Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals Are More Than ExpertsThis year’s Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Summit in Redmond, Washington was an excellent event that showcased over 50 technical sessions and brought together many influential people from around the World.I’ve had the honor of being successfully nominated as a Microsoft MVP for seven years running, and I was eager to participate in this year’s event.I’m also excited to share some of the highlights from the event with you because I believe in the MVP program and what we’ve accomplished as professionals in such a dynamic and deep industry over the years, and I wanted to give aspiring MVPs and the community some insight into the program. So who are these Microsoft MVP’s anyway?Microsoft defines the Most Valuable Professional Award as:The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is an annual award given to outstanding members of Microsoft’s technical communities based on contributions made during the previous 12 months to offline and online Microsoft-related technical communities.The nomination process is open to everyone over the age of 18, and it is useful to look at the information that Microsoft collects on the MVP application form here (You will need to login to access the form). For the most part, the process to award MVP designation to applicants is not accessible to the public, however, I can share with you a few