Introduction to the Internet of Things – From the Device to Microsoft Azure Cloud

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 Visual C++ MVP Alon Fliess and is the 51st in the series. Technology advances in “Buzzwords” steps. At the beginning, there is the basic technology. It slowly evolves, and then…


Top 5 MVP Monday Blogs of 2014

  1. Calendar Federation with an Exchange Hybrid    Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant and Exchange Server MVP Michael Van Horenbeeck In this blog post Exchange Server MVP Michael Van Horenbeeck and Office 365 MVP Loryan Strant will attempt to bridge the divide between the on-premises world and the cloud – and why sometimes it doesn’t always work as we…


How to Retrieve Contact ID and Update Contact Details in Microsoft CRM 2013 Contact Entity Using C#

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan  In order to connect and manipulate the data in Microsoft CRM 2013, the developer can download the MS CRM 2013 SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/download/details.aspx?id=40321). The CRM SDK uses different patterns to do the CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations. The simplest pattern for…


Friday Five – July 4, 2014

Using Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Intelligence Deployment Utility to Deploy Custom SSRS Reports      By Dynamics GP MVP Mariano Gomez 2. Creating a Checklist Graphic in PowerPoint      By PowerPoint MVP Ellen Finkelstein  3. Introducing Entity Framework Seeder      By ASP.NET/IIS MVP Dave Paquette 4. Theming in Universal Apps      By Windows Platform Development…


Friday Five – June 13, 2014

1. 256 Seconds with dotNetDave – Episode 1         By Visual C# MVP David McCarter 2. Accessing Visual Studio Online from YOUR Azure Account         By ASP.NET/IIS MVP John Petersen  3. Developing Single Page, Real Time Websites on Windows Azure         By Windows Azure MVP Dennis Burton   4. End to End…


Referring to Content Control Using C#

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Referring to Content Control using C# For the Microsoft Office developers before Office 2010, they will be familiar with ActiveX control. Microsoft Office has come out with a Content Control since Office 2010.  How the controls are referenced is different from the…


Friday Five – May 30, 2014

1. Improving Web Application Performance – Part Two Users & Environment  By Mitchel Sellers – Visual C# MVP 2. Protect a program from SQL injection attacks in C# By  Rod Stephens – Visual C# MVP 3. Quick Hits: List All Available WMI Namespaces Using PowerShell By Boe Prox – PowerShell MVP 4.  Tracking down where Operations Manager stores information  By Cameron Fuller – System Center…


Creating Unit Test for Projects Using Microsoft’s Entity Framework

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Creating Unit Test for the projects using Microsoft’s Entity Framework This article consist of three subsection: Create an ADO.NET Entity Data Model in a Console Application Create the Unit Test Project to reproduce the error. Fix the error with adding the Entity…


Adding SQL Server Express 2012 Advanced Services to Existing Development Environment

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Adding SQL Server Express 2012 Advanced Services to Existing Development Environment This article consists of three subsections: Get the SQL Express 2012 Advanced Services installation file Install SQL Express 2012 Advanced Services Configure SQL Express 2012 Advanced Services To setup a good…


Using ObjectDataSource with ASP.NET ListView for Entity Framework 6

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Visual C# MVP Ming Man Chan Using ObjectDataSource with ASP.NET ListView for Entity Framework 6 This article consists of three subsection: Create an ADO.NET Entity Data Model Add a model class for Object Data Source binding Add and configure Object Data Source and ListView When you are try to…