Something Wonderful: MVP

Jul 5, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Database, Professional Development  //  3 Comments


I received some news that made my week:  I’ve been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), SQL Server.  In case you aren’t familiar the the program, this overview from the Microsoft MVP website might help:

About the MVP Award Program

Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized the inspiring activities of MVPs around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their deep knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial, objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of more than 100 million users who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs.

MVPs make exceptional contributions to technical communities, sharing their passion, knowledge, and know-how. Meanwhile, because MVPs hear the opinions and needs of many others in the technical community, they are well-placed to share highly focused feedback with Microsoft.

MVPs are independent experts who are offered a close connection with people at Microsoft. To acknowledge MVPs’ leadership and provide a platform to help support their efforts, Microsoft often gives MVPs early access to Microsoft products, as well as the opportunity to pass on their highly targeted feedback and recommendations about product design, development, and support.

This program doesn’t just recognize technical knowledge, but also how much MVPs give back to their communities via support online to other users, speaking engagements, volunteering, user group leadership and other direct support to those using technology.  The award is for only one year, so to maintain this level, MVPs must continue to support the community.

I’m very honoured to receive this recognition.  I consider the group of MVPs I’ve worked with over the last year or so to be true leaders in the IT profession.  Being considered part of this group of giving professionals is wonderful news. 

In the spirit of giving to the community, we’re going to be doing something special in a week or so.  Watch this blog for more details later.


  • Congrats Karen…Will see you at the PASS Summit again.

  • Indeed wonderful – and very well deserved. Congratulations!

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