1st of July, a day that awaits everyone, mainly Microsoft community members, because on this day Microsoft publishes the name of its current MVP who is again given this award for his outstanding work. At the same time, MVP award is also awarded to those new people who have done good work for the community in the last years. Furthering this methodology forward, again this year Microsoft has presented this very special award to the great warriors of our community for their very specific contribution.
On behalf of entire community members, I heartily congratulate all of the great warriors who rewarded or received 1st time this award! Hope that all of you will continue to guide our community and share your knowledge and experience with us.
Microsoft Wiki Community Council
The Community Council is a small group of members from both Microsoft and the Community. The Community Council takes responsibility for the many tasks for community including a build best world for technical person around the globe. I would highly recommended to check below blog post written by Ed Price about our new Community Council members and history of that.
I am very proud and pleased to say that there are 7 members in the Microsoft Wiki Community Council members who have been awarded Microsoft MVP award again this time, and it shows how active and supportive our community leaders. For the community, all community leaders have special excellence in their work, and as a result, Microsoft has awarded them with a special award.
|Edward van Biljon||George Grammatikos||John Naguib|
|Peter Geelen||Peter Laker||Ronen Ariely|
*Profiles (in alphabetical order)
Microsoft Wiki Community Ninjas
We have a proud moment where more than 50 Ninjas from our community have been awarded this MVP award. This shows the credibility and dedication of our community Ninjas. I just collected the names of all community Ninjas manually, if I missed any name please forgive me and contact me, I’ll add your name with profile link. So, we have below list of Community Ninjas MVP, Congratulations all!
*Profiles (in alphabetical order)
I want you all to come forward and congratulate these warriors and if you want any kind of guidance, then you can contact them or any council member directly. Most of the time our council members are available to guide you.
I know if you have been with the Microsoft community for a long time, then you must know what this Microsoft MVP is like, but if you are new to this community and you want this information then you are at right place. I will try to give you some information about this award, I hope you will like it and your thoughts will be welcome to us.
What is this Microsoft MVP award?
Microsoft explained this here, ‘https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-US/Overview', about MVP program, it says, “For more than two decades, the Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying "Thanks!" to outstanding community leaders. The contributions MVPs make to the community, ranging from speaking engagements, to social media posts, to writing books, to helping others in online communities, have incredible impact. Key benefits to MVPs include early access to Microsoft products, direct communication channels with our product teams and an invitation to the Global MVP Summit, an exclusive annual event hosted in our global HQ in Redmond. They also have a very close relationship with the local Microsoft teams in their area, who are there to support and empower MVPs to address needs and opportunities in the local ecosystem. Other benefits include an executive recognition letter, an MSDN technical subscription, and an Office 365 subscription.”
Who gets this award, who are MVPs?
Are you a Microsoft technology expert and love to help others for any technical issue, if your answer is YES then start helping community. Surly someone from MVP program or MS-FTE or existing MVP will contact you for your exemplary work. And then will guide you on this. Microsoft says, “Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the "bleeding edge" and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries/regions and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others - that's what sets them apart.”
Can I get this award, what do I have to do to get it?
If you are going to start work because of this Award or Kudos then I would suggest don’t start, because first it should come from your heart to help community without thinking anything back in return. So, try to help community and you’ll get awarded this if community feels you should. But if you are helping community without any favor, then surly you’ll get this award. Microsoft says, “We want to award the best and brightest technical community leaders! To place yourself into consideration for the MVP Award, a nomination referral must be first submitted on your behalf by either a Microsoft Full Time Employee (FTE) or Microsoft MVP. Following this referral submission, a link to complete the award nomination will be sent to you. Once you have completed the nomination form, we will review your nomination. As you can imagine, sometimes we receive a lot of applications, this process can take up to 90 days.
There are 3 very simple steps: Be an expert, do lots of what you love, and let us know! Really, there isn't a long checklist of things you need to do to become an MVP. The best MVPs really excel in step #2: they LOVE what they do. And we can tell! Whether you're a great speaker, have a talent in blogging, lead a top technical community, are a social media superstar, a top GitHub or StackOverflow contributor or have a totally different and cool way to share your passion for our products and services, we'd love to know more!” Nominate an MVP
May I know how many MVP award winners are around me?
You can find this detail by clicking on below link, you can filter based on Name or Award Category or by Country/Region. Find an MVP
What is the benefit of becoming a Microsoft MVP?
Key benefits to MVPs include early access to Microsoft products, direct communication channels with our product teams and an invitation to the Global MVP Summit, an exclusive annual event hosted in our global HQ in Redmond.
Other benefits include an MSDN license (you can get this through the partner programs), office 365 licenses and some azure credits (not many, just enough for some demo services). Some third-party companies give free licenses, but these are nearly always non-production use licenses that you should use for demos only.
Congratulations to all Existing and new MVPs to gaining this award!
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