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March, 2010

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    Enabling Silverlight 4 on Visual Studio 2010 RC

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    VS2010 RC does not support developing Silverlight 4 applications. You can find more detail from Tim Heuer’s blog post . However, for some of us who would like to create and run SL 4 demos on the same machine where VS2010 RC is installed, enabling SL 4...
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    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Talks About Cloud Computing at the University of Washington

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    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shared Microsoft’s cloud computing strategy with students at the University of Washington in Seattle. During his hour-long speech, with some demos, he outlined the five dimensions that define the way people use and realize...
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    Watch Microsoft MIX10 Live Keynotes March 15 & 16

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    Join us to learn what’s new with Microsoft’s web platform and development tools such as Visual Studio 2010, Expression and Silverlight 4, and get the latest about Windows Phone 7 Series!
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    Microsoft Natal Device Is Seen at TechFest

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    Microsoft’s Project Natal is an add-on device to its Xbox game console that allows for hands-free gaming. Quentin Hardy reports at Forbes.com that “As a device Natal is a thin bar about 12 inches across, with sensors that measure a room's depth, the available...
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    Microsoft Revamps MSN.COM

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    Check out the preview of the new msn.com here . Your email, local news, social networking, search and information that matters to you all in one place.
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    A Preview of Windows Phone 7 Series Capabilities

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    NetworkWorld posted 18 screenshots of Windows Phone 7 Series, including the Start screen, hubs (e.g. Pictures, Games, Office), Windows Marketplace, My Phone service, IE mobile browser, contacts, Outlook inbox, Office Mobile and Office Communicator. These...
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    An Application Demo on Three Screens - Windows Phone, PC and XBOX

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    Check out this