November, 2009

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    New Video Published - BumpTop brings 3-D Desktop to Windows 7 users

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    Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/BumpTop-brings-3-D-Desktop-to-Windows-7-users/ Larry Gregory talked to Anand Agarawala, Patrick Dubroy from BumpTop at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week in Boston hosted by Sanjay Jain . With few days of design and development effort BumpTop brings a 3-D desktop leveraging multi-touch and patented advanced gestures. John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell...
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    New Video - Baydin brings serendipity through emails

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    Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/Baydin-brings-serendipity-through-emails/ Larry Gregory talked to Alex Moore from Baydin at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week in Boston , hosted by Sanjay Jain . With few days of design and development effort Baydin created a working prototype to provide intelligence for outlook email messages leveraging Windows 7 Federated Search feature. John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http...
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    New Video - AnswerPoint Medical Systems leverages native features of Windows 7 for EMR Solution

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    Link to video - AnswerPoint Medical Systems leverages native features of Windows 7 for EMR Solution Larry Gregory talked to Denise Scoppetta, Glenn McGregor from AnswerPoint Medical Systems at a recent BizSpark Incubation Week in Boston hosted by Sanjay Jain . With a few days of design and development effort AnswerPoint Medical Systems created an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) prototype leveraging multi-touch and speech-to-text features of Windows 7 John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV...
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    Silverlight 4, Office 2010 Beta Highlight Keynotes at PDC

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    Here are the headlines from keynotes this morning at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09). For native Windows developers , Win32 investments include support for Windows Touch, Sensors & Location API, Device Experience Platform, Windows Web Services, and the ability to take full advantage of ever more capable hardware – richest, most performant user experience with DX11.  For managed code developers , .NET and Silverlight provide a rich set of UI capabilities to make developers more...
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    Get a Single Development Experience for On Premises, Cloud

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    Microsoft’s new Windows Server AppFabric gives you new tools to develop, manage and deploy composite applications, both on premises and in the cloud. Composite applications reuse existing services and business logic to provide new and innovative functionality for end users. You can get started today with the beta on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the AppFabric coming for Windows Azure later in 2010. Key Points Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build...
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    Office 2010 Beta and SharePoint 2010 Beta Now Available on TechNet and MSDN

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    You can down grab the Beta bits from TechNet and MSDN.  Here’s a snip of the MSDN download list:   You can see that everything is there for you to begin playing with.  So, what are you waiting for, grab the SharePoint bits, install them on your Windows 7 machine and begin developing those apps with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 today!  I can’t wait to see all of the cool BCS apps our ISVs create!!
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    AppFabric, Identity, Data Services Announced Today at PDC

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    Today at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) the news covers the foundational elements of the software experience made possible by the data center and in the cloud back-end developer experience.  Here are the headlines from today’s announcements. AppFabric Supports Moving Your Web Application from Windows Server to Windows Azure Microsoft releases Windows Server AppFabric Beta 1, a set of integrated application services that enable developers to more easily deploy and manage applications...
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    Developers, Architects Meet at PDC

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    Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) begins tomorrow in Los Angeles. Attendees from around the world gather at the Professional Developers Conference to learn about the future of Microsoft's developer platforms and network with fellow professionals. At this annual event, Microsoft showcases new products in its pipeline, gives developers insight into future direction, and hosts workshops that help attendees better understand industry-leading technologies. In recent years, PDC has also been the...
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    Videos Show How You Can Light up Your Applications with Windows 7 Features

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    Windows 7 offers a real opportunity for ISVs to enhance the user experience of your software with new features. Many of these features are straight forward, such a support for libraries and jump lists. Your developers can learn about the effort and how to implement these features in a series of videos on MSDEV titled Windows 7 New Features for Managed Code Developers . This series presents examples of how you can write in managed code (Visual Basic and C#) to take advantage of some of the new features...
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    Top 10 Reasons to Stop by the MSDEV Booth at PDC

