“We could not be successful without such an incredibly valuable and engaged group of people working with us.” Brian Harry, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Developer Division—speaking about the MVP community

“There was something special going on with the MVPs. Feeling how people are using our products is so important.” Panos Panay, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Surface—speaking about MVP feedback at the MVP Global Summit

“Give us the feedback and hold us to high standards. High standards are our friend. It’s what we owe to our customers and to MVPs.” T.K. Rengarajan, Corporate Vice President, Data Platform - speaking to MVPs

Who are MVPs?

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are community leaders who’ve demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft technologies. They share their exceptional passion, real-world knowledge, and technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.

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What is the MVP Award?

Technical communities play a vital role in the adoption and advancement of technology—and in helping our customers do great things with our products and services. For more than two decades, the Microsoft MVP Award has provided us an opportunity to say thank you to independent community leaders and to bring the voice of community into our technology roadmap through direct relationships with Microsoft product teams and events such as the MVP Global Summit.

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How to become an MVP?

While there is no benchmark for becoming an MVP, in part because it varies by technology and its life-cycle, some of the criteria we evaluate include the impact of a nominee’s contributions to online forums such as Microsoft Answers, TechNet and MSDN; wikis and online content; conferences and user groups; podcasts, Web sites, blogs and social media; and articles and books. Each nominee's contributions are compared to those of other candidates, and active MVPs receive the same level of analysis as new candidates each year.

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