Press Coverage and Releases
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Worldwide Press Coverage and Releases
New MVP Awardee release: MVP Award Program Recognizes Top-Tier Technology Influencers for Outstanding Community Contributions—Recognizes the most recent quarterly recipients of the MVP Award.
GamerTell.com: Exclusive Interview: Zach Wigal of Gamers Outreach Foundation, Microsoft MVP award winner—MVP Zach Wigal and MVP Lead Michael Fosmire share thoughts about the MVP Award Program.
ComputerWorld PH Magazine: Founder and President of the Philippine Windows User Group (PHIWUG)—Philippine MVP Jay-R Barrios, Founder and current President of the 400+-member Philippine Windows User Group (PHIWUG),is featured.
Fort Worth Business Press (Fort Worth, TX): Feedback from customers is crucial to business success—The general manager of Microsoft’s Community and Online Support, Toby Richards, discusses the essential nature of customer feedback and interaction to solicit critical feedback, build strong customer relationships, and enhance the overall customer experience.
TechNet Edge: Interview with James Chong, MVP—James Chong talks about the MVP Award Program.
Italian Public PressPass: MVP Award Program/MVP Open Days—A local press release covers the recent Italian MVP Open Days and the MVP Award Program.
bizSanDiego.com: Feedback, Advocacy, Support: Listening to Customers is Key to Success—Community and Online Support general manager Toby Richards outlines the imperative nature of customer feedback in creating great products, ever more vital for companies and customers alike in today’s challenging economic climate.
CSDN: Datebase Technology—MVP Fancy Fan, MBA of Beijing University and now a chief technology inspector, was recently interviewed on CSDN.
InfoWorld: Microsoft MVPs dispense free tech knowledge—This article by J. Peter Bruzzese highlights the MVP Award Program and concludes, “It's time I started giving back to the community.”
TechRepublic.com: Inside Microsoft’s MVP program—Featuring content from interviews with Toby Richards and MVP Zubair Alexander, Justin James considers the impact of the MVP on himself and the community, and finds a positive outcome.
Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX): Microsoft honors Ed Blankenship—Highlighting an MVP along with Community and Online Support general manager Toby Richards, this piece discusses the value of MVPs’ feedback to Microsoft, and shows how the MVP Award offers its own advantages.
MClips: Interview with the MVP Award Program’s Matt Seybold—Services team manager Matt Seybold describes the MVP Award Program in this interview with MVP Lead Alessandro Teglia.
Global Summit Press Coverage and Releases
CNET: Microsoft enthusiasts atwitter at MVP summit—Ina Fried ponders some of the buzz around the Global MVP Summit, which for the first time embraced Twitter and other social media.
Northwest Cable News: Microsoft’s most valued and VC funds help start-up—by Erik Sandoval (also on KING 5). In addition to listing an outline of the 2009 Global MVP Summit, this piece discusses the use of social media such as Twitter at the event, and contains links to videos including a Rob Bushway treatise on how to travel light, even with an array of technology on board.
Softpedia: Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals Descend in Redmond—Outlining the value of MVP feedback on Microsoft products, Community and Online Support’s general manager Toby Richards talks about the 2009 Global MVP Summit and the chance it offers MVPs and Microsoft product teams to engage.
TechTarget: Microsoft's own private Macworld—Discussing the 2008 and 2009 MVP Global Summits, Todd Bishop considers the power of the community, and the impact of the Summit in bringing together MVPs and Microsoft product teams.
ZDNet: The 10 best tweets (so far) from Microsoft’s MVP Summit—Engaging through Twitter search, Mary Jo Foley chooses her favorite tweets from the MVP Global Summit in Seattle. “Some are about products; some are about people. And some are just funny…”
SQL Server Magazine: SQL Server MVPs gather in Seattle—Covering the Global MVP Summit, this article by Amy Eisenberg discusses the community ecosystem, MVP status, and independence, plus MVP relationships between the Microsoft product teams and four SQL Server MVPs.
Windows IT Pro: Microsoft MVPs gather in Seattle—Against the backdrop of the Global MVP Summit, these interviews with five MVPs explore the community ecosystem, along with status, independence, and MVP relationships with Microsoft product teams.