June, 2010

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    Learn Valuable Skills with Free Week on Windows 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 VI any time during June 14 and June 21 and work at your own pace.

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    ISV Video: PowerShell Automates Datacastle Testing with Hyper-V, Reduces Deployment Costs

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    Datacastle uses PowerShell to work with Hyper-V for quicker tests across many configurations and for quicker and improved deployment at customer sites.

    ISV Video: PowerShell Automates Datacastle Testing with Hyper-V, Reduces Deployment Costs

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    2nd xRM Acceleration Lab Videos

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    We had a great time at 2 nd xRM Acceleration Lab in Redmond, WA during the week of 24 th May 2010. 9 ISVs built their solution prototypes using Dynamics CRM “5” xRM Framework. Few teams opted to record Video interviews. Enjoy the following videos: ISV Video Interview Aplicor Hyland Software Lattice Engines Simplifi Sanjay Jain ISV Architect...
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    Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 Available

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    Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 has been released. The Internet Explorer Platform Preview allows developers to test the new Internet Explorer 9 web development and design capabilities including our new JavaScript engine – codename Chakra – as well as our support for standards like HTML5, CSS3, SVG 1.1 and DOM.

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    Dayforce leverages Windows 7 Multi-touch capabilities for Web Clock, part of their Workforce Performance Management Solution

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    Dayforce , an industry pioneer of Workforce Performance Management solutions, uses Microsoft Windows 7 Multi-touch capabilities in their Web Clock to deliver more usable, flexible and interactive experience to enterprise business clients. The Web Clock lets enterprise clients set up machines without the need for keyboard hardware or mouse hardware. Employees can then use the Dayforce Web Clock without any external peripherals to perform key work time-related tasks, including logging in, recording...
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    ISV Video: Get the Facts on Application Performance

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    Everyone has an opinion, but Dotfuscator with Runtime Intelligence inside Visual Studio 2010 can give you the “facts” on stability, performance and usage of all your .NET applications (desktop, web, Silverlight, mobile). This video shows you in 90 seconds how to get this valuable runtime intelligence. See Dotfuscator Runtime Intelligence in 90 seconds .   Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation
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    Microsoft By the Numbers

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    Corporate VP of Corporate Communications, Frank Shaw , has posted Microsoft by the numbers in which he provides some valuable insight into Microsoft state of business. And he compares the numbers with many of Microsoft competitors. The blog posts also include source information. For example: 150 million Windows 7 licenses sold in 8 months. 96% of US netbooks running Windows in 2009. 10,000 paying customers running on Windows Azure in June 2010. For those interested in the competitive landscape, check...
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    Pervasive adopts Windows Azure platform for Pervasive BusinessXchange WebDI

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    Pervasive Software(R) Inc. ( NASDAQ: PVSW ), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and recent “ Best of SaaS Showplace ” award winner, selected the Microsoft Windows Azure platform for Pervasive BusinessXchange™ WebDI®, its hosted business-to-business data interchange service (see PressRelease ). Pervasive tells us the Azure features it likes on the Windows Azure platform include elastic computing, reliable storage and dynamic service management components – which make for...
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    Toolsets Build Onto Visual Studio for Editing, Navigation, Modeling

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    Two toolsets that build on the core Visual Studio 2010 platform were announced at TechEd. Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools focus on improved code editing and navigation, along with new ways to work with files and tab behavior. That includes selecting whole lines of code and text, a searchable Add Reference Dialog, colorized parameter help, and HTML Clipboard and Tab Well support among other extensions. The Visualization and Model Feature Pack extends the modification and validation functionality...
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    Vote for your Favorite Emerging Microsoft Technology

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    We want to hear what emerging Technology gets you excited :-). Vote for your favorite emerging Microsoft technology on Facebook http://bit.ly/FavMSTech : or go to CloudPoll to see all polls @ http://apps.facebook.com/CloudPoll ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft | blog http://blogs.msdn.com/glenz | team-blog http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde | ISV Concierge http://www.isvconcierge.com/
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    BA Insight Offers Enhanced SharePoint 2010 Search

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    Recently I sat down with Guy Mounier, CEO of BA-Insight via Live Meeting.  During our discussion we talked about BA-Insight's SharePoint 2010 product and their use of Silverlight to create a compelling user interface.  Guy also gives us a short demo of their product in action. Video: John Wiese Talks with Guy Mounier, CEO of BA-Insight, about their SharePoint 2010 Search Enahancements   John Wiese ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation john.wiese@microsoft.com
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    Wall Street Network Embraces SharePoint 2010 with New Release of Clearview Insight

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    Recently I sat down to talk with Lester Pierre, CEO of Wall Street Network, inc. During our discussion Lester shared a little background on Wall Street Network, their SharePoint 2010 product Clearview Insight as well as a demo.  Clearview is the first modern ECM solution designed to provide a new era of content aggregation, unification and access across your business organization. The innovative Clearview Iriss desktop gadget application as well as the Clearview Windows and Web clients can easily...
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    Debug Cloud Apps with IntelliTrace in New Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio

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    Microsoft has shipped the June 2010 release of Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio.  This brings the power of IntelliTrace to cloud services running in Windows Azure for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate customers.

