Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional)
My work with the Kinect and participation/help in forums, social media and by email has been awarded by Microsoft with an MVP award.
According to Microsoft, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.”
The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”. An MVP is awarded for contributions over the previous year.