Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts that represents the technical community's best and brightest, and they share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others.

Approximately every 12-18 months, Microsoft invites the MVPs to Redmond for the MVP Global Summit. This year over 1700 MVPs will be joining us March 12 -15th, making this by far the largest MVP Summit ever.  It is also the largest event to be held on the Microsoft campus.  The highlight will be the keynote delivered by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on the 13th. The rest of the week, MS product teams will host 533 sessions designed to not only connect the MVPs with one another but also with their respective product groups. The technical sessions are followed every evening with special dinners and social events. With MVPs registered to attend from 88 countries, this will also be the most globally diverse summit in our history.  Over 80 Exchange MVPs from around the world will attend this year's big event!

- Melissa Travers