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MSDN FLASH IRELAND - INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES - 1 April 2009
Martha Rotter - MSFT
6 Apr 2009 10:09 AM
SQL Server Data Services to Use Full Relational Model
Microsoft will announce the technical details of the
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
-based SQL Data Services (SDS) at MIX 2009 later this week. SDS will expose SQL Server's existing network protocol, TDS, directly as the service protocol. SDS will become the first relational database service in the market to provide customers with the ability to use existing investments in
development and use a full relational data model in the Cloud.
Download the ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate 2
The ASP.NET MVC RC2 release provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 runtime. Developers can take advantage of the MVC design patterns to create their Web applications. The ASP.NET MVC framework defines a specific pattern to the Web Application folder structure and provides a controller base-class to handle and process requests for "actions."
Build Your Game Using Silverlight 2, and Win up to US$5,000
What's your creativity worth? Build, shape and code your game concepts, and you stand to win US$5,000. Through April 15, Microsoft is asking game developers to dust off their best game ideas and bring them to life using Silverlight 2, the flexible new platform for delivering rich online content to your audience.
You May be a Tech Whiz... but "Are You Certifiable?"
Have you ever considered taking a certification exam? Here's your chance to practice, in a very fun way. Choose an avatar, select your expertise, and pit yourself against a worldwide community in a quest for tech IQ supremacy, a top spot on the leader board, and ultimate bragging rights. "Are You Certifiable?!?"
Find out today.
Spin Up Virtualized Test Environments More Quickly with Hyper-V
Virtualization can make your life much easier when it comes to modeling and creating a test environment with a specific OS and set of applications. Download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit to see if your existing servers can be virtualized into a consolidated virtual environment for your development and test.
Unlimited Online Technical Support for Visual Studio, Microsoft Expression, Silverlight, and More
Get responses to your questions within eight business hours. Find sample code, learn about best practices, and receive ad hoc advice about Visual Studio platform design and development.
Special Offers for Visual Studio 2008 and MSDN Subscriptions
Do you want to expand your development productivity, and at same time, increase savings? Act before June 30, 2009 and you can save 30% when you step up to Visual Studio Team System, or save up to US$500 on an MSDN Subscription.
SQL Server 2008 Tips & Tricks On-Demand Webinar Series
This 4-part on-demand webinar series will discuss tips and tricks that will help you better manage and use SQL Server 2008.
MSDN Video: Windows Azure for Developers: .NET Services
Learn about the components found in .NET Services - Access Control, Service Bus, and Workflow. We will use the Microsoft .NET Services SDK to write code for an on-premises application that leverages .NET Services in the cloud.
MSDN Video: Windows Azure for Developers: Live Framework Services
Learn how to leverage the Live Framework to access information from both on-premise and cloud-based applications.
Best Practices: Common Coding Issues When Using the SharePoint Object Model
Learn common issues encountered by developers who write custom code by using the SharePoint object model.
Extending Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 with a Single Line of VBA Code
Use the Immediate window in the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor to save time and accomplish tasks that cannot be done from within the user interface.
Approaches to Creating Master Pages and Page Layouts in SharePoint Server 2007
Learn two ways in which developers and designers can create Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 master pages that define a site's global appearance in SharePoint Sever 2007 publishing sites.
Retrieving Recurring Appointments in Outlook 2007
Learn how to retrieve recurring appointments in Outlook 2007 by using the Outlook object model. The solution requires running a short macro.
Searching Outlook 2007 Appointments by Using a Macro
Learn how to run a macro in Outlook 2007 to list items on a calendar that occur within a specified date range and that contain a specified term in the subject.
Creating Custom Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server
Sometimes you need a workflow that goes beyond the built-in workflows. Learn how to create custom workflows by using SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio Designer for Windows Workflow Foundation.
Working with Item Bodies (Outlook 2007)
Learn three different ways to insert a date stamp (or other text) into an item, several methods for creating complex HTML messages, and techniques for creating, inserting, and removing a signature.
Generating Reports on Outlook Data (Outlook 2007)
By writing code to automate Outlook, Excel, and Word, developers can produce custom reports with every imaginable feature. MVP Sue Mosher shows how in this book excerpt.
