September, 2006

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    "Atlas" 1.0 Naming and Roadmap

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    We have some guidance from Scott Guthrie, General Manager with Microsoft Developer Division about the roadmap of "Atlas". ISVs that are actively using or planning to use Atlas to create rich Ajax web application would benefit learning more about the roadmap and naming for "Atlas" from Scott's blog - http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/09/11/_2200_Atlas_2200_-1.0-Naming-and-Roadmap.aspx
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    Microsoft Launches SaaS-Oriented Web Site

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    In an effort to enhance guidance and support for ISVs who are utilizing or exploring the ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) model, a new MSDN Solution community site for architects and designers interested in software-as-a-service (SaaS) development issues has been established. While it is new, this site already is a rich source of useful material for any SaaS ISV. Content includes articles on best practices and case studies, podcasts, webcasts, etc. The site can be found at http://msdn.microsoft...
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    Announcing the Developer Advisory Council for Mobility

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    The Developer Advisory Council (DAC) will focus exclusively on technology and the issues and opportunities presented by the Windows Mobile platform as a development platform and cornerstone of mobility architecture. To this end, the DAC will be a forum for enterprise developers and architects and the Windows Mobile product teams to share and collaborate, solve technical problems, and provide insight and input into future Windows Mobile releases. If you are interested in participating on this Council...
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    Microsoft Expression Virtual Lab

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    Microsoft Expression takes the many sides of your creative personality to all new levels. These professional design tools give you greater flexibility to create sophisticated applications and content. Innovative technologies enable faster and richer interface development for Microsoft Windows applications or the Web. All three Expression tools are currently available as CTP releases. This Virtual Lab is a self-guided, 90-minute tour of the new Microsoft Expression features, absolutely FREE. http...
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    The Windows Vista Developer Story: Application Compatibility Cookbook

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    Microsoft Windows Vista introduces the next generation operating system technology and software development platform that will be used by application developers and enterprises worldwide. As part of enhancing the security and user experience of Windows Vista, many new features have been introduced and existing features have been improved. While Windows Vista is highly compatible with most of the applications written for Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and their service packs...
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    September Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Cider

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    The September Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Cider is now available! The September CTP of Cider is being released as part of the September CTP for Visual Studio Code Name 'Orcas' – Development Tools for .Net Framework 3.0. We have not added any new features to this CTP . It is merely a refresh of our August CTP bits to make them compatible with the new .Net Framework September CTP. The Cider feature set is identical to the feature set we released in August. ( For more info on the features...
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    Team Foundation Server SP1 Beta Available

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    Have you been wanting even better performance and scalability? How about being able to host custom controls on your WIT forms? Maybe you really want a more detailed merge history? Well, we now have it. You can download and install the TFS SP1 Beta from the Microsoft Connect website. Read more about what's in the Service Pack in Brian Harry's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2006/09/26/772371.aspx
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    Vista RC1 and .Net 3.0

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    A littile while ago I wrote about the release of Vista RC1. I loaded the RC right after it was released and it has been operating flawlessly for me since then. I wanted to point out that the RC1 release of Vista has the release candidate for .Net 3.0. I have been doing a bunch of work (mostly with WPF) and it is working 'like a champ'. If you wish to do some development work on .Net 3.0 with the RC I would recommend you pick up the Orcas CTP for .NET Framework 3.0 RC including Cider. Here...
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    ISV Telesales Service: Turn Prospects Into Qualified Business Opportunities

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    I know the US ISV DE Team Blog is mostly about technology but here's something that may be of interest to your Sales or Business Development colleagues. Take advantage of it today! The ISV Telesales Service is a partner-led, Microsoft-developed 3rd party telesales engine designed to increase the velocity of partner leads through the sales cycle. The ISV Telesales Service is designed to increase net-new partner and Microsoft revenue through targeted, measurable lead qualification activities...
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    SQL Server 2005 Performance Features

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    The US ISV High Potential team recently hosted a WebCast that focused on helping ISVs take advantage of the many performance related features available in SQL Server 2005. This webcast is not available 'On Demand' via the following link: http://www.msreadiness.com/wscart.asp?eid=4505 There were a number of compelling demonstrations during the webcast. The scripts and information for setting up demo database are also available at the followin link: http://www.aditi.com/library/webinarseries...
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    Vista RC1 Available

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    For all those who are participating in the beta program, RC1 of Vista is now available on the 'connect' site. Both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the O/S are available. From everything I have heard this is a great build and it is obviously a great milestone to reach on the road to product launch. I would be more excited if I had not just rebuild one of my systems :)
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    Developing Office 2007 Apps Just got Easier

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    Yesterday we released the Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 Second Edition (VSTO 2005 SE) Beta. This version of VSTO is a free download that you add to Visual Studio 2005 Pro or VSTO 2005. VSTO SE enables Office 2007 add-in development and it also enables Office 2003 add-in development for the big 6 Office apps: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio and InfoPath. InfoPath even has designtime support like Word and Excel in full version of VSTO 2005. Read the full announcement here: Announcement
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    E-Learning Training: FREE for a limited time!

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    Get in-depth training at your own pace on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Preview the latest innovations, learn how to improve e-mail security, and explore the power of Unified Messaging. Access this great free resource at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/elearning.mspx .
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    IronPython 1.0 Released

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    IronPython 1.0 has been released to the .NET community and is available on CodePlex . IronPython is an implementation of the Python dynamic programming language. IronPython is built on top of the .NET Framework and is interoperable with other .NET languages. Binaries, source code, and tutorials are available at CodePlex. Click here to download IronPython at CodePlex.
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