I got awarded for the third time with the MVP Award. The award is presented on an annual basis which makes it even harder to keep up in the years. Still Microsoft does not stop releasing new products and CTPs so one can easily lose many days and nights working with their products. Becoming an MVP is great and has a lot of benefits. My category is VSTS which gives me access to a number of great people that are eager to discuss and share their knowledge in VS and VSTS. If you want to become one, you have to keep one thing in mind: community work! You should be ready to spend a lot of your time helping online and local communities without getting paid for this. Believe me this could mean having weeks of few hours sleep per day. Or just leaving your daily job and concentrate on this 🙂