Citrix Responds, Plans to Create its own MVP Program

As many readers know, Ron and I have been very happy with Microsoft’s MVP program and we would like more vendors to create such a program.

As many readers know, Ron and I have been very happy with Microsoft’s MVP program and we would like more vendors to create such a program. (We wrote about this extensively a few weeks ago.)

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been contacted by Bob Kruger, Citrix’s CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Development. Bob told me that Citrix has decided to create a program that’s similar to Microsoft’s MVP program. This program is tentatively be called the CVP program, short for “Citrix Valuable Persons.”

Citrix is just in the early stages of putting this program together, so details don’t really exist yet. I’ll be getting together with Bob and the other product managers at Citrix in the next month or so to discuss ideas for what this program can be.

I want to stress that Citrix is just now starting to put this program together, so it will probably be a while before it’s officially launched. I’ll post updated information as it becomes available.

The bottom line is that it took Microsoft 20+ years to transition to a culture of openness where they embraced the community instead of always being defensive. By stepping up here, Citrix has the potential to do great things too.

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This message was originally posted by Freddie on April 23, 2004
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This message was originally posted by Happy Camper on April 27, 2004
Wow, that was quick! Creds to Citrix for their swift invasion of the clue train.
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This message was originally posted by Jarno Meijer on May 11, 2004
When you have studied a product like Citrix MetaFrame and worked with it a lot, you think that you know it. When you share that knowledge the community will look at it with a differend agle so the responses you get makes your knowledge to be extended. It's a great idea and I'm supporting it very much
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