Last week, 1500 of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) from around the world descended on Microsoft Campus, here in Redmond, Washington, for the annual MVP Summit. Among those were MVPs on technologies ranging from .NET and Silverlight, to Zune and Windows Live.

Taken from the MVP site:

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.

The Windows Live Messenger team held several sessions with Windows Live MVPs throughout the week to hear their thoughts on the latest version and anything else that was on their mind.  We had some great discussions and appreciate the preparation that the MVPs did in advance to help facilitate productive meetings.

After a breakout session on Wednesday afternoon, we were able to sit a few of them down in a room and catch some of their comments on video. Here’s a video of our quick chat with Jonathan (Canada), Kurt (Belgium) and Chris (Netherlands).

The level of dedication and passion these guys have for the product is only out matched by their passion to help people. On behalf of Windows Live we thank Jonathan, Kurt, Chris and all the other Windows Live MVPs for the great work they do.  If you are a passionate user and love to help people, you can learn more about the MVP program here:


– Lonn, Sameer, Marisol
– Windows Live Messenger


p.s. Sameer and Marisol have a cameo in the video… ‘Hi’ 🙂