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  • Blog Post: MVP Featured App: Video Training Windows 8

    Windows Expert Consumer MVP Michel Martin has released a Windows 8 app entitled “ Video Training Windows 8 ,” a set of video tutorials on Windows 8. He was inspired to create this app in response to frequently asked questions from his students in the classroom. “My app "Video Training Windows 8"...
  • Blog Post: Indian MVP Sets A New Theme

    Indian MVP Vishal Gupta loves Windows 7! Not only was he excited about the great range of themes available , he decided to create his own.  Vishal’s AeroVG theme provides excellent transparencies in the Windows 7 Taskbar, Start Menu, Explorer and other areas. Download  the AeroVG Se7en theme...
  • Blog Post: MVP Helps User with the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder

      MVP Deb Shinder guides her readers through the Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7. Learn how the recording tool can be used to quickly identify problems and help reduce time spent with your local help desk, by reading Deb’s article below. “One of the brand new features in Windows 7 is the Problem...
  • Blog Post: Client App Dev MVP releases the Razre WPF Application Framework

    Client App Dev MVP Jason Rainwater has recently released his Razre Framework on CodePlex . This is a WPF Application Framework intended to provide base functionality for creating robust WPF applications. This project will be on-going adding new features and enhancements. The current version of the framework...
  • Blog Post: MVP Releases BizUnit on CodePlex!

    MVP Kevin Smith runs an open source project for automated testing of Microsoft BizTalk solutions. He developed BizUnit to help drive up the quality of BizTalk solutions. Since March 2007, he has received over 5,792 downloads across all build releases. The BizUnit tool is used by many BizTalk architects...
  • Blog Post: Norwegian MVP Develops Multi-Touch App For Microsoft Surface

    Silverlight MVP Einar Ingebrigsten (Bouvet) was approached by Microsoft Norway to work on a project for NRK - the Norwegian broadcasting company. The project was to design and build a multi-touch application that would be used to launch a new game show called, 'De Ukjente' translated as The Unknown....
  • Blog Post: MVP 'Tweets’ PC On Command

      MVP Shoban Kumar recently released TweetMyPC on CodePlex ! The open-source application allows you to shutdown, restart or log off your Windows PC, remotely via your Twitter account. The latest version, TweetMyPC 2.0, has lots of new features and has earned great reviews on popular technology such...
  • Blog Post: Austrian MVP Provides ‘Virtual’ Extension for XP Mode

    Austrian MVP Wolfgang Unger , recently released an integration application for Windows 7’s Virtual PC7/XP Mode, called VMlauncher . VMLauncher allows a user to open any file or folder from the local host system within a specified Virtual Machine. Therefore, you can open any program, file or folder directly...
  • Blog Post: MVP Fights Malware with WinPatrol!

    MVP Bill Pytlovany’s anti-malware software, “ WinPatrol ” was recently featured earlier this year, in a news story by USA Today . The article praised the WinPatrol tool as a great way to protect against security problems! WinPatrol takes a snapshot of the Windows registry, and then alerts the user to...
  • Blog Post: MVP Releases Mobile Framework on CodePlex

    MVP Chris Tacke has released the OpenNETCF.IoC Framework on CodePlex . The public-domain-licensed framework, provides both inversion of control and dependency injection for .NET Compact Framework applications (it can even be used on the desktop too). The current release ships with a real-world sample...
  • Blog Post: MVP Bridges PHP with Windows Azure

      MVP Maarten Balliauw has recently made available a PHP SDK for Windows Azure on CodePlex . As part of Microsoft’s commitment to Interoperability, this open source project is an effort to bridge PHP developers to Windows Azure. PHPAzure is an open source project to provide software development...
  • Blog Post: MVP Launches Bing Sharp API

    MVP Joseph Guadagno recently launched Bing Sharp on CodePlex! Bing Sharp is a C# API that wraps the Bing API 2.x XML requests. It provides an object model for interacting with the Bing API, so developers do not have to deal with the XML, JSON or Soap. The Bing Application Programming Interface (API)...
  • Blog Post: MVP Releases Silverlight Database Diagram Widget

    MVP Braulio Diez Botella recently released DBSchemaViewer on Microsoft’s CodePlex site. DB Schema Viewer is a Silverlight widget that allows a developer to display a database diagram on an existing website via Javascript. Braulio has released the binaries and the source code is available to download...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics MVP recognised for contribution to Support Debugging Tool!

    Dynamics MVP Mariano Gomez , has been recently recognised for his technical contribution and beta testing efforts in the latest build of Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Mariano’s blog article on Sending emails with Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) and Dexterity formed the basis of the...
  • Blog Post: Belgian MVP Releases SharePoint Tool Basket on CodePlex!

    MVP Stéphane Eyskens recently produced a new SharePoint project on Codeplex called “SharePoint Tool Basket”. Within two months of launch, the project has appeared in the Top 10 list of the most popular Codeplex Sharepoint projects; the tool basket is proving very popular with the SharePoint community...
  • Blog Post: French MVP Releases New Book Dedicated to WPF and C#

    French MVP Olivier Dewit is the author of a new book entitled, “WPF avec C#, WPF - Développez des applications riches sous Windows”. Published in French, the book is a complete course in programming for Rich Application Development for Windows. The book is designed for .NET developers who wish to build...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint MVP Looks at New “Features”

      SharePoint MVP Scot Hillier , has written a project for the CodePlex site called "SharePoint 2007 Features" . “Features” adds new functionality to a SharePoint 2007 farm, site collection, or site. Some of the project highlights include a debugger, log viewer, print list, and toolbar...
  • Blog Post: Indonesian MVP Releases Open Source IIS Log Analyzer!

    Indonesian Visual C# MVP Agus Kurniawan is the C# community leader for the Indonesia .NET Developer Community (INDC) . Agus has created an exciting new open source project called “Indihiang”. The project is an Internet Information Server (IIS) Log Analyzer and is designed to help I.T. administrators...
  • Blog Post: Indian MVP Helps to “Fix It”

    Windows Desktop MVP Anand Khanse , has published a great article entitled, “ Troubleshooting Windows Vista Search & Indexing Errors ”. Anand’s blog post suggests a number of troubleshooting steps that can be taken to resolve a problem where the error message, “ Search Failed to Initialize” is displayed...
  • Blog Post: Brazilian MVP Promotes Expression and Silverlight for School!

    Brazilian MVP Jamil Lopes is passionate about Silverlight and Microsoft Expression. So much so, that he was instrumental in changing the web development course from Flash to Silverlight at one of Brazil’s biggest technology schools! Jamil is the technical adviser of MicroCamp , the biggest private technology...
  • Blog Post: Russian MVP Snaps Up PowerGUI for Powershell!

    Russian MVP Dmitry Sotnikov has developed a user interface (UI) application for Microsoft PowerShell called PowerGUI . The UI application is built on top of Windows PowerShell and Dmitry’s application brings PowerShell to users who are more comfortable working with a graphical interface than compared...
  • Blog Post: MVP Delivers World’s First Silverlight Ribbon Control!

    Visual C# MVP Tim Dawson has developed SandRibbon , the world's first full-featured implementation of Office 2007’s “ribbon” user interface for Silverlight web applications. SandRibbon fully supports all levels of automatic resizing with buttons, galleries, groups and other layout panels which dynamically...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server MVPs Provide a Helping Hand

    Three SQL MVPs ( Darren Gosbell , Greg Galloway , and John Welch ) maintain a Visual Studio add-in called BIDS Helper for use with BI Development Studio. The add-in increases developer productivity for Microsoft BI developers of cubes, ETL packages, and reports. It recently won first place with a perfect...
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