May, 2010

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    ISV Video: Social Networking Site Supports Eco-Friendly Activities on Windows 7, Windows Phone 7

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    Social networking site Every Day One Thing promotes user actions to help the environment and community. Small actions can add up to global changes. Users post actions, such a riding in a car pool or recycling, on the site and into their Twitter feed.

    Video link: Social Networking Site Supports Eco-Friendly Activities on Windows 7, Windows Phone 7

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    Pricing Announced for Azure Content Delivery Network

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    Pricing for Microsoft's Content Delivery Network (CDN) has been announced. The announcement was made on the Windows Azure team blog posting, Announcing Pricing for the Windows Azure CDN.

    The Windows Azure CDN enhances end user performance and reliability by placing copies of data at various points in a network so that they are distributed closer to the user. The Windows Azure CDN today delivers many Microsoft products – such as Windows Update, Zune videos, and Bing Maps - which customers know and use every day.

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    Start June with Free Time to Learn Windows Azure, SQL Azure

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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 V any time during May 31 and June 7 and work at your own pace. The Windows Azure virtual boot camp pass is valid from May 31 at 5am PT (8 am ET)  through June 7 at 6pm PT (9 pm ET). Get Started with Virtual Boot Camp Request a Windows Azure One Week...
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    ISV Video: Panopto Features Windows 7 for Audio, Video, Presentation Capture

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    Panopto lights up Windows 7 features for the latest version of their audio, video, screen and presentation capture software. Panopto implements Taskbar Progress, Taskbar tools (actionable command buttons), and Jumplists. As a result Panopto software is easier to use in educational scenarios because the app doesn’t distract from the lesson.

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    Labs Help You Get Started with Enterprise Library 5

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    Check out the download center for free hands-on labs for Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 and Unity 2.0. These labs were built by developers for developers, and they cover all application blocks and advanced configuration scenarios. Labs include Caching, Configuration Sources, Cryptography, Data Access, Exception Handling, Interception, Logging, Security, Validation, and Unity. All labs come with solutions and detailed instructions. C# and VB.NET are available. You can download the labs from here...
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    What's New: SharePoint 2010 Screencast Series (Episode 4)

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    Episode 4 is now available! In episode 4 I cover customization of the SharePoint Ribbon. If you need to add a tab, or a group to an existing tab, or even just a button, then this is the screencast to watch. 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...
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    ISV Video: Nubifer Expands Enterprise Mashups to Azure

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    Cloud:Link from Nubifer monitors cloud-based applications and any URI in an enterprise from Windows Azure .It monitors your enterprise systems in real time, and strengthens interoperability with disparate owned and leased SaaS systems includes Windows Azure. Nubifer Cloud:Link monitors your enterprise systems in real time, and strengthens interoperability with disparate owned and leased SaaS systems. When building "Enterprise Mash-ups" , custom addresses and custom source codes are created by...
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    1000 Developers Join at Portland Code Camp

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    Greetings from Portland Code Camp hosted at University of Portland in Portland, OR. More than 1000 developers have signed up. I had the privilege of doing several talks throughout the day. And the number one question is where to get the decks. So here's a set of links to the resources so you can follow up. I also get to acknowledge the great work of my colleagues who helped create the original decks. Parallel Development 101 One of the great features of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008...
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    Robotics Studio is Now Free

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    Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 is now a freely available .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications.

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    Windows Server AppFabric Candidate Ships

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    Windows Server AppFabric Release Candidate was announced today at Application Infrastructure Virtual Launch Event. The final availability will follow in June.

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    Best Practices for Data Storage Security on Windows Azure

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    J. D. Meier of the patterns & practices team is writing Azure Security Guidance as a series of application scenarios and solutions. The goal is to show the most common application scenarios on the Microsoft Azure platform.

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    BizTalk Server 2010 Goes Beta, Supports Windows Server AppFabric

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    The first public beta for BizTalk Server 2010, which supports Windows Server AppFabric is now available. It is scheduled to release to manufacturing in the third quarter of 2010.

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    Silverlight Sets World Record with Winter Olympics Videos

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    Four case studies and a video show how four broadcasters used Silverlight to bring the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics to millions of viewers around the world.

