MVPs Discuss OBS Studio, Power BI, and More on The Friday Five!

How to use OBS Studio as an external encoder for Microsoft Teams and Stream Live Events Luca Vitali is from Bologna, Italy. He has worked in IT since 1996, starting with PC management, then into AD and Exchange. Since 2008 he has focused on Office Communication Server, then Lync and  now Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams….


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 Community Camp 2015 Roundup

This week, we are looking back at MVP Community Camp 2015 for a complete roundup after the 3rd and final ComCamp Online, which has recently concluded in Asia. ComCamp is one of the biggest online events in the region and once again it became trend setter for the community events. With some of the great highlights…


Create a SharePoint Production Farm on Azure

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from SharePoint MVP Inderjeet Singh Jaggi and is the 53rd in the series. Thanks, Inderjeet! Create a SharePoint Production Farm on Azure After the release of my first MVP blog post,…


Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVP Gian Paolo Santopaolo Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:  From the entry on the market of Windows 8 on October 26th 2012 until now the number of devices equipped with the new operating system is…


Quick Tips: Using Group Policy Objects as an Alternate Lync Policy Method

The following post was written Lync MVP Paul Bloem  In Lync 2013 much of the user behaviour is managed by Policies such as found at CsClientPolicy. That’s really good for locking down users etc., however.. What if you needed to lock down – not the actual user but rather the device?  Take for example a Citrix environment. When a…


SQL Server 2014 Backup Encryption

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Nicolas Souquet Introduction With the verly large amounts of data companies store today, databases are very likely to contain critical and confidential data, making database backups encryption an essential database engine feature. It is easily foreseeable that such feature will soon be required to pass…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Outlook Client

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Dynamics CRM MVP Donna Edwards   Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Outlook Client I installed the Dynamics CRM Outlook Client and it is looking good.  For my installation, I chose to completely uninstall the Dynamics CRM 2011 Outlook Client.  I did not remove registry references and have not had…


SQL Server 2012: Migrating BLOBs to FILETABLEs

Editor’s Note: The following MVP Monday post is by SQL Server MVP Matija Lah and is part of our special series on SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2012: Migrating BLOBs to FILETABLEs The storage of large data used to present quite a challenge in previous versions of SQL Server, especially prior to SQL Server 2008….


SkyDrive Privacy Settings at a Glance

Editor’s Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Windows Expert – Consumer MVP Arun Kumar SkyDrive Privacy Settings at a Glance Microsoft SkyDrive is not just a cloud storage and collaboration service. You can use SkyDrive integrated with Office Web Applications to create and edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets. You do not need a…