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.


MVPDays Community Roadshow in Canada

The second annual MVPDays Community Roadshow wrapped up recently in Western Canada. The conference focused on IT Professionals sharing their knowledge with other IT Professionals, allowing local communities to learn more and advance their skills based on real world experiences. MVPDays was the brainchild of Canadian Hyper-V MVP Dave Kawula, who was looking for a way to…


Welcome Nearly 1,000 New and Renewed MVPs!

 Today, 987 exemplary community leaders around the world found out they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community. While there are more than 100…


Exploring Skype Meeting Broadcast

Editor’s note:The following post was written by Skype for Business MVP Christophe Boucetta as part of our Technical Tuesday series Announced during the last Microsoft Ignite, Skype Meeting Broadcast is presently available in preview. Skype Meeting Broadcast allows organizations to host events for up to 10,000 people, and have them view the meeting online live…


Germany Windows 10 Fan Celebration

Germany celebrated the launch of Windows 10 with a Windows 10 Fan Celebration Party that took place on July 29 at the Microsoft Office in Berlin. The German Windows Business Group asked the DACH MVP team to support them by inviting 15 MVPs to this exclusive event. The greater technical communities and fans have been…


Demystifying PCLs, .NET Core, DNX and UWP (Redux)

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Platform Development MVP Oren Novotny[Disclaimer: Many of the things I talk about here may not work in the RC of Visual Studio 2015. The information is taken from Microsoft’s public repos on GitHub and from conversations with members of the .NET team. The information herein is…


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?”…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint & One Note Step-by-Step Integration

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Dynamics CRM MVP Donna Edwards Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 offers a significant number of new and exciting features. There are several enhancements related to collaboration. In this article I will share how to get started with OneNote collaboration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Since OneNote requires…


What is MVP V-Conf?

  [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9mnBYT3xro] The MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf) is a new, virtual, 2-day event that showcases how the best and brightest independent technology experts are using Microsoft technologies today. Tune in and see what the community of power users are saying about the mobile-first, cloud-first world of possibility with Microsoft re-imagined.   These sessions will be presented…


New and Improved Features in Windows 10 – Cortana

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Expert -Consumer MVP Mike Halsey. This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of his newly released book “Windows 10 Primer” used with permission. NOTE:  This article was based on Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 released earlier this year. The screenshots and feature descriptions may vary…