We are excited to congratulate the 143 new Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Awardees and 764 MVPs who were re-awarded today! Today, there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, but only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. These individuals were chosen because they are exemplary community leaders who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.
Around 4,000 MVPs are honored each year. They come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies. Together, they will answer more than 10 million questions this year!
This quarter, the MVP Award has been extended to recognize dedicated contributions in a new technical expertise: Visual F#.
MVPs are deeply involved in their communities and often amplify the voice of the customer to Microsoft. As part of their award experience, MVPs are invited to interact directly with Microsoft product group teams and provide their feedback.
To become an MVP, candidates are nominated by Microsoft, other community members, 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.
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