December, 2006

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    Cool Stuff in Longhorn Server: Transactional NTFS

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    What is Transactional NTFS? Transactional NTFS is an enhancement to NTFS that allows all file operations on an NTFS file system volume to be performed within the scope of a transaction. This is made possible by a new transaction infrastructure in the kernel that allows operating system services to participate in transactions via the new Kernel Transaction Manager. What scenarios does this enable? Transactional NTFS is also fully capable of communicating with the MS Distributed Transaction Coordinator...
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    Microsoft Licenses New Office 2007 UI to Developers

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    Microsoft is licensing the new UI (user interface) in Office 2007 for free so developers can build applications that look similar to the programs in the suite. Microsoft is licensing both design and functionality of Office 2007's Ribbon UI, as well as offering guidelines for implementing it. Developers and ISVs (independent software vendors) can sign up with Microsoft on the Web and register products that will use the UI. If you are interested, please contact your ISV Evangelist or click here for...
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    BI Rhythm Launched

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    The Microsoft BI Voyage program is a developer evangelism initiative program offering the following benefits: Get the tools, resources and help you need to be among the first Microsoft partners to deliver integrated Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions. Create new business opportunities by expanding your business application to include integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. Help your customers better leverage the data assets contained in your business application. Gain...
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    Sync Microsoft CRM 3.0 with Outlook 2007

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    You can now efficiently access contacts, tasks and more in Microsoft CRM natively with Outlook 2007. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team has released the latest version of their CRM v3 Outlook Client for Vista and Office 2007. Download it here . A few people have asked me how to set this up and it's pretty straight forward, here's an excerpt from the online help: You can select which record types you want to synchronize between Outlook and Microsoft CRM client for Outlook and how often you want to...
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    WPF/E SDK Refresh

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    The WPF/E SDK was refreshed today on the WPF/E Dev Center and MSDN Library. The WPF/E SDK installer contains: - Updated SDK docs - Updated QuickStart - VS Template support for VS 2005 SP1 “WPF/E” (codename) Software Development Kit (SDK) Community Technology Preview (Dec 2006) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2B01EC7E-C3B8-47CC-B12A-67C30191C3AA&displaylang=en MSDN Library (WPF/E) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb188266.aspx ...
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    Join us at a local Windows Vista/Office 2007 Launch Event

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    Experience the next generation of Microsoft software at an upcoming launch event in your area. Join us to discuss your most complex challenges. Discover solutions. Bring your toughest questions. Walk away with answers. Join us in one of these key cities or find an event closer to you here : New York 1/16/2007 New York City, NY - The Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers Phoenix 1/17/2007 Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix Convention Center Tampa 1/18/2007 Tampa, FL - Tampa Convention...
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    ECMA Has Approved the Office Open XML Standard

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    Not much to say, but after a long road the new Office Open XML standard has been approved by the ECMA. Read more at the ECMA and Microsoft sites: Ecma's official announcement: http://www.ecma-international.org/news/PressReleases/PR_TC45_Dec2006.htm Microsoft press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/dec06/12-07MSOfficeOpenXMLPR.mspx
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    WPF/E CTP Now Available

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    "WPF/E” is the Microsoft solution for delivering rich, cross-platform, interactive experiences including animation, graphics, audio, and video for the Web and beyond. Utilizing a subset of XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language)-based Windows Presentation Foundation technology, “WPF/E” will enable the creation of content and applications that run within multiple browsers and operating systems (Windows and Macintosh) using Web standards for programmability. Consistent with Web architecture,...
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