An MVP for all who don’t know, stands for Microsoft Valued Professional.
The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is an annual award given to outstanding members of Microsoft’s technical communities based on contributions made during the previous 12 months to offline and online Microsoft-related technical communities.
This year in April, I received the 2012 Microsoft® MVP Award in ASP.NET/IIS, and never got the chance to share it on my blog.
This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. Mine was an appreciation for my contributions in ASP.NET/IIS technical communities during the past year.
As it stated in the reward email,
At Microsoft, we believe that technical communities enhance people’s lives and the industry’s success because independent experts, like you, help others extract greater value from products and technologies through the free and objective exchange of knowledge. As a Microsoft MVP, you are part of a highly select group of experts that represent technology’s best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.
This alone was very rewarding, to be considered as a part of a highly select group of experts. I think that the MVP program is a success at all levels and a great career boost, and the experience you gain from it is immense. Experience with the community , public speaking and presentation skills, technical experience from networking with other fellow developers .
I recommend all enthusiasts and fellow geeks try to take part of this program. Read more on the MVP program
and on becoming an MVP: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming