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  • Steve "Guggs" Guggenheimer's blog

    Download Windows 8.1 RTM, Visual Studio 2013 RC and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM Today

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    Starting today, we will extend availability of our current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will...
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    Foursquare now available in the Windows Store

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    As of today, Foursquare is available in the Windows Store. Beautiful, fast and fluid – this app is full of photos and information about great places right around you, and reveals a new way to discover businesses and attractions near and far. Foursquare...
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    It's great to be back!

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    Well hello again! It has been a while, but I’m back. I never really left, but what I’m back to is writing blogs. It has been five years since my last post in the AppPlat Team. During those years, I’ve been working for the OEM division...
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    Transition

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    As you may know, I am pursuing a new leadership opportunity within Microsoft. Effective March 3rd I will be transitioning into a new role as Corporate Vice President, OEM Division. This will be a cool opportunity for me to lead the OEM group through its...
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    Validation for Microsoft’s Business Intelligence Strategy

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    A key focus area in our platform strategy is business intelligence. Our goal is to provide all individuals, teams and entire organizations with BI solutions that drive bottom line performance and operational excellence. This was reiterated by Steve Ballmer...
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    Windows Server 2008 RTMs!

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    Today Windows Server 2008 released to manufacturing and will be available for purchase to new customers on March 1 st . This is a critical milestone in our platform strategy as it will bring new levels of security and reliability to both enterprise and...
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    MIX 08

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    In case you missed it yesterday….. Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie will join Scott Guthrie on stage as a keynote speaker at MIX08 on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Ray will discuss Microsoft’s continued investment across the platform to...
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    Heroes Happen Here {Comic Series}

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    We are doing some cool things to support our forthcoming Heroes Happen Here launch on 2/27 in LA. Check out the Daily Comic Series . A new comic strip will be available Monday – Friday. Sign up for the RSS feed here . The content and storylines in many...
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    Change is Good

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    Notice something different today? Yes, we have updated the look and feel of the blog. I think I am hearing a sigh of relief from all of our readers. :-) We are also expanding the blog to bring in more news, opinions and topics from across the entire application...
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    TechEd US Registration Opens

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    Today, registration opens for Tech·Ed U.S 2008 at www.microsoft.com/teched . Tech·Ed is Microsoft’s premier technical gathering for IT Professionals and Developers worldwide. Tech·Ed provides both audiences with top-notch technical education, connection...
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    20 years ago this week…

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    Twenty years ago we announced the first version of Microsoft SQL Server. This year we’re working towards launching SQL Server 2008, as part of the biggest enterprise launch in our company’s history. We ship more units of SQL Server than Oracle and IBM...
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    Guest Blogger: Carol Dullmeyer, Director of Application Platform Communications

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    Today we have a guest blogger to share some insights - Carol Dullmeyer, Director of Application Platform Communications In my role on the Microsoft Application Platform team, I spend a lot of time speaking with industry analysts and customers...
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    Happy New Year

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    Happy 2008 to everyone. Hope you all had a good holiday. Last year, we talked a lot about Web technologies and this year will be no different. The Application Platform team kicked things off with Silverlight taking front and center of Microsoft’s CES...
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    The End is Near…

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    Or at least the end of the year, which for me means time with the family and friends. I hope everyone has a quiet and relaxing holiday and uses technology for fun and relaxation and not solving “real world” problems J There have been some posts recently...
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    A first for the movie industry, a first for Silverlight

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    While it might be hard to believe that Silverlight has only been on the market since September and it is already being used to stream the first ever studio-backed full-length feature film – Jackass 2.5. For those of you 17 or older, you can see the movie...
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    MSDN Online Community Content

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    Check out Soma’s blog entry about the Community Content feature in the MSDN Online Library. This feature came online one year ago and now it has been extended to over 3.3 million topics of documentation, covering 8 languages, in the MSDN and TechNet online...
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    Investments for data-centric applications and services

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    I’m really excited about a couple of great new products to help developers be more productive in their day-to-day lives: the Entity Framework Beta 3 and the ASP.NET Extensions Preview. With today’s Beta 3 release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework...
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    Are There Really Any “Web Developers"

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    Seems like a strange question, but it’s been a topic of discussion in different forms within Microsoft recently. It might not be as much fun as trying to make them a unique audience, but it might be a more realistic view of the fact that the web has permeated...
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    The Data Platform One-Stop Shop

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    You’ve heard me talk numerous times about the data management capability investment area of our Application Platform. We are gaining momentum in this space and the SQL Server team just launched a new blog – The Data Platform Insider blog – which looks...
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    Innovating on Web Capabilities

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    Microsoft has continued to innovate on its Web development capabilities, one of the five core capabilities in our Application Platform portfolio, to better align with our customers’ business needs. Some of the products in this area are Silverlight, .NET...
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    Making TV on the Web

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    I spent several years in the early 2000’s working on Microsoft’s overall TV strategy in line with our acquisition of WebTV, the early hype on HDTV (which finally works), “Interactive” TV and other incarnations of how digital technology would impact television...
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    Time for a little R & R

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    It’s the day before a major U.S. holiday “Thanksgiving” so with luck things will be quiet for a few days. For those of you celebrating the holiday I wish you a “Happy Thanksgiving” and just a great day to everyone else. I’ll be out the next few days enjoying...
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    Developers Over Hype, Users

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    At Microsoft we’ve always recognized that developers are essential to the success of our business. Steve Ballmer’s assertion about our commitment to developers is rather famous. So I when I read a recent poll from GigaOm that asked: “Technology platform...
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    Guest Blogger: Ted Kummert

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    Today we have a guest blogger to share what’s going on in the SQL Server world— Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President for the Data and Storage Platform Division. Steve, thanks for the invitation to guest blog. This is great timing because we...
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    TechNet & MSDN Revamped

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    We are doing some really exciting things to provide more access to Microsoft for developers and IT Pros. Here is an update from the folks on the TechNet and MSDN teams….. Exciting news today about the revamp of the MSDN and TechNet communities for...
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