November, 2009

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    Get Online Support Through Microsoft Partner Network Forums

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    Access unlimited online technical support for Microsoft products and technologies as part of your Microsoft Partner Network benefits—at no charge. All partners are guaranteed a response to your break-fix, developer and presales questions from Microsoft engineers. To enter the Partner Online Technical Community Forums, choose an area and login when prompted. NOTE: ALL partner forums are designated with “(Partner)” on the category titles. Announcements and Feedback ISV Developer Support System Builder...
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    Windows Identity Foundation Simplifies User Access

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    Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation has been released to the Web (RTW). It helps simplify user access for developers by externalizing user access from applications via claims and reducing development effort with pre-built security logic and integrated .NET tools. Users can benefit through single sign-on and seamless collaboration across organizational boundaries. At PDC, Microsoft announced that Windows Identity Foundation will be available in Windows Azure. This means that a federated identity...
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    Our Picks for Must See PDC Videos

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    Our team has put together a list of videos from Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) that we think are important for ISVs. All the videos are online. You can access the video itself or just the slides. The videos include the screen and a video of the speaker giving the presentation. You can get a list of all the recorded sessions at PDC09 Videos . Here are the list of some of our team’s picks: Evolving ADO.NET Entity Framework in .NET 4 and Beyond . See how the ADO.NET Entity Framework enables...
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    Compatible with Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit Goes RTM

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    The toolkit used by ISVs to insure that you’re software is Compatible with Windows 7 is reached final. Previous versions of the toolkit were considered prerelease although thousands of applications received the logo using it. Applications that pass and are registered with WinQual qualify for partner points that apply toward the ISV Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network . The ISVs that I work closely with are now using the software logo test as part of their testing process. The test tool can...
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    SharePoint 2010 Developer Resources

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    Developers have been asking about resources available for SharePoint 2010 training. Here’s some resources that will help. Developer Resources For developers, SharePoint 2010 provides the business collaboration platform you can use to rapidly build solutions and respond to business needs. See Getting Started with SharePoint 2010   The series includes: · Module 1: Getting Started: Building Web Parts in SharePoint 2010 · Module 2: What Developers Need to Know About SharePoint 2010 · Module 3: Building...
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    Get Your App in the Cloud with Front Runner for Windows Azure

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    The new Front Runner program for Windows Azure is the best way to get ahead in cloud computing. It's designed to get your application compatible quickly and to market more effectively. Plus, you'll enjoy early access to new Microsoft products, one-on-one tech support from experts, training and special promotions that keep you ahead of the curve. Sign up today and be one of the first to get your app in the cloud. Windows Azure programs joins Front Runner programs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008...
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    Watch Advanced Training Online for Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Advanced Series is an on-demand series about the advanced features of Windows Server 2008 R2 . Topics will include Building a Seamless Enterprise, Virtualization Enhancements, Remote Desktop & Remote Apps, Managing with Server 2008 R2 and Web Server Improvements. Here’s a list of sessions. Each session lasts between 30 minutes and 60 minutes, specifically for developers. Windows Server 2008 R2: Building a Seamless Enterprise . This course will focus on the release...
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    Two New Editions Join SQL Server 2008 R2 Roadmap

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    Bob Muglia and Ted Kummert delivered a keynote address to more than 2,00o attendees at PASS Summit 2009, where they made key announcements: Upcoming SQL Server 2008 R2 community technology preview (CTP)  would be available in November. SQL Azure is now feature-complete and goes live in January. Two new editions of SQL Server to address high-end, mission-critical scenarios: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (formerly project code-named...
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    Windows 7, Server, Azure, Silverlight Tools to Integrate With Eclipse

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    Microsoft will deliver new interoperability solutions across three major products that will make it easier for developers to create and deploy a mix of Microsoft and open source technologies. These new solutions will help developers using the Eclipse platform to take advantage of the new features in Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, and enable cross-platform interoperability with Windows Azure and Microsoft Silverlight. Eclipse on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 An Enhanced Developer...
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    Video, Photos Shows Windows Azure Data Centers

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    A video from CNET shows the new data center in Chicago that hosts Windows Azure. In its first phase, the ground floor of the facility is designed to hold up to 56 containers, each filled with anywhere from 1,800 to 2,500 servers. Each of the servers can host e-mail, manage instant messages, or run your applications in Windows Azure . For a view inside, see Photos: Inside a Microsoft data center . Photos include a traditional data center, how the containers work, the air skates on which the containers...
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    Developers Get a Sneak Peek at Internet Explorer 9

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    Developers got a sneak peak at Internet Explorer 9 at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) . Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division, shared an early look at some of the work under way on Internet Explorer 9, highlighting advancements in performance and interoperable standards, as well as advancements such as using DirectX to bring the full power of the PC to the Web experience. In a blog posting, An Early Look At IE9 for Developers , the IE 9 team details some of...
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    Interview with the Father of Visual Basic, Personas

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    See the video of Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic, as he talks about computer languages and what’s coming for the industry at The Visual Studio Documentary - Alan Cooper, the Father of Visual Basic . For over 30 years Alan Cooper has been a pioneer of the modern computing era. His groundbreaking work in software invention, design and construction has influenced a generation of programmers and business people—and helped a generation of users. Alan is the author of two best-selling books, About...
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    Join in San Jose for SharePoint 2010 Developer Workshop

