February, 2010

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    Get started with Microsoft Test Manager

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    I been getting a lot of questions lately about the testing story for Visual Studio 2010. Here’s a little summary and resources to get you started. Products that include Testing features Three products provide testing functionality in Visual Studio 2010: Visual Studio Test Professional : This is primarily for the generalist tester who wants to create manual test cases, run these tests and view the results as part of a test plan. This SKU includes the new application called Microsoft Test Manager....
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    Windows Azure Resources for Decision Makers

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    Jared Bienz, an ISV Architect Evangelist on our team covering the South Central Region, came up with this fairly comprehensive list of great resources on Windows Azure and Live Framework. This content is great for business decision makers. Don’t miss the link to the SQL Azure Migration Wizard at the bottom. If you haven’t seen it, this is a powerful tool. Windows Azure Links Windows Azure Homepage The main public landing page for Windows Azure. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/ Windows Azure...
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    New MultiPoint Server Offers Schools Affordable Computing

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    MultiPoint Server 2010 , a new Windows product that increases access to affordable computing in educational scenarios such as classrooms, labs and libraries by allowing multiple users to simultaneously share one computer using multiple screens. Microsoft is announcing new partnerships that create a strong global ecosystem of hardware companies that give customers a breadth of choices to buy and use Windows MultiPoint Server solutions. Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 is an operating system that enables...
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    New Video - Making business decisions with rules technology from InRule Technology

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    Video Link - Making business decisions with rules technology from InRule Technology Loren Goodman and Theresa O'Neil of InRule Technology talked with Greg Oliver about business rules in traditional as well as cloud deployments. Callable business rules allow rules to change without going back to the development organization for implementation. John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde...
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    Explore 3D World with Photosynth

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    ISVs looking for new and interesting ways of exploring information may want to look at Photosynth . Photosynth creates an amazing new experience with nothing more than a bunch of photos. Creating a synth allows you to share the places and things you love using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. There's an interesting video on YouTube from Binary Millenium showing how to make a 3D model out of real objects using Microsoft's...
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    Adopt Touch, Multi-Touch on Windows 7

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    If you’ve been wondering why you might want to adopt Windows 7, Bill Lodin has the video for you from MSDEV . Windows 7 Touch allows developers to create new experiences that go beyond simple mouse pointing, clicking, and dragging. The new multi touch APIs support rich gestures, such as pan, zoom, and rotate. The Windows 7 Multitouch Platform also provides raw touch data inputs and advance manipulation and inertia. This Video discusses the new touch features of Windows 7 and shows how some software...
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    New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7? - User Experience

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    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7? - User Experience Windows 7 gives users what they want, which makes them happy which is what you want. The new Windows 7 Taskbar has bigger icons, which are easier to see and touch if you have a touch screen. Jump lists, little menus for common actions, custom categories, custom tasks and thumbnail previews lets users see what an app is doing without switching to the application. Use taskbar buttons for custom progress or status information through icon overlays...
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    New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7 ? - Sensor and Location based service

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    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7 ? - Sensor and Location based service The Windows 7 operating system provides built-in support for sensor devices. This includes support for location sensors, such as GPS devices. As part of this support, the Windows Sensor and Location platform provides a standard way for device manufacturers to expose sensor devices to software developers and consumers. At the same time, the platform gives developers a standardized API and device driver interface (DDI) to...
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    New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7? - Touch and Multi Touch

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    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7? - Touch and Multi Touch Windows 7 Touch allows developers to create new experiences that go beyond simple mouse pointing, clicking, and dragging. The new multi touch APIs support rich gestures, such as pan, zoom, and rotate. The Windows 7 Multi touch Platform also provides raw touch data inputs and advanced manipulation and inertia. This Video discusses the new touch features of Windows 7 and how some software vendor solutions are taking advantage of the...
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    Exclusive Windows Phone 7 Series Offer for MIX10 Attendees

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    Join us at MIX10 and be among the first to learn how to build applications and games for Windows Phone 7 Series. We’ll introduce you to the development platform, show you how to work with the Windows Phone 7 Series development tools, and give you a tour of the Windows Phone Marketplace. All MIX10 attendees will receive access to the Windows Phone 7 Series development tools and have access to a dedicated track on the Windows Phone 7 Series platform that runs throughout the event. MIX10 attendees will...
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    New Video - Managing Projects with Dynamics CRM and SummitStream

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    Video Link - Managing Projects with Dynamics CRM and SummitStream Project Management comes to Dynamics CRM. In this video and demonstration Curt Yager from http://www.summitstream talks about how they built a solution in Dynamics CRM for managing projects and how it also can track additional data using Dynamics GP. 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...
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    Check out Live Labs Pivot

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    Well, the folks over at Live Labs have been busy, and they’re now making a great new visualization technology available for developers to test out. This technology is called Pivot, and from the look of it, it’s an awesome tool for browsing through large collections of objects histographically (i.e., grouped on the value of a single attribute.) This often makes some non-obvious relationships readily apparent as well as yielding a simple navigation metaphor over vast quantities of data. The video below...
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    Outlook .PST File Format Spec Released

