Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/bg-p/MVPAwardProgramBlog Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog articles Fri, 07 Oct 2022 06:53:12 GMT MVPAwardProgramBlog 2022-10-07T06:53:12Z When Microsoft MVPs Were Student Community Leaders https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/when-microsoft-mvps-were-student-community-leaders/ba-p/3634724 <P>In this article, we feature four MVPs in <SPAN>Colombia</SPAN>, Japan, Spain, and the United States, who started technical community activities when they were a student. They tell us their growth history of how a student community leader became a professional engineer.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Colombia - </STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Amal Hosni Viteri</STRONG></A></SPAN><STRONG>, M365 Apps &amp; Services MVP</STRONG></P> <P><EM>“Being part of the communities is an experience not to be missed!”</EM></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_0-1663943305974.jpeg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/407823i204E451EDE592C5F/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_0-1663943305974.jpeg" alt="RieMoriguchi_0-1663943305974.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Amal is a conference organizer and speaker who focuses on <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams</A></SPAN> and a storyteller of how Microsoft technology helps people.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>She started learning about technologies from her cousin’s books. some books her cousins had. Amal continued her technology journey in her school where she received knowledge of computer programming and algorithms.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>During her fifth semester, she met the technical community for the first time, called .Net cells. Amal worked with the subsidiary to provide learning opportunities about Microsoft technology. “Being a part of the official group, learning more, and teaching others, were my main motivations because Microsoft technologies were part of my life and my study since I was a child,” Amal says.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Community is like her home to contribute to her peers, share her knowledge, and conduct programming workshops for people from a different area. She is confident that her experience as a community leader developed her leadership skills, “Over time I was able to hold leadership positions. technician, until I am what I am today: a technology manager.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Amal recommends joining the community to students for their growth. “Being part of the communities is an experience not to be missed! You will meet people just as passionate as you and find an exceptional group to grow, learn and create many things. We all have great potential with which we can contribute and transform, so cheer up and be part of this unique world.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Japan – </STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Tsubasa Yoshino</STRONG></A></SPAN><STRONG>, Microsoft Azure MVP</STRONG></P> <P><EM>“Share your knowledge, information, and ideas. It will help someone in the future.”</EM></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663943305997.jpeg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/407824iE8168D8966A9D784/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1663943305997.jpeg" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663943305997.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As a former student community leader who learned a lot of things in the technical community, Tsubasa actively helps student community members in collaboration with Microsoft. For example, he talked about his work as a cloud developer at <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MVP x Student Meetup@Tsukuba</A></SPAN>. He still continues working for his community members of JAZUG after graduation and will co-organize its <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">12nd Celebration Event</A></SPAN> on Saturday, September 24.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Tsubasa learned about the computer fundamentals when he was a College of Technology (KOSEN) student. Participating in the programming contest, Kosen Procon, and providing his original game at the school festival, he devoted himself to explore the world of technology.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>One day, one of his friends invited Tsubasa to the conference for KOSEN students, kosenconf. He found it was a fun learning opportunity, and it enabled him to take one step into technical community. Eventually, he became a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) to support other students.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“I have been supporting community members many times. Then, I wanted to organize my own events,” Tsubasa looked back at the moment when he joined the largest <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure</A></SPAN> community in Japan, <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Japan Azure User Group</A></SPAN> (JAZUG). He joined its student community and actively helped student developers by sharing his technical knowledge. He says “Acquiring the habit of sharing information through my community activities, I proactively share my knowledge with others and contribute to OSS. Also, community helped my professional growth, such as presentation skill and leading a conversation with someone I just met.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Tsubasa encourages students to start community activities based of his experience of personal growth with community engagement and says “Share your knowledge, information, and ideas. It will help someone in the future.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Spain – </STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Manuel Sánchez</STRONG></A></SPAN><STRONG>, Microsoft Azure MVP</STRONG></P> <P><EM>“If you have a passion for technology, don't hesitate to share it with others.”</EM></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663943306004.jpeg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/407825i154D9B5869540D07/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1663943306004.jpeg" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663943306004.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Manuel has been working for NTT Data and leveraging Azure for business. Regarding his community activity, he is a conference speaker and organizes local conferences and events to engage with his community members.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Manuel learned from books, technical blogs, and the official document he found in the forums. He improved his skill through development of several Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 applications with <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">XAML</A></SPAN>, <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">JavaScript</A></SPAN>, HTML5, web service, and database.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Attending a hackathon in his college days changed his life. He realized that he was passionate about technologies and would love to share his knowledge with others to help them. His first community activity was delivering high-level technical sessions for his classmates. Moreover, a local community event “Betabeers” where attendees shared tech knowledge and then networked over beers gave him another fun community experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After a couple of months, he found the Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Program. “Being an MSP helped me enjoy learning technologies and collaborating with people. I joined different congresses and university events on technologies and shared my technical knowledge acquired through the MSP program with my colleagues and client. These opportunities enabled me to grow as a professional.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“Learning with community is an incredible opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Microsoft technology. It enables you to position yourself as a strategic person and be prepared for the professional world,” Manuel says. In terms of aiming for more growth, he recommends students share knowledge with the community that improves public speaking and leadership skills.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Manuel closes his story with his best advice, “And most importantly, if you have a passion for technology, don't hesitate to share it with others.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>United States – </STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Diana Carolina Torres Viasús</STRONG></A></SPAN><STRONG>, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP</STRONG></P> <P><EM>“Start using technology, build your own brand, exploring and finding a focus for the technology and industry(s) you would like to be in.”</EM></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_3-1663943306010.jpeg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/407826i24090D05D92CB4E6/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_3-1663943306010.jpeg" alt="RieMoriguchi_3-1663943306010.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>When Diana was 17 years old in the fourth semester of her first bachelor’s in IT, she joined a conference in the university with her classmates. Microsoft employees showed some cool stuff with <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Visual Studio</A></SPAN> and shared insights about how <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Certifications</A></SPAN> add a huge value to resume and give more advantages after graduation from school and at looking for a job opportunity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>“I started to do some research on ¨Microsoft¨ and happily discovered that they were having another conference at their offices in Bogotá, Colombia. I really wanted to be there! The next day I attended that event and since then I have very good memories of myself meeting great people, learning, and being inspired by people who are successful in technology,” Diana says.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>She founded her first group for STEM students in 2009. “I ran this group and kept it very active with the support of some Microsoft Student Partners, the former name of what they are known today as <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors</A></SPAN>. One day, a friend asked me if I would like to be part of them, and I did not hesitate to say YES, I do!”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Being a Microsoft Student Partner in 2010 was one of the most important stages in her career and enabled her to shape own ideas with people who inspire her and put her dreams and goals on a much higher level. “I was passionate about this, and it gave me joy to learn and share my knowledge, helping others to have access to more opportunities and openness in the world of work, such as discovering talent and inspiring others to have a better quality of life,” she says.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Diana says her experience as a student community leader was valuable. Her leadership is recognized by her friends, and they called her ¨Chica Microsoft¨ (Microsoft Girl). She accepted an intern position as an IT Analyst of the Operations Area in the Technology Department of one of the largest telecommunications multinationals, Teleperformance. After graduation, she became a young leading woman in tech and communities that allowed her the opportunity to work with many Microsoft partners and even with Microsoft for a few years as a consultant for various projects.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Diana recommends all students who want to grow technically in the community “Start using technology, build your own brand, and exploring and find a focus for the technology and industry(s) to be in,” Here is some additional advice in Diana’s own words.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>I encourage you to develop soft skills, network whenever you can, speak out loud about what you are passionate about and take advantage of the tools we have today to connect, interact, collaborate, and spread the word.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>We have lots of virtual content, online and hybrid communities that you can openly join and be part of, or even better, you can self-develop your own user group if you will. Some of my recommendations are <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Learn</A></SPAN> as the best source of knowledge and training for skill at scale on topics of interest with Microsoft products, such as AI, the Metaverse, Low Code – No Code, DevOps, Business Apps, Data Science, etc.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>By using open-source projects and joining communities like GitHub, which are not just for software developers, however you can store your own projects, it allows you to manage your open-source code and releases, contribute to other projects within the repositories and even release their own versions with new changes, etc. This is currently one of the best recommendations to get started in your technology career and why not become a recognized innovator or Founder in your future company?</LI> </UL> Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:08:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/when-microsoft-mvps-were-student-community-leaders/ba-p/3634724 RieMoriguchi 2022-09-23T15:08:47Z Education and the Magical Spice Technology Create New World https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/education-and-the-magical-spice-technology-create-new-world/ba-p/3629379 <P><SPAN>“T</SPAN><SPAN>hat is the only way we can get students excited about technology and the future ahead,</SPAN><SPAN>” Developer Technologies MVP in South Florida United States, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oscar Garcia</A>, tells us the reason why he started helping students.