* Posts by Tony Toews

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Tony Toews

MVPs are little more than Microsoft evangelists.is totally wrong

The statement "MVPs are little more than Microsoft evangelists." is utterly wrong. As one MS VP put it a number of years back. "MVPs are our harshest critics."

I am blunt in the newsgroups with my comments about Microsoft products failing. And even blunter when talking to them in person. We tell MS exactly what we think is wrong in the product and where it could be improved.

But our primary activity is helping folks with their problems and questions. In a variety of methods from newsgroups, online forums, blogs, websites, books, user group leaders or even on Twitter. (Although on Twitter I tell folks to ask their question on the MS online forums because a good question and answer are longer than 140 characters.)