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How to become microft community contributor or MVP

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  • Hi,

    How can i achieve MCC / MVP award. :-)


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    • Moved by Brent Serbus Friday, August 12, 2011 10:53 PM recogn (From:Forums Issues (not product support))
    • Edited by Hemendra AgrawalMVP Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:22 AM modified question
    Friday, August 12, 2011 8:03 AM

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  • Speaking from the Microsoft Community Contributor point-of-view, here are a few answers to your questions:

    Q. Can MVPs become Microsoft Community Contributors?

    A. No.  They cannot.  They can only be one or the other. 

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    Q. What are measured for consideration for this award?

    A. We measure an ever-growing number of contributions, ranging from answers provided in forums to the inclusion of wiki and blog contributions at a later date.  We also are investigating other types of contributions not outlined here for inclusion at a future date.  You do not need to be active in all of those areas.  We look at the combination of them all.  As new ways to contribute come to light, for the benefit of the technical community, we will look to add those as they come available.

    The bar that we set for consideration also changes constantly as well, depending on the level of contributions provided by the community as a whole.  For example, in June it may be X bar, but in September, it may increase or decrease.  We seek to award top contributors.  What defines a top contributor will constantly be evolving.

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    Q. If I start as a Microsoft Community Contributor then accept the MVP Award, must I give up the former award?

    A. Yes you do, but you can keep the benefits that you accepted as a result of being recognized as the Microsoft Community Contributor.  You cannot; however, keep the Microsoft Community Contributor Award status. 

     

    I hope that provides some additional perspective on this.

    The Microsoft Community Contributor Team

    Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:27 AM
  • Thanks for asking this question! Everybody also wants to know this!

    Sometimes answers aren't what we want them to be. The process might not be as detailed as we want, but that's by design (for flexibility and other reasons). Since this forum is to discuss recognition, the recognition aspect is as follows: When you become an MCC or MVP, then you receive the appropriate "MCC" or "MVP" mark.

    To find out how to become an MCC or MVP, we should go check out their sites and ask them. The "MCC" and "MVP" marks on here only reflect that the award was given... and the Recognition Points might inform the award. But the award itself has nothing to do with the Recognition system or the forums. So here's the answer and links for you to find out more information if you want it...

     

    MICROSOFT COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR (MCC)

    Q14. How do I contact Microsoft about the Community Contributor Award?
    A14. You can send questions to the Microsoft Community Contributor Global Administrator at MCCGA@Microsoft.com (MCCGA at microsoft.com).

    FAQ: https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx

    PROCESS: Current MVPs and Microsoft personnel recommend people as MCCs based on quality, quantity, and impact on "online technical communities." Current MVPs and Microsoft personnel then evaluate those recommended on the same factors (impact on online technical communities) and base the award on those evaluations. If you think they should be more transparent about the process, let them know with the links above.

    Tips to becoming an MCC (based on the FAQ):

    1) Make an impact in the community, using tools like TechNet Forums, Gallery, and Wiki.

    2) Become noticed by MVPs and Microsoft's MCC representatives (start building relationships with these folks and collaborating).

     

    MOST VALUALBE PROFESSIONALS (MVP):

    Become an MVP: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming (if it doesn't open, paste into a new tab or window)

    Nominate an MVP: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpnominate (if it doesn't open, paste it into a new tab or window)

    Process: After reading the "become an MVP" page, you'll see that the process is rigorous. "MVP nominees undergo a rigorous review process. A panel that includes members of the MVP team and Microsoft product groups evaluates each nominee's technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past 12 months. The panel considers the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the MVP nominee's contributions." Essentially the panel evaluates the nominees and then bases their award on those evaluations in quality, quantity, and level of impact.

    Tips to becoming an MVP (based on the MVP site):

    1) Give quality assistance, advice, processes, scripts, and consultation. Test your own advice and ask first. Experts in your area will be evaluating samples of your community work. You don't want them to be evaluating the one communication issue you had or mistake you accidentally made (and thus thinking that you make it a regular practice).

    2) Give high-quantity contributions. Be active in your technology's forums and on blogs. The TechNet and MSDN forums are being monitored by current MVPs and Microsoft personnel.

    3) Share your knowledge in blogs, Wiki articles, white papers, and Galleries. You must create your own unique content and help build the community around your content.

