* Posts by Arvin Meyer

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Google lobs coder's Microsoft badge into rubbish bin

Arvin Meyer
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Evangelist? Don't think so...

Evangelist is not what I'd call myself or 98% of the MVPs that I've met, and with 10 years as an MVP, I've met quite a few. Our relationship to Microsoft is one of critical advisors. We are brutally honest about what we perceive as product flaws. We typically find more bugs than any other single group, not only if we do beta testing, but as the product is released. I have little doubt that Microsoft would like us to be evangelists, but it ain't gonna happen. Our loyalties are to our clients and employers.

To those that suggest that we get a life, I can only say that I have one. It is quite fulfilling to help others. Certainly more fulfilling than sniping away at those that actually do something useful.


Arvin Meyer, MVP