MVPs and Developers Descend on BUILD 2012

MVPs and developers alike are congregating on the Microsoft Campus this week for BUILD 2012.  The conference, which runs through Friday, will focus on the newly released Windows 8 through developers sessions that target supportive technologies, software and services such as SkyDrive, Office 2013 and Kinect.  An estimated 49 MVPs are attending the conference in…


MVP Monday: WindowsServer 2012 Human Friendly Core

  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 Server 2012.  Today’s article is from Directory Services MVP Michal Gajda which is the 19th in the series. Windows Server 2012 human friendly Core:…


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 work with MVPs. The Microsoft…


MVPs Play Critical Role in Visual Studio 2012 Launch

MVPs demonstrated their expertise and commitment to the developer community throughout the recent launch of Visual Studio 2012—including providing a range of valuable tips and tricks on this blog. Tweets, blog posts, forum discussions and community engagements are just a small portion of the contributions made by MVPs prior to and during the release. And…


Recap: MVPs Contribute Visual Studio 2012 Content for Launch

Automated Build-Deploy-Test using TFS 2012 Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio ALM MVP Anuj Chaudhary The automated build, deploy and test mechanism in TFS 2012 provides the ability to perform automated build, deploy and test on demand. A daily build could be scheduled which builds the latest code, deploys it to…


MVPs Turned Out for a Big Joint Event in CEE

Editor’s note: The following post was written by MVP Lead Alessandro Teglia Recently more than 85 MVPs from 18 countries came together for the second annual Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) & Italy MVP Open Days.  It was hosted in the beautiful venue of Osijek, right in the middle of the region (close to Hungary,…


MVP Monday – Windows Server 2012’s Data Deduplication Feature

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 Server 2012.  Today’s article is from Directory Services MVP Paul Clement which is the 18th in the series. Windows Server 2012’s Data Deduplication feature Paul…


Microsoft MVP Community Education at Microsoft Stores – Sweepstakes Rules

MICROSOFT MVP MICROSOFT STORE EVENT ATTENDEE  SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES     NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.    PLEASE NOTE:  It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions.  If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving…


Microsoft Community Video Tips – Holiday 2012 Sweepstakes Rules

MICROSOFT COMMUNITY VIDEO TIPS SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES     NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.    PLEASE NOTE:  It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions.  If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes.  Microsoft…


Friday Five – October 19, 2012

1. Learn Windows Store App Development in 31 Days By ASP.NET/IIS MVP Karthikeyan Anbarasan – @f5Debug 2. DBIMPEXP.exe functionality integrated into Lync 2013 Preview Management Shell By Exchange Server MVP Elan Shudnow – @ElanShudnow 3. Lync Edge Stun Turn By Lync MVP Jeff Schertz – @jdscher 4. Choosing Hardware Or Software Functionality In Virtualisation By…