One in Four Thousand: My Microsoft MVP Award

From Microsoft’s website: “Worldwide, there are over 100 million participants in technical communities; of these participants, there are fewer than 4,000 active Microsoft MVPs.”

About two weeks ago I joined the ranks of Microsoft MVPs in ASP.NET. My best estimate is that there are around 350 ASP.NET MVPs worldwide, and I feel truly honored to be among them.

The award was based on my blog, technical articles, open source and forum contributions, and user group involvement.

Perks include private forums, a certificate that’s nicer than my college diploma, a 1GB leather-bound thumb drive, a 1-year MSDN or TechNet subscription, and the MVP Summit, where Microsoft pays for all the MVPs to stay in lavish hotels in Redmond while they meet with their corresponding product teams.

Looks like it’s going to be a good year.

[tags]microsoft mvp, asp.net, programming[/tags]

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15 comments ↓

#1 Chris Mullins [C# MVP] on 07.20.07 at 6:17 pm

Welcome to the MVP Club! My MVP page can be found at: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Chris.Mullins I see you’ve got yours setup, but not quite finished yet. If nothing else, it’s fun to do a region search, and see how few MVP’s are in your area!

#2 http:// on 07.20.07 at 6:18 pm

>MVP Summit, where Microsoft pays to fly >all the MVPs to Redmond to meet with > their corresponding product teams.” Are you sure about that? It wasn’t the case last year… They invited all the MVPs, but we were all on our own for travel.

#3 Rob Bazinet on 07.20.07 at 6:19 pm

Congrats Rob!! I have to say I am jealous. I guess it’s time to be more active in the community instead of always being heads-down trying to earn a living.

#4 Jon Peltier on 07.20.07 at 6:20 pm

They haven’t paid the way for MVPs to attend since before I was an MVP (about 2001). They do put us up for several nights in lavish hotels, though, and provide more than adequate meals. – Jon ——- Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP

#5 admin on 07.20.07 at 6:26 pm

Thanks for the heads up, fellow MVPs. I’ve updated the post accordingly.

#6 http:// on 07.20.07 at 7:11 pm

Congrats!

#7 http:// on 07.21.07 at 12:05 am

Congratulations! It does sound like a good year. I really enjoy your blog and most of your comments really hit home. BTW, have you read any of the novels by Clive Cussler which feature NUMA?

#8 Adnan Masood on 07.21.07 at 5:44 pm

Congratulations Rob! This is excellent news. Keep up the great work! You are an asset to the community.

#9 Jeff on 08.01.07 at 8:26 pm

Way to go Rob. You deserve the MVP title.

#10 http:// on 08.01.07 at 8:53 pm

Way to go! This surely is very exciting.

#11 http:// on 08.01.07 at 9:23 pm

Wow, congratulations Rob! That is awesome. A great honor indeed to a great contributor to the community. Congrats.

#12 http:// on 08.04.07 at 5:50 pm

Congratulation!

#13 http:// on 08.09.07 at 4:56 pm

Congratulations, Rob! This certainly is a great acknowledgement of your efforts and engagement in your work! I look forward to seeing what this year holds for you.

#14 http:// on 08.14.07 at 4:53 pm

Congratulations! Of all your hard work you deserved it.

#15 http:// on 08.15.07 at 3:44 am

Congrats Rob! Fantastic… I hope you have a wonderful time as a MS MVP. Also congradulations to all MS MVP’s Thanks for all the hard work. I sure do appreciate all the help and patience you give to us regular guys.