The MCC award is a badge offered by Microsoft, which is designed to recognize notable contributions to Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN, O365 and Microsoft Community." There are more active MCCs in these tools than MVPs. It is more
difficult to become an MVP, and the selection process is more rigorous. The MCC selection process is now automatic, based on your accomplishments. For more about the selection process and how to become an MCC or MVP, see
How to Become an MVP or MCC.
MCC is a badge, with status in your TechNet/MSDN/Community profile and it's 3 months long program.
MVP is an award program. The award is for one year at a time.
You may have an MCC badge and be eligible for MVP (and MVPs can earn MCC badges.)
Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC)
Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
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MVPs and MCCs are nominated in a similar process by specific Microsoft employees and by MVPs. - this is not entirely correct as I believe anyone can nominate for MVP and even someone can try to nominate himself.
Thanks Naomi! I updated it!
I was MCC awarded on June the 28th; I should be currently under examination for MVP: hope it could be!
Luigi, I wish you the best! It's a tough road. Check out this article if you haven't yet: social.technet.microsoft.com/.../how-to-become-an-mvp-or-mcc.aspx
You're right, Ed. I've read that article many times and I often come back reading.
Thanks Luigi! You inspired me to take another pass on the MVP tips. Check it out if you haven't yet. I pulled some more insight from my interview with MVP, Steef-Jan Wiggers:
Thank you, Ed!
Checked and read.
Ed, I think this should be updated, because I have not received any free MSDN subscription for MCC, or at least that I am aware of.
Okay, I made a pass to update the article, based on the newly changed MCC program. Thanks!
Carsten Siemens edited Revision 21. Comment: fixed typo