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  • Blog Post: Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields

    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 Dynamics CRM MVP Leon Tribe which is the 47 th in the series. Dynamics CRM 2015 Calculated Fields CRM 2015 is now out and available...
  • Blog Post: On the Road with my Surface Pro 3

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP Barb Bowman I think I’ve been on a quest for a perfect travel laptop that does it all for me since I first owned a luggable Tandy FD 1400 dual floppy disk 12 pound “portable”. Prior...
  • Blog Post: First Ever U.S. Open Day Event - March 2015

    We're pleased to announce the MVP Award Program will host a first ever “ US MVP Open Day” at the Microsoft Office in Malvern, Pennsylvania . The event will be a great opportunity for MVPs to connect and engage with fellow MVPs and with local Microsoft stakeholders. General Information...
  • Blog Post: Open Sourcing and ASP.NET with "The Scotts"

    We sat down with Scott Hunter and Scott Hanselman from the Web Platform and Tools division to catch up on what's new in open sourcing and ASP.NET
  • 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: MVP Team Welcomes You to the MVP Summit

  • Blog Post: Welcome to the 2014 MVP Summit

  • Blog Post: MVP Showcase at the MVP Summit

    What has quickly become a favorite among attendees at the MVP Global Summit is gearing up for its third installment. The MVP Showcase, happening this Sunday from 16:00-19:00 at the Hyatt in Bellevue, gives MVPs the opportunity to share their current projects, network and discuss new technological trends...
  • 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: Mark Russinovich - Chief Technology Officer - Microsoft Azure

  • Blog Post: Remember Your NDA

    Editor's note: The following post was written by MVP Award Program Manager Kerry Herger It’s almost November and we’re now just days away from the start of the 2014 MVP Global Summit! In a very short time over 1600 MVPs from around the globe will gather on the Microsoft campus to participate...
  • Blog Post: New at Summit - Accessibility Side Sessions

    Want to dive deep into how Microsoft is innovating in design empathy and accessibility? Perhaps you want to learn how we are transforming the accessibility experience in Office. At the 2014 MVP Global Summit, accessibility will make its first appearance with session presenter and Microsoft Accessibility...
  • Blog Post: Visualizing Your SharePoint Farm with PowerShell

    The following post was written PowerShell MVP Nik Charlebois Introduction How often have you wished that you could easily press a button and get an exact picture of all the servers in your SharePoint farm? I know this came up a few time in my career as a SharePoint administrator. Today is the day...
  • 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: Congratulations to All the New and Renewed MVPs

    Today, 1,031 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: 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...
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