April, 2008

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    Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developer and Solutions Conference 2008

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    April 22-24, 2008 Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ I am presenting a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 session along with our two Dynamics CRM ISVs ( Proscape and Brimstone ) on Thu 04/24/2008 at 11am ET. See here for more details. See you there!!! Sanjay Jain Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Blogs : Team’s Blog + Sanjay’s Blog
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    Are Software Factories relevant (for ISV's)?

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    I would guess, that as an architect the answer to such a general question would be "it depends" . Obviously Software Factories are no "silver bullet", but they might have the potential to elevate software development to the next maturity level, at least in certain scenarios. How do I get to this conclusion? Well, let me exlain...... After working for a large enterprise for over 10 years, and being with Microsoft for a few weeks, I felt that it would be fun to bring my perspective to this blog...
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    Whirlwind screencasts profile new features in C# 2 and 3

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    Ever wonder what the new syntax is in C#? Or how you might go about learning what is new in the .NET language? Stuart Celarier of CheckFree and I explore the new languages features in C# in a series of screencasts. It's a whirlwind tour of the important language features since C# 1. Stuart describes the feature and why it is useful. But doesn't get into best practices nor suggested usages. Just the facts about the feature. Whirlwinds are bite-sized webcasts, usually is shorter than 15 minutes...
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    End to End Trust Initiative Continues Dialog for Web Security

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    Craig Mundie, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer, used his keynote address at RSA Conference 2008 to introduce End to End Trust , a concept built around authenticating identities and securing Web-based transactions and communications. The Trust initiative must emerge as a vendor neutral approach with close alignment between technologies, social, political, and economic forces. A white paper entitied Establishing End to End Trust outlines the discussion. The white paper spells out a...
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    Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Released

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    The final release of the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack is now available for download. This release provides several exciting features for C++ developers, such as a major update to MFC and an implementation of TR1. These features are fully covered under Microsoft’s standard support policies. The Feature Pack is available free of charge to any Visual Studio 2008 Standard or above customer. The download can be found at Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Release . Using the included MFC components, developers...
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    From Microsoft Dynamics Discovery Day at Mountain View, CA

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    a We delivered our 1 st in-person Dynamics Discovery Day event at Mountain View, CA on Thu 4/3. These in-person events are part of 2 nd wave ( 1 st wave was via web) to educate ISV community on platform aspects of Dynamics. We started with nice lunch, followed by three focused Dynamics sessions covering ERP and CRM in detail and ended with nice cocktail networking session. See here for more detail for upcoming events. See you there!! Sanjay Jain Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect...
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    Build SharePoint WebParts with Silverlight

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    You can build SharePoint Web Parts to take advantage of Silverlight user interface components. You can find out how in the Silverlight Blueprint. The Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint is source code and guidance for developers describing how to use Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft SharePoint in your applications and Internet Web sites. SharePoint applications that use Web Parts can now be built using Silverlight user interface elements. This capability enables a fresh look at data exposed through...
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    Internet Explorer Mobile supports Silverlight

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    Windows Mobile 6.1 announced Announcements made at CTIA Wireless 2008 this week point to improving smartphones for your users for both Windows Mobile 6.1 and Internet Explorer Mobile. Partners from around the globe are committed to updating or expanding their portfolios to Windows Mobile 6.1 beginning in the second quarter of 2008. Windows Mobile 6.1 Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.1, an update for its Windows Mobile software that includes new time-saving features, easier phone navigation...
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    OpenXML to become ISO standard

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    I've been talking more and more with ISVs and developers who are interested in using Office as a UI platform. And now that Visual Studio 2008 comes with Visual Studio Tools for Office installed, developing Office Business Applications (OBAs) are much easier. One aspect of using Microsoft Office as a platform is the idea of document interchange. You can use Office Open XML as a standards-based document format. Yesterday, the Office Open XML file format received the necessary number of votes for...
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