MVP Buzz: Microsoft Won't Name Microsoft Dynamics MVPs for April 2013, Citing Privacy

Each quarter Microsoft updates its MVP rolls by adding new MVPs, as well as renewing and "not-renewing" those in the program for the past year.  MVP status is a big deal; of the many tens of thousands of Microsoft professionals in the world, only a tiny fraction are ever recognized with the award, which requires a range of accomplishments including community participation, demonstrated expertise, and a strong level of community support for your efforts.

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Makes No Sense

Rhoda Bernstein
D&B

Isn't the whole purpose of an award to be publicly recognized? Citing privacy is mis-placed. (I was going to say "lame", but I am trying to be more politically correct as I get older.) We are not talking about someone's personal health status or how much they earn or who they are in a relationship with. We are talking about a professional accomplishment that historically has been used to further one's professional standing and/or amplify their company's status by association. Call me jaded, but why have an award and keep the winners a secret? If there are bona fide legal privacy issues, then give recipients the ability to opt out of public announcements. My 2 cents. - Rhoda

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