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  • Blog Post: Row Level Security for SQL Server 2008

    Update to this post from many moons ago! An important challenge for some public sector developers is providing label-based row level security in database-centric applications. Such systems require that classified and/or compartmented data be tagged with security labels and that access to data at...
  • Blog Post: City of Miami Uses Microsoft Technologies to Improve Permits and Services for Citizens

      Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such as permitting, zoning, urban planning and design, inspections, certifications, code enforcement and regulation...
  • Blog Post: Police Department Protects Citizens of Vernon Hills, Illinois with Windows 7

    Repost from the Windows Team Blog Great coverage about the real world Windows 7 and Azure solution developed by Modularis on the Windows Team Blog ! Exciting things are happening here as this excellent solution is evaluated in several countries world wide. This is a great example of leveraging...
  • Blog Post: Miami Upgrades Land Management Systems, Streamlines Permits and Services for Citizens - Case Study Now Live!

    See the full case study here: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000007629 Like most municipalities, the City of Miami is under mounting pressure to do more with less. One such challenge is in the city’s land management operations, which encompass functions such...
  • Blog Post: My Gov2.0 Expo presentation on Bing Maps / OData

    NOTE: This was cross posted from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devkeydet/archive/2010/06/01/my-gov2-0-expo-presentation-on-bing-maps-odata.aspx here . You can find my deck here: http://cid-1f72da7294089597.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Gov2.0Expo I plan to have my OData + Entity Framework + SQL 2008...
  • Blog Post: US Census Data for SQL Server 2008

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . I’m presenting at Gov 2.0 Expo on May 25th: http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010/public/schedule/detail/14877 Since SQL Azure will support the Geospatial types soon, I’m planning on showing a demo that shows what will be possible once it does. For details on the...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Running Reporting Services Reports in Windows Azure

    NOTE: This was cross posted from here . In this screencast, I show you how to run a SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 report in Windows Azure using the ReportViewer control that ships with Visual Studio 2010.  As an added bonus, I demonstrate using ReportViewer against an OData service through...
  • Blog Post: Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new Recovery.gov site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

    One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects. It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness...
  • Blog Post: Free SQL Server 2008 training!

    http://sqlserver2008jumpstart.microsofttraining.com/ This site contains presentations, recordings, hands-on labs and demonstrations for the SQL Server 2008 JumpStart technical training event. There are 5 tracks in this event: Overview Sessions , Database Infrastructure and Scalability , Business...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth, SQL 2008, & GeoJSON

    I've been chatting with Vish over email.  He made me aware his approach to getting SQL 2008 & Virtual Earth to play well together using GeoJSON.  I actually didn't know about GeoJSON.  Thanks Vish!  Check out his post explaining the approach: http://viswaug.wordpress.com/2008...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Rendering Polygons from SQL Server 2008 on Virtual Earth

    In this screencast, I build off of the concepts shown in my previous screencast and show you how to render a polygon on a Virtual Earth map using REST, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. To learn more about the GeoRSS utility library...
  • Blog Post: SCREENCAST: Saving Virtual Earth Polygons to SQL Server 2008

    In this screencast, I show you how to draw a polygon on a Virtual Earth map and save it using ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), LINQ to SQL, and the new geography data type in SQL Server 2008. Screencast: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/keydet/Saving-Virtual-Earth-Polygons-to-SQL-Server...
  • Blog Post: Installing SQL Server 2008 RC0 & Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta on the same machine

    I've been having some issues getting my VPC updated to SQL Server 2008 RC0 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta so I can record a couple screencasts on using Virtual Earth with SQL Server 2008.  I swear I read through the readme docs:).  However, I could not get Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to install...
  • Blog Post: Launch Hands On Labs

    I have received a few requests looking for the HOLs from the Windows Server 2008 / Visual Studio 2008 / SQL Server 2008 Launch events.  I just found out they are now available at http://heroes.labmanuals.virtualwide.com/ .  - Marc
  • Blog Post: DC Launch Follow Up

    Thanks to everyone who stuck around for my "Defy Occasionally-Connected Challenges With Smart Client Applications" session at the DC Launch.  The deck and demo files are available here: Deck Workflow Services Demo Sync Services for ADO.NET Demo Server Database The demos require Visual...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth: Drawing on the map and storing the result in SQL Server 2008

    During my Virtual Earth Workshop at the GIS-T ( www.gis-t.org ) conference, I demo'd how to execute a spatial query in a VE scenario by using JavaScript, WCF, and SQL Server 2008.  The query returned GeoRSS to the browser so the VE map control could use it to draw polygons on the map.  I ingested...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST: Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET

    Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET makes building applications for occasionally connected environments a logical extension of building applications where you can count on a consistent network.  Rather than simply replicating a database and its schema, the Synchronization Services application...
  • Blog Post: Free Download: SQL Server 2008 February CTP

    The Microsoft SQL Server team has released the next CTP of SQL Server 2008 (February 2008).  Here's the overview of what's in it: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for...
  • Blog Post: Thinking or worried about getting your Microsoft Certification for SQL Server 2008?

    If you are thinking about getting a Microsoft Certification for SQL Server 2008 or thinking about renewing your certification with SQL Server 2008, you may want to attend this Live Meeting (scheduled for Feb. 06, 2008, at two different times during the day).  Here's the description of the Live Meeting...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 and SharePoint Resources

    Over on the SharePoint Team Blog is a good post citing resources related to deployments of MOSS/WSS on Windows Server 2008. With the pending launch of the next release of Windows Server, it's important to know the impacts it has on deploying SharePoint Products & Technologies within your organization...
  • Blog Post: FREE E-LEARNING: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    While catching up on 2 months worth of email & blogs I came across this free e-learning. If you go to the SQL Server 2008 - Learning Portal you will find a link to Collection 6187: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 which is a collection of the following three e-learnings: Clinic 6188: What...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: What's New in the WCF and WF in Visual Studio 2008 & the .NET Framework 3.5

    Sorry for the technical glitches today. I know it's not the most exciting thing to watch my desktop sharing screen in complete silence as I scramble to figure out why my phone stopped working. The deck and code are available here . A recording should be available soon here . - Marc Technorati Tags: wcf...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: What's New in SQL Server 2008 for Developers

    Thanks to everyone who attended. I'd also like to thank Jack Bradham for presenting! Jack's deck is available here . I've asked Jack to come back and do some code focused deeper dives on the foundational topics he covered today. Stay tuned in the coming months for announcements. I've added today's webcast...
  • Blog Post: WEBCAST: What New in SQL Server 2008 for Developers

    Jack Bradham will be presenting on my behalf. I'll be on the webcast to introduce Jack and help out. I'm looking forward to this one myself:). September 18th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) This session will present new features in SQL Server 2008 that make it one of the most exciting releases ever...
  • Blog Post: Excellent video going deep on LINQ to SQL

    Charlie Calvert published a video where Matt Warren (C# Principal Architect) & Luca Bolognese (Lead Program Manager) have a very deep discussion of LINQ to SQL internals. I you're like me and you really like to know how all the moving parts work, then this is a MUST SEE video. Details here . - Marc
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