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  • 7/25/2014
    Meet John Scott Tynes, Microsoft Imagine Cup
    Previously a game designer with Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade, John Scott Tynes, Microsoft Imagine Cup program lead, has developed a deep relationship with the MVP Community for Imagine Cup 2014.
  • 6/27/2014
    Meet Community Champ Ben Hunter, a senior marketing manager for Microsoft Windows
    A senior marketing manager for Microsoft Windows, Ben Hunter wears a lot of hats—and almost all of them involve the Windows IT Pro community.
  • 5/30/2014
    Meet Community Champ Emily Hanson
    Program manager for Preview Xbox Updates, Emily Hanson, knows where to go when she needs answers—the passionate Xbox community.
  • 5/5/2014
    Meet Community Champ Pat Stanton
    Microsoft IT pro audience marketing manager for Australia, Pat Stanton, is new to his role and “learning everywhere” he can—and the MVP Community Camp was a great place to start.
  • 3/24/2014
    Meet Community Champ Amy Frampton
    A Microsoft senior product marketing manager in integrated marketing, Amy Frampton turned to the MVP community to help people around the world understand Microsoft’s vision for the Cloud OS—and the results have been unprecedented.
  • 2/28/2014
    Meet Community Champ S. Somasegar
    Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer Division, S. Somasegar, is not just a champion of the MVP community: he makes a point of taking every opportunity to sit down with MVPs to hear what they have to say.
  • 12/23/2013
    Meet Community Champ Tony Surma
    For years, when natural disasters struck, Tony Surma dropped what he was doing to see how he could help. Now it’s his full-time job at Microsoft.
  • 11/25/2013
    Meet Community Champ Paulette Suddarth
    If there’s one thing MVP Award events manager Paulette Suddarth knows, it’s how to throw a party.
  • 10/23/2013
    Meet Community Champ Julien Dollon
    Being part of the community isn’t Julien Dollon’s job at Microsoft: it’s his passion.
  • 9/25/2013
    Meet Community Champ Jennifer Paige
    Jennifer Paige, senior community engagement manager for Microsoft Community, helps pave the way between customers and great content.
  • 7/25/2013
    Meet Community Champ Jose Riesco
    Jose Riesco, an international project manager in Engineering, Community and Online Support at Microsoft, is passionate about getting the word out about translations.
  • 6/26/2013
    Meet IW Product Marketing Manager (Office, Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint & Project)
    Oscar Mozo Rivera has built a close relationship with the MVP community, growing to appreciate their passion and proactive approach to helping others make the most of Microsoft technologies
  • 5/21/2013
    Meet Microsoft Azure Community Champ Mark Brown
    Mark Brown, senior product marketing manager for Microsoft Azure, remembers when it was much harder to make connections in technical communities, which is one the reasons he’s so passionate about facilitating those connections now.
  • 4/23/2013
    Meet Windows Phone Champ Desiree Lockwood
    “I love being able to speak with people who are passionate about technology--the same technology I’m passionate about. And then you see what they’re accomplishing out in the community and it’s humbling.”--Desiree Lockwood
  • 3/25/2013
    Meet LightSwitch Community Champ Beth Massi
    Beth Massi’s community roots run deep. Now a senior program manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft, Beth was introduced to community through the FoxPro forums when she needed some technical answers during her first job building business applications, straight out of college.