Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Interview: Warner Chaves

Warner Chaves is a SQL Server Certified Master and SQL Server Principal Consultant at Pythian, a global Canada-based company specialized in DBA services. He is a first-time SQL Server MVP awardee (2015). Warner, please tell us a little of your background: employment, training, your first PC, etc. My first contact with a PC was a […]

Meet an MVP: Eric Legault

Eric Legault has spent most of the past 18 years working independently and with various Microsoft Certified Partners and ISVs building solutions based on Microsoft’s Messaging & Collaboration platform.  He has been an Outlook Developer MVP since 2003, and has achieved certifications as an MCDBA and MCTS (SharePoint). Currently, Eric is a Product Manager for […]

Canadian IT Pros: Special Offers from Microsoft

Canadian IT Pros can receive training resources through #CANITPRO At The Movies /  #CANITPRO Au Cinéma, move to the cloud and getting started with Microsoft Azure is simplified for IT Professionals with the free one-month trial‚ which includes $220 to spend on all Azure services. Trial Azure, or sign up for an MSDN subscription. Offer […]

Microsoft News You Can Use (Feb. 07, 2015)

Here are just a few of the interesting news items from Microsoft. You can see them all here at the Microsoft News Center. Microsoft’s Super Bowl ads feature inspiring stories Estella and Braylon are the stars of Microsoft’s two 60-second Super Bowl commercials, airing during Sunday’s game. Both ads, as well as extended versions of […]

Meet a Microsoft MVP: Adin Ermie

Adin Ermie is a first-year (2015) Canadian MVP awardee in the System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management category. As you will see in the interview to follow, Adin is a very busy fellow but he took some time to answer a few questions for our MVP Interview series.

Microsoft in 2015: Get Ready for Windows 10!

Just when you thought things were great, they have gotten even better! The January 21st launch of Windows 10 has taken all of us to new levels in both business and personal computing, and promises to be an exciting adventure for all of us. Geared more toward mobile and cloud computing, Microsoft execs clearly state […]

Meet a Microsoft MVP: Martina White

Martina White is a first year (2014) Canadian SQL Server MVP with a lot of enthusiasm, which is typical of all Microsoft MVPs! She graciously agreed to be interviewed for the WindowsTalk “Meet an MVP” series.

Meet a Microsoft MVP: Simon Jackson

Please meet Simon “Darkside” Jackson, a first time (2014) MVP awardee in the ID@Xbox category. Simon is a self-styled “crazy evangelist guy who gets hyped with new and shiny things, tearing them apart and then showing others how to make the most of them.”

Meet an MVP: Rich Simpson

The latest installment in the “MVP Interview” series here at WindowsTalk. This time, I interview newly -awarded Windows MVP Rich Simpson.

Microsoft News You Can Use (Oct. 20, 2014)

A new affordable Windows tablet and some Windows Phone apps headline this week’s Microsoft Consumer tech news. E FUN announces new 10.1-inch Windows tablet Today (Oct. 20), E FUN is announcing a new 10.1-inch Windows tablet as part of their Nextbook line that comes with a detachable POGO keyboard for an amazing 2-in-1 experience. This […]

Meet a Microsoft MVP: Justin Vendette

Please meet Justin Vendette MVP, a newly-awarded (October 2014) Windows-Expert Consumer MVP. Let’s get to know Justin a little better and find out why he was deserving of the Microsoft MVP award for his past year’s online activities.

Microsoft News You Can Use (October 1, 2014)

Since the last edition of “Microsoft news You Can Use” a lot has happened at Microsoft. Here’s just a few items that will be of interest to the Consumer tech community:

Meet an MVP: Kapil Arya

Please meet Kapil Arya, a first-year (2014) Windows Expert- Consumer MVP. Kapil lives in India and runs a website Kapil Sparks™, which focuses on Windows troubleshooting and how-to tips. Let’s get to know Kapil a little better:

Microsoft News You Can Use (09/2014)

It can be difficult to keep up with the latest Microsoft Consumer tech news, so I have gathered a few links to some of the latest out of Redmond:

Meet a Microsoft MVP: Patrick Barker

It is my pleasure to introduce Patrick Barker, who just received his first Microsoft MVP award (Windows Expert – Consumer) in July 2014. This represents the first time I have ever interviewed a ‘fresh’ MVP. As a young person, I was interested in his responses as one who grew up with computer technology, not typewriters, adding machines and punch cards like me!

Meet a Microsoft MVP: J. C. Griffith

John C. Griffith is a Microsoft Windows Expert-Consumer and owner of the Sysnative support forums, which is staffed by Microsoft MVPs and other helpful technical experts, some of which have been interviewed here already.

Meet a Microsoft MVP: John D. Carrona

I would like to introduce John Carrona, a Microsoft Windows Expert-Consumer MVP. John has been an MVP since 2006 and is very active in online support communities. As a fellow member of the Sysnative Microsoft support forums, I asked him if he wouldn’t mind being featured here as part of the ongoing WindowsTalk MVP Interview series.

Meet a Microsoft MVP: Rayda D.

I would like to introduce Rayda D. a Microsoft Windows Expert-Consumer MVP. Rayda has been an MVP since 2011 and is very active in online support communities, aside for her busy work schedule. Recently, I asked Rayda a few questions about her work and the MVP program.

Microsoft Update News (June 11, 2014)

Just a few important updates you need to know about: Windows 8.1 Update needs to be installed June 10 is the Microsoft-imposed deadline for Windows 8.1 consumers to move to the Windows 8.1 Update in order to continue to receive future fixes and patches from Microsoft. If your computer is running Windows 8, it’s time […]

Bootstrapping Custom Application Setup with Microsoft ClickOnce Installer

Microsoft ClickOnce is a deployment technology that provides a platform for deploying Windows-based applications with self-updating functionality in an online installer. The ClickOnce deployment strategy addresses the two major requisites for the Windows-based applications, 1. Online installer that can be downloaded and run with minimal user interaction. 2. Auto-updating application. The support for creating, publishing, […]