French MVP Develops eFriends Social Network!

Congratulations to French MVP Michel Martin, who recently developed a new Social Network called the eFriends Network! The eFriends Network allows its users to create groups, which can be used to share web links, podcasts, music and other media with other efriend members. The site is available in both French and in English and is…

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How “Being Lazy” is a Good Thing: Daniel Nerenberg

Kicking off our series of features of MVPs at Tech Ed North America, I had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel Nerenberg, App-V MVP from Montreal, Canada. Among the many things he’ll be doing at Tech Ed, he’ll be one of the resident experts at the Springboard booth in the TLC. As one of the principle…

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Canadian MVP Rocks Silverlight in Montreal!

MVP Laurent Duveau recently delivered a Silverlight talk at the Montreal .NET Community. During his presentation he built a Silverlight application from scratch using Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend technologies!  Laurent also demoed: Entity Framework over a SQL Server database LINQ WCF service + asynchronous call on the Silverlight 2 client + best practice  …

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MVPs Shine Silverlight Together at MVP Global Summit!

MVP Thierry Bouquain is the creator of the Silverlight Extensions project on CodePlex. During the recent 2009 MVP Global Summit, Thierry met fellow Client Application development MVP Page Brooks. Thierry discovered that Page had a developed a similar project to his, called Silverlight Contrib also on CodePlex. Both Thierry and Page decided to combine their…

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The TechNet Security Tour On!

Microsoft Spain continues to offer a wide choice of events that focus on corporate security. The topics cover different aspects of IT security such as server and mobile security, data center security, data recovery and hardware productivity among others. The tour will go to 4 different cities and will offer events until May 2009. A…

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Grab Your Free Ebooks from Microsoft Press!

2009 is the 25th anniversary of Microsoft Press! To celebrate, Microsoft Press are offering free e-books to readers. April’s e-books are now available (links below) and the first e-book features Canadian MVP Charlie Russel. Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford (27 chapters, 3 appendices, 712 pages) Microsoft Visual…

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MVP Delivers World’s First Silverlight Ribbon Control!

Visual C# MVP Tim Dawson has developed SandRibbon, the world’s first full-featured implementation of Office 2007’s “ribbon” user interface for Silverlight web applications. SandRibbon fully supports all levels of automatic resizing with buttons, galleries, groups and other layout panels which dynamically rearrange to best suit available screen space. The application fully supports high DPI on…

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German MVP Releases Free Book Chapters

German Mobile Application Development MVP, Peter Nowak provides free chapters of his unpublished book regarding programming with the .NET Compact Framework 2.0. Click on the links below to download individual chapters of the book. Please note the chapters are published in the German language. Pen input (WISP Lite) Kiosk mode Today Screen Obfuscation RAPI with…

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‘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…

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