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Phil Pennington @ MSFT
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    2010 Scripting Games

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    The Scripting Guys are back!  Every year, the Scripting Guys host something called the Scripting Games. It’s a fun competition in which participants attempt to solve beginner or advanced puzzles with scripts in either Windows PowerShell or VBScript...
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    New Parallel Computing Platform (PCP) Developer Resources

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    The Visual Studio Launch will open a new chapter for Developers writing Windows applications.   Included with Visual Studio 2010 are several new parallel computing technologies and tools.   C++ Developers will discover the C++ Concurrency...
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    New Windows Phone Training Kit and Developer Tools!

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    Today, Microsoft released the first Windows Phone 7 Developer Training Kit. The Kit included hands-on-labs that corresponds to the free Windows Phone 7 Developer tools CTP that was also released today. The training kit includes three Silverlight labs...
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    Parallel Computing Platform Developer Lab

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    Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism, in collaboration with the Microsoft Parallel Computing Platform product team, is hosting a developer lab at the Platform Adoption Center on April 12-15, 2010.  This event is for Microsoft Partners and...
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    Get Windows Server App-Fabric beta2 via the Web Platform Installer

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    AppFabric is a combination of the distributed caching features previously codenamed “Velocity” and the composite application management features previously codenamed “Dublin”.  These extensions to Windows Server combine to enable a rich IIS-based...
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    MPI Project Template for Visual Studio 2008/2010

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    This new Visual Studio Gallery template sets up a project that can be used as the starting point for developing an MPI application.  After template installation, an “MPI Project” entry appears in the Visual Studio “New Project” dialog.  If the...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Arrives

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    Designing applications for “many-core” scale?   You’ll want to consider the C++ Concurrency Runtime and .NET4 Parallel Extensions libraries included with Visual Studio 2010.   These new Parallel Computing libraries integrate seamlessly...
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    Application Compatibility Resources for R2

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    Windows Server 2008 R2 includes changes to the kernel and user-mode API’s to support virtualization, scalability, performance, power-management, and networking enhancements.  As a result, your existing application may require modifications or design...
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 – Feature Components Poster

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    Please see this new interactive poster available online via Silverlight and SeaDragon technologies.   Use the embedded controls for a full-screen experience.  
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    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Just Got Easy

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    The Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Server ( Internet Information Services, IIS 7.5 ) is built with a completely modular architecture on top of rich extensibility APIs.  This enables developers to easily add, remove, and even replace built-in IIS components...
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    Designing Windows Server Solutions?

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    Then you should consider participating in one of several Technology Adoption programs available from Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism.   For example, the “ Metro” program provides a structured approach for platform technology adoption...
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    Updated Concurrency Dev Center

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    Please see the next-generation “ MSDN Concurrency Developer Center ”.   Lots of new content links and an innovative use of multiple RSS feeds to ensure content remains fresh.
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    Traveling to PDC’09? Take along new technical videos!

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    From the New R2 Learning Center on Channel9 Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn...
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    PDC’09 Session Recommendations

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    Monday (all-day workshops) - Patterns of Parallel Programming: A Tutorial on Fundamental Patterns and Practices for Parallelism (10:00-5:45, 502A) - Architecting and Developing for Windows Azure (10:00-5:45, Petree Hall C) - Microsoft Technology Overview...
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    New R2 Developer Learning Center

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    Windows Server 2008 R2 , “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.  ...
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Lab

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    December 8-10, 2009 Join from your office! This event is a 3-day remote-access "code-fest" type event for developers. The event is for Microsoft Partners and Customers seeking to incorporate R2 features into their new or existing applications...
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    The Parallel Computing Platform @ PDC’09

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    Attending PDC’09?  Envision building highly concurrent “many-core” applications using Visual Studio 2010? Interested in focused “chalk-talk” sessions directly with members of the PCP Team?   Avoid the crowd…  contact us directly and...
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    Got Cores? Get the Core Info Utility

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    Check-out the new SysInternals utility, CoreInfo , for discovery of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) nodes, processor-groups, sockets, cache and processor configuration information on Windows 7 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Learn more about this technology...
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    New Channel9 Learning Centers

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    Learning Centers are a new one-stop place to find demonstration videos, hands-on-labs, sample code, and links to topical resources. You’ll want to see the Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010 Learning Centers. [HINT] Watch for the Windows Server 2008 R2 Learning...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Now Available

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    Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and supports high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  R2 features enhanced support for Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) computer...
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    Windows 7 (+R2) Developer Boot Camp at PDC09

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    Windows 7 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2 share the same OS kernel.   Learn more about the new operating system with a major focus on client development.   Learn from top Windows engineers, including Mark Russinovich, Landy Wang,...
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    Evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 Today! The Easy Way…

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    A super-convenient way to evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 is to use Hyper-V (or your favorite virtualization product) and create a new VM using the recently published evaluation VHD file.   Use the following instructions for this method: 1. ...
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    PowerShell Means “Powerful Automation”!

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    Announcing a new webcast series for both Developers and IT-Pro’s. PowerShell V2 introduces many new features including remote sessions, an integrated script environment, debugging tools, and much more.  Start your video tour of PowerShell V2 via...
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    Top Developer Technologies of Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Windows® Server® 2008 R2 builds upon the exceptional legacy of Windows Server 2008.  R2 is an incremental release to Windows Server 2008 – and only the second time that Windows Client and Server releases are shipped simultaneously (Windows 2000 Server...
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    A Computing Platform That Scales

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    Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and corresponding support for high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  The 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008...
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