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  • 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: 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: 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 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting WCF Services during Runtime with WMI

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by ASP.Net/IIS MVP Ido Flatow Troubleshooting WCF Services during Runtime with WMI One of the coolest features of WCF when it comes to troubleshooting is the WCF message logging and tracing feature. With message logging you can write all the messages...
  • Blog Post: Identity in Your Own Apps with Windows Azure Active Directory - Part 3

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office 365 MVP Martina Grom and Client Development MVP Toni Pohl . This is the third of a 4 part series . Read part 1 and part 2 . Identity in Your Own Apps with Windows Azure Active Directory Part 3: See behind the scenes with GraphExplorer...
  • Blog Post: Identity in Your Own Apps with Windows Azure Active Directory - Part 2

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office 365 MVP Martina Grom and Client Development MVP Toni Pohl . This is the second of a 4 part series . Read part 1 here . Identity in your own apps with Windows Azure Active Directory Part 2: Whats happening in WAAD In part 1 (link)...
  • Blog Post: Calendar Federation with an Exchange Hybrid

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant and Exchange Server MVP Michael Van Horenbeeck In this blog post Exchange Server MVP Michael Van Horenbeeck and Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant will attempt to bridge the divide between the on-premises world and the cloud...
  • Blog Post: Identity in your own apps with Windows Azure Active Directory

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office 365 MVP Martina Grom and Client Development MVP Toni Pohl . This is the first of a 4 part series Part 1: Use authentication from the cloud No user likes it – but everybody needs it: Security. Some things never change, not even...
  • Blog Post: Using ObjectDataSource with ASP.NET ListView for Entity Framework 6

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Using ObjectDataSource with ASP.NET ListView for Entity Framework 6 This article consists of three subsection: Create an ADO.NET Entity Data Model Add a model class for Object Data Source binding Add...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 MVP Monday Posts of 2013

    1. Virtual Directories: Exchange 2013 By Exchange Server MVP Manu Philip A virtual directory is used by Internet Information Services (IIS) to allow access to a web applications in Exchange 2013 Autodiscover Service, ECP, EWS, ActiveSync, OWA, OAB, Powershell are the available virtual directories...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to C++ 11 in Visual Studio 2013

    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 Visual C++ MVP Alon Fliess which is the 34th in the series. Introduction to C++ 11 in Visual...
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