May, 2009

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    How to Get Started Leveraging Windows Server 2008 R2 Features

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    With all the talk about Windows 7 on the client, we haven’t talked much about the server platform that will shortly follow Windows 7. The release candidate updates for Windows Server 2008 R2 gives you some way to stand out from your competition and provide a better experience for your customers. You can get the release candidate for Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate as either a Web download or virtual hard drive image. Windows Server 2008 R2 provides new virtualization...
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    Facebook for your Windows Mobile 6 phone

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    Finally this has released! I’ve been running it for a few months an love it. So glad it’s public now. Check out the details below: New from Windows Mobile: a Facebook application for your phone! Download the new Facebook application for Windows Mobile and: · Send messages to any of the people in your Friends list. · Take pictures and videos on your phone, then upload them right to Facebook. · Send messages or call people in your Friends list. · Manage your profile and post anytime, anywhere. Keep...
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    Get Started with High Performance Computing Using Developer Resource Kit

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    Created for software developers and IT Pros, the Windows HPC Server 2008 Developer Resource Kit includes videos, white papers, datasheets, presentations, and webcasts—all designed to help give you a thorough understanding of Windows HPC Server 2008 and of other related Microsoft technologies for parallel computing. Windows HPC Server 2008 offers many benefits: For the administrator , it provides an integrated, turnkey HPC cluster solution. For the developer , it offers a set of integrated tools for...
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    Windows SDK Supports Release Candidates

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    Windows SDK release supporting Windows 7 RC and Windows Server 2008 RC is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications using both native (Win32®) and managed (.NET Framework) technologies. This SDK is compatible with Visual Studio 2008, including Visual Studio Express Editions, which are available free of charge. ...
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    You’re Invited for Half-Day Windows 7 Application Compatibility Labs New York – May 18 - 22

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    Microsoft is conducting a series of Windows 7 AppCompat Labs at Microsoft Technology Centers over the next couple of months. The purpose of these labs is to assist ISVs verify your applications will run on Windows 7 and provide feedback to the Windows product group as issues arise. Your company is invited to participate in a half-day, complimentary Windows 7 AppCompat Lab ($1,000 value). This offering will give you the opportunity to test your application on Windows 7 in order to determine compatibility...
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    SharePoint SDKs Updated

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    Two updated software developer kits for SharePoint have been released that go along with the SP2 product updates for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 . The SDKs include bug fixes and an updated editor for the "Microsoft Business Data Catalog." There’s also updates for you to customize federated search results, and seven new how-tos. If you are only writing code that utilizes the Windows SharePoint Services platform, you can download...
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    How To Get your Windows 7 Release Candidate Product Key

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    Many people have asked what they need to do in order to get the Product Key for the Windows 7 Release Candidate DVD or Download. It’s a pretty straightforward process, but can get confusing. Unfortunately there’s no one stop page that generates the key. Even after you get the key, you can only use that key to activate 3 times (so only 3 separate machines). Upside is that you can get a key for each Windows LiveID you have. Also once you’ve gone through the registration process you can quickly go back...
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    You're invited to XamlFest Boston - May 27 + May 28

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    The last in-person XamlFest event I'll be doing this FY is coming up on May 27 and May 28 at NERD in Cambridge, MA, and you're of course invited. In the wake of the MIX09 announcements, we've refactored to content to include Blend 3, Silverlight 3, and some of the new cool features therein. I hope to see you there, but please note that if you've registered for a XamlFest Boston event and got bumped due to overdemand, you'll be given preferential treatment for at seat at this one. Also note...
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    ‘Velocity’ Preview Updates In-Memory Caching Platform

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    The distributed cache platform code-named "Velocity" has been updated with the third community technology preview (CTP). Microsoft project code named “Velocity” promises to speed up .NET-based Web applications. "Velocity" is a distributed in-memory application cache platform for developing scalable, high-performance applications. "Velocity" can be used to cache any common language runtime (CLR) object and provides access through simple APIs. The key aspects of "Velocity"...
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    Developers Challenged in Contest for Azure Services Platform

