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In first two days, over 2 million people worldwide downloaded IE9 Beta, according to the Windows Team Blog posting Early Customer Enthusiasm for a More Beautiful Web.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.