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  • Blog Post: MVP Xbox Conference - Remember Your NDA

    Xbox MVPs from around the globe arrived on the Microsoft campus today to kick of the 2014 MVP Xbox Conference. For over 20 years, Microsoft teams have sat down with these technology and community leaders to provide MVPs visibility into early stage products and new releases giving MVPs the information...
  • Blog Post: MVP Featured App: Spell and Speak

    Xbox MVP Dave Voyles has released a Windows Phone 8 app entitled Spell and Speak , which teaches literacy to children. He found inspiration for this app through his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son, wanting to create something for his unique perspective that was both educational and simple enough...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five–August 17, 2012

    1. CyberNanny: Remote Access via Distributed Components By C++ MVP Angel Hernandez 2. An insight into OWA Desktop by Messageware By Exchange MVP Clint Boessen - 3. Deadlight By Xbox MVP Rick Wallace - @XXLGaming 4. Installing Third Party Software on Windows Azure – What are the options? By Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Xbox MVPs Come to Seattle to Play at PAX!

    Last weekend, Xbox MVPs were out in full force at the Penny Arcade Expo ( PAX ) in Seattle. This three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers offered a host of dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas. Gamers could also take in panel discussions, a weekend-long HaloFest event, and an...
  • Blog Post: In Major Gamer Magazine, Mark Libman Answers the Question: What the Heck is An MVP?

    Xbox MVP and OzBoxLive’s executive producer Mark Libman earned a full-page spread in this month’s Xbox 360 Magazine Australia/New Zealand , where he describes what it means to him to be an MVP. He recounts his trip to the recent MVP Global Summit. “I met MVPs from other products...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Take Over the Microsoft Store!

    Headed up by passionate Zune MVP Marques Lyons , MVPs in the Los Angeles area recently joined forces for an MSMVP event. Marques teamed up with his local Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo, where he and fellow MVPs spent the day offering demos, presentations, and even some great giveaways throughout the...
  • Blog Post: MVP Trina Schwimmer listed as one of Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology 2010"

    Xbox MVP Trina Schwimmer was listed on Fast Company magazine's "Most Influential Women in Technology 2010." They wrote: GamingAngels, the brainchild of self-professed geek Trina Schwimmer, seeks to provide a gender-neutral oasis in the hypermasculine field of gaming. Upset with gaming magazines...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP James McCormick

    In the last of our spotlight videos, watch MVP James McCormick gamer tag, Peench. James is one of the founders of pregamelobby.com and in this video, he shares his motivations for being a community leader. Learn more about his community contributions by visiting pregamelobby.com Technorati Tags: MVP...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP James Pfaff

    Watch MVP James Pfaff discuss how he supports the Xbox community, by providing answers to gamer queries. Check out his community contributions at majornelson.com Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP James Pfaff , Xbox , PAX 2009 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP Kiki Lewis

    Watch MVP Kiki Lewis discuss why she is an Xbox community ambassador at PAX 2009. Learn more about about Kiki’s community contributions by visiting theblueskittle.com   Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Kiki Lewis , Xbox , PAX 2009
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP Chloe Brown

    Watch MVP Chloe Brown discuss her involvement with the Xbox Community. Also, discover why she was wearing a tiara and sash at PAX! Take a look at Chloe’s community contributions at popchix.com Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Chloe Brown , Xbox , PAX 2009 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP Daylon Furlough

    Watch MVP Daylon Furlough , gamer tag Deacon Blade 360 as he talks about his leadership within the Xbox community. Also, Daylon shares his insights into where gaming may take us over the next few years. Learn more about Daylon’s community contributions by visiting, unscripted360.com   Technorati...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Colin Willy

    In today’s video, watch MVP Colin Willy gamer tag The Someone, discuss how he is active within the Xbox community forums. A Halo gamer at heart, though he will try his hand at almost any game!   Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Colin Willy , Xbox , PAX 2009
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Zach Wigal

    Watch MVP Zach Wigal , gamer tag Sapyer discuss the charity foundation, Gamers Outreach Foundation . The foundation uses video games for different charity purposes and community projects. Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Zach Wigal , Xbox , PAX 2009 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Rob Hultkrantz

      In the second of our interviews, watch MVP Rob Hultkrantz , gamer tag Esko as he shares his passion for being involved in the Xbox community. Learn more about Rob’s community contributions by visiting 360sync.com Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Rob Hultkrantz , Xbox , PAX 2009
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Chris Erickson

      PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. This year’s event took place during September 4 th and 6 th in Seattle, Washington. MVP Lead Michael Fosmire recently caught up with a number of Xbox MVPs that attended PAX, and this week we feature a selection of recorded...
  • Blog Post: Xbox MVP Shows His Passion For Gaming

    Watch Xbox MVP James McCormick as he discusses gaming, his MVP Award and his community website, http://www.pregamelobby.com on the SignOnSanDiego.com website! Sign on San Diego, features a video demonstrating the trend of gaming among adults and highlights a diverse group of adult gamers who debunk the...
  • Blog Post: 'Gamers for Giving' Event earns funds for Children's Hospital

    MVP Zach Wigal of Gamers Outreach Foundation recently hosted the second annual 'Gamers for Giving' event at Eastern Michigan University where over 1000 participants helped raise $18,000 to benefit University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital. In 2008, over 600 attendees raised $15,000 for the Autism...
  • Blog Post: 2009 MVP Global Summit Week – MVP Interviews – Part 3

      Watch Canadian MVP Lead Sasha Krsmanovic interview MVP D’Arcy Lussier from Winnipeg. D’Arcy is an ASP.NET Developer and is an active member of a number of user groups including http://www.dotnetwired.com . D’Arcy is also a contributor to INETA , The International .NET Association. Learn more about...
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