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  • Blog Post: MVP Perspective - Connect();

    Last week, Microsoft reinforced its commitment to cross-platform developer experiences by open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack and expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. Microsoft also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a new free edition of Visual Studio that provides...
  • Blog Post: MVP Showcase Winners!

    What started as a small, side project has grown into one of the most popular events at the MVP Global Summit. Over 65 MVPs from around the globe were selected to participate in the MVP Showcase held Sunday night. Each presentation was unique, thoughtful and inspiring. "Every one of the MVP presentations...
  • Blog Post: The MVP Global Summit: A Virtuous Cycle

    The following post was written by MVP Program Event Manager Paulette Suddarth Widely recognized as one of the most important community events in the world, next week’s MVP Global Summit will be, as it always is, a reflection of the community itself. MVPs are instrumental in every facet...
  • Blog Post: MVPs at the Midwest Management Summit - Nov 10-12

    MVPs are busy. Just how busy are they? Shortly after MVPs participate in intense technical sessions on the Microsoft Campus during the MVP Global Summit, 32 MVPs will present sessions at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) November 10-12. The three-day conference is focused on providing solutions to...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Updateable Column Store Indexes in SQL Server 2014

    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 Sergio Govoni which is the 42 nd in the series. Updateable Column Store Indexes...
  • 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...
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