With nearly a Million developers on SharePoint, we realize how important the Developer experience is. Visual Studio 2010 helps bridge the gap that SharePoint developers had while writing SharePoint applications. Three big things we have focused in VS2010 (specifically for SharePoint Developers)…
1. Improve productivity (F5 debugging, Client Machine Development, etc…) 2. Connect Businesses and Data (All the goodness of Business Connectivity Services) 3. Extend Rich Visualizations (Silverlight, especially powerful with SharePoint Client Object Model and also the Rich Office Integration we offer via VS2010)
1. Improve productivity (F5 debugging, Client Machine Development, etc…)
2. Connect Businesses and Data (All the goodness of Business Connectivity Services)
3. Extend Rich Visualizations (Silverlight, especially powerful with SharePoint Client Object Model and also the Rich Office Integration we offer via VS2010)
To get a better idea, skim through the deck. Even better, come join me at one of our Launch Events…
You can register for a launch event close to you at: www.msdnevents.com/firestarter
As always, if you have any questions feel free to tweet me at @mithund
We are pleased to announce that the Windows Azure FireStarter event recordings are now available to view on-demand…
Please note that these videos are available to view and download. As always, if you have any questions let me know.
Thanks and hope you enjoyed the event!
Don’t miss a thing!
You Couldn’t Make It to MIX10 - but You Can Watch Online
While it isn’t the same as attending MIX10, we’ve made it possible for you to watch the keynotes and sessions (posted within 24 hours after they happen) and interact with the MIX Online community. Visit the MIX10 site now to see what you’re missing. Learn about the next generation of Windows Phone 7 Series, Internet Explorer 9 and the future of Web Design and User Experience.
You wanted more and now, we are giving you MORE! Based on your feedback, requests and suggestions – We are continuing our FREE Trainings on Windows Azure.
On April 6th (Tuesday) we are hosting the Windows Azure FireStarter event in Redmond, WA at the Microsoft Commons facility. The entire event will be simulcasted online for those of you who can’t be here in-person.
We have some rock stars from the Azure Product Team including Steve Marx who’ll be talking about Microsoft’s vision for Cloud Computing and more specifically how Developers can get ready to take advantage of everything the cloud has to offer. If you attended the recent MSDN Azure Events, or saw a few Azure Webcasts, then this is the perfect Continuum story. We will go deeper and get your trained on Windows Azure. Did I mention, it’s FREE!
Seating is limited, so please do Register. Also note that Registration is required for both In-Person and Online Events.
- Windows Azure FireStarter: www.msdnevents.com/firestarter - In-Person Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032441229&Culture=en-US - Online Streaming (Live): http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032441296&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
- Windows Azure FireStarter: www.msdnevents.com/firestarter
- In-Person Registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032441229&Culture=en-US
- Online Streaming (Live): http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032441296&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
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For any further questions, contact me at mithund at Microsoft or tweet me at @mithund (please include the #wafs tag).
Please forward the information to anyone else who might be interested in attending this event.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
My colleague architects are putting together some awesome Architecture Vision webcasts. Be sure to sign up…
Each month through June 2010, we’ll bring you a 60-minute Architect focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.
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 to implement low effort, high value add-ons that expand your sites reach and bring value to your customer base .
Link to Register: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/webcast/4240/preview.aspx
Presenter: Jim Cirone Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Jim Cirone is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism team. He joined the DPE team 3 years ago after spending 10 years in Microsoft's services group architecting and delivering complex solutions. In his current role he is focused on new and emerging web technologies.
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 are discovered and not invented. Nevertheless it is important to have some guidance on what design patterns make sense early in the game.
This webcast attacks the problem through a set of application scenario contexts, Azure features and solution examples. It is unique in its approach and the fact that it includes the use of features from all components of the Windows Azure Platform including the Windows Azure OS, Windows Azure AppFabric and SQL Azure. In this webcast you will learn about the components of the Windows Azure Platform that can be used to solve specific business problems.
Link to Register: https://swrt.worktankseattle.com/webcast/4241/preview.aspx
Presenter: Bill Zack Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
Bill Zack is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. He comes to this role after serving as a Solutions Architect in the Financial Services Unit of Microsoft Consulting Services. His experience includes developing, supporting and evangelizing .NET/SOA based frameworks used to jump-start development projects for financial services companies.
Thanks everyone for attending the MSDN presentations in Seattle. As promised, here are the resources from the event. Please note that there are two formats, the first format is what you saw during my presentation in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. The other format is the company format which I modified to suit my delivery and speaking style.
Sift through and let me know if you have any questions.
Session 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing & Windows Azure 101
Session 2: Azure Data Storage
Session 3: Azure App Deployment
More to come…
MIX10 is fast approaching-and still getting better!
At MIX10, learn about developing applications and games for the next generation of Windows Phones. Not only will you learn about Windows Phone 7 Series, you will hear from keynote speakers Bill Buxton, Scott Guthrie, Joe Belfiore. Dean Hachamovitch, GM of Internet Explorer will also be on hand to talk about the future of web design and user experience. Attend MIX10.
MIX10 just seems to be getting better and better!
Before you get all riled up, I want to let you know that we are hiring for Architect and Developer positions at San Francisco/Bay Area and Phoenix, AZ.
Now read on!
These are the three positions open in my team:
More details and a FAQ can be found on Scott’s blog @ http://www.scottkerfoot.com/page/Jobs.aspx
If you are interested, feel free to mail me your resume. If I know you and have worked with you, I’m happy to put in a word!
…with Silverlight/Deep Zoom and the Azure Platform.
If you have not already checked out the Mosaic 23/25, also know as the Social Mosaic – you’re missing out! The Jordan Brand a Division of Nike, Inc is celebrating its 25th Anniversary during NBA All-Star Weekend to take place in Dallas, TX from February 11-14. With the help of Wirestone, Jordan Brand is leveraging innovative Microsoft technology to engage consumers through rich experiences.
The social mosaic is an innovative web app that allows enthusuasts to personally connect with the Jordan Brand by allowing them to upload photos of themselves with their favorite Air Jordans.
All of this coolness is powerd by Silverlight 3 and leverages Deep Zoom which provides the ability to view high-res images and it also enables Multitouch capabilities.
All of this is being dished up by powerful Azure Servers in the backend. The Windows Azure platform allows to easily calibrate the number of web roles instances to support traffic bursts and it also allows the Jordan brand team to scale out backend worker role instances used to construct the Deep Zoom Mosaic, especially as photos are continually uploaded.
Here’s the kicker – The total mosaic is constructed with over 5 Billion pixels!
You can feast here!
…it’d now be worth $2,200. Basically…my investment would be nearly down by 50%. I am wondering if it’s really wise to keep any money in the market at all. Perhaps there is a wiser way to invest. Albeit, lesser profits but safer.
All, I can say is WOW! We still haven’t recovered from the .Com bubble bust. Just look at the chart below…
I wonder how long we’ll take to recover from this recession. It’s an epic fail of Efficient Market Hypothesis.
This is not the actual representation. But a very vague one at best…