'Gamers for Giving' Event earns funds for Children's Hospital

MVP Zach Wigal of Gamers Outreach Foundation recently hosted the second annual ‘Gamers for Giving’ event at Eastern Michigan University where over 1000 participants helped raise $18,000 to benefit University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital. In 2008, over 600 attendees raised $15,000 for the Autism Society of Washtenaw County.  This year, over 1,000 people attended…


Irish MVP Publish Hyper-V Whitepaper

Irish MVP Aidan Finn recently published a Hyper-V whitepaper on his blog. The ‘Introduction to Hyper-V’ whitepaper provides the reader with an introduction to Hyper-V and hypervisor virtualisation.  Since he uploaded the document, Aidan’s site has received over 9,000 hits per week! He will follow up the initial document with a forthcoming guide entitled "Installing…


Indonesian MVP in Step with Windows Seven

Indonesian Windows Desktop MVP Tutang MM recently produced an e-book entitled “Step-By-Step Windows 7” This free ebook briefly explains Windows 7 starting from the installation process, introduction of new features, Windows 7 network, security, and others notable features of the forthcoming operating system. Download a copy of the ebook here. Note! The ebook is published…


Roll Up Your Sleeves – It’s Time for Windows Embedded!

Windows Embedded MVP Thierry Joubert, recently presented as “Embedded Expert” and MSDN Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) Trainer at a conference organized at the Technifutur Center in Liege, Belgium. This was the 3rd year of the conference and Thierry presented talks on Windows Embedded Technologies. Click here to download Thierry’s presentation from the conference and learn more…


Excel MVP Highlights External Data

Congratulations to Excel MVP Nick Hodge, for getting his first article published on the Excel help section of the Office Online website! Nick’s article entitled, “Excel 2007 – Getting External Data”, was inspired by the number of people seeking help with external data on his web site. In his article, learn about the easy ways…


Visio MVP Inspired to keep in “Shape”!

UK Visio MVP David Parker recently published a great article on his blog entitled, “Copying Data from one Shape to Another”. The article was inspired from a recent Visio newsgroup question, which asked for example code to demonstrate how Visio shape data can be copied from one shape to another via a connector.    David…


Belgian MVP “Springboards” Desktop Management!

Recently MVP Kurt Roggen hosted the Microsoft Roadshow “Advancing Desktop Management” branded under the Microsoft TechNet Springboard Series in Belgium. During the roadshow he explained and demonstrated today’s existing tools, technologies and solutions the audience.  The roadshow also covered a number of desktop management features including image management, configuration management, plus support and application compatibility….


Canadian MVP Simplifies Virtual Solutions

MVP Mitch Tulloch, along with the Microsoft Virtualization team has just published a free ebook entitled, “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions: From the Desktop to the Datacenter.” The ebook from Microsoft Press covers Microsoft’s range of virtualization technologies including Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, Microsoft…


MVPs Play Critical Role at Tech Ed North America

Tech Ed North America will draw more than 8,000 IT professionals and developers, hundreds of MS partners and sponsors, and Microsoft staff from both the business and product groups. This is an important event for MVPs to demonstrate their subject matter expertise, share their knowledge, and develop ongoing relationships with community leaders, community members, Microsoft…


MVP Blogger Featured in Blog Blazers Book

Boston based ASP.NET MVP Rob Walling, was recently featured in the book Blog Blazers: 40 Top Bloggers Share Their Secrets. His blog, Software by Rob, covers software development, entrepreneurship and .NET-related topics. Rob and his blog are featured in chapter 34 of the book, along with an in-depth interview on his experience as a blogger,…