engine - 11:26 am on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Microsoft Makes Big Changes To Its Windows Phone MVP Program [zdnet.com]
Microsoft is making some big changes to one of its Windows Phone programs that is resulting in some unhappy former advocates.
A number of Windows Phone Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) ó the volunteer army that has helped Microsoft with its mobile phone charge ó are being notified this week that Microsoft is dropping them from its program.
Iíve heard that Microsoft earlier this week sent e-mail this week to a number of MVPs on its Windows Phone team notifying them that they are not going to be renewed at the end of their existing terms. This isnít just the usual phase out that happens when MVP renewals occur. This is a bigger and more concerted effort, according to individuals Iíve heard from, but who asked not to be named.