Congrats Rich and Andy! Excellent first choices.
Hopefully MS is starting to realize that SevenForums is where a big share of consumer tech support for Windows 7 is getting done. I know they are still struggling to make Answers more user-friendly. I participated in feedback last year and notice they have solicited MVP's for focus groups recently.
On a parallel track to this exciting new award we should have at least as many MVP's as Answers' legion, so I hope we'll all keep our eyes open for nominees and feel free to nominate them here: https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpbecoming
We also need to have a presence at their MVP Global Summit
where this year the Expert-Consumer seminars have been pared down to Answers and little else (I'm going anyway).
Hopefully MVP's will not be considered for this new award so that others will get the additional recognition that they deserve. Is it possible or welcome to nominate others for MCCA?