The Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) Program

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals are passionate technology experts who share their knowledge with the community.

They are always on the "bleeding edge" and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and quest for knowledge. In Switzerland, we are proud to have 33 MVPs currently.

Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others. That's what sets them apart.

For more than two decades, the Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying "Thanks!" to outstanding community leaders. The contributions MVPs make to the community, ranging from speaking engagements, to social media posts, to writing books, to helping others in online communities, have an incredible impact. Key benefits to MVPs include early access to Microsoft products, direct communication channels with our product teams and an invitation to the Global MVP Summit, an exclusive annual event hosted in our global HQ in Redmond. They also have a very close relationship with the local Microsoft teams in their area, who are there to support and empower MVPs to address needs and opportunities in the local ecosystem. Other benefits include an executive recognition letter, an MSDN technical subscription, and an Office 365 subscription.

We also plan a local, technical event for MVPs in Switzerland and have held regular get-togethers in the past.

We have just recently announced the new AI MVP Award Category and are still looking for an AI MVP in Switzerland! AI MVPs work to create intelligent apps and bots, develop natural interfaces, create AI algorithms, train data sets, are experts in Cognitive Service APIs and share their work and knowledge with the community.

We accept nominations every day and review new nominations in near real time. We recognize new MVPs on the first of every month. If you have any questions, please contact the MVP global support channel. If you know of someone who you believe has what it takes to become an MVP (including yourself, of course), go ahead and nominate them right now!

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