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If you are a software company looking for qualified Windows Azure help you could do worse that seek out one of the very few individuals that Microsoft has name Windows Azure MVPs (Microsoft Valuable Professionals).
The Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional” award is an acknowledgement and thank you to individuals for contributions to the technology community. You will typically find MVPs answering questions on forums, speaking at your local user groups and conferences, blogging, tweeting, and generally trying to help with understanding and adoption of particular technologies.
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