Instructional Video for Microsoft MVPs


Once in a while its nice to be able to give back to the community, and after seeing a few social networking comments yesterday from Alistair Pugin (@alistairpugin), Gus Fraser (@gusfraser), and the always-so-serious Marc Anderson (@sympmarc) about the complexity surrounding the MVP Award (the actual, physical award, that is), I knew that I needed to take action. I threw this video together today, pushing off all of my Saturday tasks and ignoring the needs of my children.

But it was the right thing to do.

You’re welcome.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.

7 Responses

  1. echo says:

    lol, you win the internet today.

  2. Thank HEAVENS someone took it upon himself to clear this up. I wondered how this device was supposed to work for the entirety of the fifteen years I was an MVP prior to MS giving these out, and for the five years since then, I’ve had this nagging feeling that I was not doing it right. Thanks to this brilliant video, I can stop worrying and love the award.
    Since you mention the horizontal configuration, a helpful hint: For MVPs who attend Summit but cannot bear to be away from their award for longer than, say, the average tenure of an MS dev or program manager on a given product team, or the length of the Summit, by all means bring the award along and remember that handy horizontal config trick. It’ll be very useful after a long data exchange session at the Rock Bottom.

  3. John says:

    So how do you handle the blue sliders?

  4. Gusfraser says:

    You get 10 life points for this. Congratulations!

  5. Dave Coleman says:

    LOL Just LOL Thats all