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    A while back we had a post talking about how we were going to be releasing the .PST file format spec which would allow application developers to tap into a .PST file without having to launch Outlook or build an add-in to Outlook.  Well, the day has finally come, we have published the spec here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff385210.aspx
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    IEEE Student Members Get Microsoft Developer Tools

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    Microsoft and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – better known as the IEEE – have partnered for IEEE student members will have free access to of Microsoft development tools. "IEEE student members will benefit from access to free Microsoft software, training and opportunities to connect to the Microsoft community," Cecelia Jankowski, managing director of IEEE member and geographic activities, said in a news release , "through speaker invitations, connections to Microsoft...
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    Architect Innovation Café Explains Visual Studio, Windows 7

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    Architect Innovation Café is a set of 60-minute Software Architect-focused Webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs.  Two sessions are offered this week that are of interest. Visual Studio Tools For Architects February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Come learn how the new code visualization, UML, and Architectural Validation tools inside Visual Studio 2010 come together to help you understand existing code bases, model domain...
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    SharePoint 2010 configuration, migration and feature breakdown

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    Here’s some great info on SharePoint. John Weise, ISV Architect Evangelist at Microsoft, pointed me at this TechNet info and thought I’d pass it along.  If you have anyone doing SharePoint work there is some great stuff here on configuration, migration and new feature breakdowns.  These are all is PDF and great to have in your back pocket when talking through a SharePoint rollout. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263199(office.14).aspx Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers...
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    Popular Web Applications Available Free on Windows Web App Gallery

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    Today, Microsoft announced as February’s monthly spotlight: the Windows Web App Gallery , available via the Web Platform Installer. The Windows Web Application Gallery provides instant access to the most popular free web applications available today. With just a few clicks you can install applications and be up and running within minutes. The Windows Web App Gallery offers: The Most Popular Web Applications Seamless Installation Ability to Choose with Confidence For more information or to download...
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    New Video - CRM Innovation makes importing data as simple as drag and drop

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    Video Link - CRM Innovation makes importing data as simple as drag and drop In this video Jerry and Chris from http://www.crminnovation.com talked to us about their new Data2CRM tool which leverages Silverlight to make it very easy to work with data import tasks, and it supports CRM Online too! Now data import is as simply as drag and drop. Enjoy the show! John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http://blogs...
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    "Dev 10" Training Online

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    Shortly after PDC ’09 we put together a hands-on training session in Waltham, MA for some managed ISV partners diving into many of the new technologies around Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010. We called this session; “Dev 10 Training”. Below you will find those recorded courses and links to hands on labs which were largely based on the Windows 7 Training Kit and the Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit . The sessions are about an hour in length each. Hopefully these will help jump start your .NET 4 and...
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    Join the Office Developer Guild on Facebook

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    The Office Developer Guild has been started on Facebook as a place for Office developers to gather and share information.  The Office team will be posting things on the guilds Facebook  pages and want to interact with all you Office developers out there.  So, if you develop on Office why not join the Office Developer Guild … and tell them “jwiese” sent you! UPDATE:  I fixed the links to go directly to the guild page.
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    SQL Server Service Packs Scheduled

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    Service Packs for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 have been announced. The announcement was made on the team’s blog at Microsoft SQL Server Release Services . SQL Server 2008 SP2. Microsoft targets release in third quarter of this calendar year. SQL Server 2005 SP4 is targeted for release in the fourth quarter of this year. Based on current support volume as well as the fact that SQL Server 2005 will enter into extended support on April 13, 2011 we anticipate this to be the last Service Pack...
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    Keep up to Date on Windows Azure Platform Partner Hub

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    Partners and customers can learn about Microsoft’s cloud strategy and provide feedback with a newly revamped Windows Azure Platform Partner Hub . You can share stories, learn about tips and resources or get access to simulated custom dev projects and application migrations currently being done by Microsoft partners building on the Windows Azure Platform . The site was deployed using BlogEngine.NET on Windows Azure. To learn more about the new site and about how BlogEngine.NET was used, see Stay Up...
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    Videos for Developer And Designers Building Web 2.0

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    A new series of videos has been launched on MSDEV for developers and designers. The “Think Like A...” series is a collection of topics presenting a developer's point of view and a designer's point of view on what goes into making a WEB 2.0 website. The purpose of this series is to help developers understand and appreciate a designer's viewpoint on creating a website, and on the flip side, to help designers understand and appreciate a developer’s viewpoint on creating a website. The series launches...
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    Windows phone 7 Series Debuts at Mobile World Congress

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    Today, we announced the next generation of Microsoft’s mobile phone business.  At Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer unveiled Windows Phone  7 Series .  With Windows Phone 7 Series, we have taken a generational leap forward to deliver a unique, delightful customer experience with inspiring hardware from our OEM partners. The new fully integrated mobile phone experience will be available in stores this fall, said Ballmer. "The new generation of Windows Phone...
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    Microsoft Technology Supports Vancouver Olympics

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    Microsoft is once again participating in the Winter Olympics with Silverlight’s IIS Smooth Streaming technology, Bing, and more. Microsoft is behind the scenes of NBC's online video coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics. NBColympics.com 's video browser and player run on Silverlight , The offering will be made on NBCOlympics.com on MSN . Silverlight For all 15 Winter sports, NBC Universal is offering exclusive digital event coverage that includes more than 400 hours of live competition and more than...
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