    4) Speak at conferences, local groups, and user groups. Speak online in virtual events. Go show your expertise and teach large groups. These conferences and events are different for every product. Go find them.

    5) Become the leader. Instead of just plugging into conferences, events, local groups, and user groups, build them, organize them, and lead them. Bring the community off-line.

     

    So even if this isn't what we want, this is what the programs have made available, and you can contact them for more information.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Friday, September 30, 2011 9:40 PM
  • MVP: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming

    MCC:
    Q3. How does Microsoft select recipients of the Microsoft Community Contributor Award?
    A3. More and more technology users are seeking ideas and solutions for enhancing their technology experience through online resources. Microsoft reviews the contributions of participants who offer their time and energy to online technical communities such as Answers, MSDN and TechNet to identify those who make notable contributions for possible recognition as a Microsoft Community Contributor. In addition, Microsoft Community Contributors can be recommended by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, who serve as deep technical experts and thought leaders in the community.


    Regards,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Friday, August 12, 2011 8:32 AM
  • Hemendra: you were offered the Microsoft Community Contributor Award back in June of this year.  We had a gmail email account on record which we attempted to contact you at, but the award was never claimed.  Did you receive this email notification?  If not, please contact us at MCCGA@microsoft.com.
    Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:37 AM
  • It can take up to 1 month to have the MCC affiliation appear on your profile here in the Forums.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:11 PM

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  • MVP: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming

    MCC:
    Q3. How does Microsoft select recipients of the Microsoft Community Contributor Award?
    A3. More and more technology users are seeking ideas and solutions for enhancing their technology experience through online resources. Microsoft reviews the contributions of participants who offer their time and energy to online technical communities such as Answers, MSDN and TechNet to identify those who make notable contributions for possible recognition as a Microsoft Community Contributor. In addition, Microsoft Community Contributors can be recommended by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, who serve as deep technical experts and thought leaders in the community.


    Regards,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Friday, August 12, 2011 8:32 AM
  • Hi Vincenzo,

    Thanks for reply me. First of all i am not able to open first link. It is giving me below error :-)

    We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.

    >Microsoft reviews the contributions of participants who offer their time and energy

    I have read it before but how MS employee review the contribution? I am participating in MSDN forum here since almost 3 Years but still not receive any award (as i am expecting atleast MCC). Although I have not started my own blog anywhere but Is it mandatory to share knowledge through blog to become MCC?


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Friday, August 12, 2011 9:16 AM
  •  how MS employee review the contribution?
    That is the question no one answers not in FAQ nor on the MVP\MCC websites.

    Faraz
    Friday, August 12, 2011 9:21 AM
  • > First of all i am not able to open first link. It is giving me below error

    Known issue. Copy/Paste the http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming link in a new IE session.

    > how MS employee review the contribution?

    Sorry, I don't know.


    Best of Luck,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Friday, August 12, 2011 9:35 AM
  • Hemendra, I think you may have just missed out on MVP for this year, in your region.  I noticed another forum regular in the Sharepoint forums Pratik has been elevated to MVP, so I had a search and came across this: -

    http://www.sharepointworld.in/

    I was surprised that it mentions an MVP quarterly process as the US/Europe lot were renewed back in January.  Dig a little deeper in the link Vicenzio provided and maybe closer to the time you'll get a few nominations.  I do remember you being very active on the SharePoint 2007 forums a few months ago.


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Friday, August 12, 2011 11:54 AM
  • Hi Steven,

    Thanks for giving this link. There is word document (South Asia MVP Nomination form) inside this link. If i fill up the form and sent it to microsft for nomination so will they consider it? Have you tried it before?

    And i still want to know the answer of below question. Do you have any idea about this

    "how MS employee review the contribution?"


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Friday, August 12, 2011 12:21 PM
  • And i still want to know the answer of below question. Do you have any idea about this

    "how MS employee review the contribution?"

    Q14. How do I contact Microsoft about the Community Contributor Award?
    A14. You can send questions to the Microsoft Community Contributor Global Administrator at MCCGA@Microsoft.com (MCCGA at microsoft.com).
    Cf.: https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx

    Please contact the MCCGA alias.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Friday, August 12, 2011 12:42 PM
  • Hi Vincenzo
    Could you tell us about your personal experience in the process of that MVP title.
    Thanks in advance.
    Jaime
    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:20 AM
  • Hi Jaime,

    My MVP "story" is here.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:22 AM
  • Regarding the MCC 

    You can check the below thread.....

