Today 1,005 extraordinary community leaders from around the world were notified that they were awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award. Announcements are made quarterly and each year over 4,000 MVPs are honored. The MVP Award recognizes inspiring, trusted, and independent experts who voluntarily share their passion and knowledge of Microsoft products with others. MVPs represent nearly 100 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in more than 90 different Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft strongly values its relationship with the MVP community. MVPs regularly offer feedback to Microsoft, representing the voices of thousands of people from technology communities throughout the world.
MVPs 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.
The MVP Award is an enormous honor and is reserved for only the most extraordinary individuals. Considering there are more than 100 million social and technical community members worldwide, only a tiny fraction are awarded MVP.
Congratulations to the new MVPs, and welcome back to renewed MVPs. We are very excited to recognize your amazing accomplishments!