November, 2008

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    You're invited to XamlFest Boston - December 11 + 12

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    Just in time for the holiday season, the next stop on the XamlFest US Tour is Boston. You're invited to come spend 2 days with us as we explore WPF, Silverlight, Visual Studio, Expression Blend, and the technology that unifies them - XAML. The invitation appears below - hope to see you there! jmp Description Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve? Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started? Or are you curious about how tools like...
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    Build Service Application Using WCF REST Starter Kit

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    The Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) REST Starter Kit is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to create REST style services using WCF. It provides features that enable or simplify various aspects of using the http capabilities in WCF, such as caching, security, error handling, help page support, conditional PUT, push style streaming, type based dispatch and semi-structured XML support. The WCF REST Starter Kit also provides Visual Studio templates...
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    Your interested in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, which PDC2008 session(s) should you watch?

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    Andrew Bybee - Rapid Business Application Development with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Adam Wilson - Microsoft Dynamics Online Commerce and Payment API Humberto Lezama Guadarrama / Ben Riga - Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Appealing Business Applications Josh Honeyman - Dynamics AX: Building Business Process into your Application David Shutt - Case Study Microsoft Dynamics CRM : One code base On Premise and On Line John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation...
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    Using Active Directory for authentication to CRM Online and MS Online Services

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    We are making it easy to federate your Active Directory with our Services AD so that you can access CRM Online using your AD account as if CRM Online was on your network for example. You can read more about this at this link - http://blogs.msdn.com/dynamicscrmonline/archive/2008/10/31/using-active-directory-for-authentication-to-crm-online-and-ms-online-services.aspx Also check out these links: http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB29/ www.microsoft.com/servicesconnector John O'Donnell...
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    Introducing CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008

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    Two of the key components of Microsoft Robotics are: Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR) Decentralized Software Services (DSS) What you may not realize though is that these technologies have applications that go far beyond robotics. Read more about these technologies here - http://www.microsoft.com/ccrdss/ Read case studies that show how this technology can be used in business here - http://www.microsoft.com/ccrdss/#CaseStudies These technologies are also discussed...
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    Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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    We have released a number of accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Accelerators are add-on modules that deliver extended capability to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. The current release of Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes the following: Analytics - Extends business intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics CRM by delivering sales, service and operations dashboards. Event Management - New functionality to plan, create, execute, and review events. E-Service Portal - A configurable...
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    Microsoft Robotics - On to Mars!

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    If you attended PDC2008 recently you could not have missed that NASA was there along with guys from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to talk about the great work they do. The tie-in of course if that we recently launched the next challenge at http://www.robochamps.com . This series of challenges gives you the opportunity to write code to have a robot solve a particular challenge. The first challenge had your robot trying to solve a maze. The second challenge was to win at Robot Sumo. Recently...
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    Save $200 on Early Registration to MIX09

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    Save $200 off the price of MIX09 when you register online before January 15, 2009. MIX09 is March 18 - 20, 2009 in Las Vegas. What’s New for MIX09? Learn from and connect with more external speakers than ever before. View latest speaker list . More speakers and sessions to be announced in December. Register for pre-event workshops designed to provide in-depth focus on practical skills and topics for both developer and designer professionals. MIX09 sessions will focus on key topics...
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    Parallel Computing Features Added to .NET Framework 4.0, Visual Studio 2010

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    The increase in speed at computers has shifted from ever increasing clock speed to the addition of multiple processing cores. The manycore shift presents an unprecedented business opportunity for developers to take software experiences to the next level. But to access the power of multiple cores can be complex, difficult, and labor-intensive. Microsoft's Parallel Computing Initiative seeks to make it simpler for both native and managed code developers. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the ...
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    Customize End-User Deployment with Client Profile Configuration Designer

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    The Client Profile Configuration Designer helps you customize the end-user deployment experience using the Client Profile . Client Profile is a subset of assemblies already contained within .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, but with a smaller deployment, faster client deployment boot. Client Profile includes Common Language Runtime (CLR), ClickOnce, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communications Foundation (WCF). In short, you get all the things you need for a Windoww...
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    PowerThreading Library for Silverlight, by Jeffrey Richter of Wintellect

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    Just found out about the new PowerThreading Library for Silverlight, by Jeffrey Richter of Wintellect. This is definitely worth checking out. Now Available:  PowerThreading Library for Silverlight, by Jeffrey Richter of Wintellect Available now for immediate download from http://Wintellect.com/PowerThreading is the latest version of Wintellect’s free Power Threading Library by Jeffrey Richter.  This new version includes a DLL for use by Silverlight applications and components. ...
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    Announcing: Microsoft BizSpark

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    Today we launched Microsoft BizSpark , an exciting new offering that enables software startups to leverage Microsoft development and platform technologies to deliver next generation web and Software + Services applications. It has been over 6 months in the making and it is such a relief to now be able to talk about it openly :) Microsoft BizSpark is designed to accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing access to: Software : fast and easy access to Microsoft's current full...
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    How Azure Services Platform Changes Your Architecture

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    David Chappell has put together a white paper that provides an early look into how your application architecture changes with the introduction of Azure Services Platform . Chappell explains the platform in detail for architects and technical decision makers. Azure Services Platform is a group of cloud technologies, each providing a specific set of services to application developers. The components of the Azure Services Platform can be used by local applications running on a variety of systems...
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    You're invited to XamlFest Denver - November 24 + 25

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    Just in time for Thanksgiving, the next stop on the XamlFest US Tour is Denver. You're invited to come spend 2 days with us as we explore WPF, Silverlight, Visual Studio, Expression Blend, and the technology that unifies them - XAML. The invitation appears below - hope to see you there! Description Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve? Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started? Or are you curious about how tools like Visual Studio and Expression...
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