May, 2010

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    SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to MSDN, Trials Available

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    Subscribers to Microsoft's TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) services now have access to four editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 . Products currently available for download on those subscriber portals include the Standard, Enterprise, Developer and Workgroup editions. The releases are in English only, according to the SQL Server team blog. They can be obtained in either 32-bit or 64-bit editions. See SQL Server 2008 R2 is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers . Trial editions...
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    To-Increase adopts Windows 7 MultiTouch for complex ERP Processes

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    Bjorn Kuijt, from To-Increase , a global ISV and Microsoft Gold Certified partner specialize in Manufacturing , Warehouse Management & Distribution (WMD) , Construction , Retail and Professional Services, discusses the use of MultiTouch capabilities of Windows 7 in ERP Forms, used for repetitive tasks, to increase the adoption of complex ERP processes. In this example, Bjorn shows Item Selection to create Bill of Material in Microsoft Dynamic AX . Check out the short video at Channel9 . Enjoy...
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    Released: Customer Care Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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    Subsequent to the announcement earlier, we have released Customer Care Accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM at Codeplex (Open Source Project Community). The Customer Care Accelerator (CCA) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM focuses on delivering contact center enabling functionality, such as the ability to create a unified desktop by combining data elements from disparate line of business (LOB) applications and displaying it in a single user interface. The core Customer Care business scenarios highlighted...
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    Windows Phone 7 Development Jump-Start Events

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    Link to original blog from Ben Riga's blog As part of our efforts to help developers get started with building their applications and games on the Windows Phone 7 platform we’re planning a couple of events in Redmond (May 18-19) and Silicon Valley (May 25-26). If you’re interested, be sure to register using the links below. Abstract Get a jump-start on building apps for Windows Phone 7 with this 2 day hands-on training event. You’ll learn how to build Silverlight or XNA applications that...
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    Announcing Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK 4.0.12‏

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK 4.0.12 is now available for download! This update contains some very exciting additions: Advanced Developer Extensions Advanced Developer Extensions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, also referred to as Microsoft xRM, is a new set of tools included in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK that simplifies the development of Internet-enabled applications that interact with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It uses well known ADO.NET technologies. This new toolkit makes it easy for you...
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    SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Raises Max Database to 10 Gigs

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    The maximum size of databases supported by SQL Server 2008 R2 Express has been raised from 4 gigabytes to 10 gigabytes. SQL Server Express continues to ship in four different editions, but several changes to the installation wizard to simply the installation process. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Download Microsoft SQL Server2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Management Tools Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Management Studio Express For more information...
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    Released: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Statement of Direction April-2010

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    Learn the latest updates on CRM “5”, Accelerators, Integration Adaptors, SDK, CRM Online, Globalization, and Azure AppFabric. You can download the Statement-of-Direction here (requires access to PartnerSource). Sanjay Jain ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation Blog : http://Blogs.msdn.com/SanjayJain Twitter : http://twitter.com/SanjayJain369
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    HTML 5 Support Shown in Second Preview of Internet Explorer 9

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    The second preview of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is now available. The IE team announced the availability on the team's blog at HTML5 and Same Markup: Second IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers . IE9 improves IE9’s performance, support for standards, and hardware acceleration of HTML5.  We’ve also updated the test drive site with a new set of developer samples to show what developers can do with GPU-powered HTML5. The team writes, "Developers should expect much more from browsers...
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    Front Runner Helps Your Move Your Apps to SharePoint 2010

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    Front Runner for SharePoint can help software companies move your SharePoint 2007 application to SharePoint 2010 . When you join the Front Runner program, you can access one-on-one technical support by phone or e-mail from our developer experts, who can help you get your application compatible with SharePoint 2010. Once your application is compatible, you'll get a range of marketing benefits to help you let your customers know that you're a Front Runner. Front Runner Benefits Access new...
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    What’s New: SharePoint 2010 Screencast Series

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    What's New: SharePoint 2010 is a series of screencasts centered on what is new in SharePoint 2010 for developers. My goal is to highlight a majority of the major new features that are of interest to developers and help you get started building solutions on those features. What better place to start that at the beginning, building your dev box. In this first screencast I will walk you through installing SharePoint 2010 Server on a Windows 7 development machine. In future screencasts we will dive into...
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    Get Started with Surface Design, Developer Training

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    You can get developer and designer training for Microsoft Surface . The training a great starting point for those new to Microsoft Surface application design and development. Nine online training modules let you learn at your own pace or jump directly to the content you need most.  After completing this training you will be well on your way to creating your own Surface applications. See: Module 1 - Overview & History Module 2 - Surface Computing Module 3 - Vision System Module 4 - UX Guidelines...
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    Design Your Windows Phone App with Updated Expression Blend

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    Updated version of Expression Blend is now available for Windows Phone 7 developers and designers. Here are some cool features of Expression for Windows Phone: You can quickly and efficiently experiment with application flow, layouts, and transitions. Clients can actively engage with working prototypes, making annotations directly onto the design. You can use Adobe Photoshop files at full fidelity and edit them directly in Microsoft Expression Blend. You can quickly create detailed project documentation...
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    Use Refresh of Windows Phone Developer Tools on Visual Studio 2010

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    You can now build Windows Phone 7 apps on the final release of Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010) with the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh (WPDT CTP). Charlie Kindel’s blog post on the Windows Blog describes what’s new and what has changed in his blog posting, Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh! Among the changes: This release has been tested to work with the final release of Visual Studio 2010 . An updated Windows Phone 7 OS image for the Windows Phone Emulator. A few APIs...
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    What’s New in SharePoint 2010 for Developers

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    SharePoint 2010 was released to manufacturing. You’ll be able to access the RTM bits early in May. This version helps developers in three key areas: Developer productivity. Platform services. Flexible deployment. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 provides enterprise-scale capabilities to meet business-critical needs such as managing content and business processes, simplifying how people find and share information across boundaries, and enabling informed decisions. Using the combined collaboration...
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    Join Front Runner to Update Your Application to Office 2010

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    Move your application to Office 2010 with Front Runner . When you join the Front Runner program, you can access one-on-one technical support by phone or e-mail from our developer experts, who can help you get your application compatible with Office 2010. Once your application is compatible, you'll get a range of marketing benefits to help you let your customers know that you're a Front Runner. Front Runner Benefits Access new Microsoft products early Get one-on-one application support from development...
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    Learn to Prototype, Design for RIA, Websites Using Expression Suite

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    The Expression Studio helps you design and prototype your Web and RIA applications. You can use Expression to create websites, Silverlight or WPF applications, to create graphics, and to encode your videos. You can use the same techniques to create user experience for Windows Phone 7 . Developer & Designer Training Videos I've put together a list of videos and training to help you get started using Expression. The latest is an introduction to prototyping using Sketchflow that is part of Expression...
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    Try Windows Azure, SQL Azure Free for a Week

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    Learn Windows Azure at your own pace, in your own time and without travel headaches. Windows Azure one week pass is provided so you can put Windows Azure and SQL Azure through their paces. NO credit card required. You can start Virtual Boot Camp III any time during May 3rd and May 10th and work at your own pace. The Windows Azure virtual boot camp pass is valid from 5am USA PT May 3rd through 6pm USA PT May 10th How to Get Started Request a Windows Azure One Week Pass here – Passes will be given...
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