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: How does Microsoft Secure it Cloud Infrastructure?

    David and TechNet EDGE team have just published a screencast on Microsoft’s security of our cloud infrastructure. The interview is with John Howie and Mark Estberg who are part of Global Foundation Services Online Services Security and Compliance group, and they talk about how Microsoft secures it's...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Messenger Lets You Add Chat To Your Web Site

    One of the cool technologies which did not get a huge mention by the press today at Mix09 today is the new capability to extend the reach of Windows Live Messenger to web sites. Any Website can add a chat feature right into site pages. This is an elegant way to quickly add a social aspect to your site...
  • Blog Post: Who Likes Basketball?

    Roger in the team just posted about the work he has been doing behind the scenes for the March Madness On Demand project with CBSSports . While there is a lots of great content that the viewers can see live, to ensure the correct level of quality for the audience, in the background you need an amazing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) REST Starter Kit

    Ron Jacobs has been quietly building a really great REST based resource for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) called the WCF REST Starter Kit? The WCF REST Starter Kit simplifies development of REST services for WCF adding new features and guidance tightly integrated with ASP.NET and the current...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer Live At The Churchill Club

    There has been some interesting commentary going around on TechMeme from a meeting that Steve Ballmer had at the Churchill Club where he talked about Search, but also acknowledged something called Red Dog .   Here was some of the commentary from Barrons. 7:56 Ann is asking about something called...
  • Blog Post: The PDC is showing its Hand

    Yesterday a whole new bunch of sessions were published on the PDC site. http://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx In particular there are some interesting sessions which caught my eye at the top of the list talking around Building Block Services , SQL Server Data Services and B uilding Live...
  • Blog Post: SQL Services Data Services (SSDS) Cloud Sample - PhluffyFotos

      Ryan has been making some modifications to the PhluffyFotos sample to make it even more easy to access. PhluffyFotos is a Web 2.0 Picture Gallery Service where users can upload their pictures from the web or mobile device. This sample is designed to demonstrate how you can develop a multi tenant...
  • Blog Post: Building the Microsoft Data Center

    When we are adding 10,000-20,000 servers to your data center every month, you need to have a pretty good architects and a plan for how you can reduce the carbon footprint. Secondly, have you ever heard about container-based data centers??? Read on. Mike Manos on Data Centers Adam has a cool interview...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Demo's Live Mesh

    We formally demonstrated our synchronization framework, Live Mesh, at the Web 2.0 Expo. Amit Mital gave a quick demonstration and played a video showing the Live Mesh technology at work. Fundamentally with Live Mesh, all your devices work together, your data and apps are always available. Essentially...
  • Blog Post: PhluffyFotos.com

    Ryan Dunn in the team has just finished off the finishing touches to a services application which uses SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) to store the content in the cloud. This has all being placed onto a site so that you can get details about the LINQ provider to SSDS and a whole number of Powershell...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces SQLServer Data Services ( SSDS). Structured Storage in the Cloud

    People seem to have got overly excited about what we are going to announce at Mix. Nicholas Carr posts Rumor: Microsoft about to unveil web-apps strategy and Robert on “Wait until you see what Ray Ozzie is doing” . The fact is that we have been running a number of services in the cloud for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Apps Go ON-LINE For Small Businesses

    Today Microsoft announced that it is going to allow access to hosted versions of its software to all companies starting later this year. The first products will be Exchange Server 2007 (mail), Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Office Live Meeting, for audio and video conferencing over the Web. We have...
  • Blog Post: New Software + Services Architecture Center

    Building the right architecture for the next generation of applications which need to take advantage of the intelligence on the local PC, combined with the global presence of interaction with Internet services is really important. In fact, you could quickly say that software makes services better and...
  • Blog Post: SAVE THE DATE - PDC 2008 - October 27-30, 2008, LA

    2008 will be a PDC ( Professional Developers Conference ) year. This means that it is going to be pretty exciting time if you are an evangelist at Microsoft, as there are a number of really new things that we are starting to work on that we want to share. Like with every other PDC ( I feel I have ever...
  • Blog Post: Does Google want to be in the phone business with "Android"

    So Google announced that they are going to offer a free phone operating system to the mobile suppliers and carriers. Does this mean that Google is really into the App Platform or operating system market or does it mean something else? Not so sure..... Here is my thinking... I believe that they just want...
  • Blog Post: Internet Service BUS - CONNECTIVITY and MODELLING

    Here is the latest ARCAST from Ron Jacobs who speaks to John Shewchuck and David Wortendyke about a new technology which has been silently announced to the web called the Enterprise Internet Service Bus. This is a technology which is available in the cloud today on http://labs.biztalk.net as a prototype...
  • Blog Post: POPFLY goes BETA!!

    Today at the O’Reilly Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Steve Ballmer will unveil the Popfly Beta . The big news is that we will have removed the invitation-only requirement: Popfly will be open to the world!!! So what else is new? Vista Sidebar and Live Gadgets Popfly can now create both Vista Sidebar...
  • Blog Post: Does FACEBOOK-MYSPACE Get to Validate the "Services" API?

    A few days ago, TechCrunch reported that MySpace is creating a developer platform. While this has not been validated, it is certainly a trend which has started to take momentum, with FaceBook and other social sites being the early movers. For FaceBook this has been an incredibly successful strategy with...
  • Blog Post: Picture Services - Using the syndication and RESTful capabilities of WCF TO share your pictures AND INFO

    The team has been at it again!!! They have build a pretty cool sample which allows you to return pictures or other information you require from your PC or a service in a RESTful way using RSS or ATOM. Although this is version 1.0 of the sample, the plan is to integrate this with Biztalk Services,...
  • Blog Post: Biztalk Services Explained

    James on the team just posted a great interview with John Shewchuk and Dennis Pilarinos on BizTalk Services. There are four pretty cool demos which show the programming model and the potential of this service.... Take a look http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=317646
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