Kudos to the Microsoft MVP Program People

MVP-award

I was awarded the MVP recognition this year again for my work in the Windows Mobile world – 12th year running – and the award is really cool. It’s really cool not because it’s a shiny thing I can put on my shelf to make myself feel important (I buy big monitors for that ;-)), but because they’ve implemented a “token” system whereby each year re-awarded MVPs will get a new year slice they can put on top of the previous one. This prevents the tremendous waste of sending out the same award year after year with a new date stamped on it. I think it’s great that the people working on the MVP program came up with such a smart way to reduce waste.

  • Neil

    Now if they would just send you advance looks at devices and OS releases…

  • Neil,
    Heh. Yeah. That would be nice. That’s not the fault of the MVP program though, it’s the Windows Mobile team. If they don’t want to engage with enthusiasts and MVPs, there’s nothing the people in the MVP program can do about that…other than keep asking.