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  • 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: Friday Five - September 19, 2014

    1. Quick easy steps to grab your build artifacts from Visual Studio Online By ASP.NET MVP John Petersen 2. Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 DirectAccess in Microsoft Azure By Enterprise Security MVP Richard Hicks 3. Enable Double-Click and Right-Click with the Essbase Add-in By Excel MVP...
  • Blog Post: Transform the Datacenter MVP Roadshow

    MVPs are taking their real-world expertise on the road! "With the many different demands and constraints IT professionals have to deal with every day, it’s far too easy to overlook important new features and approaches that can help dramatically improve daily operations," said MVP Anil Desai...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - September 5th, 2014

    1. PoC: Tatoo the background of your virtual machines by Emin Atac – PowerShell MVP 2. Completing Real Estate Transactions with OneDrive and OneNote By Corey Roth – SharePoint MVP 3. PowerShell Prank #1: R2D2 By Joseph Moody – Software Packaging and Deployment MVP ...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - September 5, 2014

    1. PoC: Tatoo the background of your virtual machines by Emin Atac – PowerShell MVP 2. Completing Real Estate Transactions with OneDrive and OneNote By Corey Roth – SharePoint MVP 3. PowerShell Prank #1: R2D2 By Joseph Moody – Software Packaging and Deployment MVP ...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - August 29, 2014

    1. Enabling New Columns in Remote Access Management Console By Enterprise Security MVP Jordan Krause 2. SCOM 2012 Daily Health Check Script By System Center MVP Scott Moss 3. More New Stuff in PowerShell V5: Extra PowerShell Auditing By PowerShell MVP Boe Prox 4. Content Types Workflows...
  • Blog Post: MVP Mentors Imagine Cup Team Estimeet to Big Win

    34 teams from all over the world met in Seattle for the 2014 Imagine Cup World Finals. These were the best of the best, selected from tens of thousands of students, and each of their projects were unique and impressive. When it came to innovation, one team stood above the rest. "We're feeling pretty...
  • 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: German MVPs Host SQL Saturday and Hackathon

    Nearly 300 MVPs, technology enthusiasts and SQL fans joined forces in Germany to participate in a hackathon and SQL Saturday event featuring MVP presenters. The two-day event was organized by SQL Server MVPs Constantin Klein , Tillmann Eitelberg and Oliver Engels . We had the chance to catch up with...
  • 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: Friday Five - July 18, 2014

    1. Getting Started with xUnit for Xamarin By Windows Platform Development MVP Oron Novotny 2. Windows boot time, explored in Powershell By PowerShell MVP Carlo Mancini 3. Day 25: Personalizing Notifications By ASP.NET MVP James Chambers 4. Visual Studio/TFS 2013 Update 3–Release...
  • 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: Friday Five - July 11, 2014

    1. Understanding the Windows Server Failover Cluster Quorum in Windows Server 2012 R2 By Cluster MVP Dave Bermingham 2. DirectAccess IP-HTTPS Null Encryption and SSTP VPN By Enterprise Security MVP Richard Hicks 3. Composing API Responses for Maximum Reuse with ASP.NET Web API By Microsoft...
  • 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: Friday Five - July 4, 2014

    1. Using Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Intelligence Deployment Utility to Deploy Custom SSRS Reports By Dynamics GP MVP Mariano Gomez 2. Creating a Checklist Graphic in PowerPoint By PowerPoint MVP Ellen Finkelstein 3. Introducing Entity Framework Seeder By ASP.NET/IIS MVP Dave Paquette...
  • Blog Post: New and Renewed MVPs Announced Today!

    Today, 1,062 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Student Partner Shares His MVP Mentoring Experience

    The following article was written by Microsoft Student Partner Avirup Basu The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is Microsoft's way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - June 6, 2014

    1. New Branding and Publishing Content on Office 365 Demo Sites By SharePoint MVP Corey Roth 2. Hotfix Available to Disable NRPT on Windows 8.x DirectAccess Clients By Hyper - V MVP Richard Hicks 3. Day 1: The MVC 5 Starter Project By ASP.NET MVP James Chambers 4. Aligning Custom Formatting...
  • Blog Post: TechDays - San Francisco

    Learn IT today, use IT tomorrow June 5-6 With more than 200 events under their belt and covering topics such as Windows Server, Exchange Server, IIS, Small Business Server (SBS), Automating Windows workstation deployments, Server/Network Security, Active Directory Troubleshooting, Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: Techorama 2014

    Editor's note: The following post was written by Community Program Manager William Jansen Three men and a vision. A vision of a new type of conference. The result: Techorama. Techorama is the brain-child of MVPs Gill Cleeren , Pieter Gheysens and Kevin DeRudder . These three community-driven...
  • 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: Aligning Skills with Real World Business Benefits

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Steve Smith This article deals with the subject of ‘ Aligning skills with real world business benefits’ and why continued investment in technology skillsets is even more important today than it ever was. We will be looking...
  • Blog Post: 2014 MVP Excel Summit - The Netherlands

    Editor's note: The following post was written by Business Program Manager William Jansen Microsoft Excel. Just a spreadsheet application? Simple graphing tools? Pivot tables or a series of grids or cells? I think not, and I believe the Microsoft Excel MVPs would agree! Power Queries, PowerView and...
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