Friday Five: Check Out What These Awesome MVPs Are Up To

kent-weareA Look at Azure Event Hubs Archive

Kent Weare is a senior enterprise architect at TransAlta, a multi-national power generation and energy trading company. His expertise includes BizTalk, logic apps, API management and service bus technologies. In addition to his enterprise architect responsibilities, he also writes for on matters relating to cloud computing. Kent holds a master’s degree in Information Management from Arizona State University and a computer science degree from the University of Regina.




john-whiteUnderstanding Office 365 Groups

John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He has spent 22 years in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM. As a seasoned IT professional, John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. Over the past decade, he has become increasingly focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms. John lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is the father of 3 boys, an avid scuba diver, and a budding photographer. Follow him on Twitter @diverdown1964.



An introduction to Columnstore indexes and SQL Query Store in SQL Server 2016

Kevin Goff has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for SQL Service since 2010, and was a .NET/C# MVP from 2005 - 2009. He has worked as a database and business intelligence architect, as well as a consultant. Kevin is a frequent speaker in the mid-Atlantic U.S., as well as a columnist for CODE Magazine. 




gaurav-aroraConsuming Microsoft ASP.NET Webhooks Receivers

Gaurav Kumar Arora is a Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP, and has an M.Phil degree in computer science. His 18 years of experience in Software Development and application support using Microsoft Technologies spans across a variety of domains, including aeronautics, finance, insurance, healthcare, construction and media. He is a Scrum Certified Trainer and Coach, and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, among other certifications. He is the co-founder of Innatus Curo Software LLC based in the U.S., and also plays a vital community role through the IndiaMentor platform. Follow him on Twitter @g_arora.



Saad MahmoodChannel 9 video: What is Cloud Computing?

Saad Mahmood is a 23 year-old software development engineer, with over half a decade of experience. His first IDE was Visual Studio, as he started his journey of software development with C#. Now a man known for his software delivery, Saad is skilled in Windows Development, Xamarin, .NET, JAVA, Python and Microsoft Azure. He's been a Windows Development MVP since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @saadmeh.