Chicago, July 22, 2016 – Rightpoint, a leading technology and design services company, announced today that Microsoft has named Social Business Strategist Jeff Willinger a 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his extraordinary contributions in the Office Servers and Services technical community.


This Microsoft® MVP award is given annually to a highly select group of exceptional community leaders who actively share their passion, knowledge and technical expertise with others.  MVPs have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.

As a Microsoft MVP, Willinger has been recognized as a creative community builder who shares his insights, experiences, and advice at Microsoft industry events around the world. Willinger leads workshops and regularly serves as a keynote and panel speaker on collaboration, knowledge management, social computing, intranets and portals, governance, user adoption and training.

“We are proud to see Jeff receive this prestigious and well-deserved recognition as a Microsoft MVP,” said Ross Freedman, co-founder of Rightpoint.  “Jeff’s deep knowledge of web collaboration, enterprise social networking, and enterprise IT strategy, has helped him to form vital business relationships in the Microsoft community while his passion and unwavering work ethic have established him as a leader at Rightpoint.”

Microsoft has been honoring exemplary talent with the MVP awards for more than two decades as a way to thank independent community leaders for all that they do in assisting others. Recipients obtain access to behind-the scenes support, exclusive information, and an invitation to attend the yearly MVP Global Summit, where they collaborate closely with Microsoft resources and other MVPs related to their areas of expertise.

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About Rightpoint

Rightpoint is a technology and design services company serving Fortune 1,000 companies. The company makes experiences that amplify brands and business through creative and technology services including web, mobile, social, IoT, eCommerce and cloud. With a client base of more than 250 companies, Rightpoint was named to Forbes’ 2014 list of America's Most Promising Companies and Crain's 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Chicago  in 2016. For more information, visit and follow @Rightpoint.