From Pakistan to Bolivia, Our Friday Five Features MVPs Based Around the World

stephanie-donahueDrop the “When to Use What” mantra and pick up the Office 365 Toolbox

With almost 20 years of experience in the IT Sector, Stephanie Donahue is a leader, an innovator, and skilled problem solver. She has a passion for technology and innovation, which led her to co-found PAIT Group. Stephanie is a recognized member of the SharePoint community where she speaks, writes, and organizes SharePoint events both locally and nationally. She leverages her knowledge and relationships with vendors, peers, and thought leaders into innovative business solutions for each of PAIT's clients, to build dynamic environments that address a client's unique business critical projects and issues. Follow her on Twitter @stephkdonahue.



daniel-calbimonteHow to download a file from internet using SSIS

Daniel Calbimonte is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified IT Professional for SQL Server. He is an accomplished SSIS author, teacher at IT Academies and has over 10 years of experience as a QE and developer for SQL Server related software. He has worked for the government, oil companies, web sites, magazines and universities around the world. Daniel also regularly speaks at SQL Servers conferences and blogs. Follow him on Twitter @dcalbimonte.



syed-shanuASP.NET Core Angular 2 EF 1.0.1 Web API Using Template Pack

Syed Shanu 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, Tamil Nadu, India, and is currently working 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 ASP.NET, MVC, ASP.NET Core, Web API, SQL Server, UWP, Azure, among others. He has written more than 70 articles with on various technologies. He's also a several-time TechNet Guru Gold Winner. You can see his contributions to MSDN and TechNet Wiki here. Follow him on Twitter @syedshanu3.


Gareth GrugerSeparate email message counts on Windows Phone 10 lock screen

Gareth Gudger is a Microsoft MVP based in the USA, specializing in Exchange and Office 365. He started his career in 1999 working on Windows NT 4.0 and Exchange 5.5. For most of his career he has worked in a consulting role, primarily delivering Microsoft technologies to businesses. He holds several Microsoft certifications including an MCSE in Messaging, and MCSA in Office 365. Gareth blogs at, a site focusing on Exchange, Office 365 and adjacent technologies.




afzaal-ahmad-zeeshanHow To Select .NET Edition For Your Projects

Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies from Rabwah, Pakistan. His primary interest is .NET Core development, Microsoft Azure and ASP.NET Core development and training. He writes articles and blogs for beginners, and loves meeting students and startups over tea. Follow him on Twitter @afzaalvirgoboy.