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Oscar has been making great efforts to engage with students in a variety of ways. For example, he managed intern programs that provide students direct experience with real systems. Oscar also joined the </SPAN><SPAN>Internet Governance forum and invited students to participate. Moreover, he worked with an organization, </SPAN><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MAIA</A></SPAN><SPAN>, that helped their syllabus development. He designed webinars that focus on professional female engineers teaching technologies to young girls at school. One of the videos is shared on YouTube: </SPAN><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/i_AVmn_zOU8</A></SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663691296757.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/406617i1298772A6B39DA68/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1663691296757.jpeg" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663691296757.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Oscar actively visits schools and invites students to join his events, encouraging them to follow up with him after the event. Also, as the Vice President of the commission (ad honorem/I donate my time). Oscar spends a lot of time running programs funded by donations such as </SPAN><SPAN>“Guatemala no se detiene” (Guatemala does not stop) and “Mi primer empleo” (My first job). These programs support students getting their foot into the industry.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Regarding his learnings from interaction with students, he says “This is constant, and, in fact, the main reason besides getting students excited about technology. Students always learn new things on who see the world. Most importantly, it makes them very comfortable with the constant change of generation over generation.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>According to Oscar, many presidencies in different boards in his country often ask him how to solve the issues of poverty, health, and security. He shares his insightful perspective from a professional developer who works for supporting students’ growth, “My answer is Education, but I add the magical spice: Technology. Technology allows education to reach where we never thought before and let young people see a different world and a new reality for themselves.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Oscar’s passion for cultivating young engineers will create our better tomorrow. He encourages students to keep the excitement alive, “Technology has always something new, exciting, and different to offer. It will never get you bored, and you will enjoy your own creations.”</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_0-1663691442585.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/406620i0907E2F398051110/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_0-1663691442585.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_0-1663691442585.png" /></span></P> Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/education-and-the-magical-spice-technology-create-new-world/ba-p/3629379 RieMoriguchi 2022-09-21T16:00:00Z Student to Student Learning Share Makes a Difference https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/student-to-student-learning-share-makes-a-difference/ba-p/3629380 <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Maria-Anastasia Moustaka</A> is an IoT MVP in Greece who has been giving lectures and workshops since 2016 mainly through <A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors</A> community (Microsoft Student Partner community in 2016). She shares her technical knowledge mainly about <A href="#" target="_blank">Azure IoT</A> and relevant Microsoft technologies with her peer students and high school students at in-person events in universities and virtual events.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663690701936.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/406613iEA282D4CC1E9EC51/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1663690701936.jpeg" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663690701936.jpeg" /></span></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Maria-Anastasia explains her first activity for students, “</SPAN><SPAN>I started imparting my knowledge to students when I was a student, too, and I wanted to transmit my knowledge to my fellow students. So, I joined the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors community and started lecturing and facilitating workshops about </SPAN><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Azure</A></SPAN><SPAN>. In addition, I find it very important to help someone in their first steps.</SPAN><SPAN>”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>She says she is trying to invite students into the community in different ways. One is her lectures at universities and with university communities, such as Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors. The other is communication through social networking. “In all my lectures, I try at least a little to emphasize the importance of being an active member of a community and helping and receiving help from others,” she adds. She reaches a wider audience by providing her information in English and Greek and sharing her session materials on her blog. She is dedicated to providing experiences for live attendees and other students who don’t join her events. Some student community members learn new things in from those within the community who did attend.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Asking her what she learned from her interaction with students, she answered important lessons were “Having the "hunger" to learn new things and live new experiences.” Curiosity and joy of learning are important elements for growth, and she adds her favorite moments, “</SPAN><SPAN>I really like the questions asked by young people and the nice discussions that develop by answering them.</SPAN><SPAN>”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>She knows what students and young people prefer and demonstrates her leadership in her way as they expect. That’s why she has successfully been providing learning opportunities to her community members for more than five years. Based on her overall experience, she provides this message to anyone who wants to achieve more, “The secret for those who want to grow technically in the community is to learn new things, build projects, be consistent, and love what they do.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Check out her blog posts for learning new thing from her past sessions:</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Yearly Edu Summit 2021: All about Azure IoT</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">SNF Nostos Hackathon Greece 2021</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Code Week Hackathon (EN/GR)</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Startups Online S3E1: Next Generation Innovators</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">MLSA Pakistan: Introduction to IoT</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft Global Learning Connection 2020</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">CodeWeek 2020</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">MLSA Patras: IoT with Azure</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">MLSA Patras: Engineering student’s toolkit</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Patras Codecamp 2020</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank">Summer in Greece Festival</A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663690701995.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/406614i108F04305C7C18C8/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1663690701995.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663690701995.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 21 Sep 2022 06:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/student-to-student-learning-share-makes-a-difference/ba-p/3629380 RieMoriguchi 2022-09-21T06:00:00Z Place Where Japanese Student Developers Develop Strength https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/place-where-japanese-student-developers-develop-strength/ba-p/3624889 <P>The Microsoft MVP Award Program recently launched three new <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Award Categories</A></SPAN> at the end of July 2022 for the first time since AI was added in 2017. <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mixed Reality</A></SPAN> is one of the new categories.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this article, we explore how a Japanese Mixed Reality MVP, <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kenta Iwasaki</A></SPAN> (as known as Iwaken), is empowering student developers through his community <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Iwaken Lab.</A>, to support students who love innovation and enable them to create social impact using their favorite technology.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663030016248.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/404259i4D45761D635DA197/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1663030016248.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663030016248.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Kenta organizes weekly meetings with student community members and professional mentors to enable more than 60 unique attendees to interact with other members through technical discussions. In addition, he runs a private Discord channel where he gives feedback on members’ activities, shares technical updates, and collaborates with members on joint projects. With the support of five mentors who are passionate about helping students, Kenta’s community members achieved their personal social impact goals. These include accepting an intern position at XR company, becoming a lightning talk speaker at technical community event, sharing open-source project, writing technical content and book, starting their own business, and releasing iOS/Android Applications.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“Everything began from helping the student in my university who loves AR. After that, I have realized there are many potential students who struggled in selecting better environment to use their talents. Under the pandemic, expanding new connections was not easy for the students who love the latest technology like XR,” Kenta explains the reason why he started student empowerment activity. “Technical community helped me learn about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Unity</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HoloLens</A> when I was a student. It’s my turn to help students,” he adds.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Kenta’s community has 28 student members as of the end of August 2022. Their common expertise is 3D, and each member has various relevant technical interests from Unity, Unreal Engine, XR (VR, AR, and MR), to Metaverse, Digital Twins, Photogrammetry, and robot. In terms of promoting his community to invite new students, he says the most important thing is not the number of community members. “We share our vision on the community website, post Twitter about our activities, and express the values of our community events clearly. We expect new members to sympathize with our vision and values.”</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663030016294.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/404260iA634688274DEFF84/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1663030016294.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663030016294.png" /></span></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Community is not the place for one-way communication. Kenta provides his technical knowledge and learns many things from student members, “Our community members actively share what they learn and find, such as implementation of NeRF, </SPAN>VRSNS<SPAN> service development, and Babylon.js-based WebAR development. Thanks to them, I can catch up with the latest hot topics.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Kenta shares three principles to open the way to the future with favorite technology:</SPAN></P> <OL> <LI><SPAN>Verbalize and show your vision</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Maintain your curiosity and develop your strength</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Select the best environment that meets your strength</SPAN></LI> </OL> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>“My community Iwaken Lab. will prepare an environment which provides students a lot of opportunities to find new things based on these principles. I dream that the students in this community will keep collaborating with us to make a better society with new technologies even after they graduate from school. Let’s continue to grow together and become a key person to lead Japan and the world three years later from now,” says Kenta.</P> Wed, 14 Sep 2022 12:11:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/place-where-japanese-student-developers-develop-strength/ba-p/3624889 RieMoriguchi 2022-09-14T12:11:17Z Empowering Students to Create the Future with Power Apps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/empowering-students-to-create-the-future-with-power-apps/ba-p/3625424 <P><SPAN>Four Business Applications MVPs from across APAC, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jeevarajan Kumar</A> in New Zealand, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dharanidharan Balasubramaniam</A> in Australia, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Doher Drizzle Pablo (as known as Drizzle)</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Paul Soliman</A> in Philippines, </SPAN>presented at the <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Be Digital Bootcamp</A> in collaboration with PETRONAS</SPAN>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>PETRONAS is a Malaysian based oil and gas company, working with Microsoft as a customer and partner. This initiative empowered 50 Malaysian graduates on the benefits of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Platform</A>.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663074208351.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/404444i2046C04192E1890B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1663074208351.jpeg" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663074208351.jpeg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The inspirational MVP trainers presented an interactive hybrid hands-on learning lab session on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Apps</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Automate</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Virtual Agents</A> </SPAN>to increase their value for employability or to empower aspiring entrepreneurs. Drizzle describes her motivation for joining this initiative and her passion to help students, “First, we all went through the student stage, and we knew what they are looking for. Second, the students are still hungry for learning and success. These students are striving and thriving to achieve their goals and dreams.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Drizzle reflects on a motivational quote that keeps her connected to her purpose of supporting community. “I always remember the quote of our national hero – Dr. Jose Rizal “<EM>Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan</EM>.” The students/youth have the potential to make a difference in our country and the world.”</P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Drizzle learned that partnership with students is a great way to guide and support them throughout their career. In addition, she added one important learning to engage with students on their journey, “We need to let students know the WIFM (What’s in it for me?) in any activities.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Students and MVPs got together virtually in Microsoft Teams. The Modern Work Adoption Specialist in Microsoft Malaysia, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pei Yi</A>, says, “It’s exciting to be able to bridge the experts (MVPs) from different countries with Malaysian students for an interactive hybrid learning session through Microsoft Teams. With technology (and Microsoft solutions), there are really little to no barriers for learning and upskilling oneself.”</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663074208370.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/404445iB30643C4251A006D/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1663074208370.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663074208370.png" /></span></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Microsoft announced plans to establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of “<STRONG>Bersama Malaysia</STRONG>” initiative to support inclusive economic growth. It includes a commitment to skill an additional 1 million Malaysians by end of 2023. This Be Digital Bootcamp aligned to the skilling initiatives as part of the Bersama Malaysia pledge. Click the following article to learn more about Bersama Malaysia:</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://news.microsoft.com/en-my/2021/04/19/microsoft-announces-plans-to-establish-its-first-datacenter-region-in-malaysia-as-part-of-bersama-malaysia-initiative-to-support-inclusive-economic-growth/</A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Drizzle’s advice to students establishing their careers with technology is “You are our future, you can make a difference and you can make world a better place by providing a solution to an existing problem with Microsoft Business Applications.”</P> Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:40:35 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/empowering-students-to-create-the-future-with-power-apps/ba-p/3625424 RieMoriguchi 2022-09-13T14:40:35Z Australian Students’ First Step in Building Apps with MVPs https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/australian-students-first-step-in-building-apps-with-mvps/ba-p/3624848 <P><SPAN>The demand for mobile apps is growing 5x faster than IT departments can deliver. The average cost to develop an app is 70% less with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Platform</A> than with traditional coding methods, however, 85% of organizations struggle to find technical talent to build applications.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Two Business Applications MVPs from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skillar</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nadeeja Bomiriya</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sahan Wijayasekera</A>, partnered with the largest IT community in Australia, the Australian Computer Society (ACS). They hosted the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ACS Power Apps App in a Day Workshop</A> and reached a new professional audience to educate and influence the future technologists. “Right now, there is a massive opportunity for digital transformation engagements in the market and the Microsoft Power Platform is leading the way with groundbreaking features added to the platform pretty much on a monthly basis.” said Nadeeja Bomiriya. “The low code aspect of Power Platform has opened the doors to a vast array of individuals to ideate, design and build business solutions.”<BR /><BR />There are so many digital transformation projects out in the market that there is resource scarcity. So, as MVPs, we both take a great passion for teaching and educating the community. We wanted to build a platform to educate new starters on the art of the possible using the Power Platform.”</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663026431269.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/404227i9052C552B02A43F2/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1663026431269.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1663026431269.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>This MVP-led program successfully upskilled professionals to be confident in building applications using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Apps</A>. Hosting 20 students, they trained professionals on Power Apps, Microsoft’s low-code development platform, to enhance the skills of these professionals and showcase opportunities to accelerate business process transformation. It was a beginner level lab for students to get hands on experience with the Microsoft Power Apps. </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Sahan and Nadeeja explain how they scaled this initiative. “</SPAN>Our first step in building our target audience was via LinkedIn, Facebook, and our network.&nbsp;When we shared our idea with our Community Program Manager <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Elizabeth Pappalardo</A></SPAN>, she introduced us to ACS, and we were very lucky to expand our footprint to the ACS community. We have further growth aspirations not only by engaging with universities and high schools, but also extending the training sessions to be conducted around the world in participants native languages.<SPAN>”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>According to Skillar, 1,000+ transformation scenarios are identified within organizations, but these opportunities to enhance results remain fixed. This could be due to the perception of high development costs, lack of professional skills or a low awareness of possible solutions. However, this course empowers business professionals to deliver their own use case scenarios regardless of their professional area. “We get students who come from multiple disciplines from marketing to accounting to IT. All students embrace the Power Platform due to its low-code capability as well as its ability to expand to pro-code.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>To spark students’ creativity and engagement, the workshop began with an ice breaker and ideation session before starting to build the Power Apps. Through learnings from previous pilot courses, Sahan and Nadeeja realized that going straight to technical learning of the technology leads to low engagement and understanding of the power of the platform. In addition, each student has different experiences, skill levels and methods of leaning. It was important to provide everyone with a sense of belonging to empower their learning opportunity. “</SPAN>As trainers, we need to accommodate students at all levels during the session to keep them engaged throughout the 4 hours-long sessions.&nbsp;Microsoft Teams breakout room feature is a great way to assist students who need more support. We also found that providing instructions for setup before the session helped with the momentum of the session,<SPAN>” they said.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663026431314.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/404228i554CE8563F527261/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1663026431314.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1663026431314.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you are looking to enhance your IT skills or get into the tech industry, our MVPs leading this initiative, Nadeeja and Sahan, recommend that, "You are at the beginning of the next technology revolution. There are so many opportunities in the IT market. Technology is moving faster than ever before. Keep learning, be curious and creative and stay ahead.”</P> Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:36:14 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/australian-students-first-step-in-building-apps-with-mvps/ba-p/3624848 RieMoriguchi 2022-09-14T00:36:14Z Connect and Learn Together at Azure AI Day in Kazakhstan https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/connect-and-learn-together-at-azure-ai-day-in-kazakhstan/ba-p/3600564 <P><SPAN>When planning a community event, we have some common To-Dos, such as event schedule, agenda, speaker recruitment, promotion, and so on. In terms of event format, online streaming has been widely known as a useful tool that enables organizers to host an online event and for attendees to join the digital event anytime and anywhere. On the other hand, hosting an in-person event requires additional processes both for organizers and attendees, for example, organizers need to find an event venue during the planning phase and help attendees on the event day, and attendees need to go to the event venue physically. Another event format is the hybrid event that gives attendees two options to join the event either at the venue or in a virtual space. The more community members have choice, the more required processes are needed for organizers. People often prefer the easier option, but there is an obvious reason why community leaders voluntary work hard for community members.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>This post is a story from Kazakhstan about how Data Platform MVP <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Catherine Rekhert</A> and local speakers organized a successful one-day hybrid <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure AI Day </A>event with tremendous efforts.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660641190257.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396214i14E456AEE88BEE09/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1660641190257.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660641190257.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Catherine who led the preparation and execution summarizes this event, “A lot of factors make this event special. <SPAN>This </SPAN>was the first Azure AI Day in Kazakhstan and one of the first in person events after the pandemic (everybody missed them, but we also had <SPAN>a </SPAN>live broadcast via YouTube for online attendees)” and looks back<SPAN> a</SPAN><SPAN>t</SPAN> her role as an organizer, “We did not have any budgeting/sponsorship for this event, only gifts (which was huge) - so finding a free place and a team of volunteers was another role of mine.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Five speakers including Microsoft MVPs and top Azure experts shared their unique experiences and knowledge on the application of Azure services. Catherine says, “Attendees asked a lot of questions and made discoveries about what Azure AI had to offer.” One of the speakers, Alexey Lee, said “I like to share knowledge with others. And I like <A href="#" target="_self">Azure Kubernetes</A> and <A href="#" target="_self">microarchitecture services</A>.” According to him, attendees provided positive feedback about his session, and he expects further opportunity to talk about different architectural examples.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>Another unique feature of this event was that people had a chance to complete a workshop before the event. By completing <SPAN>the </SPAN>workshop, they not only were getting new skills and knowledge that made them more engaged at the event, but they also received a gift that <SPAN>had a </SPAN>Microsoft logo<SPAN> on it</SPAN>. AI MVP <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Alibek Jakupov</A> designed two workshops on AI and successfully provided additional learning experience<SPAN>s</SPAN> to attendees. He says “Conferences like Azure AI day are an excellent way for the Kazakhstani IT industry to come together and find solutions to common challenges that benefit the whole industry. The networking and exchange of ideas that conferences facilitate help to move companies and industries in Kazakhstan forward. Moreover, there is a massive difference between connecting with someone online and in person. Attendees introduce themselves to speakers for an acquaintance. This is a great opportunity to expand our circles of influence. When you help others, you are also getting helped. Finally, the more you keep speaking; the more ideas you generate as you research more for your speech. When you have practical exposure to other people in your industry, you learn more about the challenges they face.”</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1660641292159.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396215i920FF4D927AE2634/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1660641292159.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1660641292159.