An Introduction to New Features in C# 5.0

  Introduction of New Features in C# 5.0   1. C# Evolution Matrix Microsoft just published a new version of C# : 5.0 beta with CLR version 4.5 (Visual Studio 11 beta). In order to get a big picture of the whole evolution of C# language, I summarized all the key features into a C#…


Thank you Nestor Portillo for Your Years of Leadership and Service to the MVP Award Program

After seven years as a valuable leader in the MVP community, Community Engagement Director Nestor Portillo is moving on to a new role at Microsoft. Nestor’s passion for and expertise in community and social media will be put to good use as he takes on a new global leadership role within Microsoft’s support organization, where…


Enhanced Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013

Editor’s note: The following post was written by PowerPoint MVP Geetesh Bajaj Most presenters just cram their slides with text – you may have seen such slides often, characterized by so much text that they look like a Word document repurposed as a slide – or even worse, it may appear as someone just copied…


Working With Multiple Calendars in Outlook 2010

  The following is a Guest Post by MVP Eric Legault Calendaring has long been one of Outlook’s greatest strengths. Millions of users organize their hectic jobs and lives using Appointment items and Meeting Requests to keep track of important events with many kinds of people and groups. However, managing all of these dates and…


PowerPoint 2010 and Excel 2010: Perfect Partners for Tracking Projects

Editor’s Note: The Following MVP Monday post is by PowerPoint MVP Glenna Shaw.   The challenge for every project manager is to keep their project on track, on time and on budget and the best way to accomplish this is to have up to date, reliable information and real time communications.  While Microsoft Project is…


MVP Award 20 Year Anniversary

The MVP Award: Push Start There have been lots of stories about when and how the MVPAward began. Here’s what we know: The inspiration for the MVP Award was born ina tropical paradise. Twenty years ago—before Facebook or Twitter, widespread LANlines or cable—there were the CompuServe forums, where technology experts coulddial in, get answers to…


MVPs for Windows Phone 7: Syncing Outlook 2010 and Window Phone

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Windows Phone MVP Trent McMurray as part of the MVP Award Program Blog’s “MVPs for Windows Phone 7” series. Trent is the owner of LAMARCOMM, LLC, a mobile solutions company that provides everything from Mobile Proximity Application solutions to a National Online Retailer for all the major wireless carriers in the United…

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New and Renewed MVPs Announced!

Today, 977 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community. While there are more than…


Using OneNote with the Surface Pro 3

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Corey Roth The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an amazing device and OneNote works quite well on it.  When it comes to using OneNote with the Surface Pro 3, you have the option of using the OneNote 2013 (the desktop application) and the Windows 8.1 Store…


Making Web Development Wonderful Again with Web Essentials

  Editor’s note:  The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Schabse Laks Visual Studio is a fantastic development environment for .Net-based Windows and web projects.   However, this view of Visual Studio overlooks one of its most useful features: the text editor.  Visual Studio includes a powerful text editor that can easily be used…