September, 2010

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    New Videos Added in MSDEV Series Windows Phone 7 for Developers

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    WP_logo_sm 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.

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    Register for the Windows Phone 7 Unleashed Events in the Western US

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    Windows Phone 7 is HOT! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you. The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications. The second half of the day is going straight to code. Build the best app and have a chance to win! In order...
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    Windows Phone 7 Released to Manufacturing

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    An exciting day – the Windows Phone team has reached a big milestone – the release to manufacturing of Windows Phone 7. There still more work to do with the integration of our partners hardware, software and networks before launch. You can get more details at the Windows Phone Blog . In the meantime, here are some resources to get you started: Getting Started on Windows Phone 7 Large or small, all developers will have equal opportunity to capitalize on the first mover advantage of having their apps...
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    How to Set Up Your Windows Azure Development Environment

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    K. G. Sreeju Nair posted the steps for you to set up your development environment for Windows Azure.

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    How to Make Silverlight Applications Accessible

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    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.

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    Professional Scrum Developer Program Offers Training Worldwide

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    The Professional Scrum Developer Program (PSD) offers a training course that guides teams on how to turn product requirements into potentially shippable increments of software using Visual Studio 2010, the Scrum framework, and modern software engineering practices. The Professional Scrum Developer Program offers a five-day training course for software developers that teaches attendees how to use modern software engineering practices. Courses are available worldwide for a fee. Learn more about Professional...
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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Events

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    Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit, and the all-new, full-service Marketplace for selling your apps. We want you to be ready to capitalize on this new frontier, so we’re launching two days of fast-paced learning to get you up and running with Windows Phone 7 development. Check out the agenda and pick the day that best fits your needs – or join us for both. The choice is yours. Whatever you...
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    MS Research Releases Kodu Language and Grammar Specification

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    kudo_project_badge 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.

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    New Management, Scalability Features Offered in SQL Server 2008 R2

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    sql r2 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.

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    Toolkit Helps Deploy, Configure Security Mitigation for Your Legacy Apps

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    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.

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    Entity Framework Supports Your Way to Develop Your Data Tier

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    dotnet 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.

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    Dynamics CRM 2011 Goes Beta in the Cloud

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    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.

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    Get Your Cloud App Development Started with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 beta gives ISVs and developers an opportunity to get started rapidly developing line of business cloud applications. Developers can start building their applications right away as the solution packages built on beta will be compatible with the final release of the product. It is a great opportunity for developers to build your application now and get ahead of the competition by listing your application in the Dynamics Marketplace which will be available in the next few...
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    New Video - Overview of the Convergys Smart Communications Suite and the Microsoft Partnership

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    Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/Convergys-Smart-Communications-Suite-and-the-Microsoft-Partnership/ In this video we showcase the strategic relationship between Convergys and Microsoft. It explains how the two companies are leveraging key assets and resources to create a “game changer” in the BSS market. During the video we discuss the joint solution that combines Microsoft’s next-generation CRM capabilities with market leading billing and customer-care...
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    New Video - Demonstration of the Convergys Smart Communications Suite Powered By Microsoft

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    Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/Demonstration-of-the-Convergys-Smart-Communications-Suite-Powered-By-Microsoft/ This demonstration showcases the base capabilities included in the proof of concept of the Convergys Smart Communications Suite powered by Microsoft. The demonstration includes a scenario where an individual has been captured as a lead for the local mobile service provider. The Customer Service Rep (CSR) follows up on the lead by contacting the customer to see...
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    New Video – Weather Bug Demos Windows Phone 7 App

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    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.

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    Use Web Farm Framework to Provision, Manage Server Farms for High Availability

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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:

    • Automate the installation and configuration of platform components across the server farm
    • Automatically synchronize and deploy ASP.NET applications across them. 
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    Office Communications Server Rebranded as ‘Lync’

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    MSLync-logo-3 The release candidate of the ‘wave 14’ communications products are now available and have been rebranded as Microsoft Lync. Kirk Gregersen, Senior Director, writes in a TechNet blog post, “Lync – a combination of ‘link’ and ‘sync’ – is about connecting people in new ways, anytime, anywhere.”

    More than 400 partners are involved in readiness activities to help customers plan, deploy, manage, and support Lync 2010 when it is generally available later in the fall.

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    Sleek, Fast User Experience Unveiled in IE9 Beta Launch

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    ie9_logo Internet Explorer 9 Beta was shown today at a launch event in Silicon Valley, CA. The beta includes the new user experience, where what you don’t see is key. There’s no branding beyond the logo in the Taskbar. There’s no text or logo in the title bar. The goal is to let the site shine.

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    Attend a Local pdc10 Event Near You or Watch via Live Broadcast

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    This year we’re providing more ways than ever before for you to experience the Professional Developer’s Conference closer to home. We’re working with Microsoft offices, academic institutions, and 3rd parties around the world to provide you the opportunity to attend a PDC10 event near you. Register for a local event , email us or subscribe to our RSS feed for more information Leading-Edge Content for Leading-Edge Developers Sessions are highly technical, and targeted to the advanced developer. We...
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    Free Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Released to Web

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    phone7-brand The final release of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools was released to web (RTW) today. You can download the tools here.

    The Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools package includes everything you need to write awesome applications and games for Windows Phone 7.  All of the tools included in it are absolutely free.

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    MSDEV Videos on SQL Azure Detail Data Sync, Geo Replication, Firewall, Security

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    sql-azure-logo-lg New MSDEV videos show you how to use SQL Azure Data Sync to synchronize data between the cloud and on premises and between cloud data centers. In addition, two other videos show how to manage the SQL Azure firewall and configure SQL Azure for security.

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    New Tools, SDKs Expand Choices for PHP Developers Targeting Windows Azure

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    A new set of developer tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs) make it easier for PHP developers who want to build applications for Windows Azure. The new tool named, Windows Azure Companion, was among other tools that integrate with Eclipse and Windows Azure.

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    High Performance Computing Adds Cloud with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

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    logo-hpc2008-header Microsoft announced the availability of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 today at High Performance Computing Financial Markets Conference.

    Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite is the third version of Microsoft’s solution for high performance computing (HPC). Built on Windows Server® 2008 R2 64-bit technology, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite makes it easier than ever for companies to benefit from high-performance computing.

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    Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Ships

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    Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 is the big v3 release. The team has continued to increase performance while adding new features. Windows HPC Server R2 will help enable the next generation of simulations in biology, chemistry, physics, finance, weather and more. The team has made improvements in the developer tools used to create mutli-core applications with Visual Studio 2010. Secondly, the product team partnered with Intel to make sure their parallel performance tools run great in Visual Studio. They...
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