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    SQL 2005 SP2 Released

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    Today we announced the release the web of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. SP2 is an important deliverable for SQL Server, providing support for Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System in addition to delivering important enhancements for customers. Download it from http://www.microsoft.com/sql/sp2.mspx . In addition to Vista/Office 2007 compatibility, included in this release: • Enhanced BI Capabilities • Interoperability Enhancements • Performance and Manageability Enhancements In addition...
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    "WPF/E" Deep Dive Developer Lab (A MIX University Offering)

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    A special Microsoft “WPF/E” (Codename) Deep Dive Developer Lab (a MIX University offering) will be held on the Microsoft Redmond Campus, February 26-28. “WPF/E” is Microsoft’s solution for delivering rich interactive experiences for the Web and beyond. This lab will introduce the “WPF/E” platform and give developers the tools they need to get started. This lab will also include presentations about managed code and “WPF/E” along with a sneak peek at our next “WPF/E” CTP (Community Technical Preview...
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    Daylight Savings Webcast

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    There's been a lot of commotion lately around the Government-mandated change to Daylight Savings Time. The energy bill, signed by President Bush in 2005, extends daylight savings by four weeks and will take effect for most U.S. cities at 2:00 AM on March 11 th . This change can have a much broader impact than is immediately apparent, and we'd like to invite our ISVs to participate in an important webcast. This cast will cover Microsoft products affected, updates to apply prior to the change and...
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    SaaS Sample Multi-tenant solution

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    The DPE Architecture Strategy team released the first-ever SaaS architecture guidance/sample application on our platform . The guidance and the sample is based on a HR scenario. Architected as a single instance multi tenant solution, this application embodies many of the architecture principles published in our whitepapers http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa479069.aspx ; http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa479086.aspx and show how Microsoft technologies can be used for successfully...
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    SaaS

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    One of the topics in the ISV space that's getting more and more attention is the "Software as a Service model". I have people ask me is Microsoft doing anything in this space. The answer is YES. I have seen many definitions of SaaS. The best and the most simple definition is "Delivering Software over the internet". The two categories where it's getting attention the most attention is enterprise LOB applications and consumer web 2.0 application. If you haven't visited Microsoft's SaaS site here...
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    Become Developer Powered – Announcing PDC 2007

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    The PDC is Microsoft’s ultimate event for developers. It offers great training, access to folks on the product teams and a view of our roadmap for the next several years. The next PDC will be held in LA from September 30 to October 1 2007. SAVE THE DATES! For more information and the latest updates as well as previous PDC snippets, go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/pdc/ .
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    Learn to Use the Office 2007 Ribbon

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    Discover the new UI. The new user interface simplifies the way you work by organizing program features according to the activities you want to do. In addition, you can preview formatting and editing decisions before committing to a change. Or maybe you’ll want to find familiar commands in the new Ribbon. The traditional menus and toolbars have been replaced. Use our interactive guides to find your favorite commands in the 2007 programs. Either way, get results with the ribbon here .
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    Get In the Mix – MIX07

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    MIX is Microsoft’s premiere conference for web developers, designers and business professionals. MIX07 will explore the next generation web technologies that help consumer-oriented, web-based businesses unlock new revenue opportunities and lower development costs. MIX is a forum for discussing ways to bring technologies such as Atlas, WPF/E, Media Center Edition, IE, and the Expression suite together in a way that enables developers and designers to deliver rich web experiences that drive business...
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    Windows Server "Longhorn" Training Event Invitation (Redmond, WA)

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    Window Server “Longhorn” Training Event (Redmond, WA) Microsoft is preparing to release the next generation Windows Server platform for your needs and those of your customers, and we want to enable you to take advantage of it. We invite you to learn about this next-generation application platform and how your company can gain significant competitive advantage from the innovations in Windows Server code named “Longhorn”. As a participant in our Windows Server “Longhorn” early adoption programs...
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    WPF/E February CTP Now Available

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    The February 2007 CTP of WPF/E is now available. This release includes a new SDK and samples, as well as some new features including: better text input and presentation capabilities, mouse cursor support, and better media rendering. The Windows download is available here , while the Mac version is available here . The Mac version is compatible with Firefox 1.5.0.8+ and Safari 2.0+, while the Windows version is compatible with IE 6+ and Firefox 1.5.0.8+.
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    Expression launch

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    Last Thursday, I attended an Expression launch event in Chicago. I'm really excited about this new line of tools, because it will allow ISVs to bring designers into the development process , raising the bar for compelling user experiences. Learn more about Expression at http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/ .
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    ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 (formerly code-named “Atlas”) Released

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    Earlier this morning, this new framework for creating more sophisticated user experiences on the Web was released as a free download . We also rolled out major updates to the http://ajax.asp.net/ community site to coincide with this release. It was under a year ago that we publicly committed to shipping a fully-supported AJAX framework prior to “Orcas” that integrates seamlessly with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0. We also committed to supporting the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit , a shared...
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    Day Light Savings changes

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    Some of you may already know of the upcoming changes in Daylight Savings Time, and their impact on time-related software, and updates available from Microsoft. In case you are not, I would like to bring this to your attention. One of the key provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 extends Daylight Saving Time (DST) by approximately four weeks. In compliance with this provision, beginning in 2007 DST dates in the United States will start three weeks earlier (2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday...
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    Brad Abrams interview on AJAX

