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Microsoft Web Farm Framework is a free product for you to easily provision and mange a farm of web servers. It enables you to:
Check out a new video on MSDEV where Weatherbug’s Software Developer demos the new apps features including forecasts, locations, alerts, maps and much more on a Windows Phone 7 device.
For ISVs wanting to update legacy applications or for new green field development, ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 has become a time saving, cost effective way to build out your data tier of your application. Entity Data Model (EDM) provides a uniform way for you to work with data by specifying the data structure of a client application through business logic, namely entities and relationships.
The beta of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online service is being released worldwide rollout from Microsoft’s global datacenters. Dynamics CRM 2011 will also be available on premises.
Customers and partners can download or sign up for the beta today.
A new version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system.
With the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 2, developers can bring technologies such as dynamic data execution prevention to bear to improve security, particularly for older programs that cannot be recompiled to opt in to the security technologies.
Redmond Developer magazine describes key features for developers with SQL Server 2008 R2 in SQL Server 2008 R2 for the Developer. Don Kiely explains that the R2 release leaves the core engine untouched from the previous version.
He then describes the features that make SQL Server 2008 R2 important for developers.
Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.
The Kodu Language and Grammar Specification white paper is now available for download from Microsoft Research.
The series of videos from MSDEV completes can help you get started with Windows Phone 7. New videos added today include Using the Accelerometer, Using Media in Windows Phone 7 Apps, Manipulations, SIP Layout, Using the Windows Phone 7 Cameras.
A new Silverlight Quickstart provides you with the steps to take to make your application Accessible. You can make your application open for those with disabilities or impairments, including limitations in mobility, vision, color perception, hearing, speech, cognition, and literacy.
K. G. Sreeju Nair posted the steps for you to set up your development environment for Windows Azure.