April, 2010

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    See How to Call PowerShell Scripts From Your Application

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    Join James Brundage, Tester from the Windows PowerShell team, and me 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. C# Sample Code using System.Management.Automation; using System.Management.Automation.Runspaces; /* Calls the Get-Process PowerShell command and returns the output as a string */ foreach (string str in PowerShell...
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    Dynamics CRM “5” Instructor Led Training Events

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    We are hosting 2-days deep-dive workshops for ISVs only , enrolled in our Early Adopter Program (Metro) for Dynamics CRM "5"; see the schedule below. If you are an ISV and you are not part of Metro today, request your Microsoft contact to nominate you today. Once your nomination is approved, you would be able to enroll into these workshops. As part of the nomination process you would need to execute a NDA with Microsoft. Dates Location 4/27/10 – 4/28/10 Chicago...
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    Computational Apps Scale with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

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    Scientists, engineers and analysts tackling complex, data-intensive problems need more computational power to be successful. Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 provides the answer. HPC is designed for high-end applications that require high performance computing clusters. The second beta for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 has been released. Ryan Waite of the Windows HPC Server team explains in his blog post, The Next Milestone in High Performance Computing at Microsoft , “My team is focused on helping them...
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    NonProfit Solution for CRM Online

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    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team made a NonProfit Solution for CRM Online available today. The functionality included in the Solution is fairly robust and will allow a NonProfit/NGO to get up and running with a cloud based solution in a few minutes The price for this CRM NonProfits/NGOs is $9.99/user/month The solution comes with functionality for: · Donation and pledge management · Member and constituent management · Campaign management · Case management · Event management...
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    How to Use Windows Azure Drive

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    Applications running in the Windows Azure cloud can use existing NTFS APIs to access a network attached durable drive.  The durable drive is actually a Page Blob formatted as a single volume NTFS Virtual Hard Drive (VHD). A post by Brad Calder, Windows Azure Drive Demo at MIX 2010 on the Windows Azure Storage Team Blog , shows how you create a virtual drive in Windows 7 . You can then upload the drive for access by your cloud application. Your application specifies the storage account name and...
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    Convergence 2010: Are you coming?

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    I am looking forward to our next once-a-year premier Dynamics event, hosted at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from Saturday April 24 to Tuesday April 27 (register here ). Some of my favorites are: Microsoft Executive Speakers Huge selection of sessions (Total 540+ sessions, out of which 80+ are focused on Dynamics CRM/xRM ) ExpoHall (220+ Partners exhibiting ) Networking with Convergence Connect Side Meeting Request Tool Dynamics CRM Research Groups – Influence...
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    Developers, Designers Learn Silverlight with Expression

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    A Silverlight Design Day event is an opportunity for Designers and UI Developers to learn about Silverlight through the Expression Blend tool....
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    Great SketchFlow Book Available

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    Over this past last year our team has had so many great discussions on SketchFlow , and what an amazing tool it can be for rapidly prototyping and developing ideas. Very recently one of our User Experience Evangelists, Sara Summers , completed her book Dynamic Prototyping with SketchFlow in Expression Blend . Sara is incredibly well versed in the tool, so if you’re interested you can check out the book here on Amazon.
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    Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 in E-Learning Clinics

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    Three of the six RTM SQL Server 2008 R2 e-clinics are ready; the final three will arrive in mid-April: Introduction to Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services This two-hour clinic describes the capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Master Data Services, including the following topics: Master Data Services concepts, hierarchies How to plan/implement Master Data Services Projects. Introduction to Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 StreamInsight   This two-hour clinic explores the capabilities...
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    Final Preview SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Ships

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    The final Technology Preview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse has shipped. This is a significant milestone on the integration of DATAllegro technology as Parallel Data Warehouse now runs on Windows Server and SQL Server. This Technology Preview offers customers the following benefits: High scalability to hundreds of terabytes and high performance through an MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) architecture. Hardware choice with appliances planned for HP, Dell, IBM and Bull. Comprehensive...
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    SQL Server 2008 R2 training resources

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    Interested in learning more about the new features in SQL Server 2008 R2? There are new training courses available at Microsoft Learning . While you are at, notice that this site continues to get better and better. It includes certification guides and complete training plans, but my favorite view is Browse by Product/Technology . From there, if you go to SQL Server and SQL Server 2008 , you'll find overviews of SQL Server 2008 R2 technologies: SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services SQL...
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    New Competencies Coming in May to Microsoft Partner Network

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    Microsoft partners have provide feedback led us to redesign membership options to provide a home for all partners. For partners renewing in May, Microsoft Partner Network provides a new set of competencies and logos that partners can display showing your competency in a particular area. ...
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    Special Thanks to Ed Roberts

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    Ed Roberts was the founder of MITS and inventor of the Altair 8800, widely credited as the world’s first personal computer. It was featured on the cover of Popular Electronics in 1975, when Paul Allen and Bill Gates contacted Roberts and offered to write software for the machine. Gates and Allen worked with MITS in Albuquerque, NM, and started Microsoft. In 1977, Roberts sold MITS and retired to Georgia where he studied medicine and became a small-town doctor. Ed Roberts, a very special man and personal...
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    Monetize Your Windows phone 7 Application on Marketplace

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    The Windows Phone Marketplace will be the exclusive way to download apps to your Windows Phone 7 Series device. ...
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    Windows 7 – Light up New Features

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    Just posted a new step by step guide to light up the features in Windows 7 called “ Windows 7 – Light up New Features ” on my blog at www.MurrayGordon.com .  Please check it out if you need more info on how to light up the features in Windows 7. Thanks to Jason De Lorme, ISV Architect Evangelist in Boston Area, for all the great content. This is the 2nd post in the series. Hope this helps in your efforts to get compatible and light up Windows 7. This post completes the multi-part series. Thanks...
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    Windows 7 – Get Compatible

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    Just posted a new step by step guide to get compatible with Windows 7 called “ Windows 7 – Get Compatible ” on my blog at www.MurrayGordon.com .  Please check it out if you need more info on getting your apps compatible with Windows 7. Thanks to Jason De Lorme, ISV Architect Evangelist in Boston Area, for all the great content. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation   MurrayGordon.com US ISV Team Blog Technorati Tags: Windows...
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    PHP on Windows Training Kit Updated

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    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: PHP & SQL Server Demos Integrating SQL Server Geo-Spatial with PHP SQL Server Reporting Services and PHP PHP & SQL Server Hands On Labs Introduction to Using SQL Server with PHP Using Full Text Search over Office Documents in PHP PHP on Windows Hands On Labs...
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