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  • Blog Post: MVP Award & Why Communities Rock

    Editor’s note:  The following blog post was written by Dynamics CRM MVP Jukka Niiranen Today I received the following email: Wow! Quite an honor, I must say. Not so much for the MVP badge itself but for being recognized alongside all of the brilliant minds that have received the Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Through Co-creation, MVPs Help Build New Answers NNTP Bridge

    Last month, Microsoft Answers launched its NNTP Bridge—in large part in response to requests by the community and the contributions of two passionate MVPs. Visual C++ MVP Jochen Kalmbach and Internet Explorer MVP Kai Schaetzl volunteered to work with Microsoft to bring this popular feature back...
  • Blog Post: Israeli MVP Shares Source Code to Code Blog Tool

    MVP Asaf Shelly suffered a problem which is common to many developers. How do you display you own code on the web? Code tends to look bad as a plain text file, and colouring becomes a problem whenever updates are made to the code and republished to blogs. Therefore, he decided to solve this problem by...
  • Blog Post: MVP Launches SharePoint Site for the Arabic Community!

      SharePoint MVP Marwan Tarek is the co-founder of SharePoint4Arabs , a website dedicated to providing SharePoint resources targeted to Arabic speaking countries . SharePoint4Arabs presents videos, presentations and useful resources. A particular focus for the site is on development, end users and...
  • Blog Post: Join the Windows 7 Conversation at HP’s Expert Day!

    Do you want to share your Windows 7 tips and tricks, guides and tutorials with the community, and hear great ideas from others? HP is holding a series of online events through their forums, to do just that. Join Microsoft MVPs and other “experts” to share answers to questions on Windows 7, HP products...
  • Blog Post: MVP Rocks Team System!

    MVP Mickey Gousset runs the Team System Rocks blog, where he aggregates useful information regarding Microsoft Team System.  He posts a daily list called, the VSTS Links, with links to interesting Team System information.  He also creates video content specializing on particular aspects of...
  • Blog Post: SQL MVP Draw Tech Community Into Charitable Work

    SQL MVP Arnie Rowland recently took three free VSTS MSDN subscriptions, that he received last year from the MVP Award Program, and used them to entice others into charitable work. Arnie had been wondering what to do with the MSDN VSTS subscription cards that he received from the MVP Award Program. He...
  • Blog Post: Made for 7 – The Ultimate Coding Contest by MIND

    Malaysia’s Independent Developers Community (MIND ) with the help of Malaysian MVPs Daqing Lee , Kok Chiann Christopher Leong and Yee Jie Ng have organised a Windows 7 coding competition called ‘Made for 7’. The coding contest offers developers opportunities to win prizes, as well as a chance to showcase...
  • Blog Post: MVP Provides Top Tips For Dynamics Users

      MVP Monzer Osama , a Dynamics GP MVP from Israel maintains GP4arab.com . One of the first Dynamics sites in the Arabic language, that provides discussion forums to share tips and tricks, ideas, workarounds, how-to articles, tips and download tools. The site is specifically targeted at Arab Users...
  • 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: MVPs Headline At SQLBits!

    Join MVPs Simon Sabin , James Rowland-Jones , Chris Webb , Martin Bell , Darren Green and Allan Mitchell for SQLBits! SQLBits is the UK’s largest SQL Server conference and takes place on November 19 th -21 st at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales. Registrations are now open. This year’s event...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Reaching New Heights and Impacting Lives!

    MVP Stephen Forte loves to set himself challenges. In 2003, he took part in an expedition to climb Everest. Since then, his base camp expedition in 2008 raised over $20,000 for charity! Today, he sets off to Nepal with volunteer MVPs, who are donating their time and effort to help complete the construction...
  • Blog Post: Norwegian MVPs ‘Go Live’ For MSDN & TechNet Event!

