Getting the Most out of the Kinect SDK

Editor’s Note: The Following MVP Monday post is by Silverlight MVP Michael Crump Introduction The official Kinect SDK by Microsoft has been released and I’ve recently had the chance to play with it. Before we get started you may be asking, “What is it?” Let’s see how Microsoft defines it: The Kinect for Windows SDK…


MVP Friday Five: October 28, 2011

We’re excited about the five posts we have to offer you for this week’s MVP Friday Five! This week, many MVPs were talking about the Windows Phone, so we have posts from MVPs in four different technical expertise with their perspectives on the topic. All five posts have great tips and information that you expect…


Coming to a South American City Near You—The Springboard

The Springboard Series Tour travels to South America next month—and the first stop includes a roundtable meet-up with local MVPs in Sao Paulo, Brazil. If you’re not familiar with the Springboard Series Tour, it’s a series of one day events that cover a lot of new Microsoft technologies with a focus on deep dive demos….


Displaying Lync Online Meeting Appointment Details using the EWS Managed API

Editor’s Note: The Following MVP Monday post is by Exchange Server MVP Glen Scales In this blog post I’ll demonstrate how you can use Exchange Web Services (EWS) via the EWS Managed API to access an Exchange Mailbox calendar and view any appointments that are Online Lync meetings and access information associated with this appointment…


MVP Friday Five: October 21, 2011

Welcome to this week’s MVP Friday Five, filled with more information, insight and instruction from MVPs! We have compiled five more stories that were published by MVPs this week covering a broad range of topics we hope you’ll enjoy.   1. Community and Consulting: Is there Time for Both? By Visual C#: Development MVP David…


MVPs Provide Great Advice During MVP Twitter Chat

We had an exciting morning as MVPs from around the world joined us for our 3rd Official MVP Twitter Chat. As we mentioned in a previous post, we held an MVP Twitter Chat this morning from 8-9 AM Pacific Time today, October 20, 2011. Over the course of one hour we had over 200 people…


MVPs Take Top Honors in Kinect for Windows Application

Congratulations to Expression Blend MVP Xiao Yuan Chuang  and ASP.NET MVP Ouch Liu, champions of the Kinect for Windows application contest held during the most recent Taiwan Tech Days–just a couple of months after Microsoft released the software development kit (SDK) beta for Kinect for Windows. The SDK delivers Kinect capabilities to developers who build…


Automated Build-Deploy-Test using TFS 2010

Editor’s Note: The Following MVP Monday post is by Visual Studio ALM MVP Anuj Chaudhary Overview More and more teams today are moving towards developing their products/services based on agile methodology. The product keeps changing frequently and if the bugs aren’t discovered in time, the cost of fixing them can be considerably high. Hence it’s…


MVP Friday Five: October 14, 2011

Welcome to another MVP Friday Five! This week, we have five more MVP blogs for you filled with the kind of great tips, guidance and insight that you have come to expect from MVPs.   1. 10 Laps Around Silverlight 5 (Part 1 of 10) By Silverlight: Architecture MVP Michael Crump | @mbcrump In this series…


MVPs: Mark Your Calendars for the MVP Twitter Chat!

MVPs, mark your calendars! It’s time again for our online MVP Twitter chat. On Thursday, October 20, from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Pacific Time) we are inviting MVPs to join us online for our third MVP twitter chat. This chat is for new and veteran MVPs alike, but many of the questions that we’ll…