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft Kazakhstan team supported this event and <SPAN>pitched in with</SPAN><SPAN> gift takeaways</SPAN> The Country Manager of Microsoft Kazakhstan, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sergey Leschenko</A>, describes this event, “The room was full, there were no place<SPAN>s</SPAN> to sit. There were great practical presentations of IT leaders and architects from our customers – leaders of local digital business. Speakers presented very deep, practical &amp; inspiring aspects of Microsoft technology in business of their companies, their personal career, and their leadership. Audience asked very sharp and open questions – incl choosing between competitors, being dependent on single vendor, and speakers answered very sincere, professionally and polite. I was surprised to see extended team from our local customers’ speakers. We were happy to meet there as friends at a party. Everyone was happy about organization.”</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_3-1660641331357.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396217i967902E459AF7ED1/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_3-1660641331357.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_3-1660641331357.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Sergey explains, “My role as Country Manager is to bring together Microsoft technology &amp; community – those who use this technology. MVPs are living their life as leaders of local communities, building and developing them. MVP<SPAN>s</SPAN> and their communities are focal points where great Microsoft technologies meet our great customers.” Besides, Alibek says his presentation was a success and mentions his achievements gain<SPAN>ed </SPAN>through this opportunity. “We've enlarged our business circle and developed new relationships. The presentation also allowed us to increase our personal visibility and that of our company. We've also gained personal connections such as emails and names, with well-connected folks in the industry, as well as potential partners.”</P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Hybrid events became one of the best ways that works for reaching out to diverse offline and online attendees as many as possible, inviting them to a ‘passion-driven’ learning initiative, connecting each other to improve their business and make a better society with Microsoft technologies. This Azure AI Day event worked as the place where Catherine and speakers demonstrated the power of MVP and community as well as their dedication to help local community members.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>This is a message from Sergey to MVPs and communities who love Microsoft Azure and AI:</SPAN></P> <P>“Thank you so very much for your leadership and growth culture! You provide<SPAN>d</SPAN> implicit learning example<SPAN>s</SPAN> for us, our customers, partners, and communities.”</P> Mon, 22 Aug 2022 08:10:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/connect-and-learn-together-at-azure-ai-day-in-kazakhstan/ba-p/3600564 RieMoriguchi 2022-08-22T08:10:38Z Learn the latest technologies from each other in a safe place https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/learn-the-latest-technologies-from-each-other-in-a-safe-place/ba-p/3600563 <P><SPAN>“I watch Build every year and I’m very excited about all the cool announcements,” AI MVP in M</SPAN><SPAN>assachusetts</SPAN><SPAN> United States, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Veronika Kolesnikova</A>, shares her Microsoft Build experience. She led the virtual <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Build Watch Party</A> in June 2022 as a co-organizer with the&nbsp;Boston Azure’s community members.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>This event was designed to watch the featured Build session selected by <SPAN>the </SPAN>organizer, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scaling responsible MLOps with Azure Machine Learning</A>,<SPAN> to</SPAN> learn relevant technical information, and have a discussion to gain in-depth understanding.&nbsp;<SPAN>Veronika</SPAN><SPAN> said, </SPAN>“I wanted to share my excitement with our user groups and also discuss the latest and greatest tools, cool technologies and learn other people’s perspective regarding the major announcements.”</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Organizers encouraged the attendees to join <SPAN>the </SPAN>live discussion. “We didn’t record the event to make sure people are comfortable unmuting themselves and sharing their opinion freely,” she adds. This rule was announced in its event page in advance and ensured everyone to share their ideas, insights, and questions in a safe place.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660640067400.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396208i00AA534B0828833E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1660640067400.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660640067400.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Since MVPs and communities moved their stage to the virtual space, a lot of conferences and community events involved the people who had difficulties in visiting the event venue, and it brought expanded connection even with the community members in remote areas. On the flip side, many organizers and attendees know it is not the same experience as having a live community experience with friends in the physical space.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Veronika continued, </SPAN>“I hope next time to do it in-person, because not too many people showed up online for the event this time. I blame it on “online world fatigue”. Pizza and swag will probably also attract more people. It would be also good if the attendees could watch a couple of recorded sessions online ahead of time and then do lightning talks.”</P> Fri, 19 Aug 2022 06:18:37 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/learn-the-latest-technologies-from-each-other-in-a-safe-place/ba-p/3600563 RieMoriguchi 2022-08-19T06:18:37Z Microsoft Build 2022 After Parties in diverse locations and various languages https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/microsoft-build-2022-after-parties-in-diverse-locations-and/ba-p/3600562 <P><SPAN>Microsoft Build 2022 announced a lot of exciting technical updates. Some services have become generally available, such as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Container Apps</A>, others were net new announcements, for example, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Power Pages</A>.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>To use those new products and services in various business scenarios, we need to make some additional efforts in learning and educating&nbsp; others on its features and relevant technical knowledge first. </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Microsoft MVPs and technical communities supported this effort by organizing the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Build After Parties</A> in each region, explaining their favorite announcement, and providing additional information based on their deep technical knowledge and experiences from the point of view of global and local community experts. In this post, we introduce six Microsoft Build After Party events that took place in June and July 2022.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN>June 1, 2022 - </SPAN></STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Build After Party - Explore exciting topics on .NET with Zack Yang</STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>“Introducing the .NET-related new features to more people” was the reason that Developer Technologies MVP <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Zack Yang</A> hosted his Microsoft Build After Party on a popular video platform in China, BiliBili.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>He started the event by sharing his screen and gave an overview of the Microsoft Build conference and some featured Build sessions, then, he presented new technologies with his own words. in addition to this, he added the relevant Build session title and link for the attendees who attended his presentation to dive deeper by themselves. Those original session formats brought an effective learning experience to local developers. “It is the main reason why my live streaming attracted more than 3,000 online viewers,” he says. </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>After the event, he found that many <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">.NET</A> developers in China didn’t know the features in .NET 5, let alone the latest features. He is hoping Microsoft supplies more resources for beginners and shared how he could help his community members, “As an MVP, I should strive to create more blogs, videos and online activities to promote that knowledge.”</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660639425268.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396200iB9E74D3ED21A36D1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1660639425268.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660639425268.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN>June 3, 2022 - </SPAN></STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Build after party 1-Toronto Power Platform</STRONG></A> </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vivek Patel</A> is a Data Platform MVP who is passionate about sharing the latest features of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Power Platform</A>. He decided to organize the local Microsoft Build After Party event for the engineers in Toronto to help over 2,100 active community members who are always looking to better understand what is possible with Power Platform.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>His event took place at the Microsoft Reactor in Toronto for in-person attendees and was live streamed on Microsoft teams for online attendees. In the event, he showed two featured Build sessions about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power BI</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Apps</A> and provided additional insights and helpful information during the event. Vivek says the Microsoft Build After Party is a great way to bring Build to local members. “It is a great initiative for local leaders to connect with local Microsoft Power Platform heroes,” he adds.</SPAN></P> <P>He planned two After Party events at the beginning, however, he was not able to have his second event due to a large-scale internet disruption in Canada. He is planning to include short session during his next event.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1660639509781.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396201i43525B86FDC889C9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1660639509781.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1660639509781.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN>July 4, 2022 - </SPAN></STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Le novità per i developers annunciate a Microsoft Build 2022</STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Italian Developer Technologies MVP, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Raffaele Rialdi</A>, took dual roles of organizer and speaker at his Microsoft Build After Party that targeted professional developers or consultants in local companies. “The goal of our user group is to try making our region grow by making the professionals aware of what the top technologies have to offer. We strongly believe that all the people, even those not involved in software, can benefit from the progress of technology the computing field provides. We try to trigger a waterfall effect starting from the professionals who create software to provide better lifestyle and services to all the population,” Raffaele describes his expectation.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>He summarizes his experiences, “Organizing an event is very hard, harder than anyone may think.” In-person events enable attendees to enjoy a better human interaction and online events enable the organizer to reach a large audience. Considering those advantages, he suggests that in-person events go deeper, and online events should be shorter and more focused to a specific topic.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Raffaele changed the event agenda due to an impact of pandemic. Even though everything doesn’t go as planned, his collaboration work with community members from <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DotNetLiguria</A> successfully shared new technical information with attendees.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_3-1660639565413.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396202iBD6EB42032EA18DA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_3-1660639565413.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_3-1660639565413.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>June 24, 2022</STRONG></SPAN><STRONG><SPAN> - </SPAN></STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>MS Build After Party - Mobile Development Academy - ChungLi</STRONG></A> </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>AI MVP <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ryan Chung</A> hosted the Microsoft Build After Party for Traditional Chinese speakers.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>His role in this event was a speaker, and he explained primary information of each update and relevant technical information in local language, Traditional Chinese. “The sessions in Microsoft Build 2022 are valuable, but due to time zone and language issues, some people may not be able to enjoy it. Therefore, I would like to use my eyes first to check those new technologies and discuss with my audience, why it is great and how to use it!”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Ryan says the top learner is the speaker, “I took time to re-organize the content of Build videos and make it into slides and articles to show in the workshop.”</SPAN></P> <P>In addition, he knows the knowledge level differs depending on attendees and shares his idea of caring about new community members. “The first-time attendees are concerning about the cost in developing AI-enabled apps in Azure. I have explained the difference among subscriptions and how to use the initial credits carefully.”</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_4-1660639591518.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396203i050E25873A9733E0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_4-1660639591518.