微軟新聞稿–「微軟技術社群暨最有價值專家 第三屆第四回合「最有價值專家」(MVP) 選拔名單揭曉」

Well, I just got the email and confirm that I am Microsoft MVP again. So So So happy, And I want to share the NewsLetter to you all. I am not sure if this is a right place for me to post “Self-related”news in HK Blog. But….it is related to me and also it is about Microsoft(althought it is not related to Technology)

http://www.microsoft.com/taiwan/press/2004/0714.htm


==============================================================================







 



微軟技術社群暨最有價值專家
第三屆第四回合「最有價值專家」(MVP) 選拔名單揭曉


 

     (2004 年 7 月 14 日,台北) 微軟技術社群暨最有價值專家今 (十四) 日宣佈,第三屆「最有價值專家」(Most Valuable Professional,簡稱 MVP) 第四回合選拔活動當選名單已揭曉,13 位新出爐之「最有價值專家」除可獲得豐富的獎項,亦將受邀代表參加 2005 年微軟「最有價值專家」年會 (MVP Regional Summit)。 「MVP 在微軟技術社群中扮演十分關鍵而重要的角色,他們樂於助人的熱情更是鼓舞人心!」微軟公司亞太及大中華地區技術社群暨最有價值專家總監柯淑芬表示,「我們非常注重 MVP 的素質,因此所有 MVP 都是 “受肯定的”、”可信任的” 還有 “平易近人的”,更是 IT 產業中的佼佼者。因此,當選 MVP 在 IT 資訊業受到非常崇高的肯定。」

     柯淑芬進ㄧ步指出 ,「MVP 方案」的主要目的,是要透過嚴格的品質保證專業、公正性和專業精神,在 Microsoft 社群成員中挑選出「好手中的好手」並且授予微軟「最有價值專家」的最高肯定。


     本次當選「最有價值專家」的方洲源,目前擔任國產汽車行銷企劃襄理。由於工作中需要運用大量的統計與分析,方洲源為追求工作效率和報表之自動化,在一個偶然的機會下,接觸到 ExcelHelp.NET 討論區。從剛開始吸收前輩們的知識,進而也提供工作上的經驗與大家分享,在各種千奇百怪的問題中,常常激盪出意想不到的解答並幫助別人獲得喜悅。


     本次當選「最有價值專家」的連錦雄,目前於香港擔任微軟認可教師,同時也是微軟技術社群第二屆第二回合「最有價值專家」。現任台灣及香港微軟「社群之星」,以及香港 .Net 用戶協會 (Hong Kong .NET UserGroup) 副主席,並且也是香港當地電腦雜誌自由投稿者。連錦雄從大學畢業以後都是從事與微軟產品技術相關的工作,從 Server 的管理,SQL 資料管理及設計,至編寫 VB 程式,但也跟大部份微軟使用者一樣,經常會遇到一些難解的問題。碰巧在美國微軟網站內,發現有微軟 Knowledge Base (KB) 文章及新聞群組 (newsgroup) 的存在,從而獲得一些高手的幫助,並經由社群的交流,獲得更多的技術與經驗。雖然香港沒有自己的新聞群組,但連錦雄發現台灣的微軟技術社群同樣是一個提供大家分享資訊的園地。在微軟技術社群內的討論區,除了可以詢問技術問題、回覆他人技術問題外,也非常歡迎大家分享好的技術文章、常見問答集或有幫助的微軟知識庫文章。


     從第一次當選成為第二屆微軟「最有價值專家」而出席台灣微軟活動,認識其他在台灣從事微軟產品技術相關的工作的 MVP,受邀參加 2004 年的全球微軟 MVP 年會,到再次當選成為第三屆微軟「最有價值專家」,這一切都讓連錦雄深感與有榮焉。


     經過一輪激烈的選拔,共有 13 位優秀的「最有價值專家」(MVP) 從眾多競爭者中脫穎而出。微軟技術社群暨最有價值專家第三屆第四回合「最有價值專家」(MVP) 當選名單如下:


邱雅雲(致新國際科技股份有限公司)、楊吉宏 (利鑫聯網科技)、吳宜泰 (萬在工業股份有限公司)、方洲源 (國產汽車股份有限公司)、黃東進 (自由業)、陳永彬 (研華股份有限公司)、沈家玉 (逢甲大學資訊工程學系)、鄭淑芬 (恆逸資訊)、趙敏翔 (恆逸資訊)、張智凱 (恆逸資訊)、余國榮 (中華電信)、連錦雄 (Welkin System Ltd.)、周俊良 (永大機電工業股份有限公司)。


新聞參考資料


最有價值專家」(MVP) 的選拔目標包括:



  1. 積極參與 Microsoft 線上社群
  2. 回答的問題遠超過發問的問題
  3. 傑出的線上社群表現
  4. 大量而精確的回答
  5. 在某一領域、產品或開發訓練擁有廣泛的知識
  6. 某一領域或特定產品中知名的專家或「長老」
  7. 對 Microsoft 抱持中立或是正面的態度
  8. 資訊服務的支持者
  9. 親切的客服技巧與態度

