I am delighted to announce that I’ve been recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director and accepted into the Microsoft Regional Director Program.
Thank you to all Microsoft employees and members of this amazing community for all your support, as I’m super excited to be engaged and involved even more with technical communities around the world!
What is the difference between an RD and an MVP?
As stated on the Microsoft’s Regional Director website:
Many of our RDs also carry the MVP award title, although many are finding it harder to maintain both credentials as each has different demands on the member’s time which makes it difficult to qualify and maintain both. However, the key differences really come down to the business consultative nature, customer experience, and cross-platform architect skills possessed by RDs versus the deep technical focus on Microsoft technologies which qualifies an MVP.
Although some believe – due to the title – that RD’s are Microsoft employees, this is not the case, as MVP award awardees are not Microsoft employees either.
Who are Microsoft Regional Directors anyway?
The Regional Director Program provides Microsoft leaders with the customer insights and real-world voices it needs to continue empowering developers and IT professionals with the world’s most innovative and impactful tools, services, and solutions.
Established in 1993, the program recognizes the world’s top technology visionaries for their proven cross-platform technical expertise, community leadership, and commitment to business results. You will typically find Regional Directors keynoting at top industry events, leading community groups and local initiatives, running technology-focused companies, or consulting on and implementing the latest breakthrough within a multinational corporation.
Regional Directors are hand-picked by Microsoft based on a rigorous set of evaluations designed to help us select the best representatives of developer, IT Pro, and strategic technology needs of the world’s most impactful businesses.
It is truly an honour to be amongst this group of amazing people! Thanks again to Microsoft and community!