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_4-1660639591518.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN>July 10, 2022 - </SPAN></STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Build 2022 Recap by BDotNet</STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Developer Technologies MVP in India, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Swaminathan Vetri</A>, led his local Microsoft Build After Party with various speakers from Microsoft and community.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>He prepared for the in-person event with his idea, “Microsoft Build is one of the major developer-focused events and there couldn't be a better way to bring back the in-person events to the community than doing an after party of the same.” Therefore, organizers, speakers, and attendees got together at the venue in Bengaluru on the event day.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Speakers delivered three technical sessions about the latest updates of Microsoft technologies, such as <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Container Apps</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Kubernetes (AKS)</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Functions</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power Platform</A>, attendees learned a lot from local speakers, and organizers helped facilitate communication. “Now that the world is slowly returning back to normal, the community members are also looking forward to be part of more in person events as that gives better networking opportunities, more interactions with the speakers and also with peer audience,” he says.</SPAN></P> <P>More pictures are on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">his LinkedIn post</A>.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_5-1660639624288.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396204iC42717FF8BE023FE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_5-1660639624288.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_5-1660639624288.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><SPAN>July 30, 2022 - </SPAN></STRONG><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Build-2022 @ Chennai</STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P>Azure MVP, <SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Anbu Mani</A>, hosted the in-person Microsoft Build After Party in India for local developers in Chennai.</SPAN></P> <P>This event covered almost every aspect of the actual Build event. To be specific, attendees learned a lot of new technologies under 10 hot topics including <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WinUI 3 Development</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure SQL Server</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Static Web Apps</A>, and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">C# 11.0</A>. Anbu says “Learning always gives immense pleasure and sharing knowledge doubles that. Building awareness of the latest developments and technological changes in the community is the responsibility of every community leader. As a leader, I wanted to build a bridge between the latest trends and the end developers. And equally, this gives an opportunity to build a network of technical evangelists which helps me in addressing any technical problems in my day-to-day work as well”. Working hard as an organizer and a speaker, he also enjoyed this event as one of the attendees and learned the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AutoML</A> which gives beginners to taste of the implementation of machine learning concepts.</P> <P><SPAN>“Sharing is Caring” is his belief. “Growth cannot happen when we travel alone. The knowledge gained happens when we share and learn from others as well.”</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_6-1660639664257.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396205iCDEC610E0C1F8204/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_6-1660639664257.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_6-1660639664257.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 18 Aug 2022 08:11:23 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/microsoft-build-2022-after-parties-in-diverse-locations-and/ba-p/3600562 RieMoriguchi 2022-08-18T08:11:23Z Meet Community Friends at Microsoft Build 2022 After Party in Korea https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/meet-community-friends-at-microsoft-build-2022-after-party-in/ba-p/3600565 <P>Korean MVPs and Regional Director (RD) worked together to facilitate the offline community experience for the first time in two and a half years and organized the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Build 2022 After Party in Seoul</A> on Saturday, June 25, 2022. In addition to 100 online attendees, more than 150 attendees including students visited the event venue, Microsoft Korea office in Seoul, and learned the brand-new technologies together with their community friends.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660637394255.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396190iF8BE0F4BFADF1D8F/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_1-1660637394255.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_1-1660637394255.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The event aimed to provide a learning opportunities for the latest technical updates announced at the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Build 2022</A> in May 2022, 12 MVPs, 1 RD, and 5 Microsoft employees organized 12 technical sessions about <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Azure</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft AI</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">.NET MAUI</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GitHub Copilot</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Power BI</A>, and so on. Amazingly, the attendee survey shows that 98% of all attendees answered the event was helpful to get to know more about the Microsoft technologies.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1660637433336.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/396191iFE0D719D362190B7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="RieMoriguchi_2-1660637433336.png" alt="RieMoriguchi_2-1660637433336.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“It was a very enjoyable event, and everyone would have felt that way,” says <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">YoungWook Kim</A>, Microsoft Azure MVP in Korea. He supported this event as a keynote speaker and attracted the attendees by sharing Microsoft's philosophical vision and its technical achievements. He emphasizes the biggest difference between in-person events and online events was that in-person events enable us to have a closer relationship than just sharing technical information. According to YoungWook, he would love to have more in-person opportunities to explore the community contributions with MVP friends. “After this event, MVPs gathered and exchanged ideas to help each other and contribute to the world.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Mixed Reality MVP, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">YongSeong Song</A>, who planned and moderated, says face-to-face meeting was the best opportunity to talk and exchange ideas. “It was good that we were able to hear about their experiences in their respective fields while interacting freely and individually at the same time, talking about collaboration. I look forward to having more offline events and opportunities like this in the future.” In terms of upcoming community activation as a local community leader, he reveals an ongoing plan. “I am planning a community where I can communicate about Metaverse-related technologies and contents related to the Mixed Reality part, which is my MVP field.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Soyoung Lee</A>, the Regional Manager in One Asia and the Community Program Manager in Korea, worked with the MVP and RD speakers and her colleagues within Microsoft. “There were a lot of young developers who attended this event. They answered this Build After Party by Korean MVPs were very helpful to learn around the Microsoft technologies and the future direction. 95% of total attendees answered they want to come back if there is any chance like this. This was very impressive to listen to their voice directly.”</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Since the pandemic began, MVPs have been supporting the community members through online engagements. Many people shared a lot of helpful tips for hosting online community events, delivering better online presentations, and building a new relationship virtually. Doing what they could do, they were patiently waiting for the time to reunion. After two and a half years passed, MVPs, RDs, and other community members finally got together.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>The keynote speaker YoungWook published a short video on YouTube to share the moments that show how this event went<SPAN>.</SPAN> <SPAN>It was </SPAN>full of attendees’ passion for learning and connecting: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/PuZNRFmIi3s</A></P> Wed, 17 Aug 2022 06:17:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/meet-community-friends-at-microsoft-build-2022-after-party-in/ba-p/3600565 RieMoriguchi 2022-08-17T06:17:22Z Friday Five: 365 Privacy, Xamarin Tips, More! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-365-privacy-xamarin-tips-more/ba-p/3563058 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 208px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/190070i7E09B746CCC2B5F1/image-dimensions/208x207?v=v2" width="208" height="207" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/community-ninjas-blog/community-ninjas-monday-interview-with-the-first-mvp-family-in/ba-p/3442642" target="_blank">Community Ninjas Monday Interview with the first MVP family in Middle East and Africa!</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Mohamed El-Qassas</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft MVP, SharePoint StackExchange (StackOverflow) Moderator, C# Corner MVP, Microsoft TechNet Wiki Judge, Blogger, and Senior Technical Consultant with +10 years of experience in SharePoint, Project Server, and BI. In SharePoint StackExchange, he has been elected as the 1st Moderator in the GCC, Middle East, and Africa, and ranked as the 2nd top contributor of all the time. Check out his </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>blog</SPAN></A><SPAN> here.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 223px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/195042i4B67C38FAAEFBB3F/image-dimensions/223x178?v=v2" width="223" height="178" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">4 Steps To Improve HTTP Request Performance in Dotnet MAUI / Xamarin</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Damien Doumer</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a software developer and Microsoft MVP in development technologies, who from Cameroon and currently based in France. He plays most often with ASP.Net Core and Xamarin, and builds mobile apps and back-ends. He often blogs, and he likes sharing content on his blog at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>https://doumer.me</SPAN></A><SPAN>. Though he's had to deal with other programming languages and several frameworks, he prefers developing in C# with the .Net framework. Damien's credo is “Learn, Build, Share and Innovate”. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@Damien_Doumer</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tommy morgan.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/255811i9F4F602FD0ABBD46/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="tommy morgan.jpg" alt="tommy morgan.jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft 365 User Privacy Setting now includes Group Name, New API control coming</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Tom Morgan</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Teams Platform developer and Microsoft MVP with more than 10 years of experience in the software development industry. For the last 8 years, Tom has worked at Modality Systems, with responsibility for delivery of the Modality Systems product portfolio. Tom is passionate about creating great software that people will find useful. He enjoys blogging and speaking about Microsoft Teams development, Office365, Bot Framework, Cognitive Services and AI, and the future of the communications industry. He blogs at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>thoughtstuff.co.uk</SPAN></A><SPAN> and tweets at @</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>tomorgan</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 198px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179942i59C3192E0F8B2AF8/image-dimensions/198x198?v=v2" width="198" height="198" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Easy to learn .NET 6.0 and Angular - Getting Started Multi Language – Part 4</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Syed Shanu </SPAN></A><SPAN>is a Microsoft MVP, a two-time C# MVP and two-time Code project MVP. Syed is also an author, blogger and speaker. He's from Madurai, India, and works as Technical Lead in South Korea. With more than 10 Years of experience with Microsoft technologies, Syed is an active person in the community and always happy to share his knowledge on topics related to </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>ASP.NET </SPAN></A><SPAN>, MVC, ASP.NET Core, Web API, SQL Server, UWP, Azure, among others. You can see his contributions to MSDN and TechNet Wiki </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@syedshanu3. </SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" style="width: 186px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196759i5233E2AAB6B669A9/image-dimensions/186x211?v=v2" width="186" height="211" role="button" title="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Let’s build a Playlist Portal in Teams using Stream and Lists – and bringing Lists to a Personal App</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Chris Hoard</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and Teams MVP. With over 10 years of cloud computing experience, he is currently building an education practice for Vuzion (Tier 2 UK CSP). His focus areas are Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and entry-level Azure. Follow Chris on Twitter at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@Microsoft365Pro</SPAN></A><SPAN> and check out his blog </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-365-privacy-xamarin-tips-more/ba-p/3563058 JeffreyMVP 2022-07-01T14:00:00Z Reconnect Series: Todd Lamothe https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/reconnect-series-todd-lamothe/ba-p/3561553 <P><STRONG><I>Welcome back to Reconnect, the biweekly series that catches up with former MVPs and their current activities.