Around The World With MVPs: Taipei

More than thirty women gathered at Microsoft’s Taipei office for a ladies’ meetup last Monday. These women in tech – called the R-Ladies – focus on R programming language, and have developed an engaged community all across Taiwan. Just take a look at their Facebook group, and you’ll see it boasts more than 650 members….


MVP Daron Yondem's "Azure Academic Tour" has been a blast!

Coming back from Build 2016, Microsoft Azure MVP and Regional Director Daron Yöndem was so excited about the new product and service updates announced at the conference that he started an academic tour around Turkey. He visited eight cities hosting Azure sessions in eight different universities around nine events including Microsoft Tech Tour, an event…


Biggest IT Event in Palestine with 150+ Attendees

The biggest IT event in Palestine, TechDays Palestine, took place last month, attracting IT pros and developers who wanted to get the scoop on Microsoft’s cloud-first, mobile-first products and platforms. Microsoft Azure MVP Waseem Awwad delivered technical sessions to more than 150 attendees. The event is considered extremely valuable and impactful, drawing from a growing…


MS FEST 2015 rocked the Czech Republic!

Organized by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) for the ninth time this year, the biggest technical conference in the Czech Republic, MS FEST, took place on October 10-11 in Brno and November 28-29 in Prague. Held at two popular universities in the country’s largest cities, the event attracted 850 participants and…


MVP Award About to Get Even Better!

Exciting news for the MVP community today! Steve Guggenheimer (Guggs), corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Developer eXperience & Evangelism (DX) group, talks about changes to the award and what MVPs mean to Microsoft in his blog. Check it out here.


PowerShell MVPs Going Above and Beyond!

PowerShell, to DevOps and Beyond The PowerShell community is casting off for a conference on the water. PowerShell MVP Doug Finke is organizing a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas from New York City, scheduled June 18th – 25th 2016. Posh Cruise will deliver presentations over the course of three days at sea and the Call…


Italian MVP and Community Lead Summit

Organized by Microsoft Italy Audience Marketing Manager Sara Campagna and her team, the first Italian MVP and Community Lead Summit took place on July 8 and 9 in Desenzano sul Garda, a picturesque venue with a lake view. Aimed to kick off FY16, the event targeted two audiences and has been divided into two days…


MVPs in the Americas Connect Communities to Microsoft Virtual Academy and Channel 9

MVPs in the Americas have been very busy creating and sharing how-to content on Microsoft’s leading learning channels, Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) and Channel 9! Microsoft Virtual Academy provides free, online training to help developers, IT and data professionals, and students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. Channel 9 also…


Ten Awesome Features of Visual Studio Code

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Platform Development MVP Sam Basu. If you have been following the Microsoft developer space of late, you may have thought to yourself – “It’s a new Microsoft.” These realizations were none the more evident than if you attended the recent //BUILD developer conference. Change is in…


Five Azure Options for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Server for Small and Medium Business MVP Sharon Bennett Five Azure Options for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) As I speak to MS partners from across the country, a single theme always emerges from the discussions: “how do I make Azure work for my SMB clients?”…