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Profile/thread/5a938c2f-aa9e-4241-a85b-7a1f5e266269

     


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    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:56 AM
  • Hi Vincenzo

    Magnifico, a life dedicated to Microsoft technology. I think you're the right person to ask this question. Would be successful doing business software development, CRM type on Outlook, SQL Server, and Visual Basic. If so how complex is this type of development, compared for example Lightswitch?

    Jaime

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:53 AM
  • Thank you for your kind words.

    Sorry, I can't help with your questions, Jaime. I'm not a developer.

    Have a nice day,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:53 PM
  • Hi Surendra,

    I read this whole thread and i think no body knows the answer of this this question ("how MS employee review the contribution?").

    Note: I have deleted some words from here after reading the surendra reply. He is right. There is no such kind of information in that thread.


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:23 PM
  • What Sean said is, he will uploading the details regarding the recognition system, not the MCC / MVP.

    MCC / MVP is regarded as the awards not achievements.....  

    So we will not get any information within 2 weeks regarding this (MCC), it will be at sometime which no one knows.....

     

     


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    Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:27 PM
  • Can an MCC get MVP as well?


    Happy to help! Thanks. Regards and good Wishes, Deepak.
    Friday, August 19, 2011 11:27 AM
  • They´re not supposed too, but there are a few affiliations, such as Laura Rodgers (SharePoint MVP) that have both.
    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Friday, August 19, 2011 12:35 PM
  • In my opinion most of the MVPs should be MCCs. Most of the MVPs are active in forums.  Since MCC is a new award, old MVPs don’t have that.   

    You can see another thread in the following post:

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Profile/thread/3a93bc65-058c-447b-a93d-b5b61add6041/

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:02 PM
  • I believe it is not necessary... The profile should have the highest award available. 

    Think like a person joined army as a soilder, promoted to be commander and then major... now if we add the title as XXX soilder/ commander / Major....

    it does create confusion...

     

     


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:08 PM
  • Do not know why, but I have the feeling that in all matters of recognition and titling (MCC, MVP, ....) there is some degree of insidencia the commercial area.
    If it is necessary to separate surveys been granted for the commercial and those obtained through contributions. This will remove that factor is not nice at all this and also how they will promote people or companies as required.
    Jaime
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:15 PM
  • Surendara,

    You are missing a key point here.  MVP is a not “progressive” award.  So your Army scenario doesn’t apply here.  MVP and MCC are 2 separate awards.    In my opinion it should be progressive.  A person with MCC + MVP gives more “weight” than just MVP.

    Friday, August 26, 2011 4:54 PM
  • The current rules of MCC explicitly state that MVP can not be MCC, can only recommend a person for MCC. So, according to current rules MVP can not be MCC and also Microsoft employee can not be MVP/MCC (I saw an exception to this rule recently). MVP award is more estimable. In MSDN forum at present I'd say every 4th person is MCC.
    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 7:28 PM
  • >>> The current rules of MCC explicitly state that MVP cannot be MCC

    Where did you see that rule?

    But MCC can be MVPs?  That doesn’t make any sense!  I have seen people with MCC + MVP in their logo. 

    Friday, August 26, 2011 8:28 PM
  • MCC can become MVP and in this case they will lose MCC and gain MVP (which is 1000 times more respected and more hard to get). Also, former MVP can lose their MVP status and become MCC instead for their forum's contributions. By rules, one person can not hold two statuses at the same time. If someone has, it means something is not yet correctly reflected in that person's profile.

    BTW, as to where did I see this rule - in MCC FAQ page. https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx See Q10.


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 9:19 PM
  • >>> MCC can become MVP and in this case they will lose MCC and gain MVP

    Where did you get all these info from?  I have seen many people with MCC + MVP.  They are maintaining both status.

    >>> By rules, one person can not hold two statuses at the same time.

    Can you provide the link to this “rule”?




    Friday, August 26, 2011 9:22 PM
  • >>> MCC can become MVP and in this case they will lose MCC and gain MVP

     Where did you get all these info from?  I have seen many people with MCC + MVP.  They are maintaining both status.

    >>> By rules, one person can not hold two statuses at the same time.

    Can you provide the link to this “rule”?




