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.NET Framework 4 will be supported as a Server Core installation option on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. Availability has bee publicly been stated to release in Q1.
Four new Drupal Modules now run on Windows Azure. The modules join Drupal 7 that now runs on Windows stack.
The new modules include Bing Maps, Windows Live ID, OData, and Silverlight Pivot Viewer that can be used with Drupal running on Windows Azure.
Teams around the world have begun testing applications to certify them on Windows Server 2008 R2. Earning the certification will get you the Works With Windows Server 2008 R2 logo that you place on your marketing materials and Website.
Earning the logo also qualifies you for a significant step in earning the Silver ISV Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. Earning the Silver Competency earns you tons of benefits, including a software grant you can use in your business.
Microsoft has released Attack Surface Analyzer. It is a Software Development Lifecycle verification tool for developers and IT professionals to identify whether newly developed or installed applications inadvertently change the attack surface of a Microsoft operating system.
Attack Surface Analyzer is the same tool used by Microsoft's internal product teams to catalogue changes made to the operating system by the installation of new software.
Microsoft has released a set of new developer tools to help in your Web development. Scott Guthrie, Vice President in Microsoft Developer Division, announced the set of products on his blog at Announcing release of ASP.NET MVC 3, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix. The tools build on .NET 4 and VS 2010 and add value to ASP.NET (both Web Forms and MVC) and Microsoft Web Server stack.
Last weekend, my team used WebMatrix to write a Website that included user registration, admin pages, user sign up/profile pages, and some dynamic content.
Find out how we limited the access of certain data to site administrators.
MSDEV presents a series of videos on security of your application on Windows Azure. Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, describes the issues, the shared responsibility, and what you need to do to secure your application.
The Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials Series includes six free on-demand videos.
Microsoft is supporting the W3C’s efforts around HTML 5. W3C is introducing a new logo program for HTML5. A logo with a consistent visual design is an important indication of the growing maturity of many components of HTML5.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, the cloud version of the new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, launches today. It delivers new levels of productivity to sales, service and marketing organizations. ISVs provide customization to CRM that can be applied both online and on premises.
You can sign for a free trial of Dynamics CRM Online. No credit card. No software to install.
Colleagues on my team have put together some great blog posts to help you in your work on Windows Azure.