More great news from the BigBlueBall staff. Long time staff member Philip has been recognized by Microsoft as a 2010 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Live Messenger. As he noted on his blog, Philip received the notification on New Year's Day — a nice way to kick-off the new year!
Philip has been a member of BigBlueBall since 2006, and his support in our WLM forums did not escape the notice of Microsoft. He was nominated a couple months ago by Lilian Quek (MVP Lead from Microsoft Singapore). Philip's patient and helpful advice continues to help Windows Live Messenger users on a day-to-day basis.
What is the Microsoft Most Valuable Proffessionals (MVP) program all about? Here is a description straight from the Microsoft MVP web site:
…individuals who are recognized by peers as well as by Microsoft for past credible participation, highest quality answers and a demonstrated willingness to share their Microsoft technical expertise with others while providing guidance and assistance in peer-to-peer technical communities worldwide.
While these individuals represent a wide variety of backgrounds and professions, MVPs share the basic characteristics of possessing very strong technical skills in one or more Microsoft products or technology areas. Microsoft MVPs also possess the willingness to share that knowledge with others.
Selected contributors earn their MVP status by being nominated by their peers in the community, Microsoft Support Professionals, or Microsoft Product Group members who have seen consistent, professional and accurate technical answers or guidance in response to customer questions.
Congratulations, Philip, on your well-deserved recognition!