Microsoft MVP Award 2022 – Great Achievement

Microsoft MVP Award 2022

Microsoft MVP Award 2022

It’s the day for me to be proud again. I am proud to be recognized as a Most Valuable Professional this year again by  , an award given to less than 3000 individuals globally for the contribution they/ we do to the community. In other words, Microsoft awarded me for the stuff that I love; loads of talks in community events, webinars, writing blog posts, providing feedback to Microsoft.

I do appreciate the award and I am thankful for everyone who was part of the process.

PS: I was awarded first in 2009 by Microsoft, until 2016 when I joined Microsoft as a Full Time Employee. In 2019 after resigning from MS I was awarded again as MVP and I am an active community member and awardee since then

Thank you, Microsoft,

Dr Erdal Ozkaya

Who are MVPs?

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, 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 MVP 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 MVP?

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 recognized speaker, a technical content creator, technical community leader, recognized advocate on social media, a consistent GitHub 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 I become an MVP?

We want 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.

MVP Award Technology Structure

For over 20 years, the Microsoft MVPs have played a vital role in the support, advancement and adoption of our technologies. Today there are more than 4,000 MVPs globally, and many of them now design, build and innovate across multiple platforms, devices and technologies-including open source, creating holistic solutions and helping others to do the same.

In this mobile-first, cloud-first world, the ability to recognize the broad array of community contributions MVPs make across cutting edge technologies and constant innovation is essential. The MVP Award structure is designed to align with Microsoft’s top priorities, while at the same time, allowing us to be agile with the pace of innovation, changes in the market and wide range of contributions you make in the communities today.

We award MVPs in Award Categories which encompass a great number of Developer and IT Pro focused technology areas-including open source. Our Award Categories are specifically designed at a high level for durability and enablement of broad contribution recognition of MVPs in these technology areas. They are also directly aligned to Contribution Areas, an array of related technologies under each Award Category. The Contribution Areas are designed to be dynamic and may change as industry, products and services evolve. They also provide greater insight toward MVP contributions, enabling rich conversations and deeper engagements with our product teams.

A key element of the MVP Award structure is recognition. If you contribute to areas that span multiple technologies, you have the opportunity to potentially be recognized in multiple MVP Award Categories. We are very excited about this for our community!

For more info click here 

To see my other awards, click here 

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Erdal MVP Reconnect Medal

https://www.erdalozkaya.com/mvp-reconnect-medal/

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:

https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/4025081 

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