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    Coming to Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) ? Stop by the MSDEV booth. Here are the top ten reasons why you should come by the MSDEV booth. Not making it to PDC? Keep up to date with all the MSDEV action via live streaming site uStream. See MSDEV at PDC on uStream live.   Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation   Special thanks to all who are in the video, John Pelak, and John O’Donnell, and special appearance by Warren Wilbee.
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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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    ‘Oslo’ Becomes SQL Server Modeling

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    Code Name ‘Oslo’ software modeling technology gets a new name, SQL Server Modeling , according to Douglas Purdy in his blog postings. A community technology preview (CTP) of the platform will be released at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) . The CTP features: M textual language for defining schemas, queries and domain-specific languages for SQL Server databases Quadrant for interacting with large datasets stored in SQL Server databases Repository , a SQL Server role for secure sharing of...
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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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    New on Facebook: Office Developer Guild

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    For all those that love Office development, get connected on Facebook with the Office Developer Guild. John Durant writes, “To make it easier for us to stay alert about events, up-coming content, etc. and more easily share ideas we now have the “ Office Developer Guild ”—a group of like-minded professional friends on Facebook.” So join the ODG!
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    Content Delivery Network Provides Maximum Bandwidth

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    If you want to deliver content around the world, Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) can deliver Windows Azure Blob content. Windows Azure CDN offers you a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content. For example, Windows Azure CDN provides worldwide high-bandwidth access to serve content for popular events. Windows Azure CDN has 18 locations globally (United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America) and continues to expand. Windows Azure CDN caches your Windows Azure...
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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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    Bring Silverlight, WPF to Facebook Using New SDK

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    You can now use Microsoft technologies such as Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in conjunction with the Facebook social platform. Microsoft SDK for Facebook . No matter what your application flavor is, the Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform supports the development of applications across Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, and Windows Forms, enabling easy consumption of Facebook services delivered through the Facebook Open Stream API. The announcement was made on the Silverlight...
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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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    SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP Now Available on MSDN

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    Among the announcements at TechEd Europe today was the public availability of SQL Server 2008 R2 . MSDN and TechNet Subscribers can download the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP today. Non-subscribers will be able to download the November CTP later this month. The R2 release brings significant new capabilities and enhancements that can help your business keep pace with today’s growing and changing data management needs. Increase productivity and reduce data management costs by taking advantage of...
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    Release Candidate of Windows Identity Foundation Ships

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    The release candidate for Windows Identity Foundation (formerly called code name Geneva framework ) has been released online. Windows Identity Foundation is a new Microsoft .NET Framework technology that gives you a programming model and SDK to create new advanced identity capabilities in .NET applications.  It provides developers pre-built .NET security logic for building claims-aware applications, enhancing either ASP.NET or WCF applications.  Windows Identity Foundation makes it easier...
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    Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010 Developer Training...for FREE!

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    Today, Channel 9 launched two new training courses for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 created by developers for developers. Channel 9 has always been about giving direct access to the engineers and future technologies from Microsoft, and now we’re extending this successful formula to bring you training that will allow developers to get started on learning about emerging technologies at their own pace. Today you’ll find extensive instructor recordings from top MVPs on how to develop against both...
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Course Launches on Channel 9

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    Channel 9 launches the Windows Server 2008 R2 Training Course for Developers. Channel 9 has always been about giving Developers insight into new Microsoft platform technologies. The Channel 9 Learning Center extends that objective with self-paced learning experiences. Windows Server 2008 R2 , “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution...
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    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Ships

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    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide to help businesses reduce costs, protect communications and delight e-mail users. Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop made the announcement at Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany. Elop described cost savings of up to 70 percent thanks to a simplified high-availability model and support for lower-cost storage. ISVs add features to Exchange to tightly integrate with email as part of Microsoft’s unified communications...
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    Eclipse Integration Tool for VS Team Foundation Joins Visual Studio Toolset

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    Most of the technology assets of Teamprise , a division of SourceGear LLC, will be made available around the launch time of Visual Studio 2010. Teamprise is a client application that allows the integration of Eclipse with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from Eclipse and Eclipse-based IDEs, and from other operating systems, including UNIX, Linux and Mac OS X. Jason Zander, General Manager, Visual Studio, announced the acquisition at TechEd Europe. A Microsoft-branded Teamprise-based...
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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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