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  • Blog Post: What System Center SP1 brings for developers?

        To speed interactions between operations and development, it is essential to quickly detect and fix problems that might need assistance from the engineering team. System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) , Operations Manager can integrate with development tools, such as Team Foundation Server...
  • Blog Post: Replace Apple's MetroWorks with Visual Studio for iOS development

    It’s no secret that there is a large surge of new development occurring on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. While plugging in to Android development with Team Explorer Everywhere is a workable option, Visual Studio developers that have invested in Microsoft’s ALM platform continue to...
  • 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: MS Gulf Community is now on YouTube!!!

    Just when you thought life couldn't get any better...it does! MS Gulf Community has just launched it's very own channel on YouTube! Here you can watch tutorials that cover various topics in the world of software development. For example, learn how to use Entity Framework, Language Integrated Query (LINQ...
  • 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: Join us for the November Testing Webinar!

    Attention Business and Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Architects, and IT Professionals... Want to learn more about agile best practices for application testing? Cannot attend training in person? Join our testing webinar from your most convenient location! This month's topic is Functional Testing...
  • 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: Download first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio today!

    Download the first Web Standards Update for Visual Studio , which gives better support for HTML5, adds CSS3 and brings more new API’s to the JavaScript intellisense! This update provides you with intellisense and validation for HTML features: - Video and related tags - Audio and related tag...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … The Kitchen You Never Had

    Long Post Disclaimer:-): Sorry this post turned out to be a bit longer than I expected but if you can take a minute to read through it, it may be worth your time. I suppose it is weird to associate Windows Azure with a kitchen but I got this flash idea and thought I capitalize on it. I do have lots...
  • 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: Why Upgrade from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server?

    Back in 1992, Visual SourceSafe (VSS) was considered state-of-the-art technology. Since then, as technology has rapidly advanced, development teams have generally grown in both size and complexity. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the replacement for VSS and provides the very best collaboration...
  • Blog Post: FREE Developer Training Online for Students :)

    Don’t forget, through DreamSpark students get FREE training from PluralSight! See below list of trainings available for you today. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these amazing learning opportunities to help you prepare for the world of IT! Course Level...
  • Blog Post: Why I Love VS 2010 + MSDN

    Why VS2010 + MSDN? MSDN® Subscriptions are the most convenient way to cost-effectively develop applications on the Microsoft platform with a simple, per head, licensing model. Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN is your complete development solution, providing access to the latest...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and Silverlight - A Match Made in Heaven

    With SharePoint and Silverlight integration, you really do get the best of both worlds. Silverlight 4 is a powerful development platform for creating rich user experiences with the tools developers and designers need to quickly create these experiences for web, desktop and mobile applications. There...
  • 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: 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: 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: Software as a Service (SaaS) … What does the future hold?

    I spoke about general cloud themes before and will drill into the SaaS pillar a bit more in this post. I want to approach this from the perspective that all services offerings has a provider and a consumer angles to them, technology services or otherwise. So, you may be reading this blog post in a browser...
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