Join us in congratulating MVP awardees!

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We’re kicking off 2016 with 1,074 new and renewing Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals--MVPs!

These are exceptional community leaders who have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community. If you’re involved with technical communities, the chances are good that one of them has helped you. Please join us in saying—congratulations!

This is the first quarter that incoming MVPs have been awarded in Microsoft’s new categories, designed to recognize the way today’s technologists often design, build and innovate across multiple platforms, devices and technologies. (You can find out more about the new MVP Award categories here.)

This is also the first quarter that MVPs have had the opportunity to be recognized for their contributions across multiple award categories, and 31 MVPs have achieved dual award recognitions! These range from awards in Visual Studio and Development Technologies as well as Windows Development to awards in Enterprise Mobility and Windows and Devices for IT.

Each year, Microsoft honors around 4,000 MVPs. They are nominated by Microsoft, other community individuals, or in some cases themselves. Candidates are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership, and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. They reflect Microsoft’s global community, today coming from more than 90 countries and speaking more than 40 different languages—reaching around a million Microsoft customers each day!

MVPs are recognized each quarter for this annual award, which continues to grow and evolve to reflect the development of Microsoft technologies. Congratulations to the new MVPs, and welcome back to renewed MVPs. We are very excited to recognize your amazing accomplishments!

And if you know (or are!) an awesome community leader, go here to make a nomination.