I have been awarded by Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” again this time in “Windows and Devices for IT” . Thank you everyone for the support , i will always work harder , promise 😉
Award Update – Oct 2015
A lot has changed since Microsoft first recognized 34 exceptional community leaders with the MVP Award in 1993. When they came to meet with the product teams a year or so later, they all fit in a boat—with Bill Gates.
Today there are more than 4,000 MVPs globally, and many of them now design, build and innovate across multiple platforms, devices and technologies, creating holistic solutions and helping others do the same. With this increased agility and openness in mind, we have evolved the MVP program to better align it to today’s cloud-first, mobile-first world.
As part of this evolution, we are shifting much of the traditional MVP Award structure—which recognizes MVPs by technical expertise—to encompass the broad array of community contributions many MVPs make across technologies. The awards for Developer and IT Pro oriented MVPs are moving from 36 areas of technical expertise to a set of 10, new, broader categories that encompass a combined set of 90 contribution areas—including open source technologies. In addition, all MVPs will now be recognized for their community contributions across multiple technologies.
MVPs consistently tell us that one of the things they value most about receiving the award is the connections they make with Microsoft product teams. With these changes to the award, we’ll be gaining greater insight into how and where MVPs contribute to the community and the host of technologies they work with, which will enable much richer conversations and deeper engagements with our product teams.
These changes also will provide local Microsoft teams with increased insight into MVPs’ interests and abilities, opening the door to expanded opportunities for MVPs such as speaking at regional events and having Microsoft evangelists join their MVP-created community events. In addition, all MVPs are now invited to publish, for the first time, on Microsoft’s online community, Channel 9.
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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.