Friday Five: Diversity, Roles & Responsibilities In Tech, And More

Without Capes: The Superheroes I Look Up To Becky Benishek is a second-year Microsoft Office Servers & Services MVP in the United States. At the Crisis Prevention Institute, she drives engagement on two Yammer External Networks that provide professional learning opportunities to customers. She’s also a children’s book author, builds Lego structures, and has a…


How To Build A Chatbot FAQ With The Azure Bot Service

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Joe Mayo as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Mia Chang of the Technical Committee served as the Technical Reviewer of this piece.  On December 13th 2017, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Azure Bot Service. In a nutshell, the Azure…


How Minecraft Improves Social and Emotional Learning, And More On The Friday Five

Mocking a REST API With Model First Development Oscar Garcia is a Principal Software Architect who resides in Sunny South Florida. He is a Microsoft MVP and certified solutions developer with many years of experience building solutions using .Net framework and multiple open source frameworks. Currently, he specializes in building solutions using technologies like SharePoint, ASP.NET, NodeJS,…


Learn How To Unit Test Your Database Changes With The DevOps Lab Show

Haven’t checked out The DevOps Lab yet? Well, now is your chance! Launched in December 2017, The DevOps Lab is a new Channel 9 show that focuses on – you guessed it – everything DevOps at Microsoft. Hosted by Cloud DevOps Advocate Damian Brady, the show goes beyond the buzzword to solve real DevOps problems…


We’re Back With Another Friday Five!

Wiki Life:TechNet Wiki Ninjas Life at MVP Summit 2018 Syed Shanu is a Microsoft MVP, a two-time C# MVP and two-time Code project MVP. Syed is also an author, blogger and speaker. He’s from Madurai, India, and works as Technical Lead in South Korea. With more than 10 Years of experience with Microsoft technologies, Syed is…


Deployment Pipelines For Versioned Azure Resource Manager Template Deployments

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Peter Groenewegen as part of our Technical Tuesday series. James Chambers of the Technical Committee served as the Technical Reviewer of this piece.  Azure Resource Manager templates offer you a declarative way of provisioning resources in the Azure cloud. Resource Manager templates define…


Learn How To View Your Real-Time Carbon Emissions With Azure, And More On The Friday Five

View Your Real-time Carbon Emissions – Yes, It’s Possible Now With Microsoft Azure! Chourouk Hjaij is an Azure MVP, blogger and speaker. She writes on her blog here, has published many code samples on MSDN and has spoken at events around the world. Being a Microsoft Certified Trainer has allowed her to become proficient in…


Beyond The Obvious With API Vision On Cognitive Services

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Azure MVP Víctor Moreno as part of our Technical Tuesday series. Mia Chang of the Technical Committee served as the Technical Reviewer of this piece.  This is the decade of Artificial Intelligence. And thanks to Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure, we all have the ability to use sophisticated tools…


Building Relationships & Providing Feedback: Top Highlights From The 2018 MVP Global Summit!

The MVP Global Summit has ended, and what an inspiring week it was! Last week Microsoft headquarters in Bellevue and Redmond buzzed with excitement, as MVPs and Regional Directors (RDs) from 82 countries converged to celebrate 25 innovative years of the MVP Award Program.  This year more than 2,100 MVPs and RDs traveled to the Summit – including 600+ first-time attendees. We saw friends from…


Celebrate MVPs By Checking Out The Friday Five!

#Microsoft365 Day 124: Capture and Share Contacts with Office 365 Tracy van der Schyff is an energetic, hyperactive adrenaline junkie who sees challenges as opportunities, and thrives on improving processes, environments and the general quality of life. Always discovering, always growing, her values are most important to her. Her broad knowledge about IT and Business give…