January, 2009

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    Live Framework Tools Updated in January CTP

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    The Live Framework Tools team has announced the January CTP update. This update contains a number of fixes. The update was announced on Live Framework CTP Developer Connection on Connect. It is one of the three parts of the Live Framework SDK and Tools . The Live Framework Tools significantly decrease the time it takes to develop Mesh-enabled Web Applications in Visual Studio 2008. However, Visual Studio is not required to create applications using Live Framework. The Live Framework Tools for...
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    Microsoft Hosting Days with Business, Technical and ISV Tracks

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    Microsoft Hosting Days is an annual event series that offers three different tracks and a unique opportunity to network during Happy Hour with key Microsoft professionals as well as your partners within the hosting ecosystem. In the US, there are three full day events planned 1. February 19 in Reston, VA 2. March 26 in Irvine, CA 3. April 16 in Chicago, IL Who Should Attend: Service Providers, VARs, SIs and ISV Partners should attend this event! For partners currently enrolled in the...
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    patterns & practices Publishes Rich Internet Application Pattern

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    Microsoft’s patterns & practices team has published an RIA pattern under the Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project. The pattern addresses a 3-tier scenario providing a solution for it. And although the document can be applied regardless of platform, it does show how the Microsoft technologies, such as Windows Server 2008, Silverlight , ADO.NET Entity Framework , fit together to form the pattern. In this scenario, you are using an existing database schema in the development of a Rich Internet...
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    Learn About Windows 7 Deployment, Management at Springboard Seminar

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    Join Mark Russinovich, a Microsoft Technology Fellow and Windows expert along with a panel of subject matter experts for a virtual roundtable to discuss Windows 7 Beta. The session is aimed at your IT Pros to learn about the evolution of features like Group Policy, BitLocker To Go, DirectAccess, BranchCache, and AppLocker. You'll also get tips on troubleshooting, deployment, and application compatibility. The event is on Thursday, February 12 th at 11am PST. You can learn more and register for...
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    The Microsoft SDL Optimization Model

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    The Microsoft SDL Optimization Model provides development organizations with a strategic framework to facilitate gradual, consistent and cost-effective implementation of the SDL. The model enables development managers and IT policy-makers to: Self-assess their current state of security in development. Create a strategy and road map for reducing customer risk. Outline practical and cost-effective activities to progressively attain measurable security process improvements with realistic...
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    Call for Content in Worldwide 24-hour TechDays Event

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    For the first time ever, you can join the entire world-wide developer community together online for one continuous 24 hour period of learning and connecting using the “Defy All Challenges.Together.” Developer Tools campaign. This free event will begin at 8am in APAC and conclude 24 hours later in the Americas. Ambitious? Yes. Crazy? Absolutely. Can we do it? You bet! This event is open to developers all over the world to speak on a topic you care deeply about, even if you have never presented...
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    Open Source Web Sandbox From Live Labs Help Secure Your Web Site

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    Web Sandbox , virtualization technology meant to make websites safer from attack, has been released with an Open Source license. Web Sandbox is designed to isolate the different parts of a Web page from each other via virtualization, thus enhancing security. Additionally, it will work with most browsers. Web Sandbox is a project of Microsoft's Live Labs and was released this week under the Apache License 2.0 license, but the project is not sanctioned or sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation...
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    Upcoming Navision 2009 ISV Upgrade Training Events

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    We have three training events focused on upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2009 coming up in February and March and best of all they are online so no travelling required. Here are the details. PLC ID Event Title Date Time Dur PLC Registration URL 261704 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 ISV Upgrade Series: Overview & Preparation 2/18/09 8:00 AM PT 60 min https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/details.aspx?publisher=12&delivery...
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    ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate Now Available

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    Scott Gurthrie, Vice President of the .NET Developer Platform, has announced that release candidate for ASP.NET MVC has been released. It works with both Visual Studio 2008 and the free Visual Web Developer 2008. You can download the release from here . ASP.NET MVC enables you to build Model View Controller (MVC) applications by using the ASP.NET framework. ASP.NET MVC helps you clearly separate of concerns, supports test-driven development, gives you fine grained control over HTML and JavaScript...
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    Always-Available Social Applications

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    There are several challenges that need to be solved when building social applications. The ability for users to invite friends and share data amongst themselves is one example. If you want to add support for loosely-connected portable devices, synchronization and conflict resolution add significant complexity on top of an already difficult problem. The Live Framework is a set of libraries and services for building connected applications that can reach millions of users. Live Mesh is a set of services...
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    BI Offering Consolidated Into SharePoint Server Enterprise

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    Microsoft's business intelligence (BI) strategy will soon consolidate capabilities found within Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 into Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Enterprise and now branding them as PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint. The move helps fulfill the mission of bringing BI to the masses and set Microsoft apart from many of the BI vendors that require the purchase of specialized applications. In an interview published on PressPass , Kurt DelBene, senior vice...
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    Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate Enhances Security, Performance, Compatibility

