Wiki Life: MVP authors & contributors


Microsoft MVP logoConsistent readers of the Wiki Ninjas blog know that we often talk about MVPs or Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals. It occurred to me though that some people might not know that MVPs play an active role in both the TechNet Wiki and the Wiki Ninjas blog. This post will help you find out more about the MVP program and the part we play.

According to Microsoft, “MVPs are community leaders who’ve demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft technologies. They share their exceptional passion, real-world knowledge, and technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.”

In other words, MVPs combine their love for a Microsoft product with their passion for giving back to the community. This can especially be seen on the Wiki Ninjas blog. On Mondays, we profile exceptional wiki authors through our Interview with a Wiki Ninja series and many of them are MVPs. As well, most of the Wiki Ninjas blog contributors are MVPs and if you search for the term “MVP” within the blog you will get multiple pages of search results.

Within the TechNet Wiki, you will also find many articles that are written by MVPs. If you want to search for items authored by MVPs, you can filter the wiki by the following tags:

Finally, if you are an MVP and you author wiki articles, this is also a good reminder to start tagging your posts with one or more of the above tags. (If you want to use only one, I would go with "MVP Author".) You worked hard for the MVP designation, proudly display it by tagging your articles!

by Ken Cenerelli (TwitterBlogMSDN ProfileMVP Profile)

Comments (15)

  1. I’d like to standardize on one tag, since tag searches only support “And” and not “Or”. For example, someone might search on “BizTalk” And “MVP”, but you cannot search on “MVP” Or “MVP Author”. At present, there are 153 articles with the tag “MVP”, 26 with “MVP Author”, and 10 each with the other two tags suggested. Some articles have more than one of these tags.

    1. I would like to choose one tag as well to denote an MVP author. Of the ones Richard and I mentioned, what do others think? This should be a group decision.

      1. I would choose “MVP Author” because the “MVP” tag wouldn’t be consistent. It’s already been used for other scenarios.

  2. Chervine says:

    Great! Will add those in my articles. Thanks Ken!

    1. You are welcome Chervine.

  3. Thinking some more about this, your suggestion of “MVP Author” seems best. The others probably are for articles describing the MVP program or how to become one.

  4. Saeid Hasani says:

    Nice post Ken! I also agree with “MVP Author” which represents a right to the point meaning.

  5. Nice Post Ken and this will be a tip for every MVP.This Tags will be easy to search and look for all MVP Articles

  6. Thanks Saeid and SYEDSHANU.

  7. This article was featured on June 10, 2016 in the weekly #FridayFive series of the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mvpawardprogram/2016/06/10/heres-your-fridayfive

  8. Nice article Ken, and I would like to have “MVP Author” as a new tag 🙂

  9. This is fantastic! A great perspective on how MVPs can leverage TechNet Wiki!

    A thousand thanks, Ken!

  10. Nice Ken – I would like to have ‘MVP Author’ as a new tag.

  11. Thanks Ken. I will be adding the “MVP Author” tag too.

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