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    Server Driven Paging With WCF Data Services

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    Looking for an easy way to page thru your result sets ->server-side? Check-out this blog post for an easy walk-thru of how to easily enable data paging with WCF Data Services.  WCF Data Services - enables the creation and consumption of OData...
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    Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released!

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    Check-out these great new Power Tools just released for TFS 2010: Alerts Explorer A plug-in to Visual Studio, Alerts Explorer provides a graphical user interface that supports flexible subscription of alerts based on check-in, work item change, or build...
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    Prism Updated for Unity 2.0 and Silverlight 4

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    Building Complex Applications using WPF or Silverlight? The Composite Client Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. These types of applications...
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    Enterprise Library 5.0 Released

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    Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended...
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    PowerPivot is Released!

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    PowerPivo t gives users the power to: Create compelling self-service BI solutions… Facilitate sharing and collaboration on user-generated BI solutions in a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment.. Enables IT organizations to increase operational...
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    Profiling Silverlight in Visual Studio 2010

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    Looking for an easy way to run performance profiling all your cool new Silverlight applications?  Did you know that Visual Studio 2010 has the tools – you just need to know how to find and start them ;-) Check-out this blog post about the profiler...
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    Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Now Available to You

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    I’ve been showing customers some of Windows multitouch applications that come with the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7, but had to tell them that the Pack is only available on machines and devices made by Microsoft OEM partners. I have good news to...
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    ARCast.TV - High Value Asset Tracking with Bing Maps, Silverlight and Windows 7

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    OuterLink , based in Lowell, MA, builds high value asset tracking and communication technology. OuterLink creates the technology that allows users to track the location of their high value assets (aircraft, ambulances, etc.) in real-time on an interactive...
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    Some Free Windows Azure Training

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    Why is Azure important? Have you wondered how cloud computing can bring your ideas to the web faster? Reduce your IT costs? Or be able to respond quickly to changes in your business and customer’s needs? If so, then you need to find out what Windows...
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    A Windows Azure Sample Application: Bid Now

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    Remember the DinnerNow sample application? Well, that was a connected web application and was introduced and updated last year before Windows Azure was available. The Bid Now sample application, along with source code, has just been released and available...
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    Public Clouds: Clear or Murky

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    This week I had the privilege of attending the Cloud Computing Expo in New York at the Jacob Javits Center. I was very impressed with how the attendance and interest had increased from last years' event. There were scores of vendors there hawking everything...
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    @Home with Windows Azure

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    Brian Hitney , Jim O’Neil and John McClelland are running a WebCast program that will guide you through the process of building and deploying a large scale Azure application. In less than two hours they will build and deploy a real cloud app that...
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    Charlie Kindel Talks About Windows Phone 7 with David Meyer at ZDNet UK

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    In a recent interview with David Meyer, senior reporter at ZDNet UK,  Charlie Kindel, head of development for Windows Phone 7, shares his view and thoughts on a number of interesting topics, ranging from rich user experience, multitasking, application...
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    Microsoft Intune – A New Online PC Management and Security Tool for Small Businesses

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    Currently in Beta , Windows Intune simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7. The Windows team has published a decent blog post with much detail on the new solution. Check it out here . You may also watch...
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    Windows XP Mode: Hardware Assisted Virtualization No Longer Required

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    With a recent upgrade from Microsoft, Windows XP Mode will NO LONGER require hardware virtualization technology to run . This is great news for anyone and any organization that plans to run Windows XP mode on machines with CPUs that are not equipped with...
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    Silverlight 4 Training

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    Looking for a way to get ramped on all the cool new features just released in Silverlight 4? The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes a whitepaper explaining all of the new Silverlight 4 features, several hands-on-labs that explain the features, and...
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    SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit (April 2010 Update)

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    SQL Server 2008 R2 offers an impressive array of capabilities for developers that build upon key innovations introduced in SQL Server 2008. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is ideal for developers who want to understand how to...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Virtual Machines with Sample Data and Hands-on-Labs

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    Looking for a way to get up-to-speed on all the application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities in Visual Studio 2010 without wasting time and effort on infrastructure set-up? Check-out this blog post by Brian Keller, the Technical Evangelist for...
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    ARCast.TV - Using jQuery to Improve User Experience in Web Applications

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    David Hoerster , Director of Technology for policyIQ at Resources Global Professionals and the co-chair of the Pittsburgh .NET User's Group ( PGHDOTNET ), shares his experience and passion on jQuery in this interview with Zhiming Xue . Join us to learn...
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    TCG Player Releases Gaming News Web Slice

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    TCGplayer is the #1 on-line collectible gaming community. Recently they released an IE8 Web Slice in order to enhance their ability to offer their community the best in collectible gaming, from articles, gaming resources, community forums and more. The...
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    Silverlight 4 Released!

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    April 15th, 2010 marks the fourth release of Silverlight that Microsoft has shipped in the last 2.5 years.  Building upon the huge success of it’s predecessor versions, Silverlight 4 contains a slew of new features to help you build the next generation...
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    VS2010 Training Kit Update Released!

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    Now that Visual Studio 2010 has been formally released, it’s time to get up-to-speed on all the great new features in the .NET 4.0 Framework along with all the great new tools in Visual Studio 2010. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training...
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    Dynamic Scaling Windows Azure

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    A key benefit of cloud computing is the ability to add and remove capacity as and when it is required. This is often referred to as elastic scale. Being able to add and remove this capacity can dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership for certain...
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    Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch (Beta)

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    The Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta is a set of controls, APIs, templates, sample applications and documentation currently available for Surface developers. With the .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Presentation Framework 4.0 (WPF), and this...
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    Bet Your Life on Windows Azure?

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    That is what sailors do that utilize the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's automated alerting system for fishing vessels in the United Kingdom. This is a location-based service infrastructure, code-named GeoPoint, that transmits position data...
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