What is a Microsoft MVP?

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The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) is awarded to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft Products with others. 

 

In the Microsoft Technical Community, you can identify an MVP by noticing the green ring around their avatar or looking in their profile.  

 

The Skype for Business Team values our Skype for Business MVPs immensely and appreciate the contributions of the almost 100 individuals who contribute to sharing Skype for Business with all of us through blogs, papers, forum answers, event representation, acting as public speakers, and social presence. 

 

I've started an MVP spotlight within the SfB Blog to recognize the Skype for Business MVPs in our community so we can get to know them a bit.  This month, you'll see a spotlight on @Tom Arbuthnot.  Check it out & say hello.  And, if you'd like more information on the MVP program, visit mvp.microsoft.com.  

 

Read the blog, here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Skype-for-Business-MVP-Spotlight-Tom-...

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Lauri, the link to the blog is not working. (An invalid set of parameters has been specified in the url. )

Heres a video one of my organisers recorded with Claire Smyth UK MVP Lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08qlbEDg-W0

Claire Smyth who is the UK and Ireland MVP Lead at Microsoft explains what a Microsoft MVP is

Link does seem to be broken. I'm sure @Laurie Pottmeyer will fix it, but here it is:

 

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Skype-for-Business-Blog/Skype-for-Business-MVP-Spotlight-Tom-...

 

Questions really welcome :)

 

cheers

 

Tom

thanks @Erwin! all fixed...
Thanks Lauri. Please check your DM, sended you a private message with a question :)