Top MVP Monday Posts of 2012

MVPs have shared their expertise and skills throughout 2012 by guest blogging for our MVP Monday series.  Here are the top 5 posts of 2012.  Thanks MVPs for your tireless contributions to the technological community! 5. Using sys.dm_os_ring_buffers To Diagnose Memory Issues in SQL Server By SQL Server MVP Grant Fritchey Because of the ways…


Friday Five – December 21, 2012

1. Deploy an on-premise VM to Windows Azure with App Controller By SCCDM MVP John Joyner – @john_joyner 2. Where I can find SQL Generated by Entity framework? By Visual C# MVP Jalpesh P. Vadgama 3. SSAS: Executing MDX Scope Statements Using SSMS By SQL Server Darren Gosbell – @darrengosbell 4. ALM Support and Suggestion…


Celebrating a Tremendous Year for Technology and Community

  Guest blogger Mike Hickman is Microsoft’s Director of Global Community Engagement, including the MVP Award. This has been a momentous year for the MVP community. We are poised to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the MVP Award and, as I look back on 2012, it serves to highlight the remarkable, dynamic nature of this…


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 which Microsoft has done with the product. The focus is…


Friday Five – December 14, 2012

1. Building your first Project Server app : Part Zero–The introduction By Project MVP Alex Burton – @alexanderb 2. Exchange Server 2013: Deploying a new DAG – Pre-stating the CNO By Exchange Server MVP Anderson Patricio – @apatricio 3. Installing Windows Azure SDK on Visual Studio 2012 By Server Solutions MVP Dhananjay Kumar – @debug_mode…


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 Apps on Cloud 9…


Friday Five – December 7, 2012

1. Continuous Delivery to Windows Azure Not Only Microsoft Style with TeamCity By Windows Azure MVP Magnus Martensson – @noopman 2. Phone 8 Wallet III : WalletAgents By Visual C# MVP Olivier Matis – @GuruuMeditation 3. Windows 8 on HP Envy 15-1050nr By Visual Studio ALM MVP Marcelo Hideaki Azuma – @marceloazuma 4. Sharing Code:…


MVPs Present at Microsoft Stores

MVPs took to Microsoft stores this holiday season to share their knowledge and spread a little technology cheer.  A total of 43 MVPs volunteered their time and energy to answer questions and give presentations on new Microsoft technologies and techniques.  MVPs  spoke directly with Microsoft customers at 19 different Microsoft stores during an impressive 78…


MVP Open Days Recap

This year, more than 850 MVPs representing 17 countries gathered together in cities across the globe to participate in 10 Open Days events.   These events feature technical sessions designed to enhance the community’s understanding of new Microsoft products, existing tools and new techniques.  But MVPs don’t come to learn just from Microsoft teams; many also…


MVP Monday – Connected Apps Made Wicked Easy with Windows Azure Mobile Services

Editor’s note:  The following post was written by Microsoft Integration MVP Scott Seely This article assumes that you have: · A Windows Azure subscription. · Experience with C#/XAML (this lets me stick with one language/markup style in the article   for the phone and tablet). · Visual Studio 2012. You can get the code for this…