Around The World With MVPs: Hong Kong

The Microsoft community in Hong Kong was busy last week, with two back-to-back events! The Hong Kong Web Developers meetup and Tech Forum took place on December 14th and 15th respectively, and combined hosted just about 100 attendees. Both events focused in on one, common theme: big data. The HKWD meetup took place last Wednesday evening…


Get your analytics to the next level with Azure Cognitive Services

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Servers & Services MVP Stéphane Eyskens, as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editors, Windows Development MVP Toni Pohl and Office Servers and Services MVP Martina Grom.  Azure Cognitive Services is a set of APIs, which offer lots of different possibilities in regards to Natural Language…


Coming right up. It’s our Friday Five!

Become a master cropper–PowerPoint cropping secrets Ellen Finkelstein is one of only 14 PowerPoint MVPs in the United States. Her well-known website www.ellenfinkelstein.com offers many PowerPoint tips, and also features a PowerPoint Tips Newsletter. She specializes in training speakers and presenters in how to convert Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint; how to communicate…


Q&A With MVPs: How to host a conference

Launching a conference can seem like a pretty daunting task. There’s presenters to invite, participants to engage, and tons of social events to plan. But as two MVPs show us, organizing one is also pretty rewarding – especially when it centers around all the technology you love. Azure MVPs Alan Smith and Magnus Mårtensson host…


Unleash the power of SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL database temporal tables

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Data Platform MVP Johan Åhlén as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editor, Data Platform MVP Peter Larsson. Maybe you have heard about temporal tables in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL database, but I bet you haven’t seen the full power of them…


Friday Five: Shout out to our female MVPs!

It takes a village: Change management with Office 365 Susan Hanley is an Office Servers and Services MVP specializing in the “people side” of SharePoint and collaboration solutions. Her areas of expertise include strategy, knowledge management, information architecture, user adoption, governance and business value metrics. She is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books: Essential SharePoint 2007,…


Real Time Temperature WebApp with Raspberry, Azure IoT Hub and SignalR

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office Server and Services MVP Luis Valencia. The IoT is exploding  – and everybody is talking about it; Twitter feeds are buzzing, and blog posts are flooded with information. However, for many of us mere mortals, it looks like rocket science. In this post, I will try to…


Happy December! We’re back with the Friday Five.

Delve For SharePoint Office 365 Manpreet Singh is a SharePoint Consultant based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s a Microsoft MVP for Office 365 Servers, and well as a C# Corner MVP. He’s worked on 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365 versions of SharePoint. Manpreet is experienced in all aspects of SharePoint activities – such as migration,…


Use Visual Studio Team Services As A Continuous Integration Platform for GitHub

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP Davide Benvegnù as part of our Technical Tuesday series with support from his technical editor, Windows Development MVP Marco Minerva.  GitHub is the de-facto standard platform for hosting Open Source projects. It has a lot of nice features, but it doesn’t have an…


Friday Five: Check Out What These MVPs Are Writing

TechNet Wiki Ninjas at MVP Global Summit Ken Cenerelli is a programmer, writer, software developer, and Microsoft MVP specializing in the Microsoft .NET Framework. He is active on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) where he contributes to several blogs, as well as on Microsoft TechNet as a technical wiki contributor. He is co-organizer of his…