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  • Blog Post: MVP Kevin Wolf Published MIX Schedule Viewer on the Marketplace

    Device Application Development MVP Kevin Wolf wanted to help support the Windows Phone 7 Series developer launch, so he created a MIX 10 Schedule Viewer. Over 500 people downloaded the free application from the Windows Marketplace , representing approximately 25% of attendees. Kevin Wolf also developed...
  • Blog Post: MVP Releases Programming Course on Writing Computer Games

      MVP Rob Miles has produced a programming course, for students who have no prior experience in writing games in C# and the XNA Game Studio. The course is designed to engage students with the craft of programming, by the creation of gameplay using the XNA game framework. Overview of the course "Getting...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Talk Visual Studio 2010 at Dev Connections 2009

      Hi, My name is PJ Forgione, and I am a US-based Developer MVP Lead working primarily with the Visual Studio Language MVPs.  During the recent DevConnections conference, I caught up with many developer MVPs, to talk about Visual Studio 2010.  I wanted to hear all about their excitement...
  • Blog Post: MVP Delivers Talk on SharePoint 2010 Features

      MVP Marwan Tarek recently delivered a talk on the new features of SharePoint 2010 at two User Group events. During his talk, he covered new features in SharePoint 2010 for IT Pros and Developers. He also introduced SharePoint workloads, SharePoint evolution, PowerShell, Content management, workflows...
  • Blog Post: MVP Releases Windows 7 “App Compat” Articles

    Indian MVP Vijay Raj has written a 5-part series on Windows 7 Application Compatibility. “App Compat” is an important consideration for anyone who is looking to upgrade to a new operating system. Vijay’s articles can help decision makers to prepare, as he covers important information on how Windows 7...
  • 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: German MVP Releases Visual Basic 2008 Book

      Programming with Visual Basic 2008 is a new book by MVP Klaus Löffelmann , and it provides insights into Visual Basic 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. The book is published by Microsoft Press , and explains the basics of object-oriented development, programming databases with LINQ and the creation...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Discuss Multitouch in Silverlight, Windows 7 and IE

      Watch MVP Gill Cleeren interview MVP Daron Yondem , as they discuss how Silverlight provides a rich user experience through the new Multitouch features in Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. As Daron explains, Multitouch can be used both in entertainment and business scale applications. Watch the...
  • Blog Post: MVP Discusses Health Monitoring on ASP.NET

    In the latest episode of the Connected Show podcast, listen to MVP Milan Negovan discuss health monitoring in ASP.NET and what to do when things go wrong! (Starts at 24:47). Microsoft’s Peter Laudati (Developer Evangelist) and Dmitry Lyalin (Microsoft Consulting Services) also discuss Eclipse support...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Headline At Sinergija 09!

    Join MVP Lead, Alessandro Teglia as he interviews MVPs at Sinergija 09 ! Sinergija 09 is one of the biggest IT Conferences in Central and Eastern Europe, and took place during the 17 th -19 th November. Alessandro caught up with MVPs Damir Dizdarevic , Tomislav Bronzin , Maciej Pilecki , Andrej Radinger...
  • Blog Post: French MVP Speaks Out For Embedded Devices At TechEd

      Watch Windows Embedded MVP, Thierry Joubert discuss challenges that developers face when programming for Embedded devices at TechEd 2009 in Berlin. Intel Atom, Pico ITX, Vortex86, ARM ... the latest evolutions in hardware architectures create a situation where developers can leverage their knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Damir Tomicic

    Watch MVP Damir Tomicic speak to Microsoft’s Karen Young at TechEd Europe 2009. Damir discusses his work with INETA and provides information on how INETA can help user groups within the technical community. Learn more about Damir’s technical contributions on his blog . Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program...
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Hassan Fadili

    Watch MVP Hassan Fadili discuss his community contributions with Karen Young at TechEd Europe 2009.  Hassan is a leader of the dotned.nl user group in the Netherlands. Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Hassan Fadili , TechEd Europe 2009 , #TEE09 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Pawel Potasinski

    Watch Microsoft’s Karen Young interview MVP Pawel Potasinski at TechEd Europe. Pawel is actively involved with Culminis (changing to Gitca) and in this interview he talks about how the role of Culminis and how it helps user groups to grow. Learn more about at Pawel at his blog. Technorati Tags: MVP Award...
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Laurent Bugnion

    In this interview, listen to MVP Laurent Bugnion discuss his Silverlight contributions with Karen Young. Learn more about Laurent, by his visiting his blog . Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Laurent Bugnion , TechEd Europe 2009 , #TEE09 Share this post :  
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Mihai Tataran

    Watch MVP Mihai Tataran discuss his offline community contributions with Karen Young. He blogs about upcoming Romanian community events at HPC Consulting and CodeCamp.ro Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Mihai Tataran , TechEd Europe 2009 , #TEE09 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Nominee Chris Testa-O’Neill

    Listen to MVP Nominee, Chris Testa-O’Neill discuss his community contributions that got him nominated for the Microsoft MVP Award.  He also discuses what he loves about working in I.T. Chris is an active member on the community site, SQL Server FAQ.com. Learn more about Chris by his visiting his...
  • Blog Post: Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – MVP Laurent Bugnion

      Watch Siliverlight MVP Laurent Bugnion discuss how he is helping out at the Siliverlight booth, in the Technical Learning Center at TechEd Europe. In this video, he discusses how he became involved in I.T. and what he loves about it. Learn more about Laurent’s community contributions by his visiting...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MVPs Attend Windows 7 Launch Party in NYC!

      Watch Microsoft MVPs at the recent Windows 7 Launch Event in New York City! Nine MVPs attended the event including: Consumer Security MVP Bill Pytlovany , Visual C# MVP Brian Peek , Windows Live MVP Stephen Boots , App-V MVP Daniel Nerenberg , ASP.NET MVP Miguel Castro , Access MVP Scott Diamond...
  • Blog Post: Malaysian MVPs Help Jumpstart Microsoft Student Partner Boot Camp!

    In October, Malaysian MVP Ngan  Seok Chern hosted and facilitated a two day Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) boot camp, for forty Microsoft Student Partners (MSP). The boot camp is an annual program that gathers new MSPs from different university/colleges from across Malaysia, and they are provided...
  • 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: MVPs Contribute to Free Developer eBook

    Nine MVPs recently contributed to the Developers, Developers, Developers, IT eBook. The eBook was created by Canadian MVP Derek Hatchard and Dirk Primbs. It contains 17 articles by developers for developers and is available as a free download from Microsoft. Sections within the book: · Working with Brownfield...
  • 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: French MVP Publishes WMI with PowerShell Tutorial

    French MVP Laurent Dardenne , recently published a 49 pages tutorial, explaining how to use WMI with PowerShell . Along with the tutorial, code samples are also available for download. Also, have a look at a number of other articles that he produced for Developpez.com community. Please note that Laurent...
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