May the 4th be with you!  This week's post cover everything from Outlook and Forefront to Big Data and C++.  Enjoy!

 

Big Data: The Billable Project Angle

By Visual Basic MVP Andrew Brust | @andrewbrust

Tellago CEO Jesus Rodriguez discusses the consulting project opportunities in Big Data and shines a light on his favorite Big Data technologies and companies.

 

How to Protect TMG with DPM (Part 1)

By Forefront MVP Lionel Leperlier | @liontux

Lionel walks us through securing a Forefront TMG server with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010.

 

Send an Email when Outlook Reminders Fire

By Outlook MVP Diane Poremsky@dicot

Diane’s post highlights a macro that gives users another option who want to compose a message and schedule it for sending later.

 

Creating a DirectX XAML Control Using C++/CX

By Silverlight MVP Morten Nielsen | @dotMorten

Morten shows us how to create a DirectX XAML control using C++ instead of just C# and VB.NET.

 

Modifying Tables Online – Part 1: Migration Strategy

By SQL Server MVP Michael J Swart | @mjswart

Michael describes a way to modify the definition of very large tables while keeping the table available for other queries. Some table changes are already online operations. But offline changes need extra work to keep the table available. Michael explores one way to do that in this first part of five-post series.