Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) continue to play an active role in both the TechNet Wiki and the Wiki Ninjas blog. Lots of TechNet contributors and TechNet Wiki Community Council members are MVPs invested in the TechNet Wiki.
A benefit of being an MVP is you receive an invitation to Microsoft MVP Global Summit. MVP Global Summit is a multi-day event hosted at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond and in Bellevue, Washington. MVP Summit enables MVPs to connect with other MVPs, build relationships with Microsoft product managers, and provide feedback on Microsoft products and technologies.
This year’s MVP Summit was from March 4-7, 2018 and it celebrated the 25th anniversary of the MVP program.
One of the best things about attending the summit is being able to see people from around the world, This is especially true for all the TechNet Wiki MVPs. And like the last MVP Summit in 2016, there was excellent attendance from Microsoft TechNet Wiki Ninjas including:
- Alex Mang
- Arleta Wanat
- Dan Christian
- Edward van Biljon
- Jaliya Udagedara
- Karen Payne
- Ken Cenerelli
- Peter Geelen
- Pete Laker
- Pooja Baraskar
- Richard Mueller
- Santhosh Sivarajan
- Syed Shanu
- Thuan Soldier
(If you were there and we missed you, please let us know in the comments.)
We attended for our various technical sessions but we also saw see each other on the Sunday evening and again during Wednesday’s attendee celebration. The following are photos we took that I want to share with the TechNet Wiki community.
(Left to Right: Syed, Ken, and Peter G.)
(Left to Right: Jaliya, Thuan, Richard, Arleta, Edward, Syed, Ken, Peter G., and Pete L.)
I am already looking forward to the next MVP Global Summit. If you are a TechNet Wiki MVP, consider meeting up with us at the next event. If you are thinking you want to be an MVP, go for it! There are lots of blog posts on the internet written by current and former MVPs offering tips on how to become a Microsoft MVP. And don’t forget to contribute your articles to the TechNet Wiki! It helps your case for being an MVP.