April, 2010

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    Rhythm of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollups

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    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Sustained Engineering (SE) Team is releasing updates in the form of Update Rollups (UR). SE Team is maintaining the rhythm of 6-8 weeks on average, while focusing on quality. If you need any specific hotfix prior to next Rollup Update, contact your support person. Each Update Rollup is cumulative, but check for specific prerequisites requirements. Date UR# Build# KB# Links 4/8/10 10 04.00.7333.2741 ...
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    How to Create, Develop, Deploy Windows Azure App

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    A new article in MSDN Magazine explores how to create, develop, and deploy a Windows Azure application in Visual Studio 2010. The article, Developing and Deploying Windows Azure Apps in Visual Studio 2010 , describes the steps you’ll take to get your application up and running in the cloud. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in the article. How to Create a Cloud Service Project in Visual Studio A Windows Azure role is an individually scalable component running in the cloud where each instance...
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    For Those New to Programming -- Build Your First Application in Silverlight

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    If you’ve been wondering how to write your first application with Silverlight , Dave Campbell has put together an article for DZone, Your First Silverlight Application . He explains, “Only 4 lines of real code stand between you and having a Silverlight application running. Join me as I begin a series with this introductory article.” He begins by explaining what development tools you’ll need and how to get them. This includes the free Microsoft/Express versions of Visual Studio and SQL Server so...
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    A Little VHD (Boot2VHD) Goodness

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    It appears that our friends Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell have created a very handy little utility. Have you ever gone through the process of rebuilding your machine and thought “If only I could turn this into a VHD that I could use as a base image to reuse with Boot2VHD”?  I know I have.  The problem has been that there was no easy way to turn an existing volume into a VHD, until now!  Check out the new tool Disk2VHD This tool allows you to turn an existing disk volume into...
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    Join Me and a Few of Your Friends for a Launch Event Near You!

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    Join me in Chicago for my SharePoint development or Windows development sessions, or attend an event near you. Join a select group of developers for an event near you and get hands-on experience with Microsoft ® Visual Studio ® 2010. Learn about the rich application platforms that Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 supports, including Windows ® 7, the Web, SharePoint ® 2010, Windows Azure ™ , and Windows Phone 7 Series. Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire...
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    Watch Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, Silverlight 4 Launch Online

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    Please join us for the launch of Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 and Silverlight 4, around the world or online at Microsoft Developer Tools Virtual Presskit . Come celebrate all our engineers’ hard work to hand the products over to you, our customers, and prepare for the amazing experiences you are going to build. Visit on April 12 for the live keynote from Bob Muglia , President of Microsoft Server and Tools Division from Las Vegas, NV at 8:30 AM Pacific (11:30 AM Eastern). On April 13, see...
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    Save May 12 for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 Launch

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    Watch Stephen Elop , President of the Microsoft Business Division, announce the launch of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 on May 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. Eastern (2 pm Pacific). The live Microsoft keynote focuses on the next wave of productivity that delivers: End user productivity across the PC, phone and browser IT choice and flexibility A platform for developers to build innovative solutions Join the virtual launch event with Microsoft executives, product developers, partners and customers to: Find...
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    New Video - Jared Bienz talks with Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. at a recent Microsoft event

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    Video Link - Jared Bienz talks with Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. at a recent Microsoft event Jared Bienz talked with Donny Conway from Jack Henry and Associates, Inc . at a recent Microsoft event in Redmond, WA. Jack Henry focuses on the financial industry such as banking and credit union software. Jack Henry has been working extensively with WPF and Silverlight as well as WCF. In additioning to these technologies Donny and Jared talk about security and WIF and ADFS2. John O'Donnell...
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    Windows Azure AppFabric Goes Live

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    Windows Azure platform AppFabric April Release is now live. Windows Azure AppFabric provides a way for you to bridge between hosted, cloud, and on-premises computers. Windows Azure platform AppFabric was previously known as .NET Services part of the Windows Azure. In addition to improvements in stability, scale, and performance, this release addresses two previously communicated issues in the March billing preview release. We recommend that you re-check your usage previews for April 7th or later...
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    New Video - Murray Gordon takes with ProfitStars at a recent Microsoft event

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    Video Link - Murray Gordon takes with ProfitStars at a recent Microsoft event Murray Gordon talked with William Randlett of ProfitStars at a recent Microsoft event in Redmond, WA. William and Murray share their thoughts on many topics including Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4 and 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/jodonnel
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    New Video - Scaling Web Sites with Azure and Local Cache

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    Video Link - Scaling Web Sites with Azure and Local Cache In this screencast we learn how Microsoft teamed up with Symon Communications to build a scalable content delivery system for mobile devices. This Proof of Concept was created to help with Symons digital signage network, but the caching mechanism could potentially benefit anyone looking to leverage Windows Azure for massive scale. Joshua Kurlinski from Symon talks about the problems we needed to solve, and Joseph Fultz from the Dallas MTC...
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    New Video - Avectra talks about economy, associaltion management software and Microsoft partnership

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    Video Link - Avectra talks about economy, associaltion management software and Microsoft partnership Avectra talks about economy, association management software and Microsoft partnership Avectra is the leading provider of on demand membership management software solutions that are the result of more than 14 years of experience serving member-based organizations of every size and discipline. Avectra’s netFORUM solutions enable organizations of all sizes to experience world class membership management...
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    New Video - Vidizmo - Nadeem Khan, President, Vidizmo talks about technology, roadmap and Microsoft partnership

