• DaveDev

    The "Katmai" is out of the bag! SQL Server 2008 June CTP Available!

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    Do you have passion for technology? Do you want to make a difference? Then try out a SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP). The SQL Server development team uses your feedback from CTPs to help refine and enhance product features.

    Lots of June CTP Improvements, including:

    · Table Value Parameters

    · MERGE  SQL Statement

    · Star Join Query Optimizations

    · Declarative Management Framework (DMF)

    · Change Data Capture (CDC)

    · AS Dimension Design: Improved Supportability and Integration of Best Practices

    · VSTA Support for the Script Task and Component

    Please visit the Sql Server 2008 CTP Site  today!

  • DaveDev

    Upcoming MSDN Roadshows

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    Mark the date, there are two local MSDN Roadshow stops coming up!  Content will include Silverlight and Expression Web hands on demos. 

    If you have not checked out these products yet, and would like some exposure to them you should definitely attend.  MSDN Roadshows are hosted at your local Microsoft office and are free of charge!  They are also a great way to get to know other developers in the area and your local Microsoft folks.

    Pittsburgh, PA Office  [Details Here]
    Friday, September 14, 2007 8:00 AM - Friday, September 14, 2007 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Malvern, PA Office [Details Here]
    Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:00 AM - Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  • DaveDev

    My Search Engine did what?

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    What do you get when you take Live Search's API and spread a heaping of Siverlight on top?  You get one really engaging search engine!  Introducing "Tafiti." The name means "to search" in Swahili. 

    This is a sample visual mashup of what can be done when we take the nextgen UX tools available to us and visualize data in a different way.  Before you ask, no Tafiti is not an actual product.  It is intended to show what you can do with nextgen search... this is only the tip of the iceberg!

    Microsoft's Tafiti search beta in Web results view

    More details, including a review, can be found here.  Check out Tafiti today!

  • DaveDev

    NextGen Enterprise User Experience

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    ComponentOne has some great examples showing off what a nextgen app can look like in the enterprise.  These demos use One-Click deployment, take advantage of WPF for visual effects, show off some AJAX enabled controls, and even have Office 2007 Navigation components!  Everything an Enterprise Developer needs! 

    Check out the demos here.

    The Studio Live demo has some excellent Ribbon controls and also has a Scheduling Component.  A must for anyone who is looking at integrating their own Outlook style scheduling app!

    LiveExamples

    There is also direct link to their Studio Live example here on WindowsClient.Net.  For those not familiar with WindowsClient.net, it is THE PLACE to go for WPF and Desktop application development on Windows.  There are tutorials, demos, and code samples available for download today.  Check it out!

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