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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 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.
Microsoft is holding the inaugural launch for a new product, Microsoft WebMatrix at the CodeMash event in Sandusky, Ohio on January 13, 2011. Register to attend the event online at http://web.ms/enter
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.
.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.
Microsoft Silverlight team announced the community of Silverlight developers and designers is one million. The was among the Silverlight Top 10 posted on the team’s blog atSilverlight Top 10 of 2010, A Year in Review.
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.
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.
Colleagues on my team have put together some great blog posts to help you in your work on Windows Azure.
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 announced that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. Intel and AMD continue their work on low-power SoC designs on the x86 architecture that fully support Windows, including support for millions of x86 applications worldwide.