Interested in becoming a Windows Azure MVP?



We are in the final stages of accepting nominations for the newly formed Windows Azure Most Valued Professional (MVP) expertise. We are looking for outstanding community leaders that are sharing their knowledge with their peers in the developer community to become charter MVPs for Windows Azure. What does it take to become a Windows Azure MVP?

    1. Potential MVPs are nominated by other technical community members, current and former MVPs, and Microsoft personnel who have noted their leadership and their willingness and ability to help others make the most of their Microsoft technology. To receive the Microsoft MVP Award, MVP nominees undergo a rigorous review process. A panel that includes members of the MVP team and Microsoft product groups evaluates each nominee's technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past 12 months. The panel considers the quality, quantity, community leadership and level of impact of the MVP nominee's contributions. Active MVPs receive the same level of scrutiny as other new candidates each year.
    2. Can represent and amplify the voice of our communities and customers
    3. Is a thought leader in online and local communities
    4. Provides feedback to the Windows Azure development teams.

MVPs are independent of Microsoft, with separate opinions and perspectives, and are able to represent the views of the community members with whom they engage every day. Assuming you or someone that you know have these requisites, please send email to Robert Duffner ( the Windows Azure Community Lead.

Thanks in advance - Mike

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Comments (4)
  1. Joe says:

    You need a lesson in what an MVP is. It is an award for PAST work. There is no consideration for "provides customer service". There is no consideration for "evangelizing". An MVP is not an evangelist. There is no expectation of future activity of an MVP. I've been an MVP for years, so I know.

  2. Jamie Thomson says:

    Without wanting to come across "I'm an MVP so I know best", I do want to say that I agree with Joe's comment. Evangelizing Microsoft's products is *not* a requirement for being an MVP and in fact MVPs are often Microsoft's harshest critics.

    I do accept that the criteria for being an MVP is not a simple black and white question, there are huge shades of grey (and that's not a criticism). Nevertheless, evangelizm is not a creterion.

  3. Thanks for your comments, I've adjusted the language – – hopefully this is more appropriate. Please holler if I missed something.


  4. Adron Hall says:

    I'm a critic and an advocate.  I'll be in touch.

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