Neil Hutson - Focused on Emerging Technologies for Microsoft

I am responsible for the adoption of emerging technology platforms by developers and it professionals at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Released : Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012

      Today we shipped the  Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012 Update .   The June 2012 update includes 42 step-by-step hands-on labs and 20 presentations covering the new Windows Azure features, in particular Windows Azure Web Sites and Windows Azure Virtual Machines which we announced...
  • Blog Post: Released : Windows Azure Platform Training Kit –January Update

      Today we have released the January 2010 update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (off line) & Training Course (on-line). The Kit & Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 RC Training Kit RELEASED TO WEB

    The team have just finished updating the Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET Framework 4 RC Training Kit. This includes many hands-on labs, demos and presentations. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features. There are  a variety of framework technologies...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 - Release Candidate (RC) Ships Today

    Today we announced a Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2010. The RC is available to MSDN subscribers today and will be available to the public on February 10. We are encouraging developers to download the RC at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151797 and provide feedback. On the feedback...
  • Blog Post: Download the “Tailspin Travel Application” from Codeplex

    In Bob Muglia’s keynote at the PDC2009, Cameron Skinner presented a demo focused on some of the exciting new features coming in Visual Studio 2010 , .NET Framework 4 , and the server platform . The demo was built to show of  ASP.NET MVC 2 , Windows Identity Foundation ,  and the beta of the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Training Kit

    Jason just announced the Beta 2 version of DPE’s Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit is now live (you can find it at http://tinyurl.com/Beta2Training ). A training kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize a variety of Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 :

    Brian in the team walks everyone through downloading and installing Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2. This is episode 33 of the 10-4 show on Channel9 . This video references several important URL's. Those URL's, as well as some other handy links...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Released

      Today we are releasing VS2010 Beta 2 to all MSDN subscribers with general availability on the web to follow on Wednesday. Beta 2 has a huge focus on increased stability, improve performance, and meeting many of the customers scenarios which they have been requesting in this release.  The...
  • Blog Post: 10-4 Episode 26: Creating Extensible Applications with MEF

    In the latest episode of the Visual Studio 10-4 show, Jason takes a look at a new library in .NET Framework 4 and how it helps developers write applications that are more extensible and easier to maintain than before.     The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) presents a simple solution...
  • Blog Post: “Velocity CTP3” Released

    Today we release CTP3 of  “Velocity” ( link ). This is a highly scalable in-memory application cache for all kinds of data. By using cache, you can significantly improve application performance by avoiding unnecessary calls to the data source. Distributed cache enables your application to match...
  • Blog Post: WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2

    The WCF REST Starter Kit is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to create REST style services using WCF. While the October release of the WCF REST Starter Kit focused on building server-side REST services, the Preview 2 release adds features to make client...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 CTP Release

    The ADO Data Services team released the first CTP of the upcoming ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 release ( link ). This is a preview of a number of enhancements, both client and server that will make the data service development experience much easier, including: Row Count : Ability for the a client of a...
  • Blog Post: No More Parallel Development Pain : 10-4

    The Visual Studio Evangelism team just released a new episode of the 10-4 show ( Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 ), which explains the improvements in branching and merging in Team Foundation Server 2010 which will help eliminate the pain associated with parallel development. Brian Keller demonstrates...
  • Blog Post: WATCH THE 10-4 SHOW to Learn about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0

    Brian and the rest of the Visual Studio evangelism team have released the first episode of the 10-4 which is a video podcast which will take a look at a different capabilities within Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. The first show has been completed and is on-line on channel9 at http:/...
  • Blog Post: PDC Highlights @ TechED EMEA - Here We Come

    The core of the evangelism team is traveling to TechED EMEA in Barcelona today to redeliver some of the key content from the PDC. Certainly around Microsoft Azure, Windows 7, Identity and VS2010 we aim to provide a lot of technical details through a number of general sessions and 3 panel discussions...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the New .NET Logo

    Ahead of the PDC, "Microsoft .NET" has stepped out into the limelight sporting a new logo. The old one has been around for the last 8 years or so and with the  the broad adoption of the Microsoft .NET technology on the PC, Web Server, Mobile, DB and Silverlight client, together with an...
  • Blog Post: Parallel Computing with .NET

    There is a lot more information becoming available of the Parallel frameworks in .NET 4.0. Here are some of the latest posts on the subject. One of the coolest screen casts you will want to see is from Jason Olson who talks about Race Conditions and how you can easily write applications which are...
  • Blog Post: Two Weeks to GO : THe PDC Awaits

    Well at this time in two weeks, the first PDC keynote will just be about to start. I personally can not wait for it to kick off. Even in these tough times it looks highly likely that we are still going to sell out and I believe that the attendees will leave pumped from what they see. Sure they will see...
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