Santhosh Sivarajan has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for the second year in a row for his exceptional contributions to the technical community. The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional is the highest award given by Microsoft to those it considers the best and brightest from technology communities around the world who actively share their technical expertise with the community and with Microsoft.
Sivarajan is a technical architect currently residing in Sugar Land, Texas. He has been working with Microsoft technologies for the past 10 years and is actively involved in technical forums, publishing articles, developing Microsoft questions.
To receive MVP Award status, individuals are nominated by technical community members, current MVPs, and Microsoft personnel. A panel that includes MVP team members and product group teams evaluates each nominee's technical expertise and voluntary community contributions in the past year and considers the quality, quantity, and level of impact of the MVP nominee's contributions. Active MVPs receive the same level of scrutiny as other candidates each year.
Microsoft began the MVP Awards as a way to recognize members of the general public who devoted their time and technical expertise to helping users in various online technical forums. Over time, the program evolved, and awards are given to members of technical communities worldwide for their contributions to communities including third-party Web sites, user groups, blogs and wikis.