    --->>> MCC cannot be MVP 

     

    Q10. Are Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) eligible to receive the Microsoft Community Contributor Award?

    A10. No. Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals can recommend individuals for the Microsoft Community Contributor Award as part of their role as leaders in technical communities.

     

    ref: https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx

     


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 9:49 PM
  • Hi all

    From what I read then this can NOT happen !!!!!!!!

     

     

    Microsoft Contingent Staff label causes problems for Microsoft Community Contributors

    And this in this forum, and is just one example I've seen more, but not at the time I place.

    Another interesting aspect is qualified with only 120 points MCC ???????????

     

    Jaime



    • Proposed as answer by Surendra GM Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:13 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Surendra GM Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:13 AM
    Friday, August 26, 2011 10:19 PM
  • It may be, that this person got the award and couple of days later he got MVP. So, his profile has not been yet adjusted to remove MCC.

    Say, I was nominated for MVP and was waiting for the results of the nomination. Few days before July 1st I got the MCC award and accepted it. On July 1st I didn't get an e-mail, so it means I didn't get the MVP. I tried to find out why, but didn't get any answer from MVP lead as to why. It was, of course, a severe disappointment for me, besides, it was the second time nomination I didn't get. And it was just one day before my birthday - I hoped for the birthday present as the MVP award.

    On the other hand, you really need to be very knowledgeable to get the award and just answering many simple questions may not qualify.


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 10:30 PM
  • It may be, that this person got the award and couple of days later he got MVP. So, his profile has not been yet adjusted to remove MCC.

    Say, I was nominated for MVP and was waiting for the results of the nomination. Few days before July 1st I got the MCC award and accepted it. On July 1st I didn't get an e-mail, so it means I didn't get the MVP. I tried to find out why, but didn't get any answer from MVP lead as to why. It was, of course, a severe disappointment for me, besides, it was the second time nomination I didn't get. And it was just one day before my birthday - I hoped for the birthday present as the MVP award.

    On the other hand, you really need to be very knowledgeable to get the award and just answering many simple questions may not qualify.


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    Belated Happy Birthday Naomi.

    I hope next time you will get it.... as do I the MCC


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 11:54 PM
  • Q10. Are Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) eligible to receive the Microsoft Community Contributor Award?

    A10. No. Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals can recommend individuals for the Microsoft Community Contributor Award as part of their role as leaders in technical communities.

     

    My interpretation is, MVPs cannot be MCCs  But MCCs CAN be MVPs!

    I think the issue is MCC program is not mature enough J - According to Sean Jenkin - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Profile/thread/3a93bc65-058c-447b-a93d-b5b61add6041/

    Here are some users who have MVP +  MCC.  These guys are not new MVPs or MCCs.  You can find a lot of people like that. 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/matthiasheil/

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/awinish/

    Saturday, August 27, 2011 2:44 PM
  • Sorry Naomi

    In my opinion you have every right to these awards, I hope the next is the charm.

    On the other hand, I think we do much more than answer many simple questions. Six billion human beings on this planet. Many require some time in a computer technology knowledge. And how many are actually willing to help and they do.

    Analyze technologies and translating results into Blogs.

    Analyze user needs to choose to construct examples which might be useful.

    Develop the examples we tried, we wrote how to develop and publish freely.

    This will involve collaboration, knowledge, effort, and take time out from the many personal activities, academic or professional conduct daily, for non-profit dedicated to this activity.

    The issue of resolving questions on the forums, has all complex, sometimes users do not clearly express what they are trying to figure out, other begins with a question to the extent that are answered, remember that this solution had already seen, then shift the focus to cross-examine and re in the same post. Other users found the subject of a question seems an issue in itself and hang additional questions instead of specifying what is to figure out what to do is wander other topics. And there's more to say about the way they handle the questions.

    We analyzed the questions of people who disagree with Naomi, are not always easy, and often the answer can be given so immediately, but in any case to answer correctly one must know the item without a doubt. And that means that the respondent has knowledge or is acquiring. So be consulted in reference documentation or refer to information that is available on the Internet. To finally answer with arguments always trying to hit upon a good solution to give themselves ultimately to pose the question is not.

    In everything we do not always qualify someone as good or as useful. Many users just want them to solve their problem and nothing else, even if they served manifest. Others just say thank you works, but not marked, nor answer, nor as useful. So that simply answer, writing a blog, post an example, make a suggestion to improve a product, report bugs or security flaws in products, etc.. Not in any way guarantee that you will generate some recognition.

