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Office 365 Project Time Report Mobile App getting started: Business Solutions MVP Paul Mather @pwmather VMWare VM Backup in DPM Setup: Cloud and Data Center Management MVP Steve Buchanan @buchatech Downgrading from SQL Server Enterprise to SQL Server Standard: Business Solutions MVP Jerry Weinstock @crminnovation A Busy Week At Microsoft Ignite: Office Servers and Services MVP…


With Deep SQL Knowledge, These MVPs Do Extensive Good

The MVP community is well known for its generosity—freely sharing technical knowledge and expert advice, and often helping to make the world a better place through philanthropic initiatives. We checked back in with a project that got its start almost a decade ago and has brought together scores of MVPs to help children around the…


Friday Five: In the Cloud

  SQL Server MVP Melissa Coates @SQLChick : Overview Power BI V2 Features End-to-End SharePoint Server MVP Nicki Borell @NickiBorell: The Anatomy of Office 365 Groups Enterprise Security MVP Debra Shinder: Active Directory in the Cloud SQL Server MVP Nigel Sammy @NigelSammy: Finding Your Active O365 Usage SharePoint Server MVP Matthew McDermott @MatthewMcD: Office 365…


Microsoft Turkey Summer Camp closes with 55,000 attendees

Annually providing top-notch technical sessions and workshops to 100 university students around Turkey, Microsoft Turkey Summer Camp kicked off on August 3rd at the Microsoft Turkey Istanbul office and will run until the end of the month. Also called as Open Academy Summer Camp, this event provides an opportunity for students to take the first…


Moving Your SQL Databases to Azure – Things to Know

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Martina White as part of our Technical Tuesday series. SQL Azure is a compelling platform for data storage. It’s cheap, reliable, and highly accessible. However, it’s not identical to SQL Server on-premise, and there are a number of things to be aware of when…


Building High Performance, Highly Available SQL Servers on Azure

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Warner Chaves as part of our Technical Tuesday series. The cloud is ready for SQL Server enterprise-grade workloads. This is not my opinion but a simple fact that comes from helping multiple clients in different industries move very intensive SQL Servers to Azure. A…


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…


SQL Server High Availability in the Azure Cloud Part 1: The Basics

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Cluster MVP David Bermingham.  David will do a multi-part series which will go more in-depth on this popular topic SQL Server High Availability in the Azure Cloud Part 1: The Basics Thinking about deploying SQL Server in Windows Azure IaaS? If so, you will want to make sure…


SQL Server 2014 DML Triggers: Tips & Tricks from the Field

 Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Sergio Govoni SQL Server 2014 DML Triggers: Tips & Tricks from the Field SQL Server 2014 DML Triggers are often a point of contention between Developers and DBAs, between those who customize a database application and those who provides it. They are often the first…


SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Cluster MVP David Bermingham which is the 44th in the series. SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas When deploying SQL Server in Windows…