Introducing Form Regions (Outlook 2007)
The new controls that can help you duplicate the look of almost any standard form page include date and time pickers, an info bar, a control to display tracking information, and controls to show contact pictures and electronic business cards.
Office Live Small Business Developer Guide
The Developer Guide provides Office Live Small Business developers with the details they need to be able to create custom business applications. The guide includes how-to articles, schemas, and documentation for the Office Live Small Business Web services.
Code Sample: Developing Sequential Workflows for SharePoint Server 2007 Using Visual Studio 2008
This sample code presents a headcount request approval workflow solution that makes use of the workflow capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
.NET KB Articles
FIX: An access violation occurs when you start an application that runs on the CLR
Generics in Remoting
FIX: Error message when you view a page in design mode after you recompile a .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1-based project: "Error creating control - 'ControlInstanceName [text]' could not be set on property 'PropertyName'"
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.NET Framework 1.1
Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005, and Visual Studio .NET KB Articles
MSSCCI SccRename fails when files checked out during the rename of a windows form
A hotfix that enables Team Foundation Server 2008 to work with Expression Studio 3
Installation fails with Visual Studio 2008 Express Installation
Visual Studio 2008
Visual Studio 2005
Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition
Visual Studio .NET 2003
Visual Studio .NET 2002
ASP.NET and ASP KB Articles
FIX: Web clients may have several problems when you access an ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX-enabled Web site
Calling Response.End may cause lifecycle events to be supressed
SQL Server and Data Access KB Articles
SQL Server fails to start if NIC has multiple IP address
FIX: When you insert a string to a table by using the SQL Native Client (SNAC) OLE DB provider or the SNAC ODBC provider in a SQL Server 2005-based application, the string is truncated
FIX: Error message when you run a "LINQ to Entities" query that uses a string parameter or a binary parameter against a SQL Server Compact 3.5 database: "The ntext and image data types cannot be used in WHERE, HAVING, GROUP BY, ON, or IN clauses"
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SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
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Watch Stephen Elop's keynote session, attend the breakout sessions, explore the Partner Pavilion, sign up for a free hosted trial of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and get a firsthand experience of the product (for registered participants).
Security Development Lifecycle Webcast
This program outlines a proactive approach to building a successful Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) program. Topics include the benefits of SDL, best practices for adoption, and the value of industry standards.
Visual Studio Team System 2008 Overview Webcast
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In this webcast, we will cover, from a high level, all the tools that make up Visual Studio Team System, including Team Foundation Server and the different editions of Visual Studio Team System.
Team Foundation Server 2008 Overview Webcast
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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Developer Edition Overview Webcast
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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Professional Edition Overview Webcast
April 16, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
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Video: Configuring Bindings
In this short video, CSD MVP Aaron Skonnard from Pluralsight guides you through how to configure bindings on your WCF endpoints, allowing you to customize the precise communication details you wish your service to support.
Video: Configuring WAS for TCP Endpoints
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Video: Configuring MEX Endpoints
In this short video, CSD MVP Aaron Skonnard from Pluralsight guides you through how to configure your WCF service with Metadata Exchange (MEX) endpoints, both over TCP and HTTP - allowing consumers to automatically retrieve metadata from your Web service at runtime.
Visual Studio 2008 Virtual Lab - Developing a WPF Application
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Visual Studio 2008 Virtual Lab - Developing an Outlook Add-in
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Virtual Lab: Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight and SharePoint
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ADO.NET Data Services for the Web
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Azure Services Platform: Create Applications Running in the Cloud Using Your Existing Skills
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.NET Framework 3.5: Create Connected Applications
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, averaging 12 million visits per month, leveraged Silverlight's DeepZoom technology to deliver a
for visitors browsing vehicles, and used ASP.NET to deliver support for mobile device users.
UNILIN Integrates Business-Unit Processes from Around the World
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Agency Moves from Mainframe to Windows, Improves Access to Government
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FarPoint InputPro for Silverlight Preview with Trial Download
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OpenAccess is a free ORM solution for building solid data access layers. Features include forward/reverse mapping, caching, stored procedures and more.
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