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A new “API mapping tool” to help iPhone developers port applications to Windows Phone 7. For current mapping, we started with three popular categories (Network / Internet, User Interface and Data Management) and mapped them to Windows Phone 7 API.
One of the many features announced at MIX was that the next version of Windows Phone, called ‘Mango’, will include SQL Compact.
A table comparison shows offers on Windows Azure for developers to get started and develop on Windows Azure.
SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Customer Technology Preview (CTP) is now available for download. SQL Server 2008 R2 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all service levels of SQL Server 2008 R2 to SP1 CTP.
Find out what you missed at this year's MIX11 event - the latest news from Internet Explorer, Windows Phone, and Silverlight, great technical and UX content, and more than 150 top speakers in the web community.
The April Update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric.
The first 400 eligible companies that verify a compatible SQL Server 2008 Express, SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 application on www.microsoftplatformready.com between April 25, 2011 and May 31, 2011 will receive a $50 USD American Express gift card. View Promotion Terms & Conditions.
Register Compatible Application on Microsoft Platform Ready. Promotion Procedures:
Step 1: Register or sign in to Microsoft Platform Ready and profile a new Compatible Application between April 25, 2011 and May 31, 2011. By registering a Compatible Application, the company confirms that they have either self-verified that the application is compatible or successfully completed the online compatibility test.
Step 2: Following the May 31st deadline, all participants whose submission meet the requirements will be contacted via email and asked to provide an address to send the $50 gift card to Respondents will have two weeks to respond to the email to confirm the address.
Microsoft Platform Ready is offering $250 checks* to independent software vendors (ISVs) in the United States that confirm via a screenshot that your application is compatible with Windows Azure.
The first 250 eligible companies that complete promotion procedures, register, and verify a compatible Windows Azure Platform application on http://www.microsoftplatformready.com site (“Compatible Application”) between April 15, 2011 and June 17, 2011 will be eligible to receive $250 USD that can be used for marketing or other purposes.
Limited time offer. Conditions apply.
Quark Promote offers small businesses ways to create a unique, professional image with top-quality, printed marketing materials. Quark's Vice President of Emerging Technologies explains to ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle how his team implemented a multi-tenant offering using Windows Azure. He details the design decisions and the lessons learned by moving to Windows Azure and SQL Azure.
Video Link: How Quark Promote Hosts Multiple Tenants on Windows Azure
Verify your application compatible in Microsoft Platform Ready with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Express, SQL Server 2008 R2 or Windows Azure between today and May 31, 2011 to receive a free copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2010.
In a few steps, you verify your application is compatible and receive marketing benefits to help your company grow.
Through its Datawire service, NewsGator aggregates approximately 1.6 million content sources on an hourly basis. This service used to be housed in their own data center; NewsGator recently moved this service to Windows Azure.
The VP of Mobile and Data Services, Walker Fenton, and Software Developer Brian Reischl describe tips and tricks of moving this high availability service which aggregates more than 3.25 million posts per day from their own data center into Windows Azure.
Video Link: NewsGator Moves 3 Million Blog Posts Per Day on Azure.
ISVs around the world are using the Microsoft Platform Ready test to certify their SQL Server applications. When you pass the test, you are through the first part of earning the ISV/Software Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, which provides cool benefits including Visual Studio Professional licenses.
Bring your own laptops to the Windows Phone 7 Unleashed coming to Portland, OR on May 6 and Bellevue, WA on May 20.
Come check out this all-day event on Windows Phone 7 for everything you need to know to develop your application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.
Office 365 also provides developers and ISVs a platform for building cloud-based collaboration and communication solutions for the cloud. Office 365 Training Course for Public Beta helps developers make the transition to building solutions for the cloud with Office 365.
The kit includes 7 sessions, over 10 hours of video, and 16 labs as both an offline training kit as well as an online training course on MSDN.
Time: April 26, 2011 (Tuesday) from 6 pm – 9:40 pm (PST)
Event Description: If you are interested in HTML5 and understanding how it supports the browser(s) – this is a great event to attend either live or via the web. You will be listening to the experts from the Chrome and Internet Explorer teams. They will discuss the coolest HTML5 features in Chrome and IE9. You will also be listening to experts who will provide advice on how to get ready for HTML5 with different browsers. A panel discussion with the experts will follow the talks.
Registration, Agenda, and Speakers - http://bit.ly/dFAMCu
If you are outside of Silicon Valley and can’t attend in-person, a Webcast will be available to you at, no registration required: http://bit.ly/gEbtHY
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The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process guidance illustrates the way Microsoft applies the SDL to its products and technologies. A new update has been released on Microsoft Download.
You can join others whose applications are listed in the Office 365 Marketplace. It is the online destination, based on the Pinpoint platform, for customers, partners, and Microsoft field to find the applications, solutions, and services that you offer supporting Office 365.
For Microsoft partners, Office 365 brings opportunities to reach new customers and develop new revenue streams. To help you take advantage of these new opportunities, we would like to introduce you to the Microsoft Office 365 Marketplace, powered by Microsoft Pinpoint.
Microsoft Corp. has launched a new virtual training portal aimed at IT professionals who want to learn new skills and enhance existing ones for cloud computing environment. The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers no-cost training for IT professionals with 100 and 200-level content. It takes you right to the heart of the latest advances in cloud computing, guides you through real-life deployment scenarios and the latest technologies and tools. By selecting the courses that match your needs, you can get up to speed quickly without wasting time on areas you are not interested in.
MVA modules include:
Microsoft Office 365 makes its public beta debut in 17 countries and 38 geographies worldwide. The new cloud service brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync for organizations of all sizes. Microsoft Office 365 lets you and your customers work from virtually anywhere and on almost any device whether you are a professional or a small business.
The free standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 has shipped with two features that enhance your virtualization scenarios: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.
These features help you better utilize memory resources of Hyper-V hosts and provide rich end user experience for VDI and session virtualization.
ISV StorSimple provides a hybrid storage solution that combines on-premises storage with a scalable, on-demand cloud storage model. StorSimple integrates with several cloud storage providers, including Windows Azure.
Dr Iam Howells, CMO for StorSimple, talks with Developer Evangelist Wes Yanaga about how the team created a solution that enables companies to seamlessly integrate cloud storage services for Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Windows Server. Howells describes why the company offers storage on Azure and how that benefits its customers.
Video link: StorSimple Integrates On-Premises Storage to Windows Azure
Build a cool Windows Phone 7 app, earn bragging rights and a chance to get a free ride to WPC 2011. You could be selected for the best app!
Welcome to the Windows Phone 7 App Challenge for WPC 2011! You can participate by developing an application, evaluating and scoring applications, or both. The terms and conditions provide information about the types of applications you can enter, as well as the contest information and dates.