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    Month of Parallelism

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    That is on MSDN Magazine. This month is full of great stuff about parallel programming on the Windows platform, the tools, the OS, problem solvers and much more. Discover the paradigm shift online today. Content: Paradigm Shift: Design Considerations...
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    Microsoft Solver Foundation CTP released

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    A Solver Foundation program is a declarative model embedded in familiar NETfx design patterns and development environments (Visual Studio 2008). The model is embeddable in any supported Solver Foundation context, from Excel 2007 to C#, F#, or any other...
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    SAP officially supports Hyper-V

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    Colleagues over at SAP have done an awesome job and provide a lot of information and guidance on how to take advantage of Virtualizing SAP on Windows with Hyper-V. You find details about SAP on Hyper-V on the SAP on Microsoft Windows webpage. Excellent...
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    Windows HPC Server 2008 for Free

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    Well, almost. It might have gotten lost in the buzz around the official launch of our V2 product on Monday but you can download a free trial (180 day license of the full product) from Microsoft.
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    Microsoft Employee Transportation

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    Starting on October 6th the Microsoft Connector bus service will expand its number of lines. In the days of crude oil prices of $120 per barrel and more it is time to think about alternative ways of getting to work. While telecommuting is certainly a...
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    meet me in LA

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    Is the slogan for the Microsoft PDC 2008. I’ll be there and I don’t need any special reason. The shear amount of topics and the relevance for my partners’ businesses is enough. How about you? Do you need another reason to ask your boss for a week in LA...
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    Testdrive Windows HPC Server 2008

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    As part of the IBM Deep Computing initiative you can now test drive Windows HPC Server 2008 without download/install and all of that. IBM® Computing on Demand For only $99 you can test drive a “scalable 14-16 node environment” via the IBM website . Make...
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    One more good reason to go 64-Bit

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    On Windows. Yesterday Adobe announced that the latest Adobe Creative Suite 4 will come with full 64-bit support to your Windows Vista or XP. The suite is expected to ship next month. I’m a PC or what?
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    Favorite Posts of Week 38

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    What’s going on with me. First no favorites in 3 weeks and now one day late for last weeks favorites. Sorry. I promise to become better. Here’s my favorite posts from last week: What Her Eyes Tell Her About Your Business . A post on Wonderbranding: “With...
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    Windows HPC Server 2008 is available today

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    Microsoft has announced the general availability of its latest version of the HPC platform Windows HPC Server 2008. This is the second version of the product. It ships with with some significant enhancements over the previous version. Web services integration...
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    Buy a Cray Supercomputer for USD 25000

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    No way you think? Think again. Microsoft and Cray have joined forces to create an offer the HPC market cannot resist! The Cray CX1 . High productivity computing for the masses. Go to the CX1 website , configure and buy online . That's what I call democratizing...
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    EBS hit RTM

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    What? EBS = Essential Business Server RTM = Release to Manufacturing Today EBS has hit RTM, the final milestone before GA (General Availability). Timely the TechNet Edge team has posted a video that is about EBS and all about migration to the midsize...
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    The future of the Microsoft Platform at PDC 2008!

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    The Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2008 is coming. It will be the first PDC in 3 years. Experience the future of the Microsoft platform! Dates and Location WHEN: October 27-30, 2008 Pre-cons October 26, 2008 WHERE: Los Angeles Convention...
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    Favorite Posts of Weeks 35, 36 and 37

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    Oh my. I've been back from vacation for over a week now and still haven't gotten through all my emails. Even worse, my fresh started "Favorite Posts" blog post series got delayed, too. Now off to a fresh start with a list of favorite posts from...
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    Hyper-V on TechNet Edge

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    After the Virtualization launch earlier this week, Adam was working hard to get us some more detailed videos about Hyper-V up on TechNet Edge : Demo - Hyper-V Server and Live Migration and First Look: Hyper-V Server are now up on the IT Pro portal. Find...
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    Interview with Mark Russinovich: the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows

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    David interviewed Mark Russinovich over on TechNet Edge. Don't miss the opportunity to get an inside view into Mark's life (well, his life at Microsoft at least). http://edge.technet.com/Media/Interview-with-Mark-Russinovich-the-future-of-Sysinternals...
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    More HPC love for developers on the HPC Show

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    Steven Newhouse and Wenming Ye have spent some time together producing a great series of technical webcasts on Windows HPC Server 2008. Here's the 5 (in words: five) sessions plus a tiny teaser to wet your appetite. Teaser Intro HPC Basic Profile SDK...
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    HPC Webcasts in September and October

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    A bunch of technology webcasts coming your way in September and October. A team of subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the company has put together 3 high value technical webcasts around high performance computing on the Windows platform. The sessions...
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    Favorite Posts of Week 34

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    My collection of favorite blog posts from last week in no particular order. Intel backs Microsoft’s concurrent-computing play on Mary-Jo Foley's blog I found the first reference (I'm always a bit late) to Intel's plans on integrating plenty of their...
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    IE8 Compatibilities

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    With IE8 Beta 2 ante portals people start talking more about the next major release of the Internet Explorer. If you followed the discussions on the portal, the forums and blogs , you probably know more than I about what's coming. Be it as is may, I found...
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    SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

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    Congratulations to the team! Fantastic job ! Today Small Business Server (SBS) Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing. The products will be externally available by our November 12 launch. Check out the team blog for details.
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    VMware now part of SVVP

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    As seen on The Console , VMware is now part of the SVVP. Welcome to the program! Recently Microsoft made some significant changes to its licensing terms to reflect the increased use of virtualization in datacenters across the globe. Earlier, back in June...
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    Microsoft and Cloud Computing

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    I was asked by a coworker what I think cloud computing is and if I could recommend some material to get someone started, someone who knows squat about "the cloud". Well, here you go. For many years I work on server platform "stuff"...
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    Blue Planet Run

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      Thanks Robert . In a post about journalism Robert Scoble points to a book " Blue Planet Run ". In Robert's words: "It’s a stunning book. Shocking." The Rick Smolan book is available for free on Amazon . Spend time assimilating...
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    VHD Test Drive - Update

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    Time for an update on the VHD Test Drive program. The current program was launched in November 2007. It comes in 2 flavors. The first part allows customers to download and test preinstalled and preconfigured virtual machines from Microsoft via MSDN and...
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