     一般而言,被考慮授予微軟 MVP 地位的精英,在這九項甄選條件中至少要具備四項。特別要強調的是,這是一項目標,而不是標準,能夠在群組中展現重大成就並提供重大支援的候選人會優先列入考量。他們為所屬社群 (尤其是 Microsoft 新聞群組、網站、清單服務、留言板等線上存取的社群) 持續不斷地提高品質,他們所支援的技術及樂於與人分享的熱忱和專業,受到同儕的信任並且被視為領袖。


     基於微軟的策略、預算限制及方案的公正性,被提名的候選人不可能全部都被授予微軟MVP的身份。換言之,最可能獲頒這項殊榮的被提名人,必須在支援社群的影響力方面以明確的評量標準,在「所有」這九項甄選條件中展現足夠的實力。例如,在 MSNEWS 新聞群組中回應的比例、他們自己主持的線上社群 (如果有) 服務了多少人、他們志願主持的使用者群組 (如果有) 有哪些直接與間接的影響等等。最後評鑑時,每一位候選人都會依據各自的評量標準逐一審核並決定是否授予這項殊榮。

Converting Microsoft Office VBA Macros to Visual Basic .NET












Paul Cornell shows you how to migrate an Office VBA macro to .NET, specifically Visual Basic .NET and C#, and then how to transform that solution into a Visual Basic .NET managed COM add-in. (32 printed pages)


He has noticed that a lot of Microsoft Office developers out there, both in newsgroups and at conferences, are interested in learning more about how to code solutions using the Microsoft .NET development platform.


In this month’s column, He will show you to take an Office VBA macro and convert it to .NET, both in Visual Basic .NET and C#. As an added bonus, He will show you in the appendix at the end of this month’s column how to make a Visual Basic .NET managed COM add-in out of the solution.

 .

Yes….Converting VBA Macros to VB.NET. I am sure many application in difference Dept. in your company are using VB Macro within Office Word/Excel/Access. My company is using a lot on the Excel.
One of the bad side on VBA Macros is……..Due to difference version of Office and Windows, your Macro may not function as what you expect. So, Here is a chance for you to learn how to “Convert“ them into VB.NET. From my option, this is the fastest way to keep the functions work. However, for the Best performance, sure Re-create them pure in VB.NET is another Best choose.


Converting Microsoft Office VBA Macros to Visual Basic .NET

So…..same wording again…..Get ready for the next wave.

What’s New with the Visual Basic Upgrade Wizard in Visual Basic 2005












In Visual Basic 2005, the Upgrade Wizard has added several new features to continue to help you upgrade your Visual Basic 6.0 projects.


The key improvements to the Upgrade Wizard in this version of Visual Basic include the support for upgrading some common Visual Basic 6.0 ActiveX controls, an additional project type, and a few language features that were not previously supported. It also targets some new Visual Basic 2005 features.



 .

Upgrade Wizard from VB2005(sure it is including in VS2005 as well). Although this article is heading to those which are writen in VB6, it is still worth to read as I am sure that most of your application are still in VB6(many companies are not moved to .NET yet). How do I know? Well, my working company is using Oracle with ASP, Yes ASP, NOT ASP.NET yet. However, I am just in a small position and cannot ask the IT dept to change into ASP.NET. And I am sure that most of IT colleagues in my working company, never and never touch .NET yet. As I am also sure that they are not a good programmer. I have join this company for 3 more monthes and found there are many stupid Business Logic that they cannot solve since the Management team has asked for more than 1.5 years, However I can solve few within half days on each function by using VB.NET2003. See then power .NET gave us?

So…..same wording…..Get ready for the next wave.

The .NET Show: Preview New Features in Visual Studio 2005












In this episode we talk with Jason Zander and Amnon Horowitz about the important improvements that have been added not only to Visual Studio 2005, but also to ASP.NET and the .NET Framework (v2.0) as well. Later, Rick LaPlante and Shanku Niyogi give us some hands-on examples of how these improvements can aid in the productivity of developing various styles of applications.

 .
Yes, it is the .NET Show for VS2005 now. I am not sure how many of you have tired VS2005(or its express Edition), But it is good to watch and at least get the most update information about this product. If you are one of my MCAD/MCSD students, please make sure that you watch it too.
Get ready for the next wave.

Data Security: Stop SQL Injection Attacks Before They Stop You






This article discusses:

a) How SQL injection attacks work
b) Testing for vulnerabilities
c) Validating user input
d) Using .NET features to prevent attacks
e) Importance of handling exceptions


Yes…..This Security Topic is hot. I attended many seminar from Microsoft and showing how damagerous it is and how careless we are in the past. However, I found out, most of my MCAD/MCSE students are not knowing this issue. And so…..Lucky that MSDN Magazine is talking about this in the currect Issue in Sept-2004.
Hurry go and read about it, get ready to change your code and your design from now on.