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First year awarded:
2008
Number of MVP Awards:
7
Technical Expertise:
Xbox
Technical Interests:
Windows Phone Consumer, Xbox, Windows Expert-Consumer
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Language
English
Marques Lyons
Beat reporting on Xbox. Beat rocking on Xbox Music.
Biography
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.

As a lifelong music aficionado, and former professional trombonist, 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 and more on twitter: @tromboneforhire

Throughout his time as MVP, Marques helped grow and lead communities through various initiatives, including "Inside the Circle" a Zune-centered blog and "Consumer Camp" a broad education initiative.

Marques' current project is "Xbox Beat", which he views as taking the best parts of Inside the Circle and Consumer Camp and creating a hub for education on Xbox, as well as a place for discussion on various topics related to gaming, music, and technology.
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