Introducing Prajwal Desai, Microsoft MVP and Parallels Mac Management Evangelist

To earn the Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) title, it is not enough to flaunt your expertise with a few tips and tricks in the appropriate newsgroups now and then. A lot more is needed to get this honorary title that Microsoft has been awarding since 1995.  

A jury picked from the members of an MVP team evaluates the technical expertise and helpfulness of nominees who have commended themselves through a substantial number of high-level lectures, blog posts, and forum contributions during the previous year. So, it might not come as a surprise that the number of people who have cleared this hurdle isn’t significant. 

In 2019, no more than 3,169 individuals were honored with the rank of Microsoft MVP—out of more than 100 million IT community members. 

Prajwal Desai is 5-time Enterprise Mobility MVP and one of the members of this illustrious group. A EUC Technical Specialist based in Bangalore, India, Prajwal supports users from all over the world seeking help over multiple channels, demonstrating his impressive knowledge in complex matters such as the Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, troubleshooting ConfigMgr issues, SCOM, Microsoft Intune, Mobile Device Management, and Azure. 

He also runs community forums with over 6000 registered users helping troubleshoot issues related to Configuration Manager, Windows Server, Exchange, Lync, etc. 

In 2014, the high quality of his work, along with the enthusiastic response of community members, led to him being awarded the MVP title in the field of Enterprise Mobility. 

While Parallels assigns no awards of this kind, Prajwal Desai would be among the few to receive such a prize if they did. Being one of the world’s leading SCCM experts, he, of course, also knows all about managing corporate Mac® clients. And it is no surprise that he has concluded that SCCM‘s basic functionality is not enough to manage Mac in a really comprehensive and convenient way.