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Windows Phone Consumer, Xbox, Windows Consumer Apps
Marques Lyons
Educate. Engage. Empower.
Marques has held the Microsoft MVP award since 2008, when it was originally given for the Zune platform. Today, he offers perspective and information on the Xbox Music service. He's always willing to assist with helping others get the most out of using Xbox Music for music consumption and distribution. Throughout his time as MVP, Marques helped grow and lead communities through various activities, including "Inside the Circle" a blog centered on Zune and music, #ZuneTune a socially-generated music playlist, and Consumer Camp, a three-year education initiative showcasing Microsoft's consumer devices and services in a workshop setting. Today, he commits his energy to evangelizing Xbox Music making sure it's part of the general conversation about viable music services. As a lifelong music junkie, and former music performer, Marques offers a unique perspective on the current climate of music services and how they affect artists and listeners, alike. He jots down these musings on his blog ( and through social media, on twitter (@tromboneforhire).
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