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    PST File Format SDK Released

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    The Outlook team has announced the availability of the new PST File Format SDK.  The SDK is available at on codeplex: PST File Format SDK You can read a little more at the Outlook team blog here: Announcing the PST File Format SDK John Wiese ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation john.wiese@microsoft.com
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    Expression Studio 4 Launches

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    Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Expression Studio 4.

    The lines of development and design are becoming increasingly blurred, demanding a toolset that effectively blends the two disciplines into one seamless workflow. For ISVs, this means that great design takes passion, skill and inspiration. It also takes tools that enable you to transform your ideas into that perfect vision.

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    Gunther Lenz chats with Jim Zimmerman, CTO of Thuzi

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    Gunther Lenz ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft, interviews Jim Zimmerman, CTO of Thuzi and author of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Facebook and the CloudPoll reference application. Learn what the toolkit has in store and check out CloudPoll http://bit.ly/CloudPoll reference application, built on the Windows Azure Toolkit for Facebook, and free to use for any Facebook user :-). http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/GLenz/Gunther-Lenz-interviews-Jim-Zimmerman-CTO-of-Thuzi-and-author-of-the-Windows-Azure...
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    Roadmaps Announced at TechEd for Client, Server, Cloud

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    Roadmaps for the first service packs (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Azure, SQL Azure, Windows Server AppFabric, Big Maps, and Microsoft Unified Communication Server, and Windows Client were announced at Tech Ed North America today.

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    First Look – Windows Azure Toolkit for Facebook

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    In this quick overview, Gunther Lenz ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft, shows how to set-up a Facebook developer account and configure the Windows Azure toolkit for Facebook to run the samples provided in the Codeplex download. The toolkit significantly streamlines development of Facebook (and other) applications that connect Windows Azure Table Storage as well as SQL and incorporate best practices for scalable cloud solutions. Also check out CloudPoll http://bit.ly/CloudPoll reference application...
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    MSDEV Offers On-Demand Video Series for Developing on Office 2010

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    A new on-demand series of videos shows how you can develop for Microsoft Office 2010 from MSDEV . The series is Programming Microsoft Office 2010 . This series will show how a developer can extend Office 2010 products, by using an application such as Word as the basis for custom applications – called Office Solutions – to take advantage of the existing interface which is already familiar to users. It includes information on how to customize the functionality and the interface of an...
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    Outback Steakhouse uses CloudPoll on Facebook, powered by Windows Azure

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    Outback Steakhouse started a series of polls on Facebook to learn more about the demographics, preferences, and habits of their fans. CloudPoll gives them a fully featured, easy to use, free Facebook application to just do that. CloudPoll provides the scalability needed for Outback to handle potential rapid grow of the poll in Facebook. Check the application out at http://bit.ly/brzlsZ and you can also create and manage your own polls with the scalability of a Windows Azure based cloud solution....
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    Next SharePoint Conference Announced

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    Over on the SharePoint team blog they just announced that the next SharePoint Conference will be held October 3-6, 2011 in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the complete details from their post: Save the Date for SharePoint Conference 2011, the premier worldwide conference dedicated to SharePoint and related technologies being held October 3-6, 2011 in Anaheim, California. SharePoint Conference 2011 will be the conference to learn more about Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, the business collaboration...
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    Policies for Windows Phone Marketplace Announced

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    oday, Microsoft introduced the new set of Windows Phone Marketplace policies that will govern the application submission and certification process as Windows Phone 7 comes to market. We’re taking the next step with Marketplace to attract a much wider range of professional and non-professional developers and designers.

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    Channel 9 Live Follows Tech.Ed Keynotes

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    Can’t make it to Tech.Ed North America 2010 in person? Tune in to Channel 9 Live immediately following the keynotes for live interviews, product demos and panel discussions all day. Be a part of the conversation by tweeting your questions and comments to @ch9live where they’ll be answered in real time by our guests. Joining us on stage will be Bob Muglia, Tony Scott, Jason Zander, Bill Laing, Mark Russinovich, Jeffrey Snover and many more technical leaders and experts. The full schedule of live sessions...
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    Controller-Free Game Device Named ‘Kinect for Xbox 360’

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    Microsoft today unveiled Kinect for Xbox 360, a controller-free gaming device that Microsoft is positioning as an entirely new way to experience entertainment in the living room. Previously code-named “Project Natal,” the Kinect label was released before the start of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles (E3) as part of a Cirque du Soleil performance that was inspired by Kinect’s technology.

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