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March, 2010

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    Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP

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    At MIX10 Microsoft announced availability of Windows Phone Developer Tools. With the emulator, you can build and test your Windows Phone 7 Series applications now. The CTP, available for download here , includes the following: Visual Studio 2010 Express...
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    Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework at Mix

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    Looking for a way to measure user interactions with Silverlight applications?  Well, the wait is over - because a new framework for capturing web analytics in Silverlight will be revealed at the Microsoft  Mix Conference in Las Vegas this week...
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    ARCast.TV - IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

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    Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine , Paul Hamnett, VP of Engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney, Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new...
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    Want to learn how to develop for Windows Azure?

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    In this blog post I cover the training roadmap for the Windows Azure Platform . This training roadmap is based on internal work done by Fred Pace, Danny Garber and others at Microsoft. However all the material is publicly accessible. If you are...
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    Announcing the IE8 Innovation Showcase Web Slice

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       Looking for an “Innovative” way to stay connected with all the fast-paced  updates on the MSDN Innovation Showcase blog?  Try-out the new Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice for the Innovation Showcase: http://ieaddons.com/en/details...
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    Develop For Windows: A One-Stop Shop for Windows Developers

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    The Windows Team has launched a new web site named “Develop for Windows”, to help 3 million developers stay connected with Microsoft and the community. Click here to find out what resources are available that may help you, your team or your organization...
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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Experience Builds upon .NET, Silverlight, XNA and More

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    Microsoft executive Charlie Kindel revealed recently that the Windows Phone 7 developer experience builds upon the following GIANTS (among others): . NET Silverlight XNA platform Microsoft’s developer tools Web 2.0 standards Click here to read his post...
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    The Future of NUI

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    Microsoft's Chief research and Strategy officer, Craig Mundie , discussed with Channel9 Laura Foy the emergence of natural user interfaces (NUI) and showed some amazing work done by Microsoft Research Cambridge (U.K.). Check out the interview below. Technorati...
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    Creating Games for Windows Phone Using Microsoft Game Studio XNA 4.0

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    engadget reports that Microsoft just demoed a pair of 3D games running on a ASUS Windows Phone prototype and built with its brand new XNA Game Studio 4.0 . Click here to read the report in detail, or click the video below to see a game running on all...
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    IE 8 Leads in Malware Protection

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    According to a recent report by NSS Labs Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 outperformed four other Web browsers in protecting against malware spread by social engineering techniques. The main reason why IE 8 beat out the competition -- which included Apple...
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    Expectations Beyond Windows 7

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    While many users have just got their hands on Windows 7 or are about to, some people have looked beyond the current release. Technologizer talked to journalists, technologists, and former Microsoft employees and gathered their mostly divergent views and...
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    got concurrency?

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    The free lunch is over! Multicore processors have become widely available, and single-threaded performance in new processors is likely to remain relatively flat. That means added pressure on software developers to improve application performance by taking...
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    Counting Down to Seven: Exploring XNA

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    Looking to get started understanding exactly what XNA is and how you can use it? Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 is a set of tools based on supported versions of Microsoft Visual Studio tools that allow students and hobbyists to build games for Microsoft...
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    Windows Azure Compute and Storage Default Limits

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    This blog post (and the one that it references) will tell you pretty much everything that you need to know about Windows Azure Compute Instance and Storage limits.  These default limits are: 20 Hosted Service Projects  5 Storage Accounts ...
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    Your Rx.NET Prescription has been re-filled

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    The Rx.Net Team has announced a new version of Reactive Extensions for .NET.  Rx is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections. Rx is a superset of the standard LINQ sequence operators that exposes...
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    Protecting Users at Internet Scale with IE8

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    Malware has become the scourge of the Internet, and it’s not just the security experts who are worried—the top story in my morning paper yesterday described how a typical malware attack compromised a financial firm’s network . Current data shows that...
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    Game On! Windows, Windows Phone, and XBOX 360

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    Microsoft's Eric Rudder, speaking at TechEd Middle East, showed off a game developed in Visual Studio as a singular project (with 90% shared code) that plays on Windows with a keyboard, a Windows Phone 7 Series prototype device with accelerometer and...
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    SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 to Launch May 12th

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    It’s official! In a blog post today, Arpan Shah officially announced that May 12th, 2010, is the launch date for SharePoint 2010 & Office 2010. You’re invited to virtually join us on May 12th at 11am EST to listen to Stephen Elop, President of the...
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    Identity and Access Control Guide Released

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    Imagine a world where you don't have to worry about authentication. Imagine instead that all requests to your application already include the information you need to make access control decisions and to personalize the application for the user. In this...
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    Exploring Multi-Touch in Silverlight

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    One of the coolest new features in Silverlight 3 (and now 4) is the ability to add multi-touch capabilities to your web application.  This capability opens-up all kinds of new possibilities – especially with the popular new multi-touch hardware systems...
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    Webcast: Windows Azure Design Patterns

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    March 26, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Windows Azure Design Patterns Abstract: 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...
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    Webcast: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features

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    March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Abstract Today's users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services they use. In this session learn about how...
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    PETA Campaign: Animal Testing Breaking Hearts Petition Powered By Silverlight

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    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA’s) youth marketing division is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to generate attention for their campaigns. AIS created an interactive online petition utilizing Silverlight technology...
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    ARCast.TV - How Chyron Uses Silverlight for TV Graphics

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    Have you ever wondered about the production that goes into all the graphics that are shown during your favorite sporting events? Chyron is the industry leader in all aspects of providing graphics for TV programming. Jim Cirone sits down with Jeff Wolski...
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    Microsoft's Courier 'digital journal': exclusive pictures and videos @ engadget

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    Nilay Patel @ Endgadget has posted new photos and video of Microsoft’s Courier ‘digital journal’. You gotta see this! Technorati Tags: breaking news , BreakingNews , courier , CourierTablet , e book , e reader , e-book , e-reader , EBook , EReader , exclusive...
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