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Submit two or more apps to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and receive a $99 rebate. Register for the Windows Phone Developer Program and you will be notified when rebates are available.
The Windows Azure Platform benefits offered as part your MSDN subscription have been extended from 8 months to 16 months. In addition new Azure benefits have been announced.
At the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft is announcing a host of new enhancements and services that make it easier to move to platform as a service, to enhance current applications and workloads, and to transform applications to take full advantage of the underlying platform.
These include Virtual Machine Role for Windows Azure, SQL Azure Reporting, Windows Azure Marketplace, Team Foundation System on Azure, AppFabric Caching, more control over IIS and elevation of privileges, improved support for Java apps, numerous improvements in the development experience, and a new offering for Microsoft Partners.
During the keynote address at Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Server and Tools Business President Bob Muglia showed how the company is advancing the Microsoft platform, spanning the PC, phone and cloud. Microsoft specifically highlighted the momentum of Windows Azure, Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7 and the opportunity for developers today and in the future.
At the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Microsoft underscored its continued commitment to HTML5 and showed how developers can fuse the full hardware acceleration and site-centric design in Internet Explorer 9 to tap into the power of PC hardware, transforming their websites to feel more like native Windows applications.
Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool delivers a simple, self-service way for software publishers to quickly verify application compatibility, fix errors, and receive benefits for innovating on the latest Microsoft platform technologies. Passing the test helps you meet requirements for Microsoft Partner Network ISV Competency.
The Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team announced a new set of tools based on Eclipse and updated client libraries (SDK) for Windows Azure at Professional Developers Conference 2010 (PDC 10).
On November 3, Windows Phone 7 app submission will be open to all registered Windows Phone Marketplace developers.
As you ready your Windows Phone 7 app for submission, check out these top seven tips to help your app sail through certification testing the first time.
Nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from.
Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate, Lync 2010 Release Candidate and the Lync platform SDKs are now publically available for download. Lync Server 2010 and Lync 2010 provide the infrastructure and the client for an integrated communications experience, where it’s easy to find contacts, get presence information and communicate from your PC, browser and mobile device.
Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team is shipping a new Community Technology Preview (October 2010 CTP) of the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP. This Eclipse plug-in provides PHP developers using Eclipse with tools to create and deploy web applications targeting Windows Azure.
New integration between Quark Publishing System with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 supports knowledge workers and creative departments what want to collaborate within one system to create, edit, revise, and publish brand-compliant, cross-media marketing communications. A new Channel 9 video describes the product and the challenges the team faced in developing the application
We have just released a full online (and downloadable) training kit for Windows Server AppFabric. This kit is comprised of the 4-day technical training course that explains all about the new capabilities in Windows Server AppFabric. It includes the lab exercises and the full HD streaming of recordings of an actual delivery of the class.