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  • Blog Post: MVPs Talk Visual Studio 2010 at Dev Connections 2009

      Hi, My name is PJ Forgione, and I am a US-based Developer MVP Lead working primarily with the Visual Studio Language MVPs.  During the recent DevConnections conference, I caught up with many developer MVPs, to talk about Visual Studio 2010.  I wanted to hear all about their excitement...
  • Blog Post: MVP Interviews at TechEd Europe 2009 – Video Wrapup #1

    Watch the Microsoft MVP Program’s Karen Young interview a number of MVPs at the recent TechEd Europe in Berlin! Learn all about how our MVPs, discover how they become involved in I.T and what they love most about it! Thanks to all interviewees for taking the time to visit us! MVP Country Websites/Blogs...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Review Windows 7 at TechEd Australia 2009

    Watch MVPs Erdal Ozkaya and Kyle Rosenthal discuss their favourite Windows 7 features at TechEd Australia 2009. To celebrate the launch of Windows 7, eligible TechEd delegates received a complimentary HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC pre-loaded with Windows 7! They discuss Windows 7 power options, BitLocker...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP James McCormick

    In the last of our spotlight videos, watch MVP James McCormick gamer tag, Peench. James is one of the founders of pregamelobby.com and in this video, he shares his motivations for being a community leader. Learn more about his community contributions by visiting pregamelobby.com Technorati Tags: MVP...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP James Pfaff

    Watch MVP James Pfaff discuss how he supports the Xbox community, by providing answers to gamer queries. Check out his community contributions at majornelson.com Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP James Pfaff , Xbox , PAX 2009 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP Kiki Lewis

    Watch MVP Kiki Lewis discuss why she is an Xbox community ambassador at PAX 2009. Learn more about about Kiki’s community contributions by visiting theblueskittle.com   Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Kiki Lewis , Xbox , PAX 2009
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP Chloe Brown

    Watch MVP Chloe Brown discuss her involvement with the Xbox Community. Also, discover why she was wearing a tiara and sash at PAX! Take a look at Chloe’s community contributions at popchix.com Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Chloe Brown , Xbox , PAX 2009 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 – MVP Daylon Furlough

    Watch MVP Daylon Furlough , gamer tag Deacon Blade 360 as he talks about his leadership within the Xbox community. Also, Daylon shares his insights into where gaming may take us over the next few years. Learn more about Daylon’s community contributions by visiting, unscripted360.com   Technorati...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Colin Willy

    In today’s video, watch MVP Colin Willy gamer tag The Someone, discuss how he is active within the Xbox community forums. A Halo gamer at heart, though he will try his hand at almost any game!   Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Colin Willy , Xbox , PAX 2009
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Zach Wigal

    Watch MVP Zach Wigal , gamer tag Sapyer discuss the charity foundation, Gamers Outreach Foundation . The foundation uses video games for different charity purposes and community projects. Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Zach Wigal , Xbox , PAX 2009 Share this post :
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Rob Hultkrantz

      In the second of our interviews, watch MVP Rob Hultkrantz , gamer tag Esko as he shares his passion for being involved in the Xbox community. Learn more about Rob’s community contributions by visiting 360sync.com Technorati Tags: MVP Award Program , MVP Rob Hultkrantz , Xbox , PAX 2009
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on MVP Gamers at PAX 2009 - MVP Chris Erickson

      PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. This year’s event took place during September 4 th and 6 th in Seattle, Washington. MVP Lead Michael Fosmire recently caught up with a number of Xbox MVPs that attended PAX, and this week we feature a selection of recorded...
  • Blog Post: Jumping for Joy with Jumplists!

