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  • Somasegar's blog

    Solver Foundation on DevLabs

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    Today we're adding Solver Foundation to DevLabs. Solver Foundation is a .NET library for mathematical programming, modeling, and optimization. Mathematical programming is all about decision making, and decision problems are everywhere: from supply...
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    Happy 1st Birthday, Visual Studio 2010!

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    Today marks the one year birthday of Visual Studio 2010! It seems not long ago that we had the world-wide launch celebrating the largest developer tool release from Microsoft in many years. I spoke then about the ability to target platforms like Windows...
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    Building Better HTML5

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    With IE9's recent release , I wanted to share with you a little about some of our development tools that support HTML5, ECMAScript 5, and CSS3 development. Throughout its release cycle, IE9 has blogged about ongoing improvement around standards support...
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    Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 available today!

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    Last week at TechEd Middle East in Dubai, I announced that LightSwitch beta 2 would be available in the coming weeks. I'm happy to report that today, we have made LightSwitch beta 2 available to MSDN subscribers . If you're not an MSDN subscriber,...
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    Visual Studio 2010 enhancements

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    Today, I have the privilege of keynoting TechEd Middle East in Dubai for the second year in a row. TechEd Middle East debuted last year, and this year the event has grown significantly. TechEd provides a nice opportunity to show off some of the cool...
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    Scale-out computing on DevLabs

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    Today we're launching several new Technical Computing (TC) projects on DevLabs. These projects give you a chance to learn about some of the technologies being developed as part of the Technical Computing initiative, to gain early access to code, and to...
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    A Year of Excitement

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    As the year comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the progress we've made at Microsoft and how it's made an impact on my life. I'm always impressed with the work we do here at Microsoft (you can see how unbiased I am :)), but this year I'm especially...
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    Visual Studio 2010 momentum

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    Since we launched Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 on April 12 th of this year, it has been exciting to see the extremely positive response to the product. Within six months of the launch date, Visual Studio 2010 usage surpassed all other previous versions...
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    Imagine Cup "Solve This"

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    I have been a part of the Imagine Cup since 2003 and every year, am delighted and surprised at how it gets better and better. This world-wide competition brings together students from all over the world and showcases young developers, designers and...
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    Supercomputing 2010

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    This week at the Supercomputing 2010 conference in New Orleans, we announced Service Pack 1 for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, which integrates Windows Azure compute cycles with HPC Server. Often, HPC customers are interested in augmenting their on-premises...
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    BizSpark Graduation Offer for Startups

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    In November 2008, we launched Microsoft BizSpark , a three-year program that helps world-wide early-stage startups succeed by providing them the technical resources they need to build successful businesses. After two years, BizSpark has enrolled over...
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    Silverlight: Lighting up the client

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    At PDC last week, Scott Guthrie showed some of the great apps developers have already built for Windows Phone 7 using Silverlight, as well as the rich set of development tools we have just delivered for building applications with it. If you missed PDC...
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    Making Asynchronous Programming Easy

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    Writing applications that effectively handle long latencies can be a daunting challenge. As software applications grow more complex, more developers are building software that accesses remote resources, performs longer computations, and processes large...
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    On Demand Translation

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    My blog has been available to Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese as well as English readers for several years. The blog entries are translated by volunteers who speak the language. While this results in high quality translations, sometimes it can...
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    Windows Phone + VB developers = Great Mobile Apps

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    11/29/2010 Update : Today we are announcing the final release of Visual Basic for Windows Phone Developer Tools . This release enables you to submit your VB applications to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Since the CTP, we’ve also added support for...
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    Windows HPC Server 2008 R2: The next step in High Performance Computing

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    Today we released an important component of our Technical Computing initiative : Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite. Windows HPC Server provides an end-to-end HPC solution that is tightly integrated with the Microsoft IT infrastructure customers already...
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    Announcing Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools

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    Today, we are announcing the availability of Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools. Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools enable you to design and test your Windows Phone 7 applications in Visual Studio. These free tools provide everything you need to build rich...
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    Script Junkie

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    Earlier this year in February, I blogged about key software development trends. The second trend, The Web as a Platform , continues to grow at an astounding rate. Browser-based applications such as MugTug show the increasing flexibility and power of...
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    Visual Studio Lab Management

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    Managing the needs of a quality assurance lab can be quite challenging. A dizzying number of machines need to be set up, torn down, or restored to a particular snapshot so the software team can work at maximum efficiency. Daily builds need to be available...
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    Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch

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    I am pleased to announce a new product in the Visual Studio family - Visual Studio LightSwitch. LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the cloud and the desktop. Today, businesses move at the speed of light even as people...
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    MSDN: Double the Azure

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    Today we are announcing that we are doubling the initial Windows Azure benefits to MSDN subscribers by extending the offer from eight months to 16 months. Windows Azure is a is a flexible cloud-computing platform that provides developers with on-demand...
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    Visual Studio Scrum 1.0

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    Yesterday we announced the release of Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, a new process template for Team Foundation Server 2010. The template can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery or through the Visual Studio Extension Manager . This new template...
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    Windows Server AppFabric: Better, Faster, Cheaper

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    Earlier this week in our Worldwide Partner Conference , we outlined our vision for the cloud and underscored Microsoft's commitment to providing a platform that enables our customers to embrace cloud computing fully. As part of this commitment, the opportunity...
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    Dream Big...

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    Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in the Finals of the Imagine Cup 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. Imagine Cup is a worldwide programming contest where students from around the globe get a chance to participate, show their creativity and passion...
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    Hilo: Windows 7 development walk-throughs

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    Windows 7 introduced a number of new end-user features that make using applications easier, and since then, developers have asked us for more prescriptive guidance on "How do I use those in my applications?" "Hilo" is an effort by the team to provide...
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