MVP (Most Valuable Professional) is an award given by the Microsoft corporation every three months. The award is given to the most helpful and active participants of technical communities and conferences, authors of technical publications and speakers participating in technical conferences and user groups' meetings. This is an acknowledgment of a person's contributions over the previous year.
The Microsoft corporation appreciates Andrey Karpov's contributions into development of technical communities and publications of articles on the topic of C/C++ programming. He was given the MVP award in the category Visual C++.