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  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 11...

    I know all of you developers, testers, architects, project managers, and stakeholders are all asking the same thing...what's new about VS11 anyway? The Technology Cafe has written an excellent article that explains just that. Here are just some of the highlights of this article: Platform Development...
  • Blog Post: Save today on VS 2010 + MSDN...get ready for VS 11!

    Help seize the future of Visual Studio ® with MSDN ® , save up to 35%, and get ready for the next version of Visual Studio! Whether your team is already sharing ideas in a bullpen, considering the newest software development methodologies, or just thinking about Agile, you should upgrade now...
  • Blog Post: 'Better Together' SharePoint Custom Development Event in the UAE!

    The 'Better Together' SharePoint Custom Development Event is a free event where we will show you how easy it is to take your SharePoint investment to the next level! This one day event will excite and inspire you, show you new opportunities and provide you with information to help get you started...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited - Software Testing Webinar

    Join us on Tuesday for this month's Agile Testing Webinar hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse, THE software testing experts! This month's webinar features "Functional Testing with MS Web Performance Tests." You'll even have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session with the experts...
  • Blog Post: F# 3.0 Featured at BUILD Conference - Developer Preview Now Available!

    F# 3.0 debuted at the Microsoft BUILD Conference in September after a developer preview was made available as part of the preview-release of Visual Studio 11! F# is a productivity accelerator—it is used by a growing community to solve analytical programming problems in specific domains such as...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio roadmap

    For those of you wondering what the next release of Visual Studio has in store, the product team set up a special site explaining the direction of the toolset. Platform specific fetaures related to upcoming releases of Operating Systems are not being disclosed at this stage, but there is a wealth of...
  • Blog Post: Join us for our Agile Testing Webinar - Load Testing with VS 2010!

    It's that time again....time for our monthly testing webinar! We hope you will join us on Wednesday, Sept. 21st for this month's Agile Testing Webinar. Hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse, this month's event will cover the very crucial topic of Load Testing with Visual Studio 2010. These webinars...
  • Blog Post: Agile Testing Webinar - Unit Testing with VS 2010

    Join us on Monday , August 22nd, for the Agile Testing Webinar hosted by Microsoft and Testhouse. These webinars focus on how to improve the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. The short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers...
  • Blog Post: Agile Testing Webinar - Increase Your Productivity

    Microsoft and Testhouse host a monthly webinar focusing on improving the productivity and predictability of software construction through testing. These short and relevant sessions are intended for Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals working in teams of...
  • Blog Post: Taking SharePoint 2010 to the Next Level with Visual Studio

    Now SharePoint developers can take advantage of enhanced support from Visual Studio 2010! Visual Studio 2010 provides a wide array of project templates, designers and deployment infrastucture, making.NET developers more efficient and effective on SharePoint. The project and item templates in Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Case Study: From Java to .NET

    Moving from Java to Microsoft .NET Framework? CoreLab Partners decides to do just that! The multi-national company made the switch by moving the development of their application to the .NET Framework , using the Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server . The results speak for themselves...
  • Blog Post: The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller

    In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller! The fabric controller...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … the Platform for “Never Down” applications!

    The title above might sound like a stretch to some readers but when you dig into the details, you will find that it is actually true. True not so much by applying magic or jazzing up the marketing message but rather by implementing simple logic that is coupled with strong technological and foundational...
  • Blog Post: What’s New about Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is an integrated environment that simplifies the entire development lifecycle, from design to deployment. Work within a personalized environment, and target a growing number of platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint® and cloud applications that accelerate the coding...
  • Blog Post: Hiring for the Future ... Cloud Expertise is a MUST.

    Developing cloud expertise now can mean job security and career growth in the future. No more is what we know alone is our ticket to a great career but how much we know about the future and how capable we are to come up to speed with new technology is a core competency. Emerging skills are evolving as...
  • Blog Post: Free e-books from Microsoft Press!

    For a limited time, you can download two free e-books from Microsoft Press: Moving to Visual Studio 2010 and Programming Windows Phone 7 . Sign up to access this free e-book offer now !
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … the Cloud OS -- Part 1

    During the key note address at Tech Ed ME 2011 in Dubai yesterday, I was asked by a Microsoft customer: “What is Windows Azure?.” I then realized that we, at Microsoft, may not be doing as good a job as we should in getting the word out and this is where the idea for this blog post came about...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing: Platform as a Service (PaaS) … Could be the Next Best Thing!

    The content of this blog post are most relevant to readers with current or previous software development background – I apologize to readers that might find this not too easy to relate to. So you are a developer, I was one in my past career too. I remember the good old days where I had to...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Launch Today!

    It’s here! The most anticipated release of Visual Studio launches today, and sets a new industry standard in the way software development is done. Already heralded as one of the largest software engineering projects ever in the world, Visual Studio is the foundation for which all Microsoft software is...
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