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  • Blog Post: Did You Miss This Top MVP Guest Post on 8 Tips to Sell Windows Store Apps?

    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 Visual Studio ALM MVP Ridi Ferdiana Abstract Windows 8 provides you a good opportunity to create your local...
  • Blog Post: Using sys.dm_os_ring_buffers To Diagnose Memory Issues in SQL Server

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by SQL Server MVP Grant Fritchey Because of the ways that SQL Server interacts with the Windows operating system, memory and memory management between the two can be pretty confusing. If you just look at the allocated memory within the operating system...
  • 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: GeekGive at the 2012 MVP Global Summit

    In what is becoming an MVP Global Summit tradition, community members from around the world arrived a couple of days before the official kick-off of the event to contribute their time and energy to helping those in need. Fifty-five members of the MVP community jumped on buses yesterday morning and headed...
  • Blog Post: MVP Friday Five: February 17, 2012

    MVPs are known for their expert contributions to the technology community. They provide answers to common questions, complex problems and, just as importantly, they ask questions and inspire discussion. This week’s MVP Friday Five illustrates the full spectrum of MVP contributions. Why Small...
  • Blog Post: Talking Cloud with Office 365 MVP Brett Hill

    Office 365 MVP Brett Hill From: Washington, United States Time as an MVP: 5 years Blog: Office365Answers.com Which technical communities are you most active in? Office365Answers.com Community.office365.com Office 365 and Microsoft Online Linked In Group How did you first...
  • Blog Post: Five Reasons you Should Consider DirectAccess

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by ForeFront MVP Jordan Krause . I have been working with Microsoft DirectAccess for about two years now, and I typically find myself writing or speaking about a deep-dive description of “this” or a technical write-up of “that”...
  • Blog Post: 2012 MVP Global Summit- Tour of the Neighborhood

    The 2012 MVP Global Summit is just weeks away, and we can't wait to see all of the MVPs here in the Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area! I grew up around here, so I decided to take our camera and show everyone some of my favorite places around town. I've included some great places to grab a bite to eat, places...
  • Blog Post: Talking Cloud with SharePoint Server MVP Patrick Yong

    SharePoint Server MVP Patrick Yong From: Malaysia Time as an MVP: 3 years Blog: Patrick's Bytes Which technical communities are you most active in? www.mind.com.my and www.spugmalaysia.org How did you first start in community? Started as an active forum participant in local UG...
  • Blog Post: Looking at Office 365 Security Holistically

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Windows Expert MVP Mike Halsey . When we think of using a cloud service such as Office 365 in our business, initial thoughts will usually drift towards comforting ones of Microsoft taking the strain with providing the hardware, manpower to keep...
  • Blog Post: MVP Friday Five: February 3, 2012

    Another week has passed, and we have another Friday Five to sum up some of the great contributions MVPs have made recently through articles and blog posts! This week, our MVP Friday Five is filled with even more expert knowledge that we’ve all come to expect from MVPs. 1. SSRS: Display User...
  • Blog Post: Talking Cloud with ASP.NET/IIS MVP Eduardo Zabat Lorenzo

    ASP.NET/IIS MVP Eduardo Zabat Lorenzo From: Philippines Time as an MVP: 3 years Blog: www.edulorenzo.wordpress.com Which technical communities are you most active in? MSPinoy : Microsoft Philippines Users Group How did you first start in community? Officer of .Net User...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Your Documents Safe

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Enterprise Security MVP Debra Littlejohn Shinder . We use our computers for many purposes: to browse the web, listen to music, watch videos. One of the most important is the creation, sending/receiving and/or storage of documents. Some of these documents...
  • Blog Post: MVP Friday Five: January 27, 2012

    It’s Friday again, which means it’s time for another MVP Friday Five. This week the posts featured are filled with technical content, including tips, how-to’s and step by step solutions. These articles are just a few examples of the incredible content MVPs provide to the tech community...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Provide Great Advice in 4th Official MVP Twitter Chat!

    Editor's note: Updated 1-27-2012 with link to full transcript This morning we were thrilled to host the 4 th Official MVP Twitter Chat. The @MVPchat twitter handle hosted the chat from 9-10 AM PT, and it was an hour filled with great conversation and networking between new MVPs, veteran MVPs and aspiring...
  • Blog Post: Talking Cloud with Windows Azure MVP Anton Staykov

    Windows Azure MVP Anton Staykov From: Bulgaria Time as an MVP: 10 months Blog: http://blogs.staykov.net/ Which technical communities are you most active in? MSDN Azure related forums and StackOverflow Azure tags How did you first start in...
  • 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: MVP Friday Five: January 20, 2012

    We have another great MVP Friday Five for you all this week. This week’s article cover a wide variety of expertise, and each article is filled with expert how-to’s and step by step information from MVPs. These articles are just a few examples of the incredible content MVPs provide to the...
  • Blog Post: Thank you Nestor Portillo for Your Years of Leadership and Service to the MVP Award Program

    After seven years as a valuable leader in the MVP community, Community Engagement Director Nestor Portillo is moving on to a new role at Microsoft. Nestor’s passion for and expertise in community and social media will be put to good use as he takes on a new global leadership role within Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: How to Create a LightSwitch Application that Works with SharePoint Data

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Russian SharePoint Server MVP Marat Bakirov and is available in both English and Russian . How to create a LightSwitch Application that works with SharePoint Data. In this article we will work with Microsoft SharePoint data in Microsoft Visual...
  • Blog Post: MVP Friday Five: January 13, 2012

    Thanks for tuning in to another MVP Friday Five! We have another set of great MVP authored articles that showcase the expert knowledge we come to expect from MVPs. In the articles featured this week you’ll find great tips, how-to’s and insights that MVPs are known for. 1. Nonpaged Pool...
  • Blog Post: MVP Award Program at CES 2012

    Editor's Note: The following post is by MVP Lead Kari Finn. The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) is in full swing at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Jake and I are having a blast so far! We kicked it off Monday night by watching Steve Ballmer’s last CES keynote after...
  • Blog Post: MVP Friday Five: January 6, 2012

    Welcome to the first MVP Friday Five for 2012! Each week, we highlight five MVP blogs that showcase some of the great tips, tricks and insights MVPs are known for—and that set them apart as community leaders. This week we have another great set of articles for your enjoyment. 1. SharePoint &...
  • 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: Congratulations to the First New and Re-Awarded MVP Awardees of 2012!

    Today 975 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award—and 144 are new awardees! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their...
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