January, 2008

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: Star-Casts (*Casts)

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    Enjoy the latest collection of various Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 casts produced by me and my colleagues at Microsoft. We would welcome your feedback and suggestions for future ones. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: Star-Casts (*Casts) Sanjay Jain Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Blogs : Team’s Blog + Sanjay’s Blog
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    ISV Innovation Presents: Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics

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    To amplify your business performance with the latest releases of Microsoft Dynamics we recommend that you attend our 1-hour Web Seminar. This session, targeted for TDMs/BDMs will provide a brief background to Microsoft’s investments in building an ERP and CRM platform with Microsoft Dynamics. February 14, 2008 8:30 AM PST Microsoft Dynamics™ is a great and largely untapped opportunity for the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) community. In this Web Seminar you’ll get an overview of the...
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    SmartClient deployment technology explored with S+S vendor, Vertafore

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    Chris Kinsman, VP Development and software architect at Vertafore , explained to me why he chose to use SmartClient for the AMS360 application. Vertafore serves independent insurance agents in a Software + Services (S+S) delivery model, offering the software on the agency's premises and through a hosted environment. He shows how AMS360 provides a way to fill in all the information needed for business insurance policies. Chris, who is a Microsoft Regional Director , explains how he'll be using Windows...
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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is Now Available

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    Microsoft is proud to announce the availability of Visual Studio 2008 in volume licensing, retail, and MSDN download. This exciting new version was released to manufacturing (RTM) on November 19, 2007 and at that time active MSDN subscribers were able to download it right away. With its inclusion on the January 2008 volume licensing price list, the product is now available to sell and ship to your customers via Open, Select, Enterprise Agreement (EA), and Full Packaged Product (FPP). The Features...
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    Differentiate your products with knowledge from web development, design seminars

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    Deliver cutting edge web solutions and user experiences with Microsoft technologies, and differentiate yourself from the competition. Take one of the following live web seminars to learn more about designing and developing for the web with Expression , Visual Studio , Silverlight and more. Seize the opportunity to expand your skill-set and ask our experts any questions that you might have. Register below for this free training today. Web Development Solutions In an increasingly competitive...
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    SQL Server 2008 Release Moves to Third Quarter

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    The release date of SQL Server 2008 has been moved until the third calendar quarter, according to an article in The Data Platform Insider posted by Francois Ajenstat, director of marketing for SQL Server. In Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Roadmap Clarification he explains that a feature complete community technology preview (CTP) will ship during the Heroes Happen Here launch wave during the first quarter calendar year 2008, a release candidate (RC) in the second quarter, with final Release to manufacturing...
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    weekly security strip - 2

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    (click on the strip to open in another window) Find more info, facts and guidance @ www.hellosecureworld.com
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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: S+S WebCast

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    Are you looking to build solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live or planning to host your solutions on the cloud? Microsoft Dynamics CRM comes in three flavors including “On-Premise”, “Partner Hosted” and Microsoft Hosted “CRM Live”. Whether you already have a S+S business model or are looking to extend your applications to the cloud, participating in the exclusive CRM S+S program in Metro (including CRM “Partner Hosted” & CRM Live environments) will help you take your solutions there . ...
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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Office Communication Server 2007 Screencast

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    By utilizing integration with Office Communication Server 2007, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 empowers live communication and collaboration among CRM Users irrespective of their physical location. In this screen-cast , I will walk you through this powerful enhancement highlighting key integration points. Sanjay Jain Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Blogs : Team’s Blog + Sanjay’s Blog
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    IIS Web Deployment Tool CTP Released

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    IIS is thrilled to announce the Technical Preview 1 release of the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool! The tool provides deployment and migration support for IIS 6.0 and 7.0. It incorporates many features that enable web server administrators to deploy, sync and migrate sites, including configuration, content, SSL certificates and other types of content associated with a Web server. This tool can be used on Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0 as well as Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0. Please note that this...
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    Cross-platform use of TFS

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    From time to time I run accross ISVs that do a mix of Java and .NET and struggle to find a common CM (configuration management) system. Brian Harry has just blogged about a great example of a primarily Java shop using Team Foundation Server. There's a link to a public presentation the customer made as well. Definitely worth checking out.
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    Microsoft Joins DataPortability.org

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    Microsoft is joining DataPortability.org who's mission is: " put all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end Data Portability. To promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community ." Check out the full post here . For some background on what the Windows Live platform has from a data & delegation point of view check out http://dev.live.com/spaces/photos and http://dev.live.com/Contacts
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    weekly security strip - 1

