Add Badge for Windows Insider MVP

Add Badge for Windows Insider MVP



 Jul 04 2020
11 Comments (11 New)

Windows Insider MVP also consider as MVP and they are active in this forum. You have Windows 10 forum and Windows Insider MVP are answering questions and contribute in the community. I would like request to please add MVP badge for Windows Insider MVP or at least add separate badge for Windows Insider MVP, so community would recognize us. 

Brass Contributor

Yes same happened here. I was a dual award MVP in both Windows Insider and Windows and Devices for IT. Now that I am only a WIMVP my badge has been removed here.

Community Manager
Status changed to: New Idea

Thank you for your feedback, we always want to recognize our influential users in all the products across the Microsoft eco-system.


Historically for Windows Insider MVPs, not to be confused with the Microsoft MVP program, by giving all Windows Insider MVPs the MVP rank and green ring. Due to differences in how these programs are run, and as we start to expand content for the Microsoft MVP Program, it meant we had to roll back and move all the Windows Insider MVPs from the MVP Role.


We will of course consider how we want to recognise influential users in specific product categories and will share more information on that in due course. For now I would recommend updating your Community Bio to say that you are a Windows Insider MVP and you can of course feel free to close any replies you post with Windows Insider MVP.


Bronze Contributor

Hi @Allen and thank you for follow up.

Having badge is very important to avoid fraud, someone could just come to this forum and state he or she is MVP under bio, but when you have badge, it proves you are real MVP. 

I will wait for solution and I hope you come up with solution.

Brass Contributor

So @Allen the message we are to hear is that Windows Insiders are some sort of lesser MVP than those from the DX program? And by the way, there really should be a badge/recognition for Legacy MVP's as well.

Thanks for your time and efforts!


Thank you for the thoughtful reply, @Allen -- and for all the work you have done to include our Windows Insider MVPs in the MVP Lounge! Reminder to @Reza_Ameri-Archived and @Rob Brown that in the email we sent announcing our Windows Insider MVPs now have access to the Tech Community MVP Lounge I called out badging, specifically that come 2021 we will find a solution to recognize Windows Insider MVPs. As you know, and as Allen mentions, the programs are separate. It goes without saying that different does not mean lesser, and we welcome this inclusion as a benefit to both communities, but that separate programs also means some offerings will continue to differ. Know that I will keep you apprised re: badge progress and updates in the new year. 

Bronze Contributor

Thank you @Michelle Paison for follow up , looking forward to see our badge next year. For now, I will continue my participations and wait.

Community Manager
Status changed to: Planned

Updating this to planned as we plan to do some work this year on community recognition, which will include how we recognize MVPs, Windows Insider MVPs, MCTs and a others across the whole community.


Nothing specific to share at the moment but please know this is on our radar.

Silver Contributor


Thank you for the update and letting us know.

Gold Contributor


Will it be possible to update this idea this year?

It is worth appreciating > contribution to the development and help of other users, by adding such a prestigious title in the MTC Community.

Community Manager



Thanks for the ping, we still plan to do something with this but here is the issue. The current platform doesn't allow us to contextually expose badges or give ranks to specific users only in specific sub communities.


Why is this important, well the Windows MVP Insider role, as the name suggests, is really only relevent to the Windows community. Now this community is, as you might imagine, very important to the Microsoft Tech Community but does it make sense for someone to have a rank of Windows Insider MVP when they post in the Azure community or might that confuse everyone else.


In 2021 we had a plan to support this but then the platform vendor announced they are completely rebuilding the platform, called Aurora, and it quickly became clear that our plan would not be a good experience in the long run, a good use of our developers or a good investment for the community.


So what are we waiting for? Well Aurora is in initial release and so starting in Aug / Sept we will start to re-imagine the Microsoft Tech Community on this new UI. One of the key asks we had for the platform vendor was support for contextual badging / ranking. So we are waiting for Aurora. Now although we are starting this in Aug/Sept, I think its fair to say it will take at least till early 2024 before we are ready to release it.


So I am afraid the update is, we get it - we want to do it but its waiting for the platform upgrade before we can do anything with it. 

Gold Contributor


Thank you for the extensive explanation!

Now I've changed my mind - I think the idea should be closed , because MVP is a special term awarded for specific achievements that are clearly defined. The title should not be in doubt, and your explanation caused it! 

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