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    The first release candidate for Internet Explorer 8 has been released to the web. You can download it from Internet Explorer 8: Worldwide sites . The release candidate adds protection against malicious Web attacks and tweaks to a feature that lets users browse the Internet privately. Reviewers are reporting improvements in speed and reliability. Here are some of the features I wanted to call out. For more information about the list of features that are part of Internet Explorer 8, see Windows...
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    Deadline to Download Windows 7 Beta Set

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    The Windows 7 team has announced the deadline to download of Windows 7 Beta as Februrary 10. If you begin download by then, the download needs to be completed by February 13. The end of the Beta for Windows 7 was announced in a blog entry by the team, General availability for the Windows 7 Beta to end . MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will continue to have access to the Windows 7 Beta bits throughout the Windows 7 Beta phase. You can also get access to Windows 7 Beta through the Windows 7 Beta...
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    Web PI Simplifies Web Installs

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    A free download manager enables developers to install the Microsoft Web Platform has been released. Version 1.0 of Web Platform Installer (Web PI) simplifies the installation of Microsoft’s developer technologies used to build Web applications from .NET Framework 3.5 to ASP.NET to Silverlight and more. The released version shipped this week. Web PI is a single installer to obtain and keep up-to-date the software needed to build and run a complete Web solution on the Microsoft Web platform. ...
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    Designers, Developers Ramp-up with Februrary XAMLFest Events Across the USA

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    John Pelak has been writing a lot about the XAMLFest events across the United States. These are two-day interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms, tools and processes used to deliver differentiated user experiences. It’s a chance for you to mingle with user experience minded Microsoft folks and industry leading design firms and design integrators. You'll learn about WPF and Silverlight. Each Xamlfest day will start with interactive sessions by Microsoft and our design partners,...
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    Azure Issue Tracker Sample Application Demonstrates Multi-tenant ISV, SaaS Solutions.

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    Azure Services Evangelism team is pleased to announce the release of the Azure Issue Tracker sample application. This demo is appropriate for demonstrating multi-tenant ISV, SaaS solutions. Two releases have been announced. A Standard version shows federation with Windows LiveID users, integration with SQL Data Services, and the core claims-based authorization model and architecture using the .NET Access Control Service. You can download the Standard version today from the Codeplex project...
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    You're Invited to XamlFest Redmond - February 16 + 17

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    yet another xamlfest inviation - this time for redmond - appears below. 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 Visual Studio and Expression Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver great user experiences? If so, join us at XamlFest! XamlFest is a two day interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms the...
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    1st ISV Software Architecture Workshop (SAW) in NYC :-)

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    In direct response to feedback we received at the CTO Roundtable from our managed ISVs, we are organizing an exclusive, and by invitation only, Software Architecture Workshop (SAW) for our managed partners. The event will be an intense and interactive one day event that is specifically targeted to address topics of interest to the attendees Benefits: · Opportunity to Network with other ISVs in the area · Learn about and share your experiences adopting new Architecture paradigms, such as S+S, Cloud...
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    You're invited to XamlFest Portland - Feb 19 + 20

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    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 Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver great user experiences? If so, join us at XamlFest! XamlFest is a two day interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms the tools and processes used to deliver differentiated user experiences. It’s a chance...
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    You're invited to XamlFest Boston - Feb 26 + 27

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    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 Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver great user experiences? If so, join us at XamlFest! XamlFest is a two day interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms the tools and processes used to deliver differentiated user experiences. It’s a chance...
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    Cookbook, Guide Can Assist in Windows 7 Application Compatibility Tests

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    A new cookbook and developer guide and help you make sure your applications are ready for Windows 7. DevReadiness provides links to the documentation, videos, and developer kits. For example, you'll find: Windows 7 Application Compatibility Cookbook . Provides a step-by-step guide on how to verify the compatibility of your applications with the new operating system and provides an overview of the few known application compatibility issues in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows...
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    You're invited to XamlFest Atlanta - Feb 23 + 24

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    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 Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver great user experiences? If so, join us at XamlFest! XamlFest is a two day interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms the tools and processes used to deliver differentiated user experiences. It’s a chance...
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    Inauguration Events Shown in Silverlight, Photosynth

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    Microsoft technology helps to broadcast the presidential inaugration events using Silverlight and Photosynth. Microsoft Silverlight powers rich application experiences and delivers high quality, interactive video across the Web and mobile devices through the most powerful runtime available on the Web. Photosynth is a product of Microsoft Live Labs that takes a collection of digital photos, analyzes them and the stitches them together to create a three dimensional representation of the space in...
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    You're invited to XamlFest CT - February 12th + 13th

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    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 Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver great user experiences? If so, join us at XamlFest! XamlFest is a two day interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms the tools and processes used to deliver differentiated user experiences. It’s a chance...
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    ISVs Join For Hosting Services Days

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    Microsoft Hosting Days helps you stay informed and make Web 2.0 a reality. Hosting Days includes a new ISV track that offers a unique opportunity to network with key Microsoft professionals as well as your partners within the hosting ecosystem. Service Providers, VARs, SIs and ISV Partners should attend this event. For partners currently enrolled in the Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) , this is a great opportunity to get an update and connect with other partners. For partners who are...
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