    One of many new features within Windows 7 are jumplists. However, many people do not realise how much flexibility they offer in everyday computing. MVP Deb Shinder authored a great post on how jumplists can enhance user productivity. Read Deb’s blog post below. “Jumplists are what you get when you right...
  • Blog Post: MVP Explores Group Policy in Windows 7

    MVP Jeremy Moskowitz presents two videos showcasing a sneak peak of Group Policy in the Windows 7. In his first video, he walkthroughs the updated Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) in Windows 7, along with the updated power options and scheduled tasks snap-ins.     In the second video...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint MVP Debuts on The Water Cooler Show

    Microsoft’s Kirk Evans recently interviewed SharePoint MVP Shane Young on The Water Cooler show on Channel9 .  Shane runs SharePoint911.com , a consulting company that focuses on SharePoint.  In the interview, Shane explains what the performance issues with SharePoint are and provides a few...
  • Blog Post: Xbox MVP Shows His Passion For Gaming

    Watch Xbox MVP James McCormick as he discusses gaming, his MVP Award and his community website, http://www.pregamelobby.com on the SignOnSanDiego.com website! Sign on San Diego, features a video demonstrating the trend of gaming among adults and highlights a diverse group of adult gamers who debunk the...
  • Blog Post: Spanish MVP Presents A Fresh Outlook

    MVP Pilar Arguiñáriz Lusarreta shares her Outlook webcasts on the Spanish TechNet site. In addition Pilar has posted 17 helpful training videos on Community Clips and YouTube . Check out more Office resources on Pilar’s community website . Please note – webcasts are in Spanish Language. Technorati Tags...
  • Blog Post: Aussie MVPs Rock ReMix Australia!

        Welcome to ReMix Australia! Five Australian MVPs, delivered sessions in early June reaching out to approximately 300 delegates.  This year’s event had two streams, Technical and Designer, and the total audience of 600 was evenly split between the two tracks on the day. Other MVPs...
  • Blog Post: MVP Walkthrough Installing Windows 7 on a Netbook

      MVP Dennis Chung like many technical enthusiasts is super excited about Windows 7! He is also a keen user of netbook devices. Netbooks typically ship without optical devices and as such, Dennis has created a short seven minute video showing how to install Windows 7 from a USB drive. With the general...
  • Blog Post: Tales from the Toolshed

    Have you ever felt inundated with developer tools? Do you ever feel you're missing something that could make your life easier as a developer and a power user? Tool familiarity continues to be one of the top developer challenges. Well, help is at hand, a new series of Channel 9 seminars could help you...
  • Blog Post: Perspectives on Technology from Tech Ed North America – Scot Hillier

      SharePoint Services MVP Scot Hillier shares his experiences being an MVP, describes his Tech Ed activities and discusses what community means to him. He also shares thoughts on social media and new technologies.   Authored by Paulette Suddarth, Global Events Marketing Manager, Community and...
  • Blog Post: Perspectives on Technology from Tech Ed North America – Shawn Weisfeld and Allen White

      Visual C# MVP Shawn Weisfeld interviews SQL Server MVP Allen White to discuss Allen’s experience being an MVP, his Tech Ed activities, what community means to him and names his favorite new technologies.   Authored by Paulette Suddarth, Global Events Marketing Manager, Community and Online...
  • Blog Post: Perspectives on Technology from Tech Ed North America – Elias Mereb and David McCarter

      Windows Desktop MVP Elias Mereb interviews Visual Basic MVP David McCarter to learn about David’s experience being an MVP, his Tech Ed activities, and discuss the meaning of community and favorite technologies.   Authored by Paulette Suddarth, Global Events Marketing Manager, Community and...
  • Blog Post: Perspectives on Technology from Tech Ed North America – Stephen Forte and Dan Griffin

      Visual Basic MVP Stephen Forte interviews MVP Dan Griffin to discuss their experiences being MVPs, their Tech Ed activities, what community means to them and reviews the coolest technologies today.   Authored by Paulette Suddarth, Global Events Marketing Manager, Community and Online Support...
  • Blog Post: Perspectives on Technology from Tech Ed North America – Stephen Forte and Billy Hollis

      Visual Basic MVP Stephen Forte interviews Visual Basic MVP Billy Hollis to discuss their experiences being an MVP, their activities at Tech Ed, what community means to them and what technologies are the coolest today.   Authored by Paulette Suddarth, Global Events Marketing Manager, Community...
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