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  • 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: 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: MVPs Host Global Cloud OS Roadshows

    The MVP Cloud OS Roadshow continues to inspire IT Professionals and Developers to explore the Cloud OS vision! What started in the UK has grown to encompass more than 20 countries including Central and Eastern Europe, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and North America. Each MVP led event delivers a...
  • 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: Friday Five - March 7, 2014

    1. Git is Great, Go Learn It By ALM MVP Esteban Garcia 2. Setting the Default Logon Background with Bing Images and Group Policy By Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing MVP Joseph Moody 3. Entity Framework 6 (& SQL Server Compact) (5)–Entity Framework 6 extensions B...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - January 30, 2014

    1. How to: Query SharePoint Search with PowerShell By SharePoint MVP Corey Roth 2. Creating Reports in LightSwitch HTML Client By Silverlight MVP Michael Washington 3. Highlighting Outliers in your Data with the Tukey Method By Excel MVP Michael Alexander 4. Comparing Columns In Power...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - October 25, 2013

    1. TFS 2013 - What's New in Web Test Management By Visual Studio ALM MVP Anna Russo 2. Updating the Microsoft TFS 2012 and Project Server 2013 VM to TFS 2013 By Visual Studio ALM MVP Steve St. Jean 3. Managing DAG in Exchange Server 2013 – The Series By Exchange Server MVP Anderson...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - October 18, 2013

    1. SQL Server MVP Chris Webb – Sharing Functions In Power Query 2. Windows Phone Development MVP Joost Van Shaik – Utility classes to check if lines and/or rectangles intersect 3. Visual Studio ALM MVP Martin Hinshelwood – PowerShell TFS 2013 API #2 – Adding to a GlobalList...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - September 27, 2013

    1. Terri Donahue - ASP.NET/IIS Windows Live Writer–making blogging easy 2. Ted Krueger - SQL Server SQL Server Configuration Manager – Remote Procedure Call Failed 3. Steve Thompson - Enterprise Client Management ConfigMgr 2012 SSRS fails after upgrade to SQL 2012 ...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server: Auto Statistics Cleanup

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Ami Levin Abstract SQL Server creates statistics objects automatically to enable the Query Optimizer to make the right plan choices based on estimated costs. This is an intelligent and useful feature that takes away some of the...
  • Blog Post: Creating Power Query Functions

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Rafael Salas Creating Power Query Functions You have seen or started using Power Query for Excel by now. If not you have been missing one of the greatest tools of the new Self-Service Business Intelligence offering Power BI. Power Query...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-July 26, 2013

    1. Jerky Animations in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 By PowerPoint MVP Geetesh Bajaj – @geetesh 2. Point-in-Time Dimension Reporting in DAX By SQL Server MVP Chris Webb– @Technitrain 3. How to prevent changes to Outlook views By Outlook MVP Diane Poremsky – @outlooktips 4. 50 Ways to Leave Your XAML Windows...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-July 12, 2013

    1. A simple jQuery Qunit-based JavaScript Unit Test Project Template By ASP.NET/IIS MVP John Petersen – @johnvpetersen 2. Some Thoughts about Power BI By SQL Server MVP Chris Webb – @Technitrain 3. Configuring Jumbo Frames Using PowerShell By Virtual Machine MVP Aidan Finn – @joe_elway 4. Behavior to...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-June 28, 2013

    1. Incentives for Windows App devs By Silverlight MVP Cigdem Patlak – @crocusgirl 2.  Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Conditionally Format Five Highest or Lowest Numbers in a List By Excel MVP Tom Urtis – @TomUrtis 3. Flattening A Parent/Child Relationship in Data Explorer By SQL Server MVP Chris Webb...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-June 21, 2013

    1. DirectAccess on the Microsoft Surface Pro By Forefront MVP Richard Hicks – @richardhicks 2. The Accidental DBA (Day 15 of 30): Statistics Maintenance By SQL Server MVP Kimberly Tripp – @KimberlyLTripp 3. How to Vibrate your WP programmatically? By Silverlight MVP Kunal Chowdhurry – @kunal2383 4. Make...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five–June 14, 2013

    1. Simple Validation with MVVM for Windows Store apps By Silverlight MVP Jeremy Likness – @jeremylikness 2. Demystifying Microsoft’s Git Offering By Visual Studio ALM MVP Jeff Bramwell – @jbramwell 3. TechEd 2013: A tale of two Surfaces and a fire sale By System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-June 7, 2013

    1. Configuring Power View Connectivity to Multidimensional By SQL Server MVP Teo Lachev– @tlachev 2. Building an HTML5 Web Sockets Server with Node.js By Silverlight MVP Dan Wahlin – @DanWahlin   3. Unit Testing ASP.NET MVC: Part 4, Dependency Injection (Parts 1-3 covered Getting Started, Repositories...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five–May 31, 2013

    1. Aggregating the Result of an MDX Calculation Using Scoped Assignments By SQL Server MVP Chris Webb – @Technitrain 2. Releasing “ASP.NET Web Forms with Web API Application” Project Template By ASP.NET/IIS MVP Lohith Nagaraj – @kashyapa 3. Surface Pro as My Main Computer/Tablet By Visual Studio ALM...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - May 17, 2013

    1. Using Bit Fields in C# By Visual C# MVP Filip Ekberg - @fekberg 2. Top 5 Tips & Tricks for Surviving TechEd 2013 By Silverlight MVP Michael Crump - @mbcrump 3. Comments and Descriptions in DAX By SQL Server MVP Chris Webb - @technitrain 4. Method Overloading...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - May 10, 2013

    1. How to turn ON/OFF the Microsoft Two-Step Verification? By Silverlight MVP Kunal Chowdhury - @kunal2383 2. Windows Phone 8 navigation part 2-routing, route details, tombstoning-and testing By Windows Phone Development MVP Joost van Schaik - @LocalJoost 3. Clash of the Clouds...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - April 12, 2013

    1 . Generate a Windows Phone 8 Local Database DataContext from an Existing Database By SQL Server MVP Erik Jensen 2. Creating an Offline Web Platform Installer for Service Bus 1.0 By Visual Studio ALM MVP Ryan Crommwell 3. Fetching Windows Azure Mobile Services Data in XAML based...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - March 15, 2013

    1. Using Sencha ExtJS 4.2, Sencha Architect 2.2, Add CRUD to REST client for calling Microsoft WebAPI server By ASP.NET/IIS MVP Peter Kellner 2. Simple reverse geocoding with Windows Phone 8 and MVVMLight By Windows Phone Development MVP Joost van Schaik - @LocalJoost 3. Asynchronous Commands in Windows...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - January 18, 2013

    1. Easily make owner-drawn ComboBoxes display with images and text in C# By Visual Basic MVP Rod Stephens – @CSharpHelper 2. Table Storage 2.0 – Queries By Windows Azure MVP Tyler Doerksen - @tyler_gd 3. Provisioning the Work Management Service Application By SharePoint MVP Sean Wallbridge - @itgroove...
  • Blog Post: Top MVP Monday Posts of 2012

    MVPs have shared their expertise and skills throughout 2012 by guest blogging for our MVP Monday series. Here are the top 5 posts of 2012. Thanks MVPs for your tireless contributions to the technological community! 5. Using sys.dm_os_ring_buffers To Diagnose Memory Issues in SQL Server By SQL...
  • Blog Post: The State of Self-Service Reporting

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by SQL Server MVP Paul Turley I really enjoy this topic. One of the reasons, I suppose, it's such a hot topic is that a lot of people believe that there is a perfect ad reporting solution out there, just barely beyond the current set of capabilities...
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