</I></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>This week we are thrilled to be joined by none other than 10-time MVP winner </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Todd Lamothe</SPAN></A><SPAN>!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Hailing from Kingston, Canada, Todd is an IT consultant and web developer with vast experience in Windows deployment. He assists various organizations with deploying Windows Servers and Clients, as well as managing workstations and patching. Todd also helps organizations leverage Windows Azure and Office 365 and has migrated over 80,000 mailboxes to Office 365.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Todd has been named Microsoft MVP – Cloud &amp; Server Installation and Servicing – 10 times.&nbsp; The tech professional has also achieved credentials including Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Computer Science and Economics from Laurentian University.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Todd is an avid learner and never hesitates to share his knowledge with others. He is a frequent speaker at various trade shows and user group events, most notably TechDays Canada.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Beyond technology to web development, Todd is also interested in gardening, entrepreneurship and food.</SPAN></P> <P><BR /><SPAN>For more, check out Todd’s </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>blog</SPAN></A><SPAN> and Twitter @</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>ToddLamo</SPAN></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="todd.jpg" style="width: 155px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/384474iB73D71D9A62CAE1D/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="todd.jpg" alt="todd.jpg" /></span></SPAN></P> Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:17:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/reconnect-series-todd-lamothe/ba-p/3561553 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-29T15:17:55Z Friday Five: WinUI 3, SharePoint, More! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-winui-3-sharepoint-more/ba-p/3546080 <P><STRONG><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="krols.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/242098iA2ADD2AD8F7D305E/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="krols.jpg" alt="krols.jpg" /></span></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Stretching the WinUI 3 Expander control</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Diederik Krols</SPAN></A><SPAN> lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He is a principal consultant at U2U Consult where he leads, designs and develops C# and XAML apps for the enterprise and the store. He’s a Windows Development MVP since 2014. Diederik runs the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>XamlBrewer blog</SPAN></A><SPAN> on WordPress and the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>XamlBrewer repositories</SPAN></A><SPAN> on GitHub. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@diederikkrols.</SPAN></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tomaz.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/246399i1226413AE9AE1BCA/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="tomaz.jpg" alt="tomaz.jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Little useless-useful R functions – Plotting the decimal and binary conversion</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Tomaž Kaštrun</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a SQL Server developer and data scientist with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of business warehousing, development, ETL, database administration, and also data analysis and machine learning. He is a Microsoft data platform MVP, a blogger, and a frequent speaker at the community and Microsoft events. For more, check out Tomaž’s Twitter @</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>tomaz_tsql</SPAN></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 198px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179942i59C3192E0F8B2AF8/image-dimensions/198x198?v=v2" width="198" height="198" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Easy to learn .NET 6.0 and Angular - Getting Started Admin LTE Design - Part3</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Syed Shanu </SPAN></A><SPAN>is a Microsoft MVP, a two-time C# MVP and two-time Code project MVP. Syed is also an author, blogger and speaker. He's from Madurai, India, and works as Technical Lead in South Korea. With more than 10 Years of experience with Microsoft technologies, Syed is an active person in the community and always happy to share his knowledge on topics related to </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>ASP.NET </SPAN></A><SPAN>, MVC, ASP.NET Core, Web API, SQL Server, UWP, Azure, among others. You can see his contributions to MSDN and TechNet Wiki </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@syedshanu3. </SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 211px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/188186i4A4AF992FF12F608/image-dimensions/211x222?v=v2" width="211" height="222" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">#Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Insider Preview Build 25140 #Winserv #WindowsServerInsider #WAC</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>James van den Berg</SPAN></A><SPAN> has been working in ICT with Microsoft Technology since 1987. He works for the largest educational institution in the Netherlands as an ICT Specialist, managing datacenters for students. He’s proud to have been a Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2011, and a Microsoft Azure Advisor for the community since February this year. In July 2013, James started his own ICT consultancy firm called HybridCloud4You, which is all about transforming datacenters with Microsoft Hybrid Cloud, Azure, AzureStack, Containers, and Analytics like Microsoft OMS Hybrid IT Management. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@JamesvandenBerg</SPAN></A><SPAN> and on his blog </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here.</SPAN></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" style="width: 186px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196759i5233E2AAB6B669A9/image-dimensions/186x211?v=v2" width="186" height="211" role="button" title="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Direct the App Tile Launcher to the new Stream on SharePoint web app experience in office.com – Via GUI or PowerShell</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Chris Hoard</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and Teams MVP. With over 10 years of cloud computing experience, he is currently building an education practice for Vuzion (Tier 2 UK CSP). His focus areas are Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and entry-level Azure. Follow Chris on Twitter at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@Microsoft365Pro</SPAN></A><SPAN> and check out his blog </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> Fri, 24 Jun 2022 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-winui-3-sharepoint-more/ba-p/3546080 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-24T14:00:00Z Australian MVPs Reunite at Reactor Sydney https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/australian-mvps-reunite-at-reactor-sydney/ba-p/3522336 <P><STRONG><I>This month, The MVP Blog is shining a spotlight on some of the MVP community’s local initiatives around the world.</I></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Two and a half years into the pandemic and numerous lockdowns later, the MVP community in Sydney, Australia, wanted to come together at the Reactor Sydney Open Night on Friday, May 6.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>The evening</SPAN></A><SPAN> provided an exceptional opportunity to thank MVPs and Regional Directors (RDs) for their support, celebrate community achievements, catch up with old friends and meet new, friendly faces.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The Reactor team welcomed the evening, while also hosting members of the local Azure Sydney User Group to support the launch of Global Azure Day (May 7) led by community leaders Sam Alavi and AI MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Arafat Tehsin</SPAN></A><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Many Microsoft employees from across the company, including the Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) and Developer Relations, also attended the community event.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>"At a time when we are dealing with lockdowns and virtual fatigue, I want to bring community engagement to the forefront," said </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Elizabeth Papparlado,</SPAN></A><SPAN> the new Community Program Manager for the MVP.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Discussions dived into various topics, including how to pull the community back together and some technical chats on </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>#cloudnative</SPAN></A><SPAN> apps, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>#containers</SPAN></A><SPAN>, and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>#kubernetes</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The event served as a great opportunity to personally connect with local MVPs and RDs, the user groups, and various Microsoft teams.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>"I enjoyed personally meeting the 25 MVPs and RDs who were able to attend,” Elizabeth says. “The mood in the room was energetic. There was a lot of laughter and good conversation. I hope we can meet in person and celebrate more often in the future. Thank you to the Reactor for inviting me.”</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>MVPs who want to speak at a Reactor event or share their knowledge in person or virtually can do so. The community is always looking for speakers and is interested in hosting the next community event. Contact Elizabeth Pappalardo at epappalardo@microsoft.com for more information.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN>MVP profile details as of June 1, 2022.</SPAN></I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Asia.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/381485i3C6DCA8499176765/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Asia.jpg" alt="Asia.jpg" /></span></SPAN></I></P> Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:13:26 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/australian-mvps-reunite-at-reactor-sydney/ba-p/3522336 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-17T20:13:26Z Microsoft Build Hosts Regional Spotlights https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/microsoft-build-hosts-regional-spotlights/ba-p/3522244 <P><STRONG><I>This month, The MVP Blog is shining a spotlight on some of the MVP community’s local initiatives around the world.</I></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft Build</A> is an annual conference for attendees to come together and discover the latest innovations in code and application development—and gain insights from peers and experts from around the world.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>This year, the event hosted a regional spotlight on five different parts of the globe: the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>UK</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>France</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Germany</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>LATAM</SPAN></A><SPAN>, and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Japan</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Around the world, we’ve asked our MVPs to share how each regional “table topics” session went. Here’s what we learned across five different territories.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>United Kingdom</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>AI MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Chris Lloyd Jones</SPAN></A><SPAN> ran a session on </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Green Software Engineering</SPAN></A><SPAN> and says he enjoyed how engaged his audience was.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“Together with my co-presenter Darshna, it felt like we shared some new ideas that might have a real impact on technology, and sustainability. Build was frankly, incredible. Both the online content, but also the opportunity to meet peers in person that I’d only previously spoken to through a webcam. It felt like being a child at Christmas!” Chris says.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Data Platform MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Pragati Jain</SPAN></A><SPAN>, who works as a Senior Consultant at Avanade, says her </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Gain Agility with an Integrated Data Platform</SPAN></A><SPAN> session was a great experience.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“This was my first ever in-person session at Build. My experience has been outstanding. This event gave me a platform to engage in a Microsoft event and especially to meet and network with the people I have been in contact with virtually,” she says.