Marianne van Wanrooij has been working in technology for 10 years. In 2008 she started her own company Connected Solutions where she mainly focuses on the education market. Having her own company means enjoying many different roles and responsibilities, which vary from developer, project leader, trainer and consultant. She a driving force behind the SharePoint community co-running the Dutch Information Worker User Group (DIWUG)-www.diwug.nl, for which she organizes free events. Marianne is also the lead editor for the DIWUG SharePoint eMagazine (http://www.diwug.nl/Pages/downloads.aspx
). She speaks at both local and international conferences and has written a number of articles about SharePoint development. In 2009 she was awarded the NOT Innovation Award 2009 (Dutch Education Conference), winning this award for her virtual library application built in Silverlight. In 2010 she was awarded MVP for SharePoint Services.