MVP Friday Five: December 30, 2011

Thanks for joining us for our final MVP Friday Five of 2011. In today’s post we have five articles that all show you how to make the most of Microsoft technologies. MVPs make many contributions every day to the tech community, and this is a small sampling of their great work. Each of these articles is filled with the expert knowledge that we have come to expect from the MVP community.


1. Enabling Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010

By SharePoint Server MVP Joy Rathnayake| @jrathnayake

Joy shows us how to use Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010 which helps developers to be comfortable when they see an error in the browser.


2.  Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2010

By PowerPoint MVP
Geetesh Bajaj | @geetesh

Geetesh takes you through the steps of loading a custom dictionary to PowerPoint 2010 which will increase the vocabulary of your PowerPoint spellcheck to counter the problem of “misspelled” words that are actually correct.


3. Setting Default Paragraph Spacing in Word 2010

By Word MVP Herb Tyson |@herbtyson

Herb takes you through the simple steps to changing the Word 2010 default paragraph spacing.


4. Group Resources for Effective Reports!

By Project MVP Sam Huffman | @Sam_Huffman

Sam shares a hot tip that I find useful on every project that utilizes resources. He shows you how, in just four steps, the Resource Sheet view can becomes a powerhouse report showing resource costs by a category defined in the Group field.


5. EF: Why Include Method is an Anti-Pattern IMHO?

By Data Platform
Development MVP Matthieu Mezil | @MatthieuMEZIL

In this four part series Matthieu discusses why Include method is an anti-pattern IMHO


We are always looking for more MVP stories for our Friday Five series. If you’re an MVP and would like your blog posts considered for our MVP Friday Five, please provide your URL in the comments section below or reach out to your MVP Lead!