Microsoft today announced the launch of MVP Reconnect program which is designed to keep you connected with Microsoft and with the professional communities you follow. This program was created after the feedback from many MVPs over the years who were looking for a way to stay in touch with the program and their peers after their award periods ended.
The idea behind the program can be best described with an analogy from another industry: The Oscars are one of the most well recognized and prestigious awards in the film industry. From the moment someone wins their first Oscar, they become part of a very special community – that of Academy Award Winners – and they belong to this community forever, even if they don’t win an award every year. There is a very similar concept in our MVP community that we are helping to formalize: once an MVP, always part of the MVP community!
The program is open to all former MVPs, regardless of technical expertise or award category, with a minimum of 1 full MVP Award year. Members must be in good standing, meaning that they must have no Code of Conduct or NDA violations. You can join the program by filling out the membership request form here. Read more about this program here.