Blogging Dynamics

MVP Bill Ryan put together an extensive post for the Dynamics.CRM team blog on "Creating a customized Plug-in Template for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0". Bill writes, “In its basic form, CRM 4.0 Plugin development is straightforward, however it has many monotonous elements. Bill’s walkthrough on writing Plugins, illustrates many of the repetitive tasks that plugin…


Coding – Just 4 Fun?

How would you like to build an Xbox game, use your Nintendo Wiimote to create an electronic whiteboard, or build your own peer-to-peer application? Coding4Fun helps you tackle some cool software and hardware projects using a range of free Microsoft software. Now you can code for fun with C#, VB, Lua, ASP.NET, WPF, XNA Game…


ADO.Net Entity Framework Book Released

Last October, Spanish MVPs Unai Zorrilla and Octavio Hernandez published the book "ADO.NET Entity Framework: Data-centered application and services”, arguably the first book published worldwide on this recent Microsoft data access technology. The book, published by Krasis Press, has enjoyed a warm reception by Spanish and Latin American .NET development communities. The book is published…


MVPs Jump Start The World!

Two Australian MVPs were recently engaged to deliver Live Services Jump Start training around the world! MVP Dr Neil Roodyn (Live Platform MVP) and MVP James McCutcheon (Mobile Devices MVP) delivered Windows Live Jump Start training to audiences around the world. Jump Start sessions took place in Berlin, Warsaw, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Sydney and Singapore….


The New Zune Pass: Your Questions Answered

Zune MVP Harvey Chute has published a great FAQ guide on the new Zune Pass subscription model. The new Zune Pass not only gives you subscription access to tracks from Zune Marketplace. But you also receive ten tracks per month! Take a look at the FAQ for further information. Inspired by Harvey’s FAQ guide, Zune…


Gadget Mania!

ASP.Net Developer MVP Alessandro Ghizzardi has produced a new book on how to write Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets. With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has enabled developers to write code for small desktop applications, known as “sidebar gadgets.” These gadgets allow users to add engaging and enriching content on their desktops. Gadgets are based…


Windows Server 2008 Delivers for Brazil

Brazilian MVP Aurelio “Baboo” Minerbo, has recently migrated a forum application written in PHP to Windows Server 2008 + IIS7 with excellent results. The site experienced stability problems when 9,000 users were concurrently connected. However, since the migration the site can now handle more than 22,000 users! Aurelio, noted that the company has increased flexibility,…


Canadian MVPs lead at DevTeach

DevTeach is an independent, international developer’s conference that was founded by Canadian SQL MVP Jean-René Roy. The conference is put together for developers by developers and is an annual event. The conference offers the advantages of an international conference and the elements of a community event. At the recent Montreal conference held on December 2…


Très Bon. It’s a Silverlight Tour!

MVPs Laurent Duveau and Shawn Wildermuth have partnered together to deliver a series of Silverlight Tour Workshops. The workshop is a three-day course on Silverlight 2 and divides content into three distinct areas: Design, Development and the Server-Side. The tour is structured with a mixture of lessons, demonstrations and hands-on labs. Attendees will leave the…


MVP Mark Minasi Shares His Enthusiasm For Windows 7!

  MVP Mark Minasi is an enthusiastic speaker on Windows, client and server operating systems. In his recent interview with Adam from TechNet Edge, you hear Mark’s enthusiasm for the forthcoming release of Windows 7! Mark recently presented 7 sessions at the recent TechEd 2008 in Europe. Take a look at his TechEd talk on…