Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals or MVPs top-ranking independent experts and resources available to YOU
There are independent experts awarded by Microsoft annually and they can be a great asset to you when you need elite support.
Who are MVPs?
As noted in partial extracts from a reference letter by Steven Guggenheimer Corporate Vice President Developer Experience & Evangelism:
The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft…With fewer than 4,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, spanning more than 30 languages, and over 70 Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. MVPs are technology’s best and brightest…an exceptional group of individuals from around the world who have demonstrated a willingness to reach out, share their technical expertise with others and help individuals maximize their use of technology.
How do you find them?
There is a dedicated web site for MVPs at https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-US/default.aspx and the blog. Here are a few sample blogs spotlighting their top expertise:
Want help from an MVP?
This IDG-IT World article delves in details about MVPs and how to contact them: