February, 2011

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    Service Pack for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Delivered

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    Windows_generic_h_webMicrosoft have released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to OEMs. On February 16, both will be available to current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program and subscribers to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet. On February 22, both will be available to all customers through Windows Update and will also come preinstalled on new servers ordered.

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    New Video: Interview with Windows Phone 7 Developer–Ash Morgan

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    Ash Morgan is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft during the day and at night he builds Windows Phone 7 applications.  Ash has five applications in the Windows Phone Marketplace today under the publisher name: Junannamono. In this interview we discuss Ash’s experience developing Windows Phone 7 applications. To Get More Information about Developing on Windows Phone 7 Please Visit – AppHub and join Microsoft Platform Ready   to get free technical and marketing support  ...
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    Migrate Server Applications to Cloud Using VM Role on Windows Azure

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    windows-azure-logo-lgThe Windows Azure team has introduced VM Role and elevated privilege to make the process of migrating existing Windows Server applications to Windows Azure easier and faster.

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    Windows Phone 7 Tools Exceed One Million Downloads

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    apphubThe Windows Phone 7 team has announced more than one million downloads of the free Windows Phone 7 developer tools.

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    New ISV Video: Flickr Manager Developer Asim Goheer

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      Asim Goheer is a software development engineer at Microsoft during the day and at night he builds Windows Phone 7 applications.  Asim’s first application is Flickr Manager , a paid for application on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Asim received great press in several websites/blogs including being a Top 16 WP7 Applications on Maximum PC . In this interview, Asim discusses his experience developing for Windows Phone 7.  To Get More Information about Developing on Windows Phone 7 Please...
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    Windows Azure Now Offers Extra Small Instances

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    windows-azure-logo-lgWe are introducing the Extra Small Windows Azure compute instance to make the process of development, testing and trial easier for enterprise developers on Windows Azure. The beta for Extra Small instances is available now in your management portal.

    You can choose the size of the virtual machines that run applications on Windows Azure based on your resource requirements.

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    Windows 7 Logo Toolkit –Common MPR Submission Error and Resolution Scenario

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      The purpose of this blog post is to help provide guidance around a common scenario where the partner receives submission errors when they directly upload the XML results into MPR. I’d like to thank Monty Nail on the Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) team for contributing content for this blog post. Scenario: Application was tested using the Compatible with Windows 7 Logo toolkit. The resulting XML file indicated a Pass or Pass with Warning. Attempted to upload the XML file into the MPR website...
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    New Azure Case Study: Public Transit Data Community

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    What is PTDC ?  It’s an transit data aggregation platform, based on Windows Azure, that collects and hosts all kinds of heterogeneous transit data (even real time data) and then provides developer APIs to the data and other value added services (like route planning).  Think of it as a “transit data cloud” that metros/towns/cities can use to provide transit data to developers and consumers. PTDC is a cloud-based SaaS solution for publishing mass transit data on the web in a variety of open...
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    SharePoint 2010 FireStarter Videos Now on Channel 9

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    sharepointSeven videos from the SharePoint 2010 FireStarter event help you learn how to integrate the features in SharePoint in your application. The videos from January’s live event are now online on Channel 9.

    Developers can build collaboration applications on the platform features of SharePoint 2010.

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    Windows Phone 7 Handsets Now Available to Developers without Carrier Contracts

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    WP_logo_smDevelopers can now order Windows Phone 7 without having to get a carrier plan.

    Microsoft has entered into a partnership with Zones.com for all of our handset OEMs and mobile operator partners to sell phones to developers without requiring a voice or data contract. The phones are still carrier locked (varies by region), but you can purchase a Windows Phone 7 for your development purposes.

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    Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools January Update Supports Next Phone OS

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    WP_logo_smThe Windows Phone Developer Tools January Update is being made available through CDN worldwide.

    You will be able to build apps using some updated assemblies which will ship in the next Windows Phone OS update. It supports the addition of copy and paste, improved app performance and other enhancements for Windows Phone.

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    New Windows Phone 7 Game Tutorial Part 7, 8 and 9 for Triangle Shooter

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      Kenny Spade has updated his blog with 3 new parts to his game development tutorial for the Windows Phone. In part 7-9 of the TriangleShooter project, Kenny covers: Spawning More Enemies Adding Shooting Refactoring and Death Behavior The previous tutorials covered an introduction to XNA, using multi-touch, and basic collision. If you missed the previous steps or want to drill deeper into this tutorial please visit Kenny’s blog .Join Microsoft Platform Ready for free technical and marketing...
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    Knowledge is Power: The Value of the DataMarket and Windows Azure Marketplace

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      Unlocking access to data is critical for creating business value and differentiating your solution from the competition.  Does your solution or application provide the necessary insight to “connect the dots” for your customers? Getting access to the right data hasn’t always been easy. The DataMarket is a service that provides a single consistent marketplace and delivery channel for high quality information as a cloud service.Content partners who collect data can publish it on DataMarket...
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    Join Us for WebCamps – Free Web Developer Training – Around the World

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    webcampInterested in learning how new innovations in Microsoft's Web Platform and developer tools like ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 can make you a more productive web developer? If you're currently working with PHP, Ruby, ASP or older versions of ASP.NET and want to hear how you can create amazing websites more easily, then register for a Web Camp near you today.

    Web Camps are completely free of charge

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    Imagine Cup on .NET Rocks

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    Carl and Richard talk to Andrew Parsons and Alfred Thompson about getting students interested in programming. The conversation spans over use of computers in schools, teaching fundamental uses of computers, actual programming, and looking beyond. Andrew gets into Imagine Cup, a world-wide competition of students building software to change the world. http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=634
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    How to Build a Data-Driven Line of Business Website in Five Minutes

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    gg547373_0111msdn_cover_lrg(en-us,MSDN_10)Check out the January Issue of MSDN Magazine where James Henry shows how you can build a data-driven Website in five minutes.

    In the article Build a Data-Driven Enterprise Web Site in 5 Minutes, James provides the keys to building a database application that Creates, Reads, Updates and Deletes (CRUD).

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    WebMatrix Launch–CodeMash 2011 Recordings Available on Channel 9

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    CodeMash is a unique event that educates developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .Net, Ruby, Python and PHP. On Thursday, January 13th, Microsoft streamed the worldwide Enter the WebMatrix event live from CodeMash! Below you will find a number recordings that are now available on Channel 9.You'll learn how WebMatrix makes it easier to create and deploy websites on Windows using the most popular community...
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    Microsoft Platform Ready Testing Videos

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    If you or your company is part of the Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) program these videos should provide insight on the MPR Test Tools. These four videos cover Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Azure/SQL Azure, and SQL Server 2008 R2. If you are not familiar with the MPR program ; MPR provides free technical, marketing, and certification support for independent software vendors (ISV) that are developing applications on the Windows Azure platform, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2...
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