Microsoft MVP is a much-coveted title awarded to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.” Mikael Svenson, Principal Consultant at Puzzlepart, has been awarded the MVP title for the 4th consecutive year.
Although more than 100 million people are members of Microsoft’s social and technical communities, only about 4,000 are awarded the Most Valuable Professional title.
To receive the award, candidates must be nominated. Microsoft then evaluates participation at sites like TechNet and MSDN, article production, blogs and social media, in addition to appearances at conferences and seminars.
“Being active in Microsoft’s technical community is important to me,” says Mikael. “There are so many challenges and different ways to do things. I learn a lot from the community, so giving back is natural.”
“SharePoint has changed a lot over the years, and I spend a lot of time staying up to date, preparing for conferences and discussing issues with others online. That Microsoft recognizes this work with the MVP award, is a great motivator.”
MVP titles are product specific. At present, there are 247 SharePoint MVP’s worldwide. Of these, only two are from Norway.
Congratulations to Mikael!