Meet Vasu Jain – Windows Desktop Experience MVP from India

Vasu Jain - Windows Desktop Experience MVP from India

Tell us who you are?
I am Vasu Jain, 23 years old and live in India. I am a Software Engineer by profession, a technology enthusiast and a blogger at WindowsVJ.com. I am also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Desktop Experience category. My friends call me Geek as well as Crazy sometimes. Also, I have authored two E-books on Windows 7 & Microsoft Office 2010 respectively. I have done my graduation as Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering. Presently, I am working as a Software Engineer in an IT Service Company.

Tell us about your MVP history, when were you first awarded?
Being always keen in the computers and technology I frequently used Internet to sort queries and find new things, and during the quest I landed on the forums and Microsoft Indian Community for Windows. There I met a lot of cool folks and other MVPs who have always been there contributing to the community for people to learn & grow.

After a few time at this wonderful community and learning the things at the forum I too started sharing my technical expertise by regular contributions to Tech forums and by blogging at WidnowsVJ.com. I also delivered sessions at User Group events too. Considering my contributions to community in the past few years Microsoft awarded me with Most Valuable Professional award in January 2010.

Vasu Jain - Windows Desktop Experience MVP from India

What do you do in order to keep up with latest tools and technologies?
To keep myself up to date with latest tools and technologies I rely on internet. Feeds from popular tech blogs like Neowin, Mashable, TechCrunch etc., forums, Newsgroups update me with news, events, technologies etc. Social networking site Twitter, Facebook also plays a major role in keeping me update with the news as well as views of other technical experts. Twitter acts as a powerful media to propel any technical feeds. Also I read tech magazines like Digit, PC Quest that are rich resources for anyone who interacts with technology.

What does being an MVP mean to you?
Being an MVP is a really proud feeling & encourages me to continuously share technical expertise with the community. This award is the acknowledgement of hard work, willingness to help people in community and sharing technical expertise. And it feels great to get awarded as an MVP. Being an MVP, also asks more responsibility and commitment to the community in terms of technical knowledge in quantity and quality.

What do you do when you are not building software’s?
While I am not building software’s or working on forums or blogs I like to Watch Movies/Seasons and enjoy Music. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter are the other thing that keeps me engaged.

Vasu Jain - Windows Desktop Experience MVP from IndiaIf you could ask Steve Ballmer one question about Microsoft, what would it be?
Given a chance to ask Steve Ballmer one question, I would like to know the vision of Microsoft with respect to Artificial Intelligence.

Had a chance to attend “MVP Global Summit”? When & how was your experience?
It’s my first year as an MVP. I could not attend the MVP Global Summit this year due to some commitments at my work. However, attended MVP Open Day 2010 at Hyderabad, India which was pretty much like the Global Summit and it was awesome. Meeting Offline, Tech folks around the region whom I have known online was really great. During the event I Got to see live demos of upcoming Technologies, interacted with Product development teams and like-minded MVP’s and enjoyed Graveyard Sessions at Midnight. Marked the dates & reserved the slots for 2011 MVP Global Summit in Feb-Mar 2011. I would be attending that for sure.

What makes you a great MVP?
I don’t know if I am a great MVP. I’m only a learner and a curious person in quest of new technologies and I like to share my technical experiences and expertise and my views via my blog and contribute to people.

What you think about the MVP’s role in promoting technology in your region?
MVP’s plays a significant role in promoting technology in any region. We have MVP’s which have gathered around with other community people to form User Groups and promote technology using Live UG events, offline and online activities. MVPs are the experts who can bridge the awareness of people about how communities, forums can really help them and serve them well. MVPs can play a key role here to contributing to community and promoting the technology.

What is in your computer bag?
My Laptop bag contains my Laptop, Microsoft Arc Mouse, Broadband USB Modem, 500 GB External Hard disk, MVP Business Cards, Official Business cards, a 4 GB Flash Drive, Music player & its charger, a notepad and a pen.

Who are your top 5 favorite MVPs?

Vasu Jain - Windows Desktop Experience MVP from India

If you get a chance to suggest one conference in your region? What would it be and why?
An event like MVP summit, focusing on all three Consumer, Developer & IT Professional Level.

What is the best thing that has happened since you have become an MVP?
One of the best things which have happened to me since I have become an MVP is tremendous appreciation and reputation in the offline as well as online world. Being a MVP also helped me a lot in terms of networking with other MVP’s, technical experts, exposure, learning, resources, opportunities, Exclusive invitation to Microsoft Beta products, Exclusive reservation in Microsoft Events, Opportunities as a speaker in Microsoft events etc. plus being a MVP enhanced and boosted up my reputation at Organizational level as well.

Who are your top 5 technical experts in your professional circle (from your country)?
Ashish Mathur, Vijay Raj, Amit Agarwal are one of the top technical experts in my professional circle.

Which was the last book you read?
A technical book I have read recently is SQL PL/SQL – The programming language of Oracle by Ivan Bayross. A non-technical book which I have read recently is a book by Norman Lewis, Word Power made easy.

If there was one place you could travel to, right now, where would it be and why?
There are three places I wish to travel:

  • Paris as I always wanted to go there.
  • Rome to visit the Coliseum.
  • New York to know the city of Dreams.

How can one be a part of MVP Club? Any suggestions for them?
There are no shortcuts to be an MVP. To become an MVP, most important thing is willingness to share your technical expertise and contribute to the community selflessly. Sharing your knowledge and participation in communities can help one become an MVP.

Vasu Jain - Windows Desktop Experience MVP from India

Any Message you want to give to the readers of MicrosoftFeed?
Microsoft Feed is doing a great job as a part of the community. I would like to say to readers of Microsoft Feed that Sharing is Learning, it’s a bidirectional thing; you can learn as well as contribute to community while sharing. Also, keep on learning and exploring new horizons in any field they are.

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5 Responses

  1. Artificial Intelligence — I would like to say something about this human like thought in a computer is something like finding antimatter in universe which is not impossible but possible if a bunch of people who knows everything means atleast a touch of every technology in the world. Moreover it also suggest needs those person
    whose is not only a techie, i call a super genius whose mind recovers from any kind of difficulty. In simple language we call a mathematician, physicist, techie and last but not the least never say i quit. I hope you understand my point.

  2. Windows MVP, @VasuJain, interviewed at @Microsoft_Feed – http://bit.ly/9Yzi7D #MVPBuzz ^AB

  3. Great job dude…..proud of you..!!

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  5. Sahi yaar nice to know more about u hoping i ll join you too soon ;)

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