Real World Perspectives on the Pros and Cons of Stored Procedures

The dispute about the usage of stored procedures almost seems to be a religious one. Both sides have some strong arguments. Who better to debate the topic than four MVPs, two Microsoft product managers and another industry expert who all live and breath the issues from their own frame of references! During this panel (PAN67)…

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Secure a Speaking Slot for Tech Ed North America 2010

If you’re attending Tech Ed in Los Angeles this month, why not consider entering the Speaker Idol contest? This contest is for experienced industry speakers who have not yet spoken at Tech Ed. The winner gets an invitation to speak at the next Tech Ed, plus a full conference pass! Put together a five minute…

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Security MVP Offers Malware Protection

Consumer Security MVP Mike Burgess’s Hosts file continues to lead the fight against malware and security threats from around the world. The internet can be a harsh place to surf, but Mike’s Hosts file for Windows, can be used to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most…

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Russian MVP Snaps Up PowerGUI for Powershell!

Russian MVP Dmitry Sotnikov has developed a user interface (UI) application for Microsoft PowerShell called PowerGUI. The UI application is built on top of Windows PowerShell and Dmitry’s application brings PowerShell to users who are more comfortable working with a graphical interface than compared to a command shell. PowerGUI can be used as a great…

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Dynamics MVP Leads with Windows Azure!

Congratulations to Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Management) MVP, Julie Yack and Microsoft ASP.NET MVP David Yack who recently co-launched a virtual Microsoft Dynamics user group called XRMVirtual. The XRM (X=Anything Relationship Management) User Group is designed for the professional XRM developer community. The goals of the group are to spread awareness of Dynamics, share…

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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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