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    3D User Interface Lets You Pinch-the-Sky

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    Pinch-the-Sky Dome is a large immersive installation where several users can interact simultaneously with omni-directional data inside of a tilted geodesic dome. Pinch-the-Sky has been developed by Microsoft Research . The system consists of an omni-directional projector-camera unit in the center of the dome. The projector is able to project an image spanning the entire 360 degrees and a camera is used to track freehand gestures for navigation of the content. The interactive demos include: ...
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    ISV Video: SysExpertez Lights Up Windows 7 for ITPros

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    SARANGSoft lights up an application that streamlines the work of IT Pros for maintaining Active Directory and networked assets. The software, SysExpertez , is written in Windows Presentation Foundation and lights up jump lists in Windows 7. SysExpertez helps an IT System Manager / Administrator manage the resources / assets within a Microsoft Windows network domain. It automates and simplifies the repetitive, error-prone and time-consuming tasks to provide accurate results quickly and easily....
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    WCF RIA Services Updated for Silverlight 4, VS 2010

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    WCF RIA Services has been updated for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010. You can get the update from WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 . WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common...
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    MSDEV Updates Visual Studio 2010 Developer Training for RTM

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    MSDEV offers a new series of videos that update some of the changes in the final Release to Market RTM of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. It includes ten short demonstration videos, each of which focuses on one feature that's new in the RTM. You can see the videos at Visual Studio 2010 RTM Update . New Features in Entity Framework Part 1: Self-Tracking Entities . Demonstrates how to create self-tracking entities, which are objects that can keep track of their state for database updates, using ADO.NET...
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    ISV Video: Datacastle Brings Data Protection From the Cloud

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    Datacastle provides a way for businesses to protect vulnerable data with backup, recovery, encryption, and even data shredding if laptops might be lost or stolen. The data protection server console manage protection is both on premises and hosted in Windows Azure. It also includes a Web Services interface in the Windows Azure Platform that allows IT Pros to integrate with other management consoles. In addition data can be deleted based on a command given to the the admin console running in Windows...
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    ISV Video: RepliWeb Manages Staging-to-Production for SharePoint 2010

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    RepliWeb helps manage staging-to-production release cycles and replicate distributed SharePoint sites with RepliWeb Operations Suite for SharePoint (ROSS) . The product assists your team so they can review SharePoint assets before they are deployed. And it provides various deployment options. Ted Orme, Director of European Operations for RepliWeb, talks with Bruce Kyle, ISV Architect Evangelist. Ted shows how ROSS can be used by developers to stage SharePoint content, site collections, and other...
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    ISV Video: QuarkPromote Lights Up on Windows 7

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    QuarkPromote incorporates Windows 7 light up features for its Rich Internet Application (RIA). Users customize promotional material, business cards, and fliers using the QuarkPromote. You get the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client that from the QuarkPromote.com website. The thick clients allows users to view and customize templates and then print the materials with printer quality at nearby print shops. John Heal, Sr. Software Developer at Quark, talks with me about how he and his team...
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    Register Now for Worldwide Partner Conference 2010

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    Come with your business challenges and ideas. Leave with solutions and connections.  Join us July 11-15, 2010 in Washington, D.C. for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) . WPC 2010 is the must-attend event of the year for partners worldwide to hear Microsoft’s roadmap for the year, network with other partners and Microsoft employees, experience the latest product innovations, and brainstorm solutions. Don’t miss out! Register today .   Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist...
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    ISV Video: Medical Records Software Migrated to SQL Server

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    When AdvancedMD acquired their electronic medical records product, they standardized on SQL Server for their Software-as-a-Service product. Troy Young, Chief Architect at AdvancedMD, explains the decision to me in this video on Channel 9. AdvancedMD has been a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner for years. AdvancedMD leverages their existing ITPro staff knowledge and used Microsoft tools to accomplish the migration. Video link: AdvancedMD Migrates Electronic Medical Records Product to SQL Server Microsoft...
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    White Paper Compares SQL Server, SQL Azure

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    If you've been wondering what differences are between SQL Server and SQL Azure, a new white paper about the databases will help. The white paper can compare the following features of SQL Azure Database with SQL Server: Logical administration vs. physical administration Provisioning Transact-SQL support Data storage SQL Server Integration Services and with other features and capabilities. The white paper also explains the benefits of using SQL Azure. These include manageability, high availability...
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    New Video - John Ayres of Symon Communications talks with Jared Bienz at MIX10

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    Video Link - John Ayres of Symon Communications talks with Jared Bienz at MIX10 John Ayers from Symon talks to Jared Bienz from Microsoft about building powerful mobile applications. John talked about their mobile player and plans to use Windows Azure for scale. 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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    IndustryBuilt adopts Windows 7 MultiTouch in justfoodERP for Food Industry

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    Dan Oughton from IndustryBuilt , a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV specializes in Food & Beverage , Equipment Dealers , and Fabricated Metals industries using Microsoft Dynamics NAV , discusses the use of MultiTouch capabilities of Windows 7 in their justfoodERP product. In this example, Dan shows how they consumed web services from Dynamics NAV into SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight 4.0 to show customer details (name, address, and balance due) in a bing map . He demonstrates how zooming, moving...
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