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June, 2010

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    Windows Azure Programming Book

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    This O’Reilly book by Sriram Krishnan “Programming Windows Azure” is now available on Amazon . Sriram Krishnan is a Program Manager on the Windows Azure team at Microsoft. At Windows Azure, he ran the feature teams which built the service management APIs...
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    Scaling Up (and Down) Azure!

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    Scalability is the ultimate goal of a cloud-based, operating expenditure based application. Not only is it important to be able to scale up quickly to meet increasing demand but it is also important to be able to scale down when demand decreases. The...
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    Tribune Embraces Azure

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    Tribune Transforms Business for Heightened Relevance by Embracing Cloud Computing Tribune Company, a giant in the traditional media industry, needed to adapt its business to thrive in a changing market. Specifically, it wanted to make it possible for...
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    Windows Phone 7 to Ship More Than 20 Games

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    Joel Evans at ZDNet writes in his recent post that “ InformationWeek is reporting that Microsoft has hired Touch Dimensions to build at least twenty casual entertainment games. According to the developers, the games will range form a Whack-a-Mole clone...
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    Microsoft Plans to Update Windows Live Apps

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    Ina Fried at CNET reports that Microsoft will provide updates to Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Mail, and Windows Live Sync and that the updates will go into beta in the coming months. For example, the next version...
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    Top 10 Resources to get started with SharePoint 2010

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    Looking to ramped-up on SharePoint 2010? Then be sure to check-out this great compilation blog post by the SharePoint team for links to all these materials and resources (and much more) below: Guides: SharePoint 2010 Overview Evaluation Guide , SharePoint...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects RTW

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    Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects provide additional functionality to build and deploy Web sites and Web applications in Visual Studio 2010. This add-in provides a comprehensive UI to manage build configurations, merging, and using pre-build...
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    Patterns and Practices Security Guidance Round'up

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    J.D. Meier has put together a comprehensive roundup of our patterns & practices security guidance for the Microsoft platform. This consolidated post with all the relevant security guidance links contains valuable guidance on such topics as: Security...
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    Prism Updated for Silverlight 4

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    If you’re using Composite Application Guidance (PRISM) to build complex, high-end, extensible RIA applications – you be glad to hear that the code base has been updated in the Codeplex repository for Compatibility with Silverlight 4.0 and the .NET 4.0...
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    The IE6–IE8 Technet Webcast Upgrade Series

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    Need some help on migrating your users from IE6 to IE8?  Check-out this new series of Technet Webcasts that will walk you through the process and help make the task much less daunting: Here are links to the registration for each session: 6/3/2010...
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    Programming Microsoft Office 2010: Getting Started with Office 2010 Solutions

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      A new on-demand series of videos shows how you can develop for Microsoft Office 2010  - Programming Microsoft Office 2010 and will show how a developer can extend Office 2010 products, by using an application such as Word as the basis for...
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    ARCast.TV - Selling Pizza in the Cloud: Domino's and Windows Azure

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    When you're one of the busiest pizza companies in the world, how do you scale your web site to meet regular and irregular demand? You move it to the Cloud, of course! In this episode of ARCast, Denny Boynton sits down with Jim Vitek and discusses Domino...
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