Despite recent reports, Microsoft said it is not scrapping its annual MVP conference in Redmond. The company plans to announce a date for the event this month and will also hold a summit for MVPs in Asia in April.
"The program has gone through some growth in the past two years," said Sean O'Driscoll, global director of MVP and technical communities at Microsoft. There are more than 2,600 MVPs, or "most valuable professionals," worldwide from more than 60 countries, he said. What began as a collection of small, subsidiary-run programs has become a "global initiative" to bring together Microsoft users around the world, O'Driscoll said. As a result, the selection process for the program has become more rigorous.
MVPs see it as creating community and offering the opportunity for continued education.
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