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    Worldwide Telescope Released

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    Microsoft Research has released the long awaited Worldwide Telescope. The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the best ground...
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    Northeast Roadshow May-June - Recap

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    It was great fun to visit Burlington, VT, Portland ME, Hartford CT, Waltham, MA and Rochester NY in our latest roadshow. Chris , Jim and I presented on LINQ , Office Development , Silverlight 2 and ASP.NET MVC . Right in the middle of the roadshow tour...
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    SharePoint keeps on going and going and going…

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    SharePoint Server has long been viewed as an "intranet-in-the-box" and has enjoyed great success behind corporate firewalls. But what about using MOSS to build public-facing, high volume commercial web sites? In this ARCast episode, Denny Boynton...
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    Essential WCF on ARCast

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    Recently I had the pleasure to interview Steve Resnick , Rich Crane and Chris Bowen on their new book Essential WCF. Check it out on Channel 9: ARCast.TV - Essential WCF Technorati Tags: ARCast , Architecture , Windows Communication Foundation , WCF ...
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    MSDN Developer Conference Social Bookmark Application

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    Check out this cool Social Bookmark Ticker Silverlight application that was created for the MSDN Developer Conference . Follow the links for more information on the MDC and related topics.
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    IASA New England - January Meeting Features Roger Sessions

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    This months IASA New England Chapter meeting will feature Roger Sessions . Join us in the Constitution Ballroom A at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on January 21st for Rogers talk on Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises . Date: January 21st, 5pm to...
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    Northeast Roadshow March '09

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    Jim O' Neil , Chris Bowen and I will be hitting the road in March for the latest Northeast Roadshow with a terrific  lineup of technical content. This is my first roadshow in close to 9 months as I have been working on another project that prevented...
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    Announcing 2nd Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week

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    Microsoft is pleased to announce the 2 nd CRM Incubation Week (Boston, week of 20 th April). The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs under increasing pressure, making it critical to find new resources and ways to reduce costs and inefficiencies...
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    ARCast – Dennis McCarthy on Software + Services

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    Software + Services is the logical evolution of services based interoperability and the clients that we leverage today; desktop, browser, mobile. In order for this vision to be fulfilled, we will need a full blown software platform that allows us to easily...
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    ARCast.TV - Peter Provost on what’s coming for Architects in Visual Studio Team System

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    The upcoming version of Visual Studio Team System (code named Rosario) has a number of new features and functions for Architects.  Senior Program Manager of Visual Studio Team System for Architects Edition, Peter Provost , sits down with Joe Shirey...
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    Women in Technology at the PDC

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    The WomenBuild program will launch in October and the events will be free for those registered for the Professional Developers Conference. The program is open to all registrants who have a passion for software development, especially women. The program...
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    Anders Hejlsberg on the Past, Present and future of C#

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    The A-Z of Programming Languages: C# Microsoft's Anders Hejlsberg reveals the history behind one of the most common programming languages, C#, and what the future holds for C#4.0. “Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most...
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    Application Lifecycle Management Event

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    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) synchronizes business goals and IT investment priorities, provides valuable insight into the software development lifecycle at each stage of the process, and can enable organizations to get the most value out of...
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    Building Windows Store Games with Unity

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    Event Dates Camp: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 Hackathon: Friday, Nov. 30, 2012         Event Location Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Galileo Room SVC Conference Center 1065 La Avenida Mountain View, California 94043 United...
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    ARCast.TV - Cloud Computing is for Small Companies Too

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    ARCast.TV - Cloud Computing is for Small Companies Too Cloud Computing is often presented as an esoteric technology that is only interesting to large companies. In point of fact, small- and medium-sized companies will find the economics and technology...
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    ARCast.TV - Ward Bell on Building Modular Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight and WPF

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    ARCast.TV - Ward Bell on Building Modular Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight and WPF ARCast.TV - Ward Bell on Building Modular Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight and WPF How do you build line-of-business applications in Silverlight and Windows...
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    Get your app on! Students learn XNA and Silverlight Gaming at Pace Game Camp

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    100 students from 20 different colleges and high schools in the New York area got together at Pace University to hear Andrew Parsons and Bob Familiar lecture on XNA and Silverlight programming for Windows, XBox and Windows Phone . They are competing for...
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    Introduction to Cloud Computing by David Platt

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    David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This first lecture provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and covers the historical background...
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    Windows Store App Development for iOS Developers

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    Event Date Thursday December 13, 2012 Friday December 14, 2011 Welcome Time: 8:30 AM Event Time: 9 AM – 4:30 PM Evening Social: Thursday December 13, 6 PM – 8 PM Event Location Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Galileo Room SVC Conference Center 1065 La...
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    Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start

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    Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start This two-day online course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall...
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    Windows 8 App Development: Resources for iOS Developers

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      Windows 8 provides a great opportunity for mobile developers to expand their audience and reach a new user base. Now is the time to get your app into the Windows 8 Store and being reaping the benefits of being an early adopter. To make the migration...
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    SQL Server User Group Hartford, CT

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    You're Invited... Hartford SQL Server User’s Group April 7th 2010 Title: Cloud Computing with SQL Azure Abstract: SQL Azure is Microsoft’s cloud database service offering. Cloud-based database solutions such as SQL Azure can provide many benefits, including...
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    Windows Phone 7 – The First Fart Application

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    Developing applications for Windows Phone 7 is really easy and very cool. Visual Studio makes the task simple whether you are building a Silverlight app or a game using XNA. Now it is true that Microsoft is a little behind (pun intended) in the mobile...
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    Student Creates NYC Metro App for Windows Phone 7

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    Casey Chan writes on Gizmodo Windows Phone 7, quietly a great looking platform, has a new NYC subway map application called NYC Transit available. It actually uses a revamped map layout, customized subway line views, subway locator and updated service...
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    ARCast.TV - Brian Noyes on Selecting the Correct Client Technology

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    ARCast.TV - Brian Noyes on Selecting the Correct Client Technology The one thing architects don’t have a shortage of these days are options, especially when it comes down to choosing the client technology that best suits their current project. Is it a...
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