MVP Program Reinstated
Updated: Oct. 26, 1999
If you're a developer who has visited any of the more than 1,800 Microsoft public newsgroups (including more than 250 devoted to developer topics), then you may have heard about changes Microsoft announced last week to the MVP program. The changes would have immediately eliminated the program. However, a flood of e-mail from our customers caused us to reconsider our position.
The letter below from Joseph Lindstrom, Director of Business Development in Microsoft Product Support Services (which oversees the MVP program), explains what's happening.
If you haven't heard of the MVP program, here's a quick explanation: Microsoft designates certain volunteers as MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) to monitor these newsgroups. These individuals represent a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. What they have in common is strong technical skills in one or more Microsoft products or technology areas, and the willingness to share that knowledge with others.
To view a list of developer newsgroups, visit the MSDN Online Support site.