Mark Michaelis has been awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for 2018-2019 in recognition of his exceptional technical community leadership!

What’s a Microsoft MVP?

According to, “MVPs are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the ‘bleeding edge’ and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real-world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others – that’s what sets them apart.”

What has Mark done?

Mark was nominated for this award for the twenty-second year in a row as a result of his outstanding contributions to Visual Studio and Development Technologies! He has also been a Microsoft Regional Director since 2007 and serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, Azure, and Visual Studio Team System ALM.  Recently he has been working with the .NET Core team to help write the System.CommandLine API, which is targeted at future .NET Core releases.

“We could not be successful without such an incredibly valuable and engaged group of people working with us,” said Brian Harry, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Developer Division – speaking about the MVP community (

In addition, Mark has written six books on C#, regularly speaks at conferences, is a columnist for MSDN Magazine, speaks on podcasts (such as DotNet Rocks!) and occasionally appears as a guest on MSDN’s Channel 9.

Want more?

Hear Mark discuss all things C# 8.0 at the Spokane .Net Users Group on September 11th in Spokane, Washington. Click here to register for this free event.

Follow Mark on Twitter, purchase Essential C# 7.0, or apply to work at IntelliTect.

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