Top 5 MVP Monday Posts of 2013

1. Virtual Directories: Exchange 2013 By Exchange Server MVP Manu Philip A virtual directory is used by Internet Information Services (IIS) to allow access to a web applications in Exchange 2013 Autodiscover Service, ECP, EWS, ActiveSync, OWA, OAB, Powershell are the available virtual directories through EAC. You can manage a variety of virtual directory settings on Exchange…


MVP Developed Coloris App Shines in Windows Store

After attending a Windows 8 UX Design Camp in Japan, MVPs Yutaka Tsumori, Yu Mitsuba and Akira Hatsune discovered a need for customizable color options when creating Windows Store apps.  The MVP group wanted to increase the color functionality of backgrounds and buttons for developers in the Windows Store. “I felt that color was a crucial element…


Integrating SemanticZoom with Hub in Windows 8.1

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Client Development MVP Houssem Dellai  Integrating SemanticZoom with Hub in Windows 8.1 1-    Introduction Windows 8.1 has come with some cool new controls. One of them is the Hub component. The Hub makes it easier for developers to design grouped items, than it was in Windows 8.0. In…


Friday Five – December 13, 2013

1. Dynamics CRM MVP Roohi Sheikh – Mobile Client for Dynamics CRM 2013   2. Powershell MVP Carlo Mancini – How to build a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 lab – part 6   3. Visual C# MVP Thomas Levesque – Uploading data with HttpClient using a “push” model   4. ASP.NET MVP James Chambers – Working…


Introduction to C++ 11 in Visual Studio 2013

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Visual C++ MVP Alon Fliess which is the 34th in the series.   Introduction to C++ 11 in Visual Studio 2013 I just had a…


MVPs Recap the November 2013 Global Summit

What better way to find out what happens each year at the MVP Global Summit than from MVPs themselves.   The following is a list, in no particular order, of blog posts written by MVPs about the November 2013 MVP Summit.  MVP Summit Nov 2013 Recap – Windows Expert-Consumer  MVP Vasu Jain MVP Global Summit Wrap-Up –…


Visio 2013 & Visio Services – A Quick Guide

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Alan Richards Microsoft Visio has been around for a number of years and as a product it has grown as new versions have been released. However it has always had problems when sharing diagrams produced with Visio, well with the 2013 versions of Visio, SharePoint and…


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…