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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing

    Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions on August 15. “Release to Manufacturing” means product development and testing of the product is complete and have started handing off the...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN Magazine Article: Supporting Mobile Device Applications Using Restful Services Running on Windows Azure

    Abstract This article is about scalability and interoperability, two characteristics that are required in architectures to support the diversity of today’s popular mobile platforms, which potentially have millions of users. Figure 1 depicts this diversity, a common—yet challenging—scenario...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Subscribers Receive Up to $3,700 in Annual Windows Azure Benefits

    If you are an existing Visual Studio Professional, Premium or Ultimate with MSDN subscriber, you get free access to Windows Azure each month, and up to $3,700.00 in annual Windows Azure benefits at no charge. This offer provides a base level of Compute, Storage, SQL Azure database, Access Control...
  • Blog Post: Spending Limits Highlight New Risk-Free Windows Azure Sign-Up

    The December release of Windows Azure has unveiled a new Windows Azure site and sign-up experience. In the past, one of the biggest concerns and roadblocks was that you could overspend on your free trial. The new Windows Azure Trial accounts and MSDN Accounts are now completely risk-free given the...
  • Blog Post: New Features, Node.js Support Highlight December Release of Windows Azure

    A number of updates and improvements have been unveiled today for Windows Azure that will help you to more easily access Azure and unlock the value of cloud computing as a development platform. Join us tomorrow when senior Microsoft leaders will how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Engineering Team Launches ‘B8’ Blog

    Steven Sinofsky , President of Windows and Windows Live Division, has penned the first posting on a new Building Windows 8 blog. He writes, “Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices, and will be the very best operating system for hundreds of millions of PCs, new and...
  • Blog Post: Dive Into the Cloud with Getting Started, In Depth Tutorial on Windows Azure Site

    A new set of tutorial shows you how to get started with Windows Azure . The tutorial begin with explaining how to get the latest tools and how to deploy your first sample application, build an application with ASP.NET MVC, and how to build a code first data application with SQL Azure. Sections show...
  • Blog Post: Developer Training Kit Now Available for Office 365

    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...
  • Blog Post: Special Windows Azure Deals for Developers Extended

    Three offers to ISVs made it easier to get started and to continue your development efforts on Windows Azure : Windows Introductory Special is offered at no charge through the end of September. MSDN Ultimate and Premium Benefits increased Cloud Essentials Pack offers Announcements were...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio SP1, TFS Project Server Integration, Load Test Pack Available Today

    The new service pack to Visual Studio will be available today to MSDN subscribers from their subscriber downloads . If you're not an MSDN subscriber, you can get the update on Thursday, March 10. New features improve several areas, including IntelliTrace, unit testing, and Silverlight profiling. ...
  • Blog Post: How to Build a Data-Driven Line of Business Website in Five Minutes

    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...
  • Blog Post: Cloud, Server, Tools Lead Application Platform Announcements at PDC

    Cloud Roadmap Announced for Windows Azure Platform 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...
  • Blog Post: Benefits for Windows Azure Extended for MSDN Subscribers

    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. Benefits are available under BizSpark , Ultimate, and Premium MSDN Subsciptions. Not all subscriptions qualify. For Windows...
  • Blog Post: Want to Know When You Approach Your Azure Limit?

    One issue customers have had in the past is that they would exceed their predefined limits on Windows Azure Platform without notification (especially when using MSDN offerings and such). Now we have a way to notify you. We are now sending customers emails notifications when their compute hour usage...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Subscriber Benefits for Windows Azure Double

    The benefits for MSDN subscribers have now doubled the initial Windows Azure benefits by extending the offer from eight months to 16 months. Premium, Ultimate, and BizSpark subscribers get 750/hours per month of compute time, 10 GB storage, and a million transactions per month. Also included are AppFabric...
  • Blog Post: New Beta Shows MSDN Home, Hub Pages

    A new beta shows off new Home & Hub pages for MSDN . The focus is to build a better developer on-ramps for each platform with several important realizations in mind. Microsoft offers too many choices and making the right choice is daunting. Wherever possible, the new MSDN will simplify the...
  • Blog Post: Learn Parallel Computing with Developer Training Kit

    New Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit are available on MSDN Code Gallery as hands-on-labs specializes in parallel computing. Sample are now available on MSDN Code Gallery (hands-on-labs): Introducing Parallel LINQ Introducing .NET 4 Parallel Extensions Introducing the C++ Concurrency...
  • Blog Post: See How to Get Started Using MSDN Azure Benefits

    Here's three short and useful videos about signing up for Windows Azure as an MSDN Premium subscriber. Part 1: What you get for Windows Azure development with your MSDN benefits How to sign up for Windows Azure using MSDN benefits Tips on using your MSDN Windows Azure account frugally and training resources...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 Launches

    Visual Studio 2010 launched today. You can get the new version in your MSDN subscription. Download from: MSDN Subscriber Downloads Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Download test drive editions Visual Studio is available in four versions: Professional Premium Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: How to Create, Develop, Deploy Windows Azure App

    A new article in MSDN Magazine explores how to create, develop, and deploy a Windows Azure application in Visual Studio 2010. The article, Developing and Deploying Windows Azure Apps in Visual Studio 2010 , describes the steps you’ll take to get your application up and running in the cloud. Here’s a...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4 Release Candidate Ships

    The release candidate for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 is available for download. The downloadable release candidate was offered to MSDN subscribers on Monday. Non-members can get it on Wednesday. The RC includes a go-live license for people who want to deploy in their production environment...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Azure Training Events Nationwide

    Come join in a 15-city tour of Windows Azure events for developers and IT Pros. Join your local MSDN Events team as we take a deep dive into cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform. For more details and for other events in your area, see MSDN Live Events for Developers . Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: View Local, National Technical Events on MSDN

    The MSDN Events and TechNet Events landing pages will now incorporate all US technical audience events. You can get a comprehensive view of local and national event offerings in their community. New to the sites’ functionality are zip code search pulling in all events in a 300 mile radius; Keyword/topic...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4 Release Date Set

    The release date for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 has been set as April 12 according to a one-line post on a Developer Division’s Marketing and Communications Manager Rob Caron’s blog . Visual Studio 2010 features built-in tools for Windows 7 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, new drag-and-drop...
  • Blog Post: Developer Learning Center for Parallel Computing Now Live on MSDN

    Parallel Computing Developer Center on MSDN is now live. The new site provides a more guided experience, helping developers to find content appropriate to your needs. You’ll find sections on Getting Started with Parallel Computing and a code gallery at Updated .NET Parallel Programming Samples and links...
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