Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Congratulations 2009 Microsoft MVP

I received the following email this morning:

Dear Jonathan Kehayias,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2009 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others.

It is a true honor to be included in this group with people like Kalen Delaney, Paul Randall, Kimberly Tripp, Kevin Kline, Jacob Sebastian, Deepak Rangarajan and all of the other amazing MVP's for SQL Server.  Many thanks to the MVP's on the SQL Forums who have helped me along the way.


  1. Congrats Jonathon. You deserve it. I got the MVP nod as well today.

  2. Congrats Jonathan, how do I start the process of getting an MVP?

  3. Alan,

    The MVP award is based on the quality as well as quantity of contributions to the SQL Server community over the last year. It is for one year only.

    An existing MVP has to submit a nomination for you to Microsoft. Once that is done, a MVP Lead in the area of expertise will look at the nomination and determine if they followup with you to get further information. From there you the MVP works with you to build a packet that is reviewed against every other packet for the quarter you are nominated for. This includes existing MVP's whose year has passed. From there a team selects the awardees for the next year and they are announced on the first day of each quarter by Microsoft.

    A number things can be considered for inclusion in the MVP packet, blogging, forums participation (answering questions), personal website dedicated to a technology field, public speaking, webcasts, seminars, teaching, etc.. You could do all of the above, and still not be selected as a MVP, it is not guaranteed because it depends on the level of competition you are up against.

    You can get more information on the MVP award on the MVP website:

  4. Jon, Congrats on receiving this award. Keep sharing your immense knowledge with all of us!!