GP, along with a fix. I suspect some users will care more about that than about whether or not I’m an MVP.