MVP Friday Five: December 23, 2011

This week we are presenting a twist on our typical MVP Friday Five. As this year comes to a close we’re taking a look back at some of our top viewed and commented stories for 2011. Whether its Nestor’s story of delivering 10 year commemorative award rings to MVPs in Brazil, advice from MVPs to aspiring MVPs, or the efforts of MVPs to restore communications after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, what these stories all have in common is their demonstration of the passion that MVPs have for their communities.

Visiting MVPs Around the World

Originally published: November 22, 2011

In this guest post by Director of Community and Online Support at Microsoft, Nestor Portillo describes his experience attending Open Days around the world and shares some of the highlights from his time with the MVP Community.


MVPs Provide Great Advice During MVP Twitter Chat

Originally published: October 20, 2011

We asked MVPs questions about what they’ve experienced as a result of being an MVP, advice someone would give to aspiring MVPs, the best ways to network and more during our October 2011 Twitter Chat. This post offers a sampling of some of the incredible answers MVPs provided.


New Book Brings Together More than a Dozen MVPs

Originally published: September 9, 2011

We share details about a collaborative project that brought 15 MVPs together.


With the Help of MVPs, Microsoft Beats Out Apple in Customer Support

Originally published: May 27, 2011

We share the results of Business Insider’s head-to-head comparison between Microsoft’s and Apple’s web-based customer support and the important role that MVPs played.


Behind the Scenes in Japan, Windows Azure MVPs Help Drive Vital Communications

Originally published: April 5, 2011

In this guest post, Mayumi Susuki describes the efforts of MVPs and others following the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami to shore up emergency communications.


MVP Builds Kiosk for the New Microsoft Store

Originally published: January 4, 2011

In this guest post by Silverlight MVP David Kelley talks about the on-demand software kiosk that he and his team created for the Bellevue Microsoft retail store and how they worked to create a great user centric experience to gain user adoption.


Check us out on Monday, December 26, 2011 when we highlight the top viewed and commented on MVP Mondays stories from 2011!