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    Join us for a free instructor-led event in San Jose, CA for SharePoint 2010 developers December 7 – December 9. This developer event will provide you with information and guidance on SharePoint 2010 through presentations and hands on labs. This is a special event and is organized specifically to share Microsoft’s early, forward-looking plans with our Metro partners and customers. Topics will include: SharePoint 2010 Developer Roadmap SharePoint Development with Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint 2010...
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    Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 Betas Available

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    Microsoft announced the public beta release of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, Office Web Apps for business customers, and Office Mobile 2010.  You can download, use and develop on the public beta at Microsoft Office 2010 . You will also want to use Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 . Office 2010 provides a productivity experience across the PC, phone, and browser.  It is full of new innovations that make using Office faster and easier than ever—including Office Backstage...
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    Get Instructor-led Training on Office 2010 Development

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    You’re invited to attend a free instructor-led training event about Office 2010 development in San Jose, CA on December 10 and December 11. The event will provide you with information and guidance on the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview through presentations and hands on labs. This information will enable you to extend the Office client applications to build your custom Office Business Applications (OBAs) using this great development platform. This is a special event and is organized specifically...
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    New Video - FandomU brings worldwide enthusiasts and passionate individuals closer via events/conferences

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    Video Link - FandomU brings worldwide enthusiasts and passionate individuals closer via events/conferences Larry Gregory talked to Christopher Stuckey, Stephen Reid, Jessica Merriman from FandomU at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week @ Atlanta , hosted by Sanjay Jain . With a few days of design and development effort FandomU developed a prototype on Windows Azure. John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell...
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    New Video - Panopto utilizes Windows 7 features in Presentation Recording solution

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    Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/Panopto-utilizes-Windows-7-features-in-Presentation-Recording-solution/ Larry Gregory talked to Eric Burns, John Ketchpaw from Panopto at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week in Boston hosted by Sanjay Jain . With few days of design and development effort Panopto leveraged Taskbar, Speech-to-text, multi-touch capabilities of Windows 7 to enhance their presentation recording solution. John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect...
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    Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 Training in Silicon Valley

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    You are invited to join us for a three-day instructor-led event in Silicon Valley on Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Workshop December 16 - 18 in Mountain View, CA. You will work from Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Activities will include several overview sessions to provide a general overview of the entire Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 platform and tools. In-depth sessions and hands-on labs with individual technologies give you hands-on experiences with the most recent bits...
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    Sign Up Now for Code-Fest Online Virtual Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2

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    You’re invited to attend a virtual deep dive for developers who are actively working on projects to leverage the Windows Server 2008 R2 features December 8-10, 2009. This event is a 3-day remote-access "code-fest" type event for developers.  The event is for Microsoft Partners and customers seeking to incorporate R2 features into their new or existing applications and enterprise solutions.  Participation occurs entirely within an online collaboration infrastructure and requires...
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    Get Your BI Project Started with Free Developer Training on SQL Server 2008 R2

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    You can learn more about SQL Server 2008 R2 in free developer training videos on MSDEV. This on demand series will walk through the new features of SQL Server 2008 R2. Topics included: Report Builder 3.0, building your ISV ETL application, ISV Operational application, looking at what R2 edition is right for you and more. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Series includes: SQL Server 2008 R2: Building Your ISV ETL Application describes the process of extracting, transforming and loading data from ERP systems...
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    Office 2010 Team Blogs Recap

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    If you would like to get caught up on the great innovations in Office 2010, here is a collection of links to the team blogs. Excellent reading! Office 2010 Engineering Word Team Blog Excel Team Blog InfoPath Team Blog Publisher Team Blog Access Team Blog OneNote Visio Team Blog Outlook Team Blog PowerPoint Team Blog Project Team Blog Natural Language Team Blog Office Global Experience Team Blog Open XML Office Web Apps Team SharePoint Workspace Team...
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    Join for Windows Azure Platform Training in Irvine

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    Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism team invites you to a Metro Instructor Led Training event for developers using Windows Azure . The free event is for Microsoft Partners and customers. The event is held in Irvine, CA from December 15 to December 17. Delivered through workshop style presentations and hands-on lab exercises, the workshop will focus on key services of the Windows Azure Platform – Windows Azure including the service bus and SQL Azure. The topics covered over three days will...
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    BizSpark Fires Up Startups

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    BizSpark is celebrating its first anniversary. BizSpark, a global program designed to catalyze the success of entrepreneurs by making Microsoft’s end-to-end software solutions available to early-stage startups with no upfront costs. More than 25,000 startups in over 100 countries have joined BizSpark. One year out, this community is starting to become a self-sustaining entity — BizSpark partners are cross-pollinating and developing their own networks and connections, all aimed at helping startups...
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    New Video - Izenda brings the power of self-serve BI from cloud

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    Video Link - Izenda brings the power of self-serve BI from cloud Larry Gregory talked to Sanjay Bhatia from Izenda at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week In Atlanta hosted by Sanjay Jain . With a few days of design and development effort Izenda ported their hosted web application on Windows Azure. John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde (t) http://www.twitter.com...
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    New Version of Silverlight Unveiled at PDC

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    The Silverlight 4 Beta was unveiled at the Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles. The list of features for business developers is long, so here’s a list of keywords fo features to get you started: printing, clipboard, right click menu, rich text editing, html control, command key support, model view model for test driven dev, data networking, IDataErrorInfo, business rule validation on server, WCF improvements for better duplex, TCP support with WCF to improve networking speed...
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