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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Design Patterns (Webcast)

    One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns are discovered and not invented. Nevertheless it is important to have some guidance on what design patterns make sense early in the game...
  • Blog Post: [Network World] Microsoft juices Visual Studio with secure coding tools

    At the Black Hat Conference taking place in Washington, D.C., Microsoft said it will deepen ties between its Visual Studio development tools and the secure applications development processes first developed inside the company and now available to outsiders. Read the full story…
  • Blog Post: [Information Week] MS as a Player in Open Government

    The software vendor is using Sharepoint, Bing, SQL, Azure, and other tools to seize a chunk of the open government market. Read full story…
  • Blog Post: [Network World] Microsoft Begins Paving Path for IT, Cloud Integration

    Microsoft launched at PDC a serious effort to build IT into its cloud plans by introducing technologies that help connect existing corporate networks and cloud services to make them look like a single infrastructure. "Azure is looking at the second wave," says Ray Valdes, an analyst with Gartner...
  • Blog Post: November Newsletter - Modeling and SDLC Call for Papers

    For the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal , we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) . Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Modeling and Processes...
  • Blog Post: [eWeek] Microsoft’s Parallel Push Takes Another Step Forward

    Microsoft is working to deliver parallel programming capabilities to the masses, in the way that perhaps only the software giant can. The company is pursuing data parallelism, a form of parallelization of computing across multiple processors in parallel computing environments. Read full story…
  • Blog Post: [eWeek] SugarCRM Brings CRM Play to Windows Azure

    SugarCRM has announced that it will offer its CRM applications on the Windows Azure to enable its customers and value-added resellers (VARs) to benefit from the real-time scalability, high availability and on-demand infrastructure of the Microsoft cloud platform for Web applications and services. Read...
  • Blog Post: Asynchronous, Event-Driven Programming with Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx)

    Rx is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections. The “A” in “AJAX” stand for asynchronous, and indeed modern Web-based and Cloud-based applications are fundamentally asynchronous. In fact, Silverlight bans all blocking networking and threading operations...
  • Blog Post: On-Premises or in the Cloud, One Consistent Composite Application Experience for Developers

    Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on MS web server IIS.   Read full story… Windows Server AppFabric developer center Features and capabilities Architectural Overview
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Services Vision Becomes Reality With Launch of Windows Azure Platform

    Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of the Windows Azure platform at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) . In his opening keynote address, Ray Ozzie, chief software architect at Microsoft, described Windows Azure and SQL Azure as core elements of the company’s cloud services...
  • Blog Post: Architect Café – November 2009 – Save the Dates

    We keep bringing you 90-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.   Save the Dates!! November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Many .NET developers are becoming...
  • Blog Post: Responsiveness: Web Applications Warm-Up

    IIS Application Warm-Up for IIS 7.5 enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies such as database connections, compilation of ASP.NET code, and loading...
  • Blog Post: Architect Café – Architecture Webcasts. October 2009

    October 27, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology...
  • Blog Post: A Bridge To Let Java/.NET Interoperability Have Some REST

    Noelios Technologies is shipping a new version of the Restlet open source project , a lightweight REST framework for Java that includes the Restlet Extension for ADO.NET Data Services. The extension makes it easier for Java developers to take advantage of ADO.NET Data Services. Read full story…
  • Blog Post: Web Building and Hosting with Microsoft Web Platform

    Get more than just a complete stack: get a complete, interoperable Platform that combines a rich and powerful web application framework with a supporting cast of tools, servers, and technologies including a complete eco-system of products, technologies, communities, and partners, working together, to...
  • Blog Post: [eWeek] Microsoft PDC: Developers, Start Your Coding Engines

    Microsoft opens registration for its Professional Developers Conference, which will be held in Los Angeles in November. Microsoft also announces Code 7, a coding contest in which developers create Windows 7 applications to win cash and a trip to the PDC. Read full story Microsoft Professional Developers...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Service Bus Toolkit 2.0

    The Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 provides architectural guidance, patterns and practices, and a collection of BizTalk Server and .NET Framework components to simplify the development of enterprise-scale solutions on the Microsoft platform. Get the toolkit
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Architecture Blueprint

    The Windows Mobile development platform with .NET Compact Framework as the foundation, has evolved into a very powerful offering to mobile developers. But, some things remain the same, and one of these is the view on mobile solutions as being a part of a bigger whole. The primary goal of this series...
  • Blog Post: Desktop Integration: .NET Composite Application Guidance

    The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite client applications-composite applications use loosely coupled...
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide 2.0

    Design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. Get this guidance
  • Blog Post: Offline Management: Introduction to Occasionally Connected Applications

    Learn about a Microsoft Sync Framework powered solution called Sync Services for ADO.NET that enables developers to easily synchronize information from a central ADO.NET enabled database to remote and mobile users. Read full article
  • Blog Post: Designing Applications for Windows Mobile Powered Platforms

    Concepts and procedures for developing Windows Mobile powered applications that provide a good user experience. Design Guidelines Architecture for Mobile Device Applications
  • Blog Post: Health Monitoring: Designing Manageable Applications

    This guide describes how to create applications that are easier to manage. When used alongside the associated code artifacts, this guide should help dramatically simplify the process of creating manageable applications, and therefore reduce the costs associated with application operations. This guide...
  • Blog Post: Point of Service for .NET v1.12 (POS for .NET)

    Microsoft Point of Service for .NET v1.12 (POS for .NET) is a class library that enables POS developers to apply Microsoft .NET technologies in their products. It provides a simple and consistent interface for .NET Framework applications to interact with POS devices, in compliance with the UnifiedPOS...
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