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    Sync Microsoft CRM 3.0 with Outlook 2007

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    You can now efficiently access contacts, tasks and more in Microsoft CRM natively with Outlook 2007. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team has released the latest version of their CRM v3 Outlook Client for Vista and Office 2007. Download it here . A few people have asked me how to set this up and it's pretty straight forward, here's an excerpt from the online help: You can select which record types you want to synchronize between Outlook and Microsoft CRM client for Outlook and how often you want to...
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    WPF/E SDK Refresh

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    The WPF/E SDK was refreshed today on the WPF/E Dev Center and MSDN Library. The WPF/E SDK installer contains: - Updated SDK docs - Updated QuickStart - VS Template support for VS 2005 SP1 “WPF/E” (codename) Software Development Kit (SDK) Community Technology Preview (Dec 2006) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2B01EC7E-C3B8-47CC-B12A-67C30191C3AA&displaylang=en MSDN Library (WPF/E) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb188266.aspx ...
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    Join us at a local Windows Vista/Office 2007 Launch Event

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    Experience the next generation of Microsoft software at an upcoming launch event in your area. Join us to discuss your most complex challenges. Discover solutions. Bring your toughest questions. Walk away with answers. Join us in one of these key cities or find an event closer to you here : New York 1/16/2007 New York City, NY - The Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers Phoenix 1/17/2007 Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix Convention Center Tampa 1/18/2007 Tampa, FL - Tampa Convention...
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    ECMA Has Approved the Office Open XML Standard

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    Not much to say, but after a long road the new Office Open XML standard has been approved by the ECMA. Read more at the ECMA and Microsoft sites: Ecma's official announcement: http://www.ecma-international.org/news/PressReleases/PR_TC45_Dec2006.htm Microsoft press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/dec06/12-07MSOfficeOpenXMLPR.mspx
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    WPF/E CTP Now Available

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    "WPF/E” is the Microsoft solution for delivering rich, cross-platform, interactive experiences including animation, graphics, audio, and video for the Web and beyond. Utilizing a subset of XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language)-based Windows Presentation Foundation technology, “WPF/E” will enable the creation of content and applications that run within multiple browsers and operating systems (Windows and Macintosh) using Web standards for programmability. Consistent with Web architecture,...
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    Visual Studio 2005 for Database Professionals

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    Join us at one of 23 cities to learn how Visual Studio 2005 for Database Professionals can help your SQL DBAs and Visual Studio developers. Register today at http://www.teams-deliver.com to avoid disappointment. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? SQL development teams, developer teams writing against databases WHERE ARE THE EVENTS? Events are held in 23 cities across the United States. Atlanta GA 11/30 Boston MA 12/14 Chicago IL 12/12 Cincinnati OH 12/07 Dallas TX 12/13 Denver CO 12...
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    DevCares Readiness Program

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    DevCares is a broad reach developer readiness program delivered and hosted monthly by Partners in cities across the United States. DevCares is a free half-day training series presented by experienced developers designed to provide you with the fastest means for building state-of-the-art applications. These technical training sessions address the needs and issues of developers with expert testimonials, working demos and sample code. November Change Management for the Enterprise Learn how...
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    Live From Redmond

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    The .NET Framework groups are offering the third series of Live Meeting presentations called “Live from Redmond”. These talks are given by product team members so the content is directly from the program managers and developers on the team and the attendance and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Click on the link to register. Upcoming Smart Client Talks Date Title Speaker November 7 Live From Redmond: ClickOnce Tips and Tricks and What’s New in...
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    ASP.NET AJAX Beta (formerly Atlas) Now Available

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    The ASP.NET AJAX Beta is now available. This beta is the culmination of a one-year cycle since our initial public CTP at PDC in 2005 and is the result of herculean effort by the UI Framework team and the wonderful feedback of our community. This sets the stage for RC in November and an RTM near the end of the calendar year. This release includes a number of significant changes: An update to http://www.asp.net/ and http://ajax.asp.net/ to support the release A comprehensive whitepaper...
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    Microsoft Office Live

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    Office Live is a set of web-based products built to help small businesses attract and retain customers and ultimately grow, by providing a business domain and company-branded e-mail, Web site hosting and easy-to-use design tools, and online tools and Workspaces to help manage their business and share with others. Please visit the Office Live site to see these three great service offerings, ranging from free (yes, FREE) to $40 per month. Office Live is an extremely easy and cost-effective way...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

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    Create Web Parts, site definitions, and list definitions using the project templates in this download to add a SharePoint Projects tab to the Visual Studio 2005 File > New menu. Plus, use the SharePoint Solution Generator to debug and deploy your custom SharePoint applications. Click here to download .
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    Longhorn Server Ascend Deep Dive Developer Lab

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    This lab is intended to focus on architectural issues, scenario white-boarding and development with the support of the product teams. Each participating organization will get their own lab room which can accommodate up to 4 people to help in the development of their solution. Participants are expected to bring part or all of their application to continue development during the 4 days. During the developer lab each participating organization will interact with a "buddy" from the product team who is...
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    Virtual Labs Exclusively for ISVs

