SQLAuthority News – I am a MVP and I Love SQL Server

I am very glad that I received this prestigious award for the third time in a row. I am very thankful to Microsoft for introducing this wonderful technology of SQL Server. I enjoy getting involved with the community, which also helps in my self-improvement as well. I would like to take this moment to thank all my friends, readers, session attendees, MS Product Teams, MVP Program and my Organization for the constant support and encouragement.

There are few questions that I often receive about the MVP program. Today, I will answer them in brief.

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Question: How can I become a Microsoft MVP?

Answer: I suggest you read the official Microsoft FAQs on the subject here. After reading the questions and answers, if you still have any queries, you can send an email to the email address mentioned at the bottom of the FAQ page.

Question: What should I do to become a MVP?

Answer: In fact, I cannot remember anything specific to be done to become an MVP – importantly you should be dedicated to the community and working sincerely for it. MVP nomination will happen when it is the time if all your intentions are in the right place.

Question: What exams do I need to take to become a MVP?

Answer: This is not a certification; it is an award. Work with the community and do your best; you will be surely nominated by vigilant members of this community.

Question: How did you become a MVP? Please give me further details.

Answer: I have list of the community events I conduct. Please read them all at my Community Engagement page. Additionally, I blog on SQL Server; here you can find my list of All Articles.

Question: Are you a Microsoft Employee?

Answer: No, I am not Microsoft Employee or neither do I receive any kind of compensation. However, Microsoft supports you every possible way for spreading your love for technology.

Question: Will you nominate me for the MVP Award?

Answer: You can nominate yourself too. Read the FAQs.

Again, I am very glad that I have received the MVP award. Many thanks to Microsoft for supporting the community.

Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • congratulations champ!!! you well deserve it. Hope after reading this blog post, many more inspired to become MVP and we have few more in our city. :)

  • Imran Mohammed
    July 9, 2010 8:55 am

    Congracts Pinal

    You Made a Hatrick…

    You are a great person, this Award is only a way to show appreciation to your hard work, you deserve a great respect.

    ~ Peace.

  • Rashmika Vaghela
    July 9, 2010 10:23 am

    Congratulations once again…………!!!!

  • Congratulations Pinal. I got mine for the fourth time in a row

  • Feodor Georgiev
    July 9, 2010 11:54 am

    Congratulations! And thank you indeed for the wonderful blog and for your great work!

  • Thanks for topic

  • Congrats Pinal, you deserve!

  • Jacob Sebastian
    July 9, 2010 12:23 pm

    Congrats..and well deserved!

  • Hemantgiri S. Goswami
    July 9, 2010 1:10 pm

    Well deserved…..Congratulations!

  • Atif Shehzad
    July 9, 2010 2:36 pm

    Congrats Pinal, You deserve it. Winning MVP award for third time shows your commitment to SQL Server technology and community.

  • Vijaya Kadiyala
    July 9, 2010 4:28 pm

    Congratulations..you deserve this..

  • manish sapkal
    July 9, 2010 4:31 pm

    Congratulations pinal.
    I fell very good to here this..

  • Congrats Pinal, wishing you continued success.

  • Diego Nogare
    July 9, 2010 8:15 pm

    Hi Pinal, It´s a really good news!
    Be a MVP is a big conquest, but keep this award for some years is much greater achievement.
    In July/1 I received my thrid renew MVP award in SQL Server, and I know the big job was we need do to keep it.
    Congrats Pinal. Thanks for your knowled shared!
    Diego Nogare (From Brazil)

  • Justin Dearing
    July 9, 2010 8:56 pm


    Congratulation on your well deserved award.

    One not on something you said:
    :::I am very thankful to Microsoft for introducing this wonderful technology of SQL Server.

    Microsoft did not develop SQL Server originally. They bought the initial code from Sybase. Over the year they have introduced many features, and rewrote much of the base, but Sybase was the party that first “introduced this wonderful technology.”

    Warmest Regards
    Justin Dearing

  • Hello,
    Congratulations Sir..
    feel very happy to listen again, you deserve it.

  • Congratulations!

  • Congratulations Boss..new and new milestones are achieved…

  • Hi Pinal,

    I am one of the regular reader of your blog…
    It is very useful for a beginner to expert…

    The definition , example you had posted in your blog excellent is really excellent.

    I visit your blog atlesast once in day…

    Thnaks once again

  • Hi Pinal,

    Your love to SQL SERVER is tremendous.

    Hearty Congratulations to you.

    Many Thanks,



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