Iam delighted to inform you that Microsoft has awarded me the ‘Most Valuable Professional [MVP] Award’ which is a great honor and given to a very limited number of professionals. Received the confirmation of the award a few days back following which i was able to update my profile at the Microsoft MVP website here – https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Amit.Bhawani
Today i have received the 2010 MVP Kit which includes the following :
- Name Card / ID Card
- Congratulations Letter
- Crystal Award
- NDA Agreement
Here are some of the FAQ’s related to this award :
- What is the Microsoft MVP award?
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is an annual award that is given to outstanding members of Microsoft’s peer-to-peer communities, and is based on the past year’s contributions those members make in those communities online and offline.
- Why does the award exist?
Microsoft believes that a robust, interactive user community is key to helping customers maximize the solutions and benefits from their software investments. The MVP Award is the way Microsoft recognizes those participants who have made a highly positive impact in the technical and product communities in which they participate. Microsoft wants community participants and leaders to know that their contributions are greatly appreciated. The MVP Award exists as a way to reach out to and thank outstanding members for their past participation and willingness to help others in these communities, both online and offline.
- How does Microsoft award the MVPs?
The MVPs are awarded through a nomination period where their past year’s contributions to the technical community are compared against those of their peers. Recipients of the award are determined through review cycles in that nomination period.
- Are Microsoft MVPs experts in all Microsoft technologies and products?
No. Although many MVPs have in-depth knowledge of more than one product or technology, none of them are experts in all Microsoft technologies or products.
- Do MVPs represent Microsoft?
No. MVPs are not employees of Microsoft nor do they speak on Microsoft’s behalf. MVPs are third party individuals who have simply received an award from Microsoft.