    Hence, to handle this whole area, and taking clear that companies today, this is not only important but vital. Or but because they believe they spend so much on personnel, technology, work spaces, etc.. for this purpose. Then you must also be perfectly clear that the ultimate goal is to have the proper motivation management schemes for the active participation of everyone who has at no time relation to different platforms.

    And this motivation, many companies are economically or express licenses for different products or special memberships that give access privileges to certain knowledge or comparable titles academically for college credit. But other companies have been not organized with clear outlines, public knowledge, to facilitate engagement with clean results. And that really make this activity attractive multiplication of knowledge.

    Must also be clear that for some companies is important, manage recognition of special privileges for business partners and employees. But that can be integrated into the scheme to be very clear in its management.

    So who is attractive for what can be achieved with the contribution to knowledge, you can set goals and know clearly the way to reach them.

    I know there are many people of great learning and career paths rough, as people wake up to date knowledge of some technology, but equally each other can contribute a lot to learn from each other.

    Ever, human beings will never learn everything.

    Jaime

    Saturday, August 27, 2011 2:55 PM
  • Hi all

     

    Are you agree that the 120 points of ITNowledge24 have outweighed that thousands of points of many others in the forums, that is been honored as MCC and the other not? ?????

     

    Good for them, but that about the others are second class citizens in this?

     

    Jaime

    Saturday, August 27, 2011 8:33 PM
  • Hi all

     

    Are you agree that the 120 points of ITNowledge24 have outweighed that thousands of points of many others in the forums, that is been honored as MCC and the other not? ?????

     

    Good for them, but that about the others are second class citizens in this?

     

    Jaime

    that is not the only profile which is awarded as that... I can bring some more

    in Sean words 

    --> A user here with only 260 points may have earned the MCC status on another site (silverlight.net, asp.net etc.) but the MCC affiliation is being shown throughout the different sites. It's confusing, it sucks, I'll let folks know

    check the answer from the thread below 

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Profile/thread/5a938c2f-aa9e-4241-a85b-7a1f5e266269

     

     


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    Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:12 PM
  • Hi all

    "A user here with only 260 points may have earned the MCC status on another site (silverlight.net, asp.net etc.) but the MCC affiliation is being shown throughout the different sites."

    I think a false statement because I have seen that the cumulative scores are standardized for  ALL  the forums.

    Jaime

    Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:16 PM
  • Interesting. So, you're saying, that the person first receives MCC and a bit later MVP and so keeps the MCC status?
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    Sunday, August 28, 2011 2:24 AM
  • No, this is not correct. The points earned on ASP.NET forum (and some others) are not combined with the points here.
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    Sunday, August 28, 2011 2:27 AM
  • I do not know if Naomi is as you say, but if so would consider a serious flaw in the scheme of granting recognition and awards. Well, in my opinion a person or entity must be submitted with a single face (name) to the whole community linked in any way with Microsoft, with all points medals and awards you can get.

    Failure to do so lends itself to fraud than in any time any person or entity may occur with any number of points, medals and awards, and nobody will have access to the means to check how she got them or just because someone gave you the need to look at this character as someone with a lot of recognition within the Microsoft community.

    Jaime

    Sunday, August 28, 2011 2:16 PM
  • The ASP.NET forums managed by another system and it's not that simple to consolidate all forums, although I believe it's in the plans of this forum.

    For now you can check this thread on ASP.NET forum (and yes, my points there are not part of my total points):

    http://forums.asp.net/t/1677545.aspx/1?Microsoft+community+contributor+award+


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    Sunday, August 28, 2011 2:25 PM
  • It is strange that no one from MS is pouring their thoughts on this over here... may be they got fed up with these questions simple thought though.... but anyway a more clarity on the MCC will be good....

     


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    Sunday, August 28, 2011 2:46 PM
  • Estimated Naomi, I do not think in terms of systems we can talk about impossible, perhaps we can discuss more complex tasks, and that its development involves more work, but what is really required is that he must make the decision to take awareness of the need to do and gave the order is made, and lost the privileges to some may be used.

    Jaime


    Sunday, August 28, 2011 4:00 PM
  • Naomi,

    Yes. That’s what I am seeing.  They are maintaining both MCC and MVP awards. 

