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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: 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: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Outlook Client

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Dynamics CRM MVP Donna Edwards Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Outlook Client I installed the Dynamics CRM Outlook Client and it is looking good. For my installation, I chose to completely uninstall the Dynamics CRM 2011 Outlook Client ....
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012: Migrating BLOBs to FILETABLEs

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by SQL Server MVP Matija Lah and is part of our special series on SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2012: Migrating BLOBs to FILETABLEs The storage of large data used to present quite a challenge in previous versions of SQL Server, especially prior to SQL...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive Privacy Settings at a Glance

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Windows Expert - Consumer MVP Arun Kumar SkyDrive Privacy Settings at a Glance Microsoft SkyDrive is not just a cloud storage and collaboration service. You can use SkyDrive integrated with Office Web Applications to create and edit documents, presentations...
  • Blog Post: Did You Miss This Top MVP Guest Post on PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint Web App and SkyDrive?

    Editor's Note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US we'd like to pause and celebrate one of our most popular guest posts from the past quarter. The following is a re-post of guest post PowerPoint MVPs Luc Sanders and Glenna Shaw on Jan. 23, 2012. When PowerPoint was first released in 1990, the educational...
  • Blog Post: 10 Tips for Unified Messaging Design and Deployment

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Exchange MVP J. Peter Bruzzese Even after years of availability, the Unified Messaging role still holds a mystery to it. Many IT admins have shied away from it in many cases. Perhaps there are simply aspects to its design and deployment that, if explained...
  • Blog Post: Changing your MX record to FOPE in an Exchange Hybrid configuration, created from Exchange 2010 SP2

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Office 365 MVP David Greve Did you setup Exchange Hybrid with Exchange 2010 SP2 and are ready to change your MX record? If so, follow this blog to help improve your MX record change experience. If you did not use the SP2 wizard, then this blog...
  • Blog Post: Use Digital IDs (Certificates) to prove your identity in Outlook email transactions

    Digital signatures are encryption-based, secure stamp of authentication on a macro or document. This signature confirms that the macro or document originated from the signer and has not been altered. Digital IDs includes digital certificate (certificate: A digital means of proving your identity. When...
  • Blog Post: Configure Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) with the FILESTREAM provider (SharePoint 2010)

    In this article I am describing about how to install and configure Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) with the FILESTREAM provider on a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database server that supports a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 system. RBS is typically recommended in the case where the content databases are 4...
  • Blog Post: C#进化图

    C#如今已经发展到5.0版本,CLR版本为4.5,伴随Visual Studio 2011发布。我总结了一个进化图,以供大家参考。 在C# 5.0中主要增加了Async Programming 以及Caller Information两个特性,以下分别作介绍。 Async Feature 在C# 5.0新增了 async 修饰符以及 await 操作符;标记有async的方法被称为异步方法。 异步编程可以给我们带来很大的便利。比如在WinForm编程中,当我们使用HttpWebRequest请求网络资源的时候, 如果使用同步请求,那么如果请求响应时间过长,会导致我们的UI线程堵塞...
  • Blog Post: An Introduction to New Features in C# 5.0

    Introduction of New Features in C# 5.0 1. C# Evolution Matrix Microsoft just published a new version of C# : 5.0 beta with CLR version 4.5 (Visual Studio 11 beta). In order to get a big picture of the whole evolution of C# language, I summarized all the key features into a C# Evolution Matrix...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Development and Application Lifecycle Management

    SharePoint Development and Application Lifecycle Management Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by SharePoint MVP Jeremy Thake The topic of application lifecycle management (ALM) has been close to my heart since I entered the development industry more than 10 years ago. I started off...
  • Blog Post: MVPs for Office 365: Pre-Populating InfoPath 2010 Forms

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by SharePoint Server MVP Clayton Cobb . One of the most powerful features of InfoPath 2010 is the ability to dynamically populate fields in the form with already-known data without input from the user – or with minimal input. With out-of-the-box...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint Web App and SkyDrive: Perfect Partners for Interactive Online Tutorials

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by PowerPoint MVPs Luc Sanders and Glenna Shaw . When PowerPoint was first released in 1990, the educational community immediately realized the benefits of using it as a learning tool. And more than 20 years later it’s still going strong as the...
  • Blog Post: Catch Up on a Full Year of MVP Mondays

    The Below is a guest post provided by Community Program Manager and MVP Monday Series Creator Melissa Travers Just in case you missed one of our outstanding MVP Monday posts—or wanted to check out one again that you liked—we’re celebrating the whole 2011 series today. The MVP guest...
  • Blog Post: Getting the Most out of the Kinect SDK

    Editor's Note: The Following MVP Monday post is by Silverlight MVP Michael Crump Introduction The official Kinect SDK by Microsoft has been released and I’ve recently had the chance to play with it. Before we get started you may be asking, “ What is it ?” Let’s see how...
  • Blog Post: MVPs for Office 365: Lync Online Federation

    Editor's Note: The following is a guest post by Lync MVP David Lim as part of the MVP Award Program Blog's "MVPs for Office 365" series. David is a Lync MVP from Singapore and received the MVP Award earlier this year. He works as a Senior UC Consultant that focuses on Microsoft Unified Communication...
  • Blog Post: MVP Mondays: A Look Back

    Guest post by community program manager, Melissa Travers. It was almost one year ago that we started our series called “MVP Mondays”. As part of this ongoing series, we post MVP authored content on the MVP Award Program blog each Monday. Let’s take a look at how this...
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