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Chris also says he wouldn’t hesitate to go again, noting that the broad audience and usual MVP familiar faces felt like “we were stitching together a growing community.”</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>France</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>As a Developer Technologies MVP in Belgium, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Adrien Clerbois</SPAN></A><SPAN>’ session covering </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>DevOps Deployment Industrialization and Professionalism (In French</SPAN></A><SPAN>) focused on a topic that is so vast that everyone can bring their own experience to the forum.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“I had the chance to exchange with a community that has its vision and its challenges, and</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>together we thought about strategies for evolution based on the constraints of each,” Adrien says.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“It's so beautiful to see the community find ways to improve together,” he adds.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>All in all, Adrien says that the session was very rewarding. “What a pleasure to meet the community again and to exchange around a subject that is always about innovation!”</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Germany</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Business Applications MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Tomislav Karafilov</SPAN></A><SPAN> and Windows Development MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Christian Glessner</SPAN></A><SPAN> say that they enjoyed their Build sessions.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Tomislav’s session on </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Power Platform Maturity Meets Corporate Culture (In German)</SPAN></A><SPAN> was made even better by the great team who helped him in his presentation. </SPAN><SPAN><BR /></SPAN><SPAN><BR /></SPAN><SPAN>“I had great technical support, everything worked fine. Alone, I had a problem monitoring the chat, but I had support from another MVP colleague in chat,” he says. Adding: “The venue was cool, the food and drinks were perfect, and getting to meet people in person was super!”</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Christian also enjoyed his session. “It was fun!” Christian says. “And the audience enjoyed it as well! We joined with a HoloLens into the Teams session and had good audience engagement/dynamic.”</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Christian’s session </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Welcome to the Metaverse</SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;was a hot topic, and he says that everyone in attendance was glad to be enjoying an in-person event again.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>LATAM</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Eduardo Amaral</SPAN></A><SPAN>, a Business Applications MVP from Brazil, says his session on </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Power Platform: Cloud-Native Development (In Portuguese)</SPAN></A><SPAN>, “Was awesome.”&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“We did the presentation in a hybrid model, where we brought some people to the studio and others stayed remotely. The interaction with people who were remote and face-to-face&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>was a success. The participation received in-person and remotely was wonderful,” Eduardo says.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Eduardo’s session also included </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Angelo Belchior</SPAN></A><SPAN>, MVP of Developer Technologies, whose presence at his session made him feel “honored.”&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“We talked a lot about the integration of Citizen Developer Power Platform with Professional Developer. After this conversation, I've already planned some sessions to talk about this subject,” he adds, noting how transforming people's lives through education is his passion.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P data-unlink="true"><SPAN>Also from Brazil, Developer Technologies MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Carlos Dos Santos</SPAN></A><SPAN> says his experience hosting a session on the topic of <A href="#" target="_self">Cloud-Native</A></SPAN><A href="#" target="_self"><SPAN> Development</SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;was “very good,” stating he enjoyed the questions, points raised during the discussion, and in-person interactions.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“Thanks for the opportunity and count me in for future events,” Carlos says.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Japan</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>No other country had more “Table Topics” than Japan </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>with a whopping 19 in total</SPAN></A><SPAN>. The speaker count for this year’s Japanese event totaled 47 people, which included 43 MVPs, 2 MVPs/RDs, one RD, and one community member.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Takayoshi Tanaka</SPAN></A><SPAN>, a Developer Technologies/Microsoft Azure MVP, and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Yuta Matsumura</SPAN></A><SPAN>, a Developer Technologies MVP, both hosted extremely interesting topics.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Takayoshi presented on </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>How to effectively use Microsoft technical support? (In Japanese)</SPAN></A><SPAN> while Yuta focused on </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>App Modernization for .NET</SPAN></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“I was excited since I could discuss a topic with other MVPs and attendees,” Takayoshi shares. “The MVPs have different experiences and backgrounds, and several agenda items were discussed and explained from various perspectives.”</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Yuta says that being a session speaker at Build was a wonderful experience, adding, “It brought me a different experience from previous ones I joined as one of the attendees. The Online Build conference made us feel closer.”&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Because Japan’s event was held remotely, Takayoshi wanted to thank technical support and communicate how the many participants felt a sense of respect for the support engineers involved and how they utilized technical support to achieve business results.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Yuta is already calling for more participants for the next Microsoft Build, adding that the addition of a Japanese time-zone session was part of this discussion’s success. But most of all, Build is about growth through learning and enjoyment.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>“Let’s continue to have fun with the technical community!” Yuta says.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN>MVP profile details as of June 1, 2022.</SPAN></I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Global.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/381470i142FB7FB6DB5A38A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Global.jpg" alt="Global.jpg" /></span></SPAN></I></P> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:36:19 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/microsoft-build-hosts-regional-spotlights/ba-p/3522244 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-21T15:36:19Z Friday Five: Azure Portal, GitHub Tips, More! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-azure-portal-github-tips-more/ba-p/3518430 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="robbos.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/221828iD4E83FD457D0CF3E/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="robbos.jpg" alt="robbos.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Creating a GitHub Action</SPAN></A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Rob Bos</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Developer Technologies MVP and DevOps consultant from The Netherlands. Rob is typically working with anything DevOps related to improve flow. As a Global DevOps Bootcamp team member, he loves to automate large setups for the yearly event and uses any tool to get things done. For more on Rob, check out his Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@robbos81</SPAN></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tommy morgan.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/255811i9F4F602FD0ABBD46/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="tommy morgan.jpg" alt="tommy morgan.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Weekly Update 14 June 2022 – Bookings API App Permissions, Live Share SDK, Export Reactions &amp; more</SPAN></A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Tom Morgan</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Teams Platform developer and Microsoft MVP with more than 10 years of experience in the software development industry. For the last 8 years, Tom has worked at Modality Systems, with responsibility for delivery of the Modality Systems product portfolio. Tom is passionate about creating great software that people will find useful. He enjoys blogging and speaking about Microsoft Teams development, Office365, Bot Framework, Cognitive Services and AI, and the future of the communications industry. He blogs at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>thoughtstuff.co.uk</SPAN></A><SPAN> and tweets at @</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>tomorgan</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tobias.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/248077i68C2BFED39FEA49D/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="tobias.jpg" alt="tobias.jpg" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Use the Resource Explorer from the Azure Portal</SPAN></A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Tobias Zimmergren</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Azure MVP from Sweden. As the Head of Technical Operations at Rencore, Tobias designs and builds distributed cloud solutions. He is the co-founder and co-host of the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Ctrl+Alt+Azure Podcast</SPAN></A><SPAN> since 2019, and co-founder and organizer of Sweden SharePoint User Group from 2007 to 2017. For more, check out his </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>blog</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>newsletter</SPAN></A><SPAN>, and Twitter @</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>zimmergren</SPAN></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 198px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179942i59C3192E0F8B2AF8/image-dimensions/198x198?v=v2" width="198" height="198" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Easy to learn .NET 6.0 and Angular - Getting Started Angular Standalone Template – Part 2</SPAN></A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Syed Shanu </SPAN></A><SPAN>is a Microsoft MVP, a two-time C# MVP and two-time Code project MVP. Syed is also an author, blogger and speaker. He's from Madurai, India, and works as Technical Lead in South Korea. With more than 10 Years of experience with Microsoft technologies, Syed is an active person in the community and always happy to share his knowledge on topics related to </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>ASP.NET </SPAN></A><SPAN>, MVC, ASP.NET Core, Web API, SQL Server, UWP, Azure, among others. You can see his contributions to MSDN and TechNet Wiki </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@syedshanu3. </SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" style="width: 186px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196759i5233E2AAB6B669A9/image-dimensions/186x211?v=v2" width="186" height="211" role="button" title="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" /></span></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Setting up a Multi-Stage Access Review for Inactive Users in a Team</SPAN></A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Chris Hoard</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and Teams MVP. With over 10 years of cloud computing experience, he is currently building an education practice for Vuzion (Tier 2 UK CSP). His focus areas are Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and entry-level Azure. Follow Chris on Twitter at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@Microsoft365Pro</SPAN></A><SPAN> and check out his blog </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-azure-portal-github-tips-more/ba-p/3518430 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-17T14:00:00Z MVPs Back AI, Software Training in Spanish https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/mvps-back-ai-software-training-in-spanish/ba-p/3518711 <P><STRONG><I>This month, The MVP Blog is shining a spotlight on some of the MVP community’s local initiatives around the world.</I></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>In Argentina, AI MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Ivana Tilca</SPAN></A><SPAN>, Azure MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Pablo Ariel Di Loreto</SPAN></A><SPAN>, and Developer Tech MVP </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>Fernando Sonego</SPAN></A><SPAN> have done great work creating a community to help teach AI to Spanish speakers.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>As a group of Microsoft professionals, the three MVPs have a lot in common. All are eager to learn about new technologies and share their passion with others. That's exactly why they decided to create </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>ConoSurTech</SPAN></A><SPAN>, an initiative to teach essential computer skills.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>ConoSurTech acts as a medium for sharing knowledge and skills in Spanish. "At our events, tech-savvy visionaries meet with those interested in learning more about new tools," reports Fernando.