Lumagate is happy to offer Microsoft MVPs a free Production license for SIMON, the first AI-powered chatbot designed to help manage Microsoft cloud services. You can learn more about SIMON in the short 90-second video at https://lumagatena.com/simon.

And as the word “Production” indicates, you can use SIMON in your live environment where it will be most useful to you!

Eligible MVP Categories

Eligible MVP categories are active MVPs in the following categories, corresponding to cloud services SIMON interacts with (Azure, Azure AD, Office 365, and Intune):

  • Cloud and Datacenter Management
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Office Apps & Services

If you are an MVP in another category and still want to give SIMON a try, email us at “simon AT lumagatena.com” for an exemption. We’re happy to give ANY MVP truly interested a license so they can leverage SIMON.

Claiming your free license

SIMON can validate your MVP status and allow you to claim your free license automatically. Just follow the steps below.

Add SIMON to your Teams client, as explained in the SIMON QuickStart Guide.

Type “Show subscription” to get the Subscription Detail screen, shown below.

  1. Then click the Payment Details button, followed by the I’m an MVP button, as shown below.

Review the eligible MVP categories. If you are an MVP in an eligible category, click the I’m Eligible button.

You will then be prompted to sign in with the ID for your MVP Profile so SIMON can validate your MVP status with the MVP API.

NOTE: For most MVPs, SIMON will verify your status immediately. However, if your MVP sign-in does not match the primary email address on your MVP profile, the MVP API will not allow SIMON to validate your ID. But no worries, SIMON will ask you to paste the URL to your public MVP profile, as shown below. (Replace my public profile URL with your own of course!)

https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/35593?fullName=Pete%20J.%20Zerger

SIMON will verify your MVP status and add your free license.

Your MVP benefit will be confirmed in the Discount field, as shown below. Your initial trial will end in 30 days, and 11 months will automatically be added to your subscription.

You are eligible to renew your free SIMON license benefit every year, as long as your MVP status is active!

Have feedback? Need help?

Enjoy SIMON, and be sure to let us know of any new features you would like to see in the SIMON Feature Request Form, which sends your suggestions straight to our backlog for discussion!

If you need help, email us at “simon AT lumagatena.com” or simply type “Help” in SIMON to initiate SIMON’s help dialogue.