September, 2008

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    New PDC Topics Published

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    We just published over 50 new sessions on our way to over 200 total sessions at Professional Developers Conference in October. Learn what’s in store for the future of ASP.NET. Have some fun with XNA and game development, or go in-depth with IronRuby. Hear how the NBC Olympics site was built and about lessons learned. Other topics include: Live Mesh, Office Communications Server, SQL Server 2008, FAST, Silverlight, Oslo, Visual Studio Team System, Virtualization, SharePoint, Dynamics, and more...
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    Next Version of BizTalk Server Named

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    The name of the next major release of BizTalk server has changed from BizTalk Server 2006 Release 3 to BizTalk Server 2009 to indicate that it is a major release. The new version is slated to ship during the first half of next year. BizTalk Server 2009 will add support for Windows Server 2008 , Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 , SQL Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 , and bolstered connectivity and better developer productivity tools. On the connectivity front, the server will include...
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    Multi tenant data access architecture blueprint

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    The Multi Tenant Data Access (MTDA) Blueprint, part of the Software-plus-Services Blueprint program, provides guidance on writing a SQL Server based, single instance, multi-tenant data access layer. The blueprint consists of: The base blueprint that generates the scaffolding of the solution and tenant management. An optional Unit tests blueprint for adding a test project to the solution, with basic fixtures. An entity definition blueprint to help you create entities with...
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    Build Your Applications Using Silverlight 2

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    "User experience has never been a top concern when developing line-of-business (LOB) apps, but Silverlight 2 might change that," according to Anthony Lombardo who writes in Dr. Dobbs Portal. His article, Building Line-of-Business Apps with Silverlight 2 , describes how to gve your application "a perfect mix of usability and appeal." He describes building a Silverlight 2 application using ASP.NET 3.5 including authentication, roles, and profiles. He then shows how to store user defined settings...
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    Seinfeld Teams With Gates In Windows Ad Campaign

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    Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates launched Microsoft's biggest ad campaign. The advertisements feature humorous conversations between Seinfeld and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. The initial spot made its debut during the first National Football League game of the season. The first spot showed Seinfeld and Gates shopping at a discount shoe store, then leaving the store eating churros, a fried pastry. It also features the Microsoft founder adjusting his underwear and ends with the tagline "the future...
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    Details Explored for IE-8 Compatibility Mode for Apache Servers

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    There's been several blog postings here about how to set your web pages so they will display in Internet Explorer 8 out-of-the-box as they would have in Internet Explorer 7. The challenge is that Internet Explorer 8 renders pages in a more standards-compliant manner by default. And that change can affect how pages that were tweaked for Internet Explorer 7 work. Hanu Kommalapati has written a blog entry that explains the steps to set backwards compatibility in the Apache 2.2 HTTP Server configuration...
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    Preview 5 of ASP.NET MVC Supports Form Posting

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    Scott Guthrie has announced the latest version of ASP.NET MVC in his blog posting, ASP.NET MVC Preview 5 and Form Posting Scenarios . ASP.NET MVC now works with both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express SP1 edition. The newer version includes all of the features in Preview 4, plus assistance for form posting scenarios, including: The ability to publish a single action URL and dispatch it differently depending on the HTTP Verb. Model Binders that allow rich parameter...
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    New Release of F# Includes Visual Studio Integration

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    The September community technology preview (CTP) of F# marks an important step along the path to integrate the F# language into Visual Studio. F#, a functional programming language for the .NET platform, combines the strengths of functional programming with the breadth of frameworks and tools available with .NET and Visual Studio. F# has appeal for developers who work with scientific and technical computing. But mainstream developers can take advantage of the power of F# too. Ted Neward provides...
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    The Mojave Experiment - now with Silverlight!

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    Many of you might have heard of the Mojave Experiment, and some of you might have snickered at that site's use of another rich client technology. :) (In case you haven't, the Mojave Experiment documented the reactions of users to an operating system called "Mojave." Reactions were generally favorable, but the surprise came when users found out that "Mojave" was really just Vista. Quite an interesting experiment in perceptions.) Well, snicker no more - we've updated the Mojave Experiment site...
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