We would like to extend a warm welcome to the 179 first time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Awardees and the 827 MVPs who were re-awarded today! The Microsoft MVP Award recognizes exemplary community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.
We award these independent experts each quarter and throughout the year more than 4,000 MVPs are honored. MVPs represent more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in almost 90 Microsoft technologies. Together, they answer more than 10 million questions each year.
Of the more than 100 million social and technical community members worldwide, only a small portion are recognized as MVPs. Because MVPs have a deep understanding of their communities, they amplify the voice of our customer to Microsoft. As part of their award experience, MVPs are invited to share their feedback through direct interactions with Microsoft product group teams.
To become an MVP, candidates 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.
Please visit our nomination page to nominate a community leader to be considered for an MVP Award.
Again, welcome to the new MVPs and welcome back to re-awarded MVPs. Thank you for making a difference in technical communities worldwide!