Here It Is Again: The Friday Five!


Contributing to .NET For Dummies

Rion Williams is a Full Stack Software Engineer at Structure X. He lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA and is passionate about making the developer community a better place. He's frequently found answering questions on the ASP.NET Forums and Stack Overflow, writing blog posts, or contributing to a wide range of projects on GitHub. When he's offline, he loves spending time with his family, traveling, eating, watching sports, cooking, and reading. Follow him on Twitter @rionmonster.

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Greg Schulz is the founder and Sr. Analyst at independent IT advisory consultancy firm Server StorageIO, as well as UnlimitedIO LLC (e.g. StorageIO®). In IT, he’s worked at electrical utility, financial services and transportation firms in roles ranging from business applications development to systems management, architecture, strategy and capacity planning. Greg is author of the new book "Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials" (CRC Press). He is also the author of the Intel Recommended Reading List books “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” and “The Green and Virtual Data Center” via CRC Press, and “Resilient Storage Networks” (Elsevier). Greg is a Microsoft MVP and eight-time VMware vExpert. Learn more at and Follow him on Twitter @storageio.

Inserting Icons In PowerPoint 365

Ellen Finkelstein is one of only 14 PowerPoint MVPs in the United States. Her well-known website offers many PowerPoint tips, and also features a PowerPoint Tips Newsletter. She specializes in training speakers and presenters in how to convert Death by PowerPoint to Life by PowerPoint; how to communicate clearly and powerfully; and how to design high-impact, persuasive and professional-looking slides. Follow her on Twitter @EFinkelstein


Using PowerShell To Test Whether Hotfixes Is Installed

Jan Egil Ring works as a Lead Architect at Crayon, Norway. He mainly works with automation, and has a strong passion for PowerShell. He works with Microsoft infrastructure products such as Windows Server, System Center and Microsoft Azure. He speaks regularly at user groups and conferences, such as Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) and PowerShell Conference EU. Outside of work he enjoys acting as a contributing editor at PowerShell Magazine and making contributions to technical communities. Follow him on Twitter @JanEgilRing

Gareth Gruger

Changing The Meeting Layout In Skype For Business

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. Follow him on Twitter @SuperTekBoy.