Bing Goes Live!

Microsoft’s new web “Decision Engine” named Bing went Live on June 3rd. A number of our North American MVPs took the opportunity to test the new search technology. So far, feedback from our MVPs has been great!   MVP Laurent Duveau writes, “The first time I used Bing, it took me 1 min to be…


French MVP Develops on a Firm Foundation

French Client Application Development MVP, Thomas Lebrun, has recently released a new book on Microsoft’s Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) technology entitled, “WPF par la pratique”. He also contributes to the French Developers community called Developpez and is one of the Top Posters on the WPF and Silverlight forums! You can read his online tutorials and…


French MVP Releases New Book Dedicated to WPF and C#

French MVP Olivier Dewit is the author of a new book entitled, “WPF avec C#, WPF – Développez des applications riches sous Windows”. Published in French, the book is a complete course in programming for Rich Application Development for Windows. The book is designed for .NET developers who wish to build rich desktop applications using…


MVP Makes BizTalk Integration Easy!

MVP Saravana Kumar has recently refreshed the BizTalk Community Site, BizTalk 247! BizTalk 247 consolidates BizTalk articles, blogs and websites into a single resource. The site is categorized into a number of topic areas including, installation, administration, development, maintenance and security. Currently there are over 95 site contributors and over 790 BizTalk articles have been…


MVP Converts MS Employees to Media Center!

Media Center MVP Pete Stagman, recently demonstrated to over 100 attendees and various Microsoft employees just how easy it is to set up a Windows 7 computer running Media Center to project High Definition Television (HDTV). A number of Microsoft employees came in to see the set up and Pete walked them through the steps…


SharePoint MVP Looks at New “Features”

  SharePoint MVP Scot Hillier, has written a project for the CodePlex site called "SharePoint 2007 Features". “Features” adds new functionality to a SharePoint 2007 farm, site collection, or site. Some of the project highlights include a debugger, log viewer, print list, and toolbar manager. CodePlex is Microsoft’s open source project hosting web site, for…


SQL Server Offers Free Cheat Sheet!

SQL Server MVP Pinal Dave from Gujarat, India was a speaker at “Unconference” during the recent Microsoft TechEd India 2009. During his talk, Pinal had a unique giveaway for the attendees of his session – A SQL Server Cheat Sheet! This useful one-page sheet has been prepared in keeping with the needs of all developers….


Indonesian MVP Releases Open Source IIS Log Analyzer!

Indonesian Visual C# MVP Agus Kurniawan is the C# community leader for the Indonesia .NET Developer Community (INDC). Agus has created an exciting new open source project called “Indihiang”. The project is an Internet Information Server (IIS) Log Analyzer and is designed to help I.T. administrators, programmers and architects to analyze IIS log files graphically….


French MVPs Release New Windows Server 2008 Book

French MVPs Freddy Elmaleh and Thierry Deman have recently released a new book entitled, “Windows Server 2008: Advanced Administration". The book is designed for Windows systems administrators and engineers who wish to acquire and master knowledge of Windows Server 2008. Reader will find chapters relating to Active Directory, DFS. Hyper-V and VPNs. The new R2…


MVPs Headline at 3rd Microsoft Community Day!

Join MVPs Ilse van Criekinge and Gill Cleeren and 8 fellow MVPs for the third Microsoft Community day! Eleven Microsoft User Groups combine their efforts to organise this unique networking and knowledge sharing event. Join the members of eleven Microsoft User Groups to learn about Microsoft’s latest developments and technologies such as, Exchange 2010, Silverlight…