MVP Reconnect FAQ

“I think this program is a very good way to stay connected with our trusted community to get still feedback from them. Once an MVP, always an MVP.”Lars Keller, Germany – Former MVP, 7 years in the program

MVP Reconnect FAQ

“In the MVP program you meet the best friends you will ever have! With Reconnect we will be able to retain these friendship bonds indefinitely!”Magnus Mårtensson, Sweden – MVP, 4 years in the program

MVP Reconnect FAQ

“What excites me the most about MVP Reconnect is that I can now say ‘see you soon!’ instead of ‘goodbye’ to those leaving the MVP Program. It's great that those leaving the program have an opportunity to stay close to their fellow MVPs and, eventually, even have the chance to be brought back!”Igor Abade V. Leite, Brazil – MVP, 10 years in the program

MVP Reconnect FAQ

“I have been part of the MVP Program since 2004 – and a lot has changed since then! It’s exciting for me to be a part of its ongoing evolution, to improve the experience of the MVPs themselves and to find ways to create mutual benefit for everyone involved.”Richard Campbell, Canada – MVP, 12 Years in the Program

MVP Reconnect FAQ

“MVP Reconnect is an opportunity for the MVP community to shape our own direction in concert with Microsoft's goals.”Pat Tormey, USA – MVP, 8 years in the program

MVP Reconnect FAQ

Q. What is the MVP Reconnect program?
A. MVP Reconnect is a program designed to provide our former MVPs with the opportunity to remain connected and engaged with their community following the end of their award period.
Q. Who is eligible to join the MVP Reconnect program?
A. All former MVPs that ended their award tenure in "good standing" are eligible to join MVP Reconnect.
Q. What does "good standing" mean in terms of eligibility?
A. This essentially means that an MVP must not have been retired due to a Code of Conduct issue or NDA violation.
Q. Why should an MVP join MVP Reconnect?
A. We want to stay connected to our former MVPs and enable them to stay connected to this exclusive community. Through MVP Reconnect they will have the ability to be recognized through a dedicated profile page via the MVP Reconnect website, access to networking opportunities, and official brand recognition.
Q. How are former MVPs invited to MVP Reconnect?
A. MVPs that are not offered an additional year of membership will have the opportunity to join MVP Reconnect through invitation.
Q. What about former MVPs that transitioned into a Microsoft full time employee role? Will they also be eligible?
A. Yes! This program is about bringing our entire community together. If an MVP is no longer part of the program because they accepted a role as a Microsoft employee, they are welcome join this program.
Q. What if a former MVP currently works for another company (possibly competing with Microsoft)?
A. No problem at all! The intent of the program is not to share NDA content, but rather to enable connections between former MVPs.
Q. Is this program under NDA restrictions?
A. No. MVP Reconnect does not share any information that would require an NDA.
Q. Will former MVPs in this program have access to a Community Program Manager?
A. No, this privilege is reserved only for active MVPs.
Q. How long can an individual be a part of the MVP Reconnect program?
A. There is no set time limit unless there is a violation of the Code of Conduct.