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    The Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge will award developers who create the best Azure application with up to $5,000 and feature placement in a video on Microsoft's Channel 9 Web site and in content at Microsoft events. Grand Prize Winners will be announced on stage at Structure 09 and featured on azure.com . Submit your application in one of three categories: .NET Applications PHP Application Community Winner Starting June 19th through June 29th, your friends and peers will be allowed to...
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    PHP on Windows, SQL Server Training Kits Updated

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    For those of you who write PHP applications, the kit that helps show you how to integrate with the Microsoft stack has been updated. You can download the kit from PHP on Windows Training Kit (April 2009). The PHP on Windows Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. This release includes the following: PHP & SQL Server Demos Integrating...
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    Windows 7 RC Now Available to the Public

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    The release candidate for Windows 7 is now available for download. You can get Windows 7 RC from Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview Program . The RC will be available at least through July 2009 and we're not limiting the number of product keys, so you have plenty of time. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010 . Starting on March 1, 2010 , your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you’ll...
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    Prizes for Innovation Highlight Windows 7 Incubation Week

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    Windows 7 Incubation week focused on bringing innovative startups to build applications highlighting the features on Windows 7 like multi-touch, sensor support and rich client application support that solve real world problems. In addition to helping the startups, the event focused on highlighting the Windows 7 client and the new features it supports. Four application were built on Windows 7 during the week in Irvine, CA.  A local team, named Team 5 , consisted of two unemployed developers....
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    Explore How to Migrate PHP Applications to Windows in Virtual Lab

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    A collection of 4 Virtual Labs are now up on the TechNet site and will allow end users to fire up a lab and get a deep dive into PHP on Windows. The Virtual Labs let you explore the features in Windows Server that support your PHP applications. TechNet Virtual Lab: IIS 7.0 Access Control Features for PHP Applications After completing this lab, you will be better able to configure a PHP execution model, configure an authentication method, configure an authorization method, set-up role-based...
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    How to Upgrade to Windows 7 Release Candidate

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    Now with Windows 7 Release Candidate coming available, developers are asking me about the upgrade path. Questions like, "Will I be able to upgrade directly from XP?" and "When will the Beta expire." The Microsoft Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is available for download to managed Beta program participants, including MSDN and TechNet subscribers. If you are not among those who participated in one of the managed Beta programs, you can get the RC Tuesday, May 5, when it will be available through...
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    Top 10 Scenarios; ISVs Add Customer Value with Windows 7 Features

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    With the release candidate of Windows 7 publicly available soon, we thought you might like a sheet that helps you decide which features of Windows 7 to incorporate in your application. Scenario Windows 7 Features Customer Value 1 Desktop Application · Scenic Ribbon · Enhanced Taskbar · Gadgets Enhancement Richer desktop application experience 2 Office Automation / Knowledge Management Application · Library ...
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    90 Videos Added to ‘Essential SQL Server 2008’ for Developer Workshop Online

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    Ninety new videos have been added to Essential SQL Server 2008 for Developers workshop. Updated versions of the session recording videos are being made available today.  You can take the entire intensive 2.5 day workshop online. Content shows how you can exploit all of the exciting new features of SQL Server 2008 in their applications, including: Building location aware applications with the spatial data type. Leveraging other new data types in applications including date and time types, filestream...
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    Profile JavaScript Web Application with Visual Studio 2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions

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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions is a new power tool to measure the performance of the portions of web applications that execute JavaScript inside the web browser. S. Somasegar, Microsoft's Senior Vice President of Developer Division, has announced the tool in a posting on his blog, VS2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions . He writes: The AJAX Profiling Extensions provide much-needed visibility into often complex, web client-side interactions for the first time. You do not need to...
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    Windows Error Reporting Overview: Live Meeting

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    On March 25 th the US ISV team hosted a call with the Windows Error Reporting group and some of our Managed USVs in the US.  Unfortunately we were not able to invite all of our ISVs to attend, and some had conflicts with the date/time of the event.  We were able to record the event and would now like to share the information for all to consume.  This was a key session as obtaining the Windows 7 Compatible logo will require that you participate in Windows Error Reporting.  The...
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