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    I was able to sit down with the great Brad Abrams two weeks back. It was a very interesting interview where I mauled the word Microsoft and no I didn't fix it in post editing. Brad provides a quick review of his career and answers some hard ISV focused questions on ASP.NET AJAX. He even shares the name of his favorite band. The US ISV team decided to go with a short 10 minute format for our vcasts and expect future vcasts to include a downloadable mp3. http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx...
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    Vista Search & Organize Tip

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    Here's a really great way to extend Vista Search & Organize from the "Instant Search" box to search SharePoint: http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2006/12/08/tips-to-enable-sharepoint-intranet-search-using-windows-desktop-search-3-0-rtw.aspx . For brevity I've copied the Vista instructions below. What's the Instant Search Box? In case you asked; it's the text box you see in the lower left hand corner of your screen when you press the Windows key or click the Windows Start button. When...
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    Good Architect Resources

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    I just wanted to share two great resources for Architects. The first is The Architect Journal which you can find at http://www.architecturejournal.net/ . This is a great place to find articles from the leading software architects in the industry on all things new and exciting in the world of software architecture. You can elect to have a hard copy sent to you and/or receive a PDF via email. The second resource is the ARCasts you can find at http://www.skyscrapr.net/blogs/arcasts/ . These are a collection...
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    Be ready for 2007 changes to Daylight Savings Time

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    In 2005, the US Congress passed legislation to lengthen Daylight Savings Time. Starting in 2007, DST dates in the US and Canada will start three weeks earlier and end one week later. This obviously impacts many software products, including several from Microsoft. Does it affect yours? What do you need to do about it? For starters, understand how Microsoft is responding to these changes by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007 , which will be updated regularly. Next, consider attending a...
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    Tagged Twice: It must be an omen

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    Well… If you regularly read this blog you know that John has joined the recent game of internet blog tag . I have also been tagged by a friend of mine Glenn Berry of NewsGator (one of the ISVs I am privileged to work with). So… I guess I am well and truly it! I do not know about John’s proclamation that I am more interesting that him, but I will try and dig deep and come up with a few things that most folks don’t know about me. M any of you know the easy stuff: · Has a large family ·...
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    Tag - I'm it...

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    Happy New Year everyone! One of my resolutions this year is to add a life to our team blog, and so I shall. I've been one of the more reticent team members that posts here, and it's high time I fix that. Coincidentally, my friend and colleague Bob German tagged me to list 5 things you might not know about me, so here goes... I independently study biology and biotechnology - I find it to be endlessly facinating, and even got to run a DNA fingerprinting test (using the Reverse Transcriptase...
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    Another Great Blog to Check Out

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    The US ISV Architect Evangelism team has a 'Sub Team' that focuses on smaller ISVs that have a high potential for growth. This team is also maintaining a blog that has some great content that applies to all ISVs. You should check it out. http://ushipoisv.spaces.live.com/
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    ISV Web Seminar: Windows Vista: How to Make Your Applications Compatible

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    Windows Vista launches in Jan 2007 and in three years 56% of all PCs are expected to be on Vista. While ISVs need to make their applications Vista compatible, this is also the right time to understand how Vista can enable better features for your customers. This webcast dives deep into compatibility challenges and provides guidelines for achieving the "Works with Windows Vista" logo certification. It is ideal for ISVs who are currently transitioning to Vista or would like to understand what it involves...
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    Seizing New Business Opportunities with Microsoft SQL Server 2005

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    If you are an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and are interested in learning more about business opportunities with Microsoft and Microsoft SQL Server 2005, sign up for this exclusive one-day event designed specifically for ISVs where you will see the benefits of partnering with Microsoft and adopting Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (SQL Server). A recent IDC study revealed that in the Microsoft ISV competency are 30% more profitable and have 17 times the growth in customer wins than those without applications...
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    Cool Stuff in Longhorn Server: Transactional NTFS

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    What is Transactional NTFS? Transactional NTFS is an enhancement to NTFS that allows all file operations on an NTFS file system volume to be performed within the scope of a transaction. This is made possible by a new transaction infrastructure in the kernel that allows operating system services to participate in transactions via the new Kernel Transaction Manager. What scenarios does this enable? Transactional NTFS is also fully capable of communicating with the MS Distributed Transaction Coordinator...
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    Microsoft Licenses New Office 2007 UI to Developers

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    Microsoft is licensing the new UI (user interface) in Office 2007 for free so developers can build applications that look similar to the programs in the suite. Microsoft is licensing both design and functionality of Office 2007's Ribbon UI, as well as offering guidelines for implementing it. Developers and ISVs (independent software vendors) can sign up with Microsoft on the Web and register products that will use the UI. If you are interested, please contact your ISV Evangelist or click here for...
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    BI Rhythm Launched

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    The Microsoft BI Voyage program is a developer evangelism initiative program offering the following benefits: Get the tools, resources and help you need to be among the first Microsoft partners to deliver integrated Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions. Create new business opportunities by expanding your business application to include integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. Help your customers better leverage the data assets contained in your business application. Gain...
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