Happy New Year Friday Five

Video: Top 5 countdown of tips for New Microsoft Dynamics 365 Administrators Gus Gonzalez is a 5-time Microsoft MVP, and leads the vision, growth, and strategic direction at Elev8 Solutions. He has 15 years of consulting experience in the IT Industry, in which he’s designed and implemented Microsoft Solutions. He has worked in the Microsoft Dynamics…


Around The World With MVPs: Frankfurt

Editor’s note: This post was written by Microsoft Community Program Coordinator Isabell Fischer, and was edited by the MVP Award Blog. The biggest DX event for German speaking developers and IT pros took place at the beginning of this month. The Microsoft Technical Summit was held close to Frankfurt at Darmstadtium, a congress center right next to…


Eight days left of 2016! We’re happy to bring you the Friday Five

Channel 9 video: Azure Virtual Machines Saad Mahmood is a 23 year-old software development engineer, with over half a decade of experience. His first IDE was Visual Studio, as he started his journey of software development with C#. Now a man known for his software delivery, Saad is skilled in Windows Development, Xamarin, .NET, JAVA, Python…


Around The World With MVPs: Hong Kong

The Microsoft community in Hong Kong was busy last week, with two back-to-back events! The Hong Kong Web Developers meetup and Tech Forum took place on December 14th and 15th respectively, and combined hosted just about 100 attendees. Both events focused in on one, common theme: big data. The HKWD meetup took place last Wednesday evening…


Get your analytics to the next level with Azure Cognitive Services

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Servers & Services MVP Stéphane Eyskens, as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editors, Windows Development MVP Toni Pohl and Office Servers and Services MVP Martina Grom.  Azure Cognitive Services is a set of APIs, which offer lots of different possibilities in regards to Natural Language…


Coming right up. It’s our Friday Five!

Become a master cropper–PowerPoint cropping secrets Ellen Finkelstein is one of only 14 PowerPoint MVPs in the United States. Her well-known website www.ellenfinkelstein.com offers many PowerPoint tips, and also features a PowerPoint Tips Newsletter. She specializes in training speakers and presenters in how to convert Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint; how to communicate…


Q&A With MVPs: How to host a conference

Launching a conference can seem like a pretty daunting task. There’s presenters to invite, participants to engage, and tons of social events to plan. But as two MVPs show us, organizing one is also pretty rewarding – especially when it centers around all the technology you love. Azure MVPs Alan Smith and Magnus Mårtensson host…


Unleash the power of SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL database temporal tables

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Data Platform MVP Johan Åhlén as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editor, Data Platform MVP Peter Larsson. Maybe you have heard about temporal tables in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL database, but I bet you haven’t seen the full power of them…


Friday Five: Shout out to our female MVPs!

It takes a village: Change management with Office 365 Susan Hanley is an Office Servers and Services MVP specializing in the “people side” of SharePoint and collaboration solutions. Her areas of expertise include strategy, knowledge management, information architecture, user adoption, governance and business value metrics. She is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books: Essential SharePoint 2007,…


Real Time Temperature WebApp with Raspberry, Azure IoT Hub and SignalR

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Server and Services MVP Luis Valencia. The IoT is exploding  – and everybody is talking about it; Twitter feeds are buzzing, and blog posts are flooded with information. However, for many of us mere mortals, it looks like rocket science. In this post, I will try to…