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  • Blog Post: Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVP Gian Paolo Santopaolo Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches: From the entry on the market of Windows 8 on October 26 th 2012 until now the number...
  • Blog Post: Using Entity Mapping For Dynamics CRM Solution Documentation and Design

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Dynamics CRM MVP Leon Tribe Using Entity Mapping For Dynamics CRM Solution Documentation and Design It is sometimes the case we are thrown at a CRM system with no documentation and very little knowledge of how the system works and how it has...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell and SQL Stored Procedure

    Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Lync MVP Desmond Lee which is the 45 th in the series. PowerShell and SQL Stored Procedure PowerShell is the window to managing...
  • Blog Post: Package Management for PowerShell Modules with PowerShellGet

    The following post was written PowerShell MVP Kirk Munro Windows PowerShell has developed a great reputation for itself, not only from the capabilities of the product, but from the strength of the community that has grown around the product. As a PowerShell MVP and long-time member of that community...
  • Blog Post: Quick Tips: Using Group Policy Objects as an Alternate Lync Policy Method

    The following post was written Lync MVP Paul Bloem In Lync 2013 much of the user behaviour is managed by Policies such as found at CsClientPolicy. That’s really good for locking down users etc., however.. What if you needed to lock down - not the actual user but rather the device? Take...
  • Blog Post: Building the Eject-A-Bed

    Editor’s note: Instead of usual content, we wanted to post something on creative ways our MVPs are using our technology. Enjoy! The following post was written by Visual F# MVP Jamie Dixon Building the Eject-A-Bed My youngest child has a real hard time getting out of bed in the morning...
  • Blog Post: Acceptance Testing Made Easy with F# and Canopy

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Amir Barylko Acceptance Testing Made Easy with F# and Canopy Why acceptance testing? Writing tests is part of our development cycle. Most teams I work with have some kind of testing in place. In most cases I found...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas

    Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30 th year , MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Cluster MVP David Bermingham which is the 44th in the series. SQL Server High Availability...
  • Blog Post: How to Retrieve Contact ID and Update Contact Details in Microsoft CRM 2013 Contact Entity Using C#

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan In order to connect and manipulate the data in Microsoft CRM 2013, the developer can download the MS CRM 2013 SDK ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/download/details.aspx?id=40321 ). The CRM SDK uses different patterns...
  • Blog Post: Primer on Power BI (Business Intelligence)

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Mark Tabladillo Power BI is new and emerging self-service business intelligence and business analytics framework brings together and enhances key Microsoft technologies: Office SQL Server Azure SharePoint Fundamentally...
  • Blog Post: Why SharePoint on Azure?

    Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from SharePoint MVP Tom Resing which is the43 rd in the series. Why SharePoint on Azure? Last week...
  • Blog Post: Better Best Bets with Lists in SharePoint 2013

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Mikael Svenson Best Bets or Promoted results is a great way to give end-users the answer to their search query without the additional click to open a page or document to locate the precise information they were looking for. Bing...
  • Blog Post: Using OneNote with the Surface Pro 3

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Corey Roth The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an amazing device and OneNote works quite well on it. When it comes to using OneNote with the Surface Pro 3, you have the option of using the OneNote 2013 (the desktop application) and the...
  • Blog Post: Referring to Content Control Using C#

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Referring to Content Control using C# For the Microsoft Office developers before Office 2010, they will be familiar with ActiveX control. Microsoft Office has come out with a Content Control since Office 2010. How...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 Backup Encryption

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Nicolas Souquet Introduction With the verly large amounts of data companies store today, databases are very likely to contain critical and confidential data, making database backups encryption an essential database engine feature...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 Performance Enhancements

    Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from SQL Server MVP Shehap El Nagar which is the 41stin the series. SQL Server 2014 Performance Enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Creating Unit Test for Projects Using Microsoft’s Entity Framework

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Creating Unit Test for the projects using Microsoft’s Entity Framework This article consist of three subsection: Create an ADO.NET Entity Data Model in a Console Application Create the Unit Test Project...
  • Blog Post: Automating Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 Backlog

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Mohamed Radwan Automating Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 Backlog In this blog post I will show a PowerShell script that automates a comprehensive customization for TFS 2013 Backlog. The script perform...
  • Blog Post: Setting Internet Explorer Trusted Site Settings via Group Policy Object in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Editor’s Note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Windows Expert – IT Pro MVP Philippe Levesque which is the 39th in the series. Today I will talk about setting up trusted...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Dynamic Tables and Dashboards

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by PowerPoint MVP Glenna Shaw PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Dynamic Tables and Dashboards PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013 introduced improvements to a lot of features, but sadly PowerPoint Tables was not one of them (and I can...
  • Blog Post: Work Management service in SharePoint 2013: A Short Overview for Developers

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Adis Jugo Work Management service in SharePoint 2013: a short overview for developers We all know the dilemma of having our tasks scattered all over the place: some are in Exchange (Outlook), some are in SharePoint tasks lists...
  • Blog Post: Side Loading Deployment of Windows Store Apps in Enterprises – Step by Step

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Microsoft Integration MVP Damir Dobric Side Loading Deployment of Windows Store Apps in Enterprises – Step by Step If you want to deploy Windows Store Apps in enterprises, Windows 8 provides a concept called “Side Loading”...
  • Blog Post: Identity in Your Own Apps with Windows Azure Active Directory - Part 4

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office 365 MVP Martina Grom and Client Development MVP Toni Pohl . This is the conclusion of the 4 part series. Read part 1 , part 2 and part 3 Identity in Your Own Apps with Windows Azure Active Directory Part 4: Using GraphAPI GraphExplorer...
  • Blog Post: Adding SQL Server Express 2012 Advanced Services to Existing Development Environment

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Adding SQL Server Express 2012 Advanced Services to Existing Development Environment This article consists of three subsections: Get the SQL Express 2012 Advanced Services installation file Install SQL Express...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2013 SP1 -- Way to go Windows 2012 R2

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Exchange Server MVP Prabhat Nigam Exchange 2013 SP1 – way to go Windows 2012 R2 On Feb 25, 2014 Microsoft released Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1. This was a big day for Microsoft as the release of Exchange 2013 Service Pack 1 made it possible...
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