The way of the Microsoft MVP: While some bask, other current and former awardees ponder the program's direction

MVP signs and logosMicrosoft has renewed over 2,600 MVPs and welcomed 37 new ones this month, the company reported. It is the second year that the company is using a big bang approach on MVP awards, with all of them coming in July rather than segments each quarter.

And while July 1 now serves to boost the good cheer, it also calls attention to the bad news like when seemingly worthy MVPs lose the title, or when the overall count of MVPs dips badly, like it appears to have done this year.


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