Monday, 4 October 2010

Microsoft MVP award ASP.NET

Microsoft_MVP_logoLate on Friday afternoon I got a fairly unexpected email with the title Congratulations 2010 Microsoft MVP.  I say unexpected because while I knew I was nominated I thought it was the December rotation and I hadn’t received the usual request for information from Microsoft. So now I am an MVP for ASP.NET!

It’s a real inspiration to get this award and to be honest considering some of the people I know who are current and former MVPs its also quite humbling.

Anyways, a quick bit about the Microsoft MVP award. The Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) program is a recognition program that is in place to recognize and reward those individuals who have been identified by individuals (peers, Microsoft staff, etc.) as experts in their technology field and global contributors to the technology. 

9 comments:

Frank-Ove Kristiansen said...

Congratulations, Niall!!
Good job, and keep up the good work! :-)

Sα¢нιη Sнєтту / мαηι said...

Hi Niall,

Great news and i am so happy. All the very best.

Sachin Shetty
Technet Forums

Rubel said...

Congrats Niall.

prabhakaranM said...

congrats niall

prabhakaranM said...

congrats

i have one doubt

how to prepare for MVP in ASP.NET

please help me...

Niall Merrigan said...

Hi prabhakaranM,

You dont prepare/certify/test for the MVP award, its awarded by Microsoft based on your input, community activity and general activities from the previous year.

prabhakaranM said...

How can i get this?

Currently i am working in ASP.NET environment in Easy Design Systems, Coimbatore, India...

I am studying for get certication in ASP.NET

Please help me and suggest me some ideas...

prabhakaranM said...

Hi Niall

I need your help to get certification in ASP.NET from MS.

Actually i am working in ASP.NET and need to get certify

help and suggest me....

Niall Merrigan said...

If you are looking at being an MVP, well its a different path for everyone. A lot of people speak at conferences, User groups, blog, write books, post workarounds for bugs etc. The MVP Aware is NOT a certification rather it is a thank you from Microsoft for work done.

If you are looking at getting certified, you should look at either the MCTS or MCPD certifications for ASP.NET. I list a lot of resources on this blog.