MVPs Bring Together Hundreds of Developers to Hack Kinect and Build Games in Sydney

By Nick Ellery, MVP LEAD, Australia This summer a handful of Australian MVPs banded together to deliver the ‘Developer!Developer!Developer! Sydney’ event in Sydney, Australia. ‘DDDSydney’, as the event soon came to be known, was a two-day developer event that not only featured sessions on some of the latest dev tools and practices around, but which…


Guy Riddle appointed as Solution Architect for eSavvy

eSavvy appointed Guy Riddle as their solution architect. The Australian reported:   He is one of just a few people globally to receive Microsoft’s Most Valued Professional award, and is also a Microsoft business solutions certified instructor and a Microsoft certified trainer. “I am delighted to be joining eSavvy and to be working with such…


Australian MVP Shares His Favourite Windows 7 Features!

In today’s post, Australian MVP Ben Walters presents his three favourite Windows 7 features, which he shares with the community below. “Recently I upgraded my work laptop to Windows 7, so far I’m enjoying the new OS from Microsoft and while there are obviously a lot of upgrades under the cover, I highlight my personal…

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Australia Recognises Its First Visually Impaired MVP

Picture Credit – Vision Australia MVP Kenny Johar was recently awarded the Microsoft MVP Award, for his contributions towards Internet Explorer. He has carved out a successful IT career by helping to make technology, more accessible to Australia’s visually impaired. News of his Award, was also picked up by The Australian newspaper and you can…

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Aussie MVPs Rock ReMix Australia!

    Welcome to ReMix Australia! Five Australian MVPs, delivered sessions in early June reaching out to approximately 300 delegates.  This year’s event had two streams, Technical and Designer, and the total audience of 600 was evenly split between the two tracks on the day. Other MVPs who attended as delegates took part in blogging, tweeting…

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MVP Delivers Free Data Structures and Algorithms EBook!

  This free ebook is written by MVP Granville Barnett and Luca Del Tongo and is part of their drive to provide developers with a core understanding of algorithms that operate on various common and uncommon data structures. Sample code is provided in C# and you can find samples on Codeplex here. The latest version…

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Australian MVP Lights Up The World For Summit!

Wow! Australian Windows Live MVP John O’Brien, was kind enough to build a fantastic Silverlight mashup map for MVP Global Summit 2009! The map shows where MVPs will be travelling from to attend this year’s event. The map is interactive and the Silverlight controls allow the user to zoom directly into the map. Take a…

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SQL Server MVPs Provide a Helping Hand

Three SQL MVPs (Darren Gosbell, Greg Galloway, and John Welch) maintain a Visual Studio add-in called BIDS Helper for use with BI Development Studio. The add-in increases developer productivity for Microsoft BI developers of cubes, ETL packages, and reports. It recently won first place with a perfect score in the SQL Heroes 2008 contest! BIDS…

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Australian MVP Builds a Strong Foundation

Australian MVP William Bartholomew (along with co-author, Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi), have just written an MS Press book offering hands-on guidance for customising Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild). The book also provides many examples on Web deployment, automated releases, and other essential topics. The authors also discuss Visual Studio Team Foundation Build, the build engine in Visual…

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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….

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