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  • 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: 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: Friday Five - December 13, 2013

    1. Dynamics CRM MVP Roohi Sheikh - Mobile Client for Dynamics CRM 2013 2. Powershell MVP Carlo Mancini - How to build a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 lab - part 6 3. Visual C# MVP Thomas Levesque - Uploading data with HttpClient using a "push" model 4. ASP.NET MVP James...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript Support in Visual Studio 2013

    Editor's note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Bill Wagner I’m excited to see the expanded support for TypeScript in Visual Studio 2013. It represents several good changes relating to how Microsoft releases developer tools. First of all, TypeScxript is nearing its 1.0 release...
  • Blog Post: Code Maps in Visual Studio 2013

    Editor's note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Peter Bromberg The Visual Studio Code Map feature is designed to help developers visualize relationships in code. The need for code maps will become clear when you are writing or debugging code and need to understand code relationships...
  • Blog Post: New Features in Blend for Visual Studio 2013

    Editor's note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Alvin Ashcraft Introduction Developers have been building great user experiences with Blend since Expression Blend v1 was released in April 2007. With the release of Visual Studio 2012, Expression Blend became Blend for Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-August 23, 2013

    1. Mastering everyday XML tasks in PowerShell By PowerShell MVP Tobias Weltner – @TobiasPSP 2. Getting Started With Mobility, Part 4: Windows Phone By Windows Azure MVP David Pallmann – @davidpallmann 3. Windows Phone App Studio – My First App By Visual Studio ALM MVP Jeff Bramwell – @jbramwell 4. Awesome...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-July 5, 2013

    1. Installing the Visual Studio 2013 Preview By Visual Studio ALM MVP Mickey Gousset – @mickey_gousset 2.  [Visual C#] How to test your applications using the Fakes Framework (1/2) By Visual C# MVP Jason de Oliveira – @JasonDeOliveira 3. Simple DropDownList With Default Value Using ASP.NET MVC4...
  • 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: Tech Ed 2013 North America Recap

    Editor’s note:  The following blog post was written by Visual C# MVP David Giard Last week, I was doubly fortunate. First, because I had the opportunity to attend my second Tech Ed. Although I attend a lot of conferences, the large, commercial conferences tend to be out of my price range. But more...
  • 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 24, 2013

    1. A Converged Networks Design For Hyper-V On SMB 3.0 Storage With RDMA (SMB Direct) By Virtual Machine MVP Aidan Finn – @joe_elway 2. Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Using Data Validation to Disallow Entry of Item in a List By Excel MVP Tom Urtis – @TomUrtis 3. Create tasks for outlook.com and a second Tasks...
  • 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 - April 26, 2013

    1. Windows Azure Bootcamp is Coming Soon By Visual C# MVP David Giard 2. Notes from the Field: Exchange 2003 to the New Office 365 (Wave 15) Migrations By Office 365 MVP Sean McNeill - @S_McNeill 3. Microsoft Using Crowd Sourcing in their Windows Compatibility Center By Windows Expert Consumer MVP Richard...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - April 5, 2013

    1. Code Snippets By Visual C# MVP Bonnie DeWitt 2. Using MSFT Uncertified Play To DLNA Devices with W8 Modern UI Apps By Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP Barb Bowman - 3. SkyDrive Security By Consumer Security MVP Corrine Chorney 4. Using jQuery to POST...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - March 22, 2013

    1. What you need to know about IMAP accounts in Outlook 2013 By Outlook MVP Diane Poremsky 2. How to Set a Default Template in PowerPoint 2013 By PowerPoint MVP Echo Swinford 3. How to Share a Media File from WP8 using the ShareMediaTask By Silverlight MVP Kunal Chowdhury 4. Cool Feature in Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - February 1, 2013

    1. Web Development Goodies in Visual Studio 2012 By Visual C# MVP Adil Mughal - @adilamughal 2. [Windows 8] How to get animated Live Tiles with Windows Azure Mobile Services? By Client App Dev MVP Thomas Lebrun - @thomas_lebrun 3. Confusing : “Skydrive is not Skydrive is not Skydrive Pro…but actually...
  • 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: Friday Five–September 14, 2012

    1. Reasons for Moving from Gmail/POP to Office 365 By Virtual Machine MVP Anil Desai - @AnilDesai 2.  Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Formatting Cell Contents as Invisible By Excel MVP Tom Utris - @TomUrtis 3.  Importing Azure Marketplace Data into Excel 2013 with Web Queries By SQL MVP Chris Webb...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five for June 22, 2012

      1. jQuery and Clicking an ASP.NET Linkbutton By Visual C# MVP Michael Sellers This post is going to cover one common scenario that will impact users that might be using DotNetNuke common styles or working to create their own custom button styles. 2. Evolution of the Windows Phone By Device Application...
  • Blog Post: Once Again, the MVP Friday Five: April 13, 2012.

    We're highlighting some great posts we've seen that our MVP Awardees write over the past few weeks. This week concentrates on Windows Azure, Visual C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server! 1. Exceeding the SLA-It's About Resilience By Windows Azure MVP Brent Stineman | @brentcodemonkey Brent walks through...
  • Blog Post: MVP Friday Five: March 9, 2012

    We’ve scoured the MVP blogosphere and selected some great posts which highlight some great tips, how-to’s and insight. 1. Limiting the Accessibility- Another Way of Friend Assemblies By ASP.NET/IIS MVP BrijMishra | @brij_bhushan In this post, Brij walks us through another way of...
  • Blog Post: MVP Delivers World’s First Silverlight Ribbon Control!

    Visual C# MVP Tim Dawson has developed SandRibbon , the world's first full-featured implementation of Office 2007’s “ribbon” user interface for Silverlight web applications. SandRibbon fully supports all levels of automatic resizing with buttons, galleries, groups and other layout panels which dynamically...
  • Blog Post: TechDays - One Event. One Day. One World Developer Community

    Be a part of Microsoft history and join developers from all over the world for the first ever 24-hour day of technology learning. Participate in 95 live sessions anywhere, at anytime or on-demand at your convenience. The 24 hour event started on Tuesday, March 31 st in Redmond, Washington with more than...
  • Blog Post: 2009 MVP Global Summit Week – MVP Interviews – Part 1

      See US MVP Lead Jake Grey interview MVP John Kellar . John is a Visual C# MVP from Nashville, Tennessee. He shares with us the best things about being an MVP. John also runs the Devlink technical conference.     Watch US MVP Lead Suzanna Moran interview MVP Paul Litwin . Paul is an ASP...
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