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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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    Viva Las Vegas

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    I just got back from a great weekend in Vegas. I was there to give the opening keynote for DevConnections , a premier event for Microsoft developers, Database administrators, and IT Professionals. Of course in Vegas there is always more than one show...
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    A Method to the Madness

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    I hear from press, analyst, customers, partners, and even friends that Microsoft can be a bit noisy in the marketplace with product launches, betas, CTPs, RCs, etc. and sometimes it’s hard to make sense of it all. We understand and do in fact put a lot...
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    What Ifs

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    As you know the topic of Software + Services provides a lot of fodder for discussion these days. There is as much noise out in the market as there is code, and opportunity combined. That said, I continue to believe we are doing some of the core work necessary...
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    Tester Center Live

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    There is always something new going on with the web and how we connect with customers and this week is no exception with the release of the Tester Center Website ( http://msdn.com/testercenter ) at this year’s StarWest conference. For many years, Microsoft...
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    It Does Rain in Seattle

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    People ask if it really rains in Seattle as much as they hear it does. The truth is it doesn’t really rain as much as people think it does, but it is definitely gray more often than they might assume. What I don’t think people realize is that when it...
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    Silverlight + Popfly + Rugby = Internet Bliss

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    In last week’s post I covered a bit on the Rugby world cup going on and my prediction for SA vs England was good, so now I’ll put in a score, 20 to 10 in favor of the Springboks. If you want to get more than the score, I recommend building a mash-up....
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    Integration and Interoperability

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    Integration and Interoperability, two sides of the same coin. One of the things we work on across the entire Microsoft Application Platform and product portfolio all-up is insuring the different components work well together, and in fact it’s one of the...
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    SQL Server Going Up

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    It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to the semi-finals of the rugby world cup tomorrow. Can you say England and South Africa in the final? J I’m also happy to report that SQL Server 2005 has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic...
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    Two Miracles

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    Having spent the weekend in France, this update is dedicated to a weekend of great rugby, dubbed as having two miracles by some of my friends from France. I was quite lucky to attend both the England vs Australia game in Marseilles and the Argentina vs...
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