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    Have you ever wanted to "kick the tire" of a new Microsoft technology but did not want to go through the hassle of installation and setup? The ISV Virtual Labs are for you! As part of the ISV training series, you can take advantage of MSDN Virtual Labs. This series of hands-on labs are hosted by Microsoft – so there's no need to format hard drives or dedicate computers, and nothing to install. With 35, no-cost lab modules to choose from, you're sure to find the training you need. Each module includes...
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    Windows Vista Quality Logo Program "Exclusive" Early Participation Program

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    The Certified for Windows Vista Quality Logo Program focuses on producing high quality applications for Windows Vista. The program has the following objectives: improved security, better privacy, enhanced performance, improved compatibility and overall better reliability. You may have already heard about this program as it was part of the keynote presentation at the Digital Life, as well as featured in a recent New York Times article. Microsoft is providing ISVs additional marketing and technical...
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    Microsoft has announced the availability of CE 6.0 and XP Embedded SP 2

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    There are a number of ways you can learn more about the universe of Windows Embedded: · Preview both Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows XP Embedded FP 2007 products using the Virtual Labs that are available . · Download evaluation kits for both products now: o Windows Embedded CE 6.0 o Windows XP Embedded o Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007 · For additional information regarding the products, you can access the updated public site: o Windows Embedded CE 6.0 o Windows...
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    Free .NET Framework 3.0 eLearning clinics

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    This collection of 3 premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the .NET Framework 3.0. These clinics are for experienced Developers and Software Architects who are looking to adopt Microsoft's next generation technology within their solutions. Topics covered within the collection include: Windows Presentation Foundation Windows Workflow Foundation Windows Communication Foundation https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=109340...
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    Visual Studio Team Systems Training Opportunity

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    This three-day hands-on instructor-led training course provides partners with deep dive information on Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System (VSTS). The course provides 300-level training and will give students a deep understanding of the architecture of Team System and Team Foundation Server, of how Team System's components can be utilized to build better software more efficiently, and how to extend and customize the built-in functionality of VSTS. In this course, students will cover many Team...
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    VSTS Team Chat coming soon

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    On Wednesday, November 8 th at 10AM PDT join the VSTS team as they reach out to the masses in a team chat . Use this opportunity to speak directly with the developers and let them know how you feel. Is your preferred agile methodology not quite working out on VSTS? Would you like to see more flexibility in the system? Or do you just think VSTS rocks and want to match keyboards with the VSTS developers? -james
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    Announcing the launch of the Windows Vista Tips & Tricks website!!

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    Microsoft is very pleased to announce that the Windows Vista Tips & Tricks website is now live at www.windowsvistatnt.com . If you are familiar with the great work the IW team has done over the years with the Office Tips & Tricks program then you know what a valuable resource Tips & Tricks are for end-users and also the great tools the program provides to the field and partners. Windows has never had a formal Tips & Tricks program until now and we are very excited about the launch...
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    New VB 6/VB.NET Interop Application Download

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    Microsoft has released the Interop Forms Toolkit 1.0. This allows you to create VB.NET Windows Forms and add them to existing VB 6 application. With this toolkit you can now extend your VB 6 applications lifespan while slowly migrating individual forms to VB.NET. This fits into our larger VB Power Packs initiative to deliver valuable features between Visual Basic 2005 and the next release, based on your feedback. We hope you will get this today and try it out! Download page: http://msdn.microsoft...
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    Platform Adoption Tool Beta

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    Announcing open registration for the Platform Adoption Tool Beta Program! The Platform Adoption Tool is an application registration system designed to provide you, the Software Vendor, and Microsoft with information about how applications use Microsoft technology. By registering your application with Microsoft you’re eligible for the following benefits: Detailed Dependency Reports . Proactive Compatibility Reports · Potential Access to Technology Adoption Programs Microsoft Partner...
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    UPDATE: TFS Benefit for Certified and Gold ISVs

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    The July Partner Program Kit included a new benefit for Gold level ISVs who hold either the ISV or CDS competency. It has come to our attention that the disk labeled TFS actually has a Windows installation on it and not TFS. We have been informed by the MSPP team that the August Partner Program Kit will include the correct bits on the CD. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused as we are aware many of you want to install and begin using the RTM version of TFS.
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    The Next Version of ADO.NET

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    The ADO.NET vNext CTP was announced recently. A primary goal of the upcoming version of ADO.NET is to raise the level of abstraction for data programming, thus helping to eliminate the impedance mismatch between data models and between languages that application developers would otherwise have to deal with. Two innovations that make this move possible are Language-Integrated Query and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The Entity Framework exists as a new part of the ADO.NET family of technologies. ADO...
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    MOSS 2007 ECM starter kit Beta 2 released today

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    Go get yourself some MOSS 2007 goodness . The ECM starter kit is focused on ISVs and SIs that want to build and extend MOSS 2007. Grab it while its hot! -james
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    Free Office eBooks

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    Download these two free eBooks from Microsoft Press to get a jump on your Office 2007 development: First Look 2007 Microsoft Office System 7 Development Projects for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services Version 3.0
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