Microsoft announces the retirement of MVP Mentor Program

Microsoft has now decided to discontinue the MVP Mentor program, that helped connect students with Microsoft MVPs.  The MVP Mentor Program was a relatively new program from Microsoft that helped connect students who want to learn more about Microsoft technologies with Microsoft MVPs.

MVP Mentor Program

Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) awards have been extremely useful when it comes to recognizing the professionals helping Microsoft build their community. Microsoft takes continuous feedback from the MVPs and incorporate in to their products. MVPs have been community leaders who have successfully demonstrated extraordinary commitment in helping out others with most of the Microsoft technologies. The MVP Mentor program helped MSPs and students connect with MVPs.

MVP Mentor Program to be retired

It seems that Microsoft has now decided to discontinue the MVP Mentor program and here is what the Mentor Program page on the Facebook said,

As of today, we wish to inform you that the MVP Mentor Program will be retiring. Thank you everyone who participated! We encourage you to instead follow Microsoft’s Student Page.

To become an MVP Mentor, one had to give real-time advice on any of the programs social channels like Facebook, Twitter @mvpmentor, etc. You could also host a mentoring event for students on using any Microsoft technology. Once you have expressed your interest and it got approved, the MVP Mentor Program would coordinate and promote your event, and host it on their official YouTube channel as well.

But all this about to end as Microsoft has decided to retire the MVP Mentor program now.

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