      Three MVPs are featured speakers at Microsoft Norway’s MSDN & TechNet Live event! Silverlight MVP Einar Ingebrigtsen is featured in the MSDN Live track and is delivering two sessions, one on Silverlight 3 and another on Windows Presentation Foundation 4.0. The TechNet Live track brings PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Indonesian MVP Stays ‘Connected’ with Windows 7

    Windows Desktop MVP Tutang MM is the Chief Editor of ‘ DATAKOM ’, a book publisher in Indonesia. He recently published an article entitled ‘ Stay Connected On the Go’ . The article examines how mobile users can stay connected with Windows 7 as they travel with their laptops between home, work and other...
  • Blog Post: Jumping for Joy with Jumplists!

    One of many new features within Windows 7 are jumplists. However, many people do not realise how much flexibility they offer in everyday computing. MVP Deb Shinder authored a great post on how jumplists can enhance user productivity. Read Deb’s blog post below. “Jumplists are what you get when you right...
  • Blog Post: MVP Explores Group Policy in Windows 7

    MVP Jeremy Moskowitz presents two videos showcasing a sneak peak of Group Policy in the Windows 7. In his first video, he walkthroughs the updated Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) in Windows 7, along with the updated power options and scheduled tasks snap-ins.     In the second video...
  • Blog Post: Extending Windows 7 with Windows Live Essentials

    MVP Andy Malone , presents a great blog post on how to extend the functionality of Windows 7 with Windows Live Essentials. Read an excerpt of Andy’s blog post below: “After my recent review of Windows 7 on my blog a couple of folks have asked so how does Windows Live fit into Windows 7? Firstly, in a...
  • Blog Post: MVP Speeds Windows 7 Installation For Netbooks

    Did you know that Windows 7 can easily be installed from a USB drive? For users with netbooks and those who want a fast installation, a USB drive installation offers a great alternative from installing from a DVD. Earlier this year, MVP Gary Short , published a great post on how to install Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: MVP Provides Windows 7 Resource Articles for Admins

    MVP Michael Pietroforte provides an excellent resource of Windows 7 articles to help Windows administrators to get up-to-speed with Windows 7. Click on the links below to read a post related to a particular Windows 7 topic.   Windows 7 feature list Windows 7 new features – the complete list – Part1...
  • Blog Post: Australian MVP Shares His Favourite Windows 7 Features!

    In today’s post, Australian MVP Ben Walters presents his three favourite Windows 7 features, which he shares with the community below. “Recently I upgraded my work laptop to Windows 7, so far I’m enjoying the new OS from Microsoft and while there are obviously a lot of upgrades under the cover, I highlight...
  • Blog Post: Keyboard Krazyness With Windows 7

    In her recent blog post , Enterprise Security MVP Deb Shinder , shares her favourite Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts with the community. You can read an excerpt of her post below: “...I have a collection of cool ergonomic keyboards, a couple of which are shown in the photos here, and I certainly don’t want...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Quoting Seven Heaven

    Ever since Windows 7 was available for testing, MVPs from around the world have not been shy in expressing their feelings for the new operating system! The following quotes are just a small sample of the feedback we received from MVPs in our Middle East and Africa region.   MVP Ahmed Bahaa from...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Headline at Epicenter!

    Join, MVPs Marco Amoedo , Jon Skeet , Robert Hogg , Barry Dorrans , Bob Duffy , Richard Fennell , Niall Flanagan , Craig Murphy , and Phil Bourke for Epicenter!   Epicenter is three days of software excellence - it's a conference, it's an expo, it's a place to hang out! It's for software architects...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Toby Richards Features on the Computer Outlook Show

    Listen to Microsoft’s Toby Richards, General Manager of Community and Online Support talk about the MVP Award Program on the Computer Outlook Radio Show ! Join John Lasiuolo and his co-host Sharon Fry discuss the MVP Award Program with Toby Richards. The talk focuses on how the program benefits the technical...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Provide The Experts Choice

      Directory Services MVP Gil Kirkpatrick , will again be hosting The Experts Conference (TEC) Europe this September 14-16 in Berlin, Germany. TEC is comprised to two conferences this year. TEC/Identity and Access features speakers from Microsoft (Alex Weinert, Markus Vilcinskas, and Tomasz Onyszko...
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