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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 /8.1 ApplicationDataContainers and VB

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Basic MVP Ockert Johannes du Preez Windows 8 /8.1 ApplicationDataContainers and VB Storing little pieces of information is pivotal to any program. The trick however is: knowing what tools are at your disposal in such cases. Many a programmer...
  • 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: Nicolas Calvi and Johanna Rowe: MVPs Together, Now Husband and Wife

    Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVPs Nicolas Calvi and Johanna Rowe met in January 2010 during a Microsoft Surface 1.0 mission, where they had to work together on a bank application for the tactile device. It was the meeting of two worlds which had to communicate: Interaction Design and Development...
  • Blog Post: MVP Featured App: Halfwit

    Client App Dev MVP Matt Hamilton has created a desktop Twitter client for Windows 8/RT titled Halfwit .   Tweets are presented as a single column, with mentions (even from people you don't follow), direct messages and search results integrated into the stream.  Halfwit's "trial"...
  • 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: Build 2013 Recap by Michael Collier

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Azure MVP Michael Collier This week I was fortunate to attend Microsoft’s BUILD event in San Francisco, CA.  BUILD is a semi-regular conference where Microsoft shares a few details on the future versions of Windows.  BUILD has essentially...
  • Blog Post: Build 2013 Recap

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Phone Development MVP Mayur Tendulkar Just few days ago Microsoft hosted an annual developer conference - BUILD 2013 in San Francisco, CA. This conference provided a lot more information and insights into what is coming up next. And indeed the...
  • Blog Post: MVP Featured App: Video Training Windows 8

    Windows Expert Consumer MVP Michel Martin has released a Windows 8 app entitled “ Video Training Windows 8 ,” a set of video tutorials on Windows 8. He was inspired to create this app in response to frequently asked questions from his students in the classroom. “My app "Video Training Windows 8"...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Super Hackathon

    MVPs from around the world gathered in Belgium to judge and participate in the Windows 8 Super Hackathon . Nearly 200 developers amassed to test their skills building Win dows 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications. A small group of MVPs were asked to participate as judges for the event. The hackathon...
  • Blog Post: MVPs Mentor Next Generation of Technology Leaders

    How do you find the next generation of passionate, community oriented, technology leaders? The Microsoft Community Rising Star began its search among 10 universities in Taiwan where over 800 students were interviewed to qualify for 10 teams to compete for the title. MVPs Demo Fan, How Lin, Aska Su...
  • Blog Post: MVP Monday - Keeping Windows 8 (UI) Clean!

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Microsoft Integration MVP Winson Woo Keeping Windows 8 (UI) Clean! Windows 8 provides a massive paradigm shift in terms of the operating system user interface and functionality. We have seen this quite clearly, especially with the marketing...
  • Blog Post: MVP Monday - Put Your Windows 8 Apps on Cloud 9

    Editor’s Note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog based on monthly themes. This month’s theme is Windows 8. Today’s article is from Windows Azure MVP David Pallman which is the 21st in the series . Put Your Windows 8...
  • Blog Post: MVP Monday - Shared Code for Windows 8 and Windows Phone8

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Silverlight MVP Jeremy Likness The end of October 2012 marked a major set of milestones for Microsoft’s mobile computing story. Consumers learned about the availability of Windows 8 just days before the details about Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 - An MVP Roundup

    Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the new Surface have all hit stores across the globe and MVPs have been busy blogging, presenting and reviewing Microsoft’s newest technologies. Take a look at all of the contributions MVPs have made in their communities around the globe! Vietnam Windows Expert...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2012– MVPs Recap

    The 2012 BUILD conference has come to an end. If you missed the event, you can watch selected featured sessions or if you attended BUILD 2012, you can evaluate the sessions you attended. C# MVP Chris Woodruff posted the following from his blog : The keynotes for BUILD were also a sign of things...
  • Blog Post: A Banner Year for Microsoft and MVPs: The View from Brazil

    Guest blogger Mike Hickman is Microsoft’s director of Global Community Engagement, including the MVP Award. I’m in Brazil right now for the launch of Windows 8, surrounded by an enthusiastic MVP community. There are so many reasons that today—and this entire year—is an exciting time for all of us who...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five: April 20, 2012.

    This week we're taking a look at some great blog posts from our MVPs on AJAX, Excel, Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 and Windows Azure. 1. Calling Web Services Using AJAX By Visual C# MVP Jonathan Wood Jonathan presents an ASP.NET WebForms application that will submit data to the server and get a...
  • Blog Post: MVP Friday Five: March 30, 2012

    We're going a little more international with our blog authors this week to give you a feel for what our worldwide MVPs are talking about. 1. Here's What's Right With Windows 8 By ASP.NET MVP Chris Love | @chrislove Provides Chris's perspective on the approach taken with Windows 8. 2. HDFS...
  • Blog Post: BUILD Day #3 in Review According to MVPs

    As the BUILD conference comes to a close, MVPs and other attendees are diving deeper into what the game changing announcements from the last couple of days really mean. We’ve captured some of the impressions from MVPs on Day 3 of BUILD so you can get these independent experts' point of view on...
  • Blog Post: BUILD Day #1 in Review According to MVPs

    BUILD: Day 1 Yesterday was the first day of Microsoft’s BUILD conference in Anaheim, California. Thousands attended in person and many more tuned in online to see the detailed preview of the next major Windows release codenamed “Windows 8.” Since nobody knows the real-world impact...
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