Developer MVPs of the Year

Microsoft’s Developer Division has created what has become a tradition over the last several years: recognizing exceptional contributors in the already exceptional MVP community. Technical Fellows Anders Hejlsberg and Brian Harry were hosts to this year’s event that celebrated 29 community leaders during the Developer MVP Recognition Dinner.     “It was an honour to…


Using SharePoint PropertyBag in the Context of Search

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Nicki Borell The Property Bag is a “store” within SharePoint which can be used to places information’s and metadata. Property Bag is a hierarchical structure starting at farm level and goes down up to list level.  Microsoft itself uses the Property Bag to store configuration settings…


Windows Azure Service Bus Connection Quotas

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Microsoft Integration MVP Damir Dobric In the era of devices and service Windows Azure Service Bus will play definitely a more important role. However the huge number of devices which can connect to the bus in a practical and hypothetical scenario might be an issue. Observing the huge…


Just Days Away From the November 2013 MVP Global Summit

By Mike Hickman, Director of Global Community Engagement at Microsoft   We’re poised to welcome well over a thousand technical community leaders to Microsoft corporate headquarters in Redmond for the MVP Global Summit, one of the largest and most important community events in the world. This is a special Summit—the second one this year—which we…


MVP Global Summit Tips – Rodney Buike

Editor’s note:  The following post was written by System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management Rodney Buike  MVP Summit is almost here!  It seems like only 6 months since the last Summit 🙂  Having attended, hosted and presented at more conferences than I care to remember there is a common set of tips that relate to all these…


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. The current version is 0.9.1.1. There have been…


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…


MVP Global Summit Tips – Magnus Mårtensson

Attending the Microsoft MVP Summit! By Magnus Mårtensson, @noopman, Windows Azure MVP Is it your first time as a Most Valuable Professional to attend the Microsoft MVP Summit? I am so jealous because you’re in for such a treat! I wish it was my first time again. #nostalgia The best quote I’ve heard from spending…


MVP Global Summit Tips – Magnus Mårtensson

Attending the Microsoft MVP Summit! By Magnus Mårtensson, @noopman, Windows Azure MVP Is it your first time as a Most Valuable Professional to attend the Microsoft MVP Summit? I am so jealous because you’re in for such a treat! I wish it was my first time again. #nostalgia The best quote I’ve heard from spending…


One ASP.NET – Welcome to the Web Development Buffet!

Editor’s note:  The following post was written by ASP.NET MVP Jeffrey T. Fritz  Since the release of the ASP.NET MVC framework in 2009, web programming with .NET became something of a guessing game. A choice would need to be made at the beginning of any project – should the project be built with web forms or MVC?…