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    (click on the strip to open in another window) Find more info, facts and guidance @ www.hellosecureworld.com
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    Attend a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Launch Event

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    The Dynamics CRM 4.0 launch event has gone live at http://www.dynamicscrmlaunch.com . Check out the site and get registered for a launch event near you! John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist
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    Hello Secure World

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    Today, web application development is more complex than the traditional stand-alone or client/server approach to writing software. Web developers have to be familiar with the complicated ways that web servers and browsers interact, the fundamentals of internet communications, and most importantly, the whole host of attacks web applications undergo on the internet. Welcome to the new world of security-aware web applications. Welcome to HELLOSECUREWORLD.COM What is HELLOSECUREWORLD.COM ? It...
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    Windows Server 2008 now on MSDN

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    The Windows Server 2008 MSDN Development Center has launched. This site is actively being updated to reflect the latest developer news on Windows Server 2008 as well to include links to all the greatest resources you can find out there. So if you haven’t already, make sure to stop by and see what is going on. The site includes links to the application compatibility cookbook, access to the latest release candidate, product overviews, a developer training kit, and Jason Olson's Windows Server feature...
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    Roll your own Surface? Well, not exactly...

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    While we all eagerly await the general availability of the Surface computer, it's good to know there are options available for the enthusiasts among us. If you just can't wait for that Surface experience, check out the great work by Johnny Chung Lee at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/projects/wii/ . Johnny makes innovative use of the Wiimote to connect managed code to the infrared sensor technologies provided by the device. There's some manual work to be done, but it could make for hours of entertainment...
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    Drive your Web success with PhizzPop

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    You’re a step ahead of the pack, when you’re at PhizzPop . Phizzpop is a place to drive success of your Web business through networking , idea exchange, events , jobs , and more. The site describes techniques for how to go about building the next Web application, galleries where you can show your latest offerings. You can learn and show off your latest ideas. There are also several parts to PhizzPop for both designers and developers. · Design . Get inspired by fellow designers. Explore the...
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    May the Source Be With You :)

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    In case you missed it, a couple of months back we announced that we'd be making the source for .NET (among other things) available to you for debugging purposes. Well, the day has come...Scott Guthrie announced the availability on his blog, check it out . You can find a blog by Shawn Burke detailing the steps to set things up here . Happy debugging!
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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Sample Data available

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    A few weeks back I posted a new screencast about the Data Migration Manager in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 here: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 : Data Migration Manager with John O'Donnell The product team have now posted sample data for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 which uses the Data Migration Manager, here are the links: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Sample Data (On-Premise Edition) Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Sample Database Readme (On-Premise Edition) John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics...
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    MIX08 Brings the Next Web

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    Now in its third year, MIX is an intimate opportunity for cutting-edge technical, creative and business strategists to engage Microsoft in a conversation about the future of the web. Come explore the latest wave of opportunities and help redefine the boundaries between: content and commerce, PC and TV, Windows and the Web. The event is hosted in Las Vegas, March 5 -7. Keynote presentation from Steve Ballmer , Scott Guthrie , Guy Kawasaki , and other distinguished speakers will unveil the latest...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Comparisions Available

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    It's been a popular request to find how to compare the various versions of Visual Studio 2008. Here are some links to compare features: Visual Studio Team Edition comparison matrix Professional verses Standard comparison matrix
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    Pledge support for Windows Server 2008 to gain major app testing discounts

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    Pledge support for Windows Server 2008 and receive major discounts on compatibility testing and certification. Join now before Launch on February 27th. Secure your place as one of the leading innovators on Windows Server 2008. To do so, you can take advantage of the offerings at INNOVATE ON Windows Server . It takes just moments to enroll and pledge support for Windows Server 2008, and yet it can potentially have a huge impact on the success and profitability of your solutions. A growing collection...
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    Professional Developers Conference (PDC) dates announced.

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    The date and location of the next Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been announced: October 27–30, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. More information will become available the Professional Developers Conference web site. You can subscribe to an RSS feed at the site.
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    Visual Studio 2008 labs, demos, training, VPC

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    Jeff Beehler has blogged about 20 Visual Studio labs and demos and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server virtual PCs images that are available now for download. Some of them include Visual Studio Team Systems. Specifically, here’s the content included: Presentations: Introducing Application Lifecycle Management Value-up software development The Business Analyst Perspective The Project Managers Perspective The Architect Perspective The Developers Perspective The Testers Perspective...
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