We often get asked by our customers 'what is an MVP'? The answer of course, typically depends on your perspective. So, let us consider the following. In this post, we want to give you a view on the role of a Microsoft MVP in the context of a data project, either new or in-flight.
As background information, Wikipedia tells us that a Microsoft MVP is an "award given by Microsoft to technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are awarded to people who actively share their technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly, or indirectly to Microsoft".
While this quote is certainly true, consider our context again, for a data project delivery. In a role that is on the ground day to day, ensuring the future state of your data technologies. In this setting, passionately sharing is good. But the premise goes much deeper than that.
Using our consultants, awarded by Microsoft, we can influence, facilitate, and support your technical roadmap on a completely new level. A level with clearly informed decisions about your technology stack based on insights, details and feedback provided to the MVP by the respective Microsoft product teams directly.
By comparison, we do not need to engage with your Microsoft Account Manager, raise a support ticket, or request time from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect. We have direct contacts into a global network of subject matter experts, including the product engineers.
Something else you might not know, is that our MVP's attend calls with the Microsoft product teams on a weekly basis. To review the product roadmaps, ask questions, and deliver stories from the field. It is a great working group to be part of.
This means, for us, and for you, having a Microsoft MVP supporting your project adds a degree of technical excellence and future proofing. An understanding of your requirements and the tools needed to deliver them with that working knowledge on the internals of the tools themselves.
As an engagement, maybe check out our Technology & Innovation Planning service. No nonsense. Just passionate thought leadership to support your projects technical roadmap.
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