Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional
I am humbled and overwhelmed to recive this year the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award again.
Below is the letter from Microsoft
To whom it may concern,
It is with great pride we announce that Erdal Ozkaya has been awarded as a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 4/1/2015 – 4/1/2016. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes
exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. All of us at Microsoft recognize and appreciate Erdal’s extraordinary contributions and want to take this opportunity to share our appreciation with you.
With fewer than 4,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, spanning more than 30 languages, and over 90 Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to
community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day. MVPs are technology’s best and brightest, and we are honored to welcome Erdal as one of them.
To recognize the contributions they make, MVPs from around the world have the opportunity to meet Microsoft executives, network with peers, and position themselves as technical community leaders. This is accomplished
through speaking engagements, one on one customer event participation and technical content development. MVPs also receive early access to technology through a variety of programs offered by Microsoft, which keeps
them on the cutting edge of the software and hardware industry.
As a recipient of this year’s Microsoft MVP award, Erdal joins an exceptional group of individuals from around the world who have demonstrated a willingness to reach out, share their technical expertise with others and help
individuals maximize their use of technology.
Corporate Vice President
Developer Experience & Evangelism
Who are MVP’s ?
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional’s, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries/regions and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others – that’s what sets them apart.
What is the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award?
For more than two decades, the Microsoft MVP Award is our way of saying “Thanks!” to outstanding community leaders. The contributions MVPs make to the community, ranging from speaking engagements, to social media posts, to writing books, to helping others in online communities, have incredible impact. Key benefits to MVPs include early access to Microsoft products, direct communication channels with our product teams and an invitation to the Global MVP Summit, an exclusive annual event hosted in our global HQ in Redmond.
They also have a very close relationship with the local Microsoft teams in their area, who are there to support and empower MVPs to address needs and opportunities in the local ecosystem. Other benefits include an executive recognition letter, a Visual Studio technical subscription, and an Office 365 subscription.
What does it take to be an Microsoft Most Valuable Professional?
There are 3 very simple steps: Be an expert, do lots of what you love, and let us know! Really, there isn’t a long checklist of things you need to do to become an MVP. The best MVPs really excel in step #2: they LOVE what they do. And we can tell! Whether you’re a great speaker, have a talent in blogging, lead a top technical community, are a social media superstar, a top GitHub or Stack Overflow contributor or have a totally different and cool way to share your passion for our products and services, we’d love to know more!
How can YOU become an Microsoft Most Valuable Professional?
Microsoft wants to award the best and brightest technical community leaders! To place yourself into consideration for the MVP Award, a nomination referral must be first submitted on your behalf by either a Microsoft Full Time Employee (FTE) or Microsoft MVP. Following this referral submission, a link to complete the award nomination will be sent to you. Once you have completed the nomination form, we will review your nomination. As you can imagine, sometimes we receive a lot of applications, this process can take up to 90 days. If you have any questions, please contact the MVP global support channel.
For more information about MVP program : https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-US/Overview
To see my MVP Profile at Microsoft :
Awarded as Microsoft MVP 7th time
Erdal MVP Reconnect Medal
In summary I am happy to be Awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional 2021 again.