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    Video Link - Vidizmo - Nadeem Khan, President, Vidizmo talks about technology, roadmap and Microsoft partnership VIDIZMO empowers you to create and deliver SCORM compliant live and on-demand interactive rich media presentations. Vidizmo delivers live broadcasts for training, learning, knowledge compliance, workforce development and corporate communication. Vidizmo uses Silverlight to capture live presentations, lectures, in-person trainings, sales presentations in interactive rich media format...
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    New Video - SuiteLinq - chat with Craig Ziegler, President, SuiteLinq

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    Video Link - SuiteLinq - chat with Craig Ziegler, President, SuiteLinq SuiteLinq, Inc. provides integrated communication, on-demand entertainment, and business productivity solutions that deliver the Ultimate In-Room Experience to guests. SuiteLinq™ is a customized interactive portal, running on multiple in-room digital devices, offering high-speed Internet access and a variety of hotel services, way-finding, on-demand entertainment content, and business productivity tools directly to the guest...
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    New Video - Aptify RAD, chat with Amith Nagarajan, CEO Aptify

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    Video Link - Aptify RAD, chat with Amith Nagarajan, CEO Aptify Aptify Rapid Application Development (RAD) Platform provides the core technology that all Aptify business solutions use to extend end-users an unprecedented degree of flexibility. Aptify’s powerful software is built on leading technologies such as .NET, XML, Web Services, AJAX and SQL Server. In this video ashish jaiman talks to Amith Nagarajan, CEO Aptify about Aptify RAD, Microsoft Partnership and Technologies. John O'Donnell...
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    New Video - Jim Somers (Antenna Software) chats with Gunther Lenz (Microsoft)

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    Video Link - Jim Somers (Antenna Software) chats with Gunther Lenz (Microsoft) Jim Somers, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Antenna Software, chats with Gunther Lenz, ISV Architect Evangelist at Microsoft, about Antenna Software's mobile solutions based on the Microsoft Platform, S+S, the business value, and the cloud. Gunther's Blog US ISV Team Blog John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell (b) http...
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    New Video - How to Embed PowerShell Within a C# Application

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    Video Link - How to Embed PowerShell Within a C# Application Join James Brundage, Tester from the Windows PowerShell team, and Bruce Kyle for a quick introduction to how embed PowerShell within your C# application. See how you can easily reference the PowerShell assembly and start embedding PowerShell cmdlets inside of a C# application with PowerShell V2. Sample Code : using System.Management.Automation; using System.Management.Automation.Runspaces; /* Calls the Get-Process PowerShell...
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    New Video - Marketron Partners for Improved Business Intelligence, User Experience

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    Video Link - Marketron Partners for Improved Business Intelligence, User Experience Marketron leads the radio industry with Windows 7 and SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services. Marketron works with about 80% of the radio stations tracking, placement, and payment of radio ads. By moving to SQL Server 2008 R2 Marketron adds business intelligence features and by adding jump lists in Windows 7 improves user experience. Doug Cleven of Marketron talks with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle about the...
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    New Video - Talking with YouMD at the recent Microsoft BizSpark camp for Windows Azure in New York

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    Video Link - Talking with YouMD at the recent Microsoft BizSpark camp for Windows Azure in New York The BizSpark team had an opportunity to interview YouMD at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Camp for Windows Azure in New York . During this camp the YouMD team immersed themselves in Windows Azure for two days. 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/jodonnel
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    New Video - Talking with Summit Cloud at the recent Microsoft BizSpark event on Windows Azure in New York

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    Video Link - Talking with Summit Cloud at the recent Microsoft BizSpark event on Windows Azure in New York The BizSpark team had an opportunity to interview Summit Cloud at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Camp for Windows Azure in New York . During this camp the Summit Cloud team immersed themselves in Windows Azure for two days. John O'Donnell Microsoft Dynamics ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde (t) http...
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    New Video - Talking with Open Solutions at the recent Microsoft BizSpark event for Windows Azure in New York

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    Video Link - Talking with Open Solutions at the recent Microsoft BizSpark event for Windows Azure in New York The BizSpark team had an opportunity to interview Open Solutions at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Camp for Windows Azure in New York . During this camp the Open Solutions team immersed themselves in Windows Azure for two days. 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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    Good links for SharePoint 2010 for Internet “Throttling”

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    I posted a blog recently about SharePoint 2010 licensing. It was titled SharePoint 2010 Licensing Explained . I have since had lots of questions about “SharePoint 2010 for Internet - Standard” and “artificially throttled around content size.” Here’s a couple of good links that explain in more detail what I was referring to: http://blogs.technet.com/speschka/archive/2009/10/27/adding-throttling-counters-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/canada/businessproductivity/sharepoint/default...
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    Article: Cross-Organization Single Sign-On Made Real with ADFS

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    Alan Le Marquand wrote a great article that looks at another side of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 - Cross-Organization Single Sign-On made real with ADFS. It’s worth checking out. Click Here to Read the Article     Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation   MurrayGordon.com US ISV Team Blog
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    SharePoint Workspace 2010 Explained

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    Lots of questions about SharePoint Workspace 2010 (previously Groove) from Partners and Customers lately. This article describes the key functionality and architecture of Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010. SharePoint Workspace 2010 is the new name for, and succeeds, Microsoft Office Groove 2007. SharePoint Workspace 2010 is a client application that provides fast, any-time interactive access to document libraries and lists on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation...
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    WPC 2010 Registration Is Now Open

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    Now is the time to register for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, July 11 - 15 in Washington, D.C. Discover the latest insights into Microsoft's cloud computing strategy, product innovations and business solutions. Learn about Microsoft's roadmap and best practices for the year. Plan your Technology Roadmap and gain exclusive access to network with Microsoft executives and partners. Click Here to Register Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist...
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