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  • Blog Post: Friday Five - July 18, 2014

    1. Getting Started with xUnit for Xamarin By Windows Platform Development MVP Oron Novotny 2. Windows boot time, explored in Powershell By PowerShell MVP Carlo Mancini 3. Day 25: Personalizing Notifications By ASP.NET MVP James Chambers 4. Visual Studio/TFS 2013 Update 3–Release...
  • Blog Post: Automating Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 Backlog

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Mohamed Radwan Automating Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 Backlog In this blog post I will show a PowerShell script that automates a comprehensive customization for TFS 2013 Backlog. The script perform...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - March 14, 2014

    1. CloudSix API: add cloud storage support to your app in a nutshell By Windows Phone Development MVP Rudy Huyn 2. What’s on the 2014 Roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics CRM? By Dynamics CRM MVP Jukka Niiranen 3. Useful JavaScript to know when working with SharePoint Display Templates (#SPC3000...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - January 17, 2014

    1. Troubleshooting Name Resolution Issues on DirectAccess Clients By Enterprise Security MVP Richard Hicks 2. Creating a multi-site cluster in Windows Azure for Disaster Recovery By Cluster MVP David Bermingham 3. Append Multiple Tables in Power Query By SharePoint MVP John White 4...
  • Blog Post: Git for TFS 2013

    Editor's note: The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Esteban Garcia One of the great new features of TFS 2013 is the addition of Git as a source code repository. Git is a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) that has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. Git allows...
  • Blog Post: EventSource Improvements Include Better Diagnostics for Diagnostics

    Editor's note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. The following post was written by Visual Basic MVP Kathleen Dollard Many of the improvements in .NET 4.5.1 are tactical – they improve how you do what you’re...
  • Blog Post: Viewing Your Code Through Visual Studio’s CodeLens

    E ditor's note: The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Richard Banks Viewing your code through Visual Studio’s CodeLens We’ve seen it all when it comes to code, right? Good code, bad code, code with tests, code without tests, clean code, spaghetti code and code that...
  • 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: Getting started with Coded UI Testing for your Windows 8.1 Store Apps

    Editor’s Note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Visual Studio ALM MVP Mike Douglas which is the 30th in the series. I recently created and published my first Windows 8 Store...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Explore Visual Studio 2013

    11/13/2013 TypeScript Support in Visual Studio 2013 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...
  • 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 20, 2013

    1. Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Internet Explorer 10 By Dynamics CRM MVP Chris Cognetta – 2. Cloud-based Load Testing with TFS Service By Visual Studio ALM MVP Esteban Garcia - @EstebanFGarcia 3. Creating path-based site collections in conjunction with your host-named site...
  • 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: MVP Featured App: TFS Agile Poker

    Visual Studio ALM MVP Mike Douglas has released a new app, TFS Agile Poker , to the Windows 8 Store.  TFS Agile Poker is a free cross platform tool for distributed and co-located teams to point your Team Foundation Server backlog. TFS Agile Poker can be used with Team Foundation Service or your...
  • Blog Post: MVP Featured App: Kids Eat 4 Less

    Visual Studio ALM MVP Jeff Bramwell has released an app titled Kids Eat 4 Less!   Kids Eat 4 Less! shows you restaurants within a selected range (in miles) from your current location that offer free or discounted kids’ meals, relying on crowdsourcing to continuously add new restaurant deals. ...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-August 2, 2013

    1. TFS 2013 Preview: Part 3 of X - Installing TFS 2013 Preview By Visual Studio ALM MVP Mickey Gousset – @mickey_gousset 2. Creating a Database Project From a Database By Visual Basic MVP Deborah Kurata– @DeborahKurata 3. Extending TFS Work Items Using a web page and the WebpageControl By Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: MVP Featured App: Branch Info Team Explorer (BITE) Extension

    If you use the new Visual Studio Extensions for Git, you’ll know exactly which branch you’re working on. However, if you use Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) you can’t easily see which branch your open solution is on. But with this small Team Explorer Extension on the VS Gallery by Visual Studio...
  • 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: MVP Featured App: Notepad Classic

    Visual Studio ALM MVP Robert MacLean has released an app for Windows 8 titled Notepad Classic . Robert was inspired to create the app primarily as a learning experience: “This app taught me a lot about how to build Windows Store apps, which enabled me to offer technology advice to various communities...
  • 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 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–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: 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: Friday Five - May 3, 2013

    1. TFS Live app for Windows Phone By Visual Studio ALM MVP Jeff Bramwell - @jbramwell 2. Setting up Enterprise Resource for Managing your Test VM Environment By Project MVP Michael Wharton - 3. Pasting a Formulas Static Value in Cell Below By Excel MVP Tom Urtis - @TomUrtis 4. Understanding Hyper-V Error...
  • 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...
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