    I agree with Surendra’s comment here. We haven’t seen any Microsoft’s employee commend here. 


    Monday, August 29, 2011 1:21 AM
  • I've asked the MCC Program owner to jump on to this thread to help with the understanding.
    Monday, August 29, 2011 10:22 PM
  • I've asked the MCC Program owner to jump on to this thread to help with the understanding.
    Cool Thanks.
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    Monday, August 29, 2011 10:51 PM
  • Hi Sean

    Thank you for your cooperation and I think we understand their position.

    Jaime

    Monday, August 29, 2011 11:06 PM
  • Hi Sean,

    I am regularly monitoring this thread but not not getting the answer of my question. Now i am happy to hear that someone from MS will be here soon.


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:53 AM
  • As I said earlier in this forum thread, the recognition points you see on this site are not the only factor in awarding someone the MCC award. They could have earned it for work on other sites the MCC team is reviewing. However once the user earns the MCC award anywhere, it is shown everywhere MCC is integrated.

    I'll follow up again with the MCC team and see if they can jump in here and assist with some information.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:00 PM
  • I have read in many places that Microsoft employee OR / MSFT CSG can not become the MCC but what about the Seven M. He is both. Look into below thread

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepointadmin/thread/26c120d7-fbd0-41ff-b46f-f7dd0bb2a396


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:21 PM
  • I have read in many places that Microsoft employee OR / MSFT CSG can not become the MCC but what about the Seven M. He is both. Look into below thread

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepointadmin/thread/26c120d7-fbd0-41ff-b46f-f7dd0bb2a396


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"

    Hi Hemendra

    If some X is a MCC and he joined the microsoft, the MCC titile wont be removed immediately from the forum profile.. it will take a while... 

    If you are already a MS employee, you will not be awarded as MCC in the first place.

    Surendra


    Nothing is Permanent... even Knowledge....
    My Blog
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:48 PM
  • As per my knowledge, Seven M is with Microsoft from a long time because i have seen his moderator activity in forum many times.
    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:58 PM
  • If you look at his profile, you'll see he is "MCS" (Microsoft Contingent Staff). They are not actual "employees" of Microsoft, but do just some work for them.

    But, why on earth does it matter anyway?

    My MCC award was totally out of the blue, & *completely* unexpected. That's how it's *supposed* to be.

    Why can't people just "help", without worrying about getting awards for it?


    Yann

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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:18 PM
  • Thanks for asking this question! Everybody also wants to know this!

    Sometimes answers aren't what we want them to be. The process might not be as detailed as we want, but that's by design (for flexibility and other reasons). Since this forum is to discuss recognition, the recognition aspect is as follows: When you become an MCC or MVP, then you receive the appropriate "MCC" or "MVP" mark.

    To find out how to become an MCC or MVP, we should go check out their sites and ask them. The "MCC" and "MVP" marks on here only reflect that the award was given... and the Recognition Points might inform the award. But the award itself has nothing to do with the Recognition system or the forums. So here's the answer and links for you to find out more information if you want it...

     

    MICROSOFT COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR (MCC)

    Q14. How do I contact Microsoft about the Community Contributor Award?
    A14. You can send questions to the Microsoft Community Contributor Global Administrator at MCCGA@Microsoft.com (MCCGA at microsoft.com).

    FAQ: https://www.microsoftcommunitycontributor.com/faq.aspx

    PROCESS: Current MVPs and Microsoft personnel recommend people as MCCs based on quality, quantity, and impact on "online technical communities." Current MVPs and Microsoft personnel then evaluate those recommended on the same factors (impact on online technical communities) and base the award on those evaluations. If you think they should be more transparent about the process, let them know with the links above.

    Tips to becoming an MCC (based on the FAQ):

    1) Make an impact in the community, using tools like TechNet Forums, Gallery, and Wiki.

    2) Become noticed by MVPs and Microsoft's MCC representatives (start building relationships with these folks and collaborating).

     

    MOST VALUALBE PROFESSIONALS (MVP):

    Become an MVP: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming (if it doesn't open, paste into a new tab or window)

    Nominate an MVP: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpnominate (if it doesn't open, paste it into a new tab or window)

    Process: After reading the "become an MVP" page, you'll see that the process is rigorous. "MVP nominees undergo a rigorous review process. A panel that includes members of the MVP team and Microsoft product groups evaluates each nominee's technical expertise and voluntary community contributions for the past 12 months. The panel considers the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the MVP nominee's contributions." Essentially the panel evaluates the nominees and then bases their award on those evaluations in quality, quantity, and level of impact.

    Tips to becoming an MVP (based on the MVP site):

    1) Give quality assistance, advice, processes, scripts, and consultation. Test your own advice and ask first. Experts in your area will be evaluating samples of your community work. You don't want them to be evaluating the one communication issue you had or mistake you accidentally made (and thus thinking that you make it a regular practice).

    2) Give high-quantity contributions. Be active in your technology's forums and on blogs. The TechNet and MSDN forums are being monitored by current MVPs and Microsoft personnel.

    3) Share your knowledge in blogs, Wiki articles, white papers, and Galleries. You must create your own unique content and help build the community around your content.

    4) Speak at conferences, local groups, and user groups. Speak online in virtual events. Go show your expertise and teach large groups. These conferences and events are different for every product. Go find them.

    5) Become the leader. Instead of just plugging into conferences, events, local groups, and user groups, build them, organize them, and lead them. Bring the community off-line.

     

    So even if this isn't what we want, this is what the programs have made available, and you can contact them for more information.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Friday, September 30, 2011 9:40 PM
  • Speaking from the Microsoft Community Contributor point-of-view, here are a few answers to your questions:

    Q. Can MVPs become Microsoft Community Contributors?

    A. No.  They cannot.  They can only be one or the other. 

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    Q. What are measured for consideration for this award?

    A. We measure an ever-growing number of contributions, ranging from answers provided in forums to the inclusion of wiki and blog contributions at a later date.  We also are investigating other types of contributions not outlined here for inclusion at a future date.  You do not need to be active in all of those areas.  We look at the combination of them all.  As new ways to contribute come to light, for the benefit of the technical community, we will look to add those as they come available.

    The bar that we set for consideration also changes constantly as well, depending on the level of contributions provided by the community as a whole.  For example, in June it may be X bar, but in September, it may increase or decrease.  We seek to award top contributors.  What defines a top contributor will constantly be evolving.

    ---------

    Q. If I start as a Microsoft Community Contributor then accept the MVP Award, must I give up the former award?

    A. Yes you do, but you can keep the benefits that you accepted as a result of being recognized as the Microsoft Community Contributor.  You cannot; however, keep the Microsoft Community Contributor Award status. 

     

    I hope that provides some additional perspective on this.

    The Microsoft Community Contributor Team

    Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:27 AM
  • Hemendra: you were offered the Microsoft Community Contributor Award back in June of this year.  We had a gmail email account on record which we attempted to contact you at, but the award was never claimed.  Did you receive this email notification?  If not, please contact us at MCCGA@microsoft.com.
    Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:37 AM
  • Hi MCC Award,

    Glad to know that i was awarded but it is my bad luck  i did not receive any mail from microsoft. Now I have sent an email to MCCGA@microsoft.com as you said. 

     


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:21 PM
  • Hi MCC Award,

    Finally i received an email from microsoft today for MCC. Many thanks to you to looked into this matter.


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:24 AM
  • You're welcome & Thanks for your feedback, Hemendra.

    Best of Luck,
    Vincenzo Di Russo
    Microsoft® MVP Windows Internet Explorer, Windows & Security Expert - since 2003.
    Moderator in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet Forums
    My MVP Profile: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Vincenzo
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:16 AM
  • Congratulations Hemendra! :)
    Kunal D Mehta - a Windows Server Enthusiast | I'm on facebook.com/serverbaba | RIP Steve Jobs
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:51 PM
  • Naomi, we award new awardees every month.  When a person gets awarded depends largely on when we add new languages, communities as well as when your contributions (e.g. answers provided, posts generated, amongst other things) reach a point where you meet the threshold for the award.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:10 PM
  • Thanks "server baba".

    MCC Award: Can you please let me know how much time usually it takes to display MCC logo in profile?


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:14 AM
  • It can take up to 1 month to have the MCC affiliation appear on your profile here in the Forums.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:11 PM
  • I just landed here again. You're an MCC and an MVP now! =^)

    Ed Price, Power BI & SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Monday, January 27, 2014 10:47 PM