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>With ConoSurTech, Spanish-speaking citizens in South America can learn how to develop software and AI. Often, teachers guide interested engineers in HTML, CSS, Javascript, and DevOps, among other programming skills. Further, the owners of the ConosurTech community recently organized an AI900 workshop and Azure900 training.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The project facilitates certificates and diplomas that help participants build an integral resume for applying to the tech economy and innovative companies. As a result, most either find a new job or get access to better job opportunities. Overall, the project helps develop the necessary skills to help fuel technological innovation and economic growth across the continent – for free.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Pablo explains: "We love creating a space where people can talk to each other, have discussions, workshops, and have a hands-on dynamic around the latest tools, topics, and technologies."</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>In addition to live training sessions, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>ConoSurTech documents</SPAN></A><SPAN> all materials and makes them available as a knowledge resource so that anyone can access new knowledge and tools.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>"We love to motivate, and we share a passion for changing people, for learning, and for being in a learning environment. For us, teaching is a job with a lot of variety, but definitely a way to serve our community," Pablo emphasizes.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>"Our students always thank us because we helped them get certified or find a job. Making a difference in people's lives motivates us to continue investing time in this work. Plus, we really enjoy it," closes Ivana.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Do you want to learn more about </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN>ConoSurTech</SPAN></A><SPAN>? Get involved now and become part of a thriving tech community.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN>MVP profile details as of June 1, 2022.</SPAN></I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Americas.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/381129iC7F948E25B4C3CF9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Americas.jpg" alt="Americas.jpg" /></span></SPAN></I></P> Wed, 17 Aug 2022 06:16:44 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/mvps-back-ai-software-training-in-spanish/ba-p/3518711 JeffreyMVP 2022-08-17T06:16:44Z After Two Years, Serbian MVPs Meet Once Again https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/after-two-years-serbian-mvps-meet-once-again/ba-p/3518689 <P><STRONG><I>This month, The MVP Blog is shining a spotlight on some of the MVP community’s local initiatives around the world.</I></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>On May 12, Microsoft Development Center Serbia (MDCS), together with representatives from Microsoft Customer and Partner Solutions (MCAPS), organized a </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>face-to-face meeting</SPAN></A><SPAN> for Serbian MVPs and other Microsoft colleagues in Serbia.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>After two years of online meetings and events, the MVPs and the Microsoft colleagues were happy to see each other in person and discuss future plans.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>"It's good to be back home," said one of the MVPs as he entered the "HyperSpace" – Microsoft Serbia's well-known event space that is once again open to visitors.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>All five Serbian MVPs attended the meeting: </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Stanko Nikolić</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Srđan Krčo</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Aleksandar Grašić</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Srđan Stević</SPAN></A><SPAN> and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Aleksandar Nikolić</SPAN></A><SPAN>.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Milica Kostić</SPAN></A><SPAN>, Community Relations Manager at MDCS, welcomed the participants and moderated the conversation about current tech innovations and the community’s ongoing projects.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Dejan Cvetković,</SPAN></A><SPAN> Chief Technology Officer, and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Tanja Tatomirović</SPAN></A><SPAN>, Communications Director at MDCS, provided an overview of the activities and growth of the Development Center.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Darko Bogojević</SPAN></A><SPAN>, Marketing and Operations Manager, and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Zoran Janković</SPAN></A><SPAN>, Data and AI Partner Specialist, represented the MCAPS organization in Serbia.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The MVPs presented many ideas and activities that will be organized again in person in the coming period: from smaller meet-ups to more significant events and conferences.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The next step is to further develop and plan some of these activities. </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Milan Gospic</SPAN></A><SPAN>, country director in Serbia, will host the next face-to-face meeting on June 15.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Receive news on MVP meetings across the world: follow the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>#mvpbuzz</SPAN></A><SPAN> on LinkedIn.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN>MVP profile details as of June 1, 2022.</SPAN></I></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><I><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="EMEA.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/381128i2247017345D0BF3A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="EMEA.jpg" alt="EMEA.jpg" /></span></SPAN></I></P> Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:19:10 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/after-two-years-serbian-mvps-meet-once-again/ba-p/3518689 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-16T23:19:10Z Reconnect Series: Richard Banks https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/reconnect-series-richard-banks/ba-p/3506764 <P><STRONG>Reconnect Series: Richard Banks</STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><I>Welcome back to Reconnect, the biweekly series that catches up with former MVPs and their current activities.</I></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>This week we are thrilled to be joined by none other than eight-time MVP winner </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Richard Banks</SPAN></A><SPAN>!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Richard has more than 25 years of experience helping people and teams solve complex problems and deliver great business outcomes.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>He has a deep history in hands-on software development, infrastructure, solution architecture, training, and public speaking.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Combined with C-suite management, extensive agile delivery skills, and an empathetic, collaborative approach, Richard is passionate about fulfilling needs and solving problems via tech. He describes himself as a hands-on technical leader with deep experience in agility, scale, and the Microsoft tech stack.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>In addition to his certifications as a Scrum Practitioner and Professional Scrum Developer Trainer, Richard runs the Sydney Alt.Net user group and (formerly) the Talking Shop Down Under podcast. Further, he owns and contributes to a few open-source projects and has spoken at Tech.Ed, Ignite, and several other events and user groups around Australia.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>For more on Richard, check out his </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Twitter</SPAN></A><SPAN> and </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>blog</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="richard.jpg" style="width: 133px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/380291i7CC728165DE5B377/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="richard.jpg" alt="richard.jpg" /></span></SPAN></P> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/reconnect-series-richard-banks/ba-p/3506764 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-15T14:00:00Z Friday Five: Azure Security, .NET 6.0, More! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-azure-security-net-6-0-more/ba-p/3489630 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tobias.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/248077i68C2BFED39FEA49D/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="tobias.jpg" alt="tobias.jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Recommended books about Azure security!</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Tobias Zimmergren</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Azure MVP from Sweden. As the Head of Technical Operations at Rencore, Tobias designs and builds distributed cloud solutions. He is the co-founder and co-host of the </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Ctrl+Alt+Azure Podcast</SPAN></A><SPAN> since 2019, and co-founder and organizer of Sweden SharePoint User Group from 2007 to 2017. For more, check out his </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>blog</SPAN></A><SPAN>, </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>newsletter</SPAN></A><SPAN>, and Twitter @</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>zimmergren</SPAN></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="jaliya.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/239572i6783B3CBDE432B5A/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="jaliya.jpg" alt="jaliya.jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Update Azure APIM API from an OpenAPI Definition using az apim Command Group</A></STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>Jaliya Udagedara is a Developer Technologies MVP based in Auckland, New Zealand. Originally from Sri Lanka, Jaliya is currently working as a Technical Lead for a US-based software development company. He has found his most significant interest in the world of Microsoft Software Development Technologies and Azure Stack. He likes to write blog posts and maintains his personal </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>blog</SPAN></A><SPAN>. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@JaliyaUdagedara</SPAN></A></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="tommy morgan.jpg" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/255811i9F4F602FD0ABBD46/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="tommy morgan.jpg" alt="tommy morgan.jpg" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Microsoft will start charging for some Microsoft Graph Teams API calls starting July 5th 2022</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Tom Morgan</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Teams Platform developer and Microsoft MVP with more than 10 years of experience in the software development industry. For the last 8 years, Tom has worked at Modality Systems, with responsibility for delivery of the Modality Systems product portfolio. Tom is passionate about creating great software that people will find useful. He enjoys blogging and speaking about Microsoft Teams development, Office365, Bot Framework, Cognitive Services and AI, and the future of the communications industry. He blogs at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>thoughtstuff.co.uk</SPAN></A><SPAN> and tweets at @</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>tomorgan</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="image.png" style="width: 198px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/179942i59C3192E0F8B2AF8/image-dimensions/198x198?v=v2" width="198" height="198" role="button" title="image.png" alt="image.png" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Easy to Learn .NET 6.0 and Angular - Getting Started Angular Template - Part 1</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Syed Shanu </SPAN></A><SPAN>is a Microsoft MVP, a two-time C# MVP and two-time Code project MVP. Syed is also an author, blogger and speaker. He's from Madurai, India, and works as Technical Lead in South Korea. With more than 10 Years of experience with Microsoft technologies, Syed is an active person in the community and always happy to share his knowledge on topics related to </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>ASP.NET </SPAN></A><SPAN>, MVC, ASP.NET Core, Web API, SQL Server, UWP, Azure, among others. You can see his contributions to MSDN and TechNet Wiki </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>. Follow him on Twitter </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@syedshanu3. </SPAN></A><SPAN>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" style="width: 186px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/196759i5233E2AAB6B669A9/image-dimensions/186x211?v=v2" width="186" height="211" role="button" title="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" alt="ChrisH-1Edit.PNG" /></span></P> <P><STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank">Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Voicemail and Redirecting using SIP-URI</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>Chris Hoard</SPAN></A><SPAN> is a Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and Teams MVP. With over 10 years of cloud computing experience, he is currently building an education practice for Vuzion (Tier 2 UK CSP). His focus areas are Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and entry-level Azure. Follow Chris on Twitter at </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>@Microsoft365Pro</SPAN></A><SPAN> and check out his blog </SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank"><SPAN>here</SPAN></A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/friday-five-azure-security-net-6-0-more/ba-p/3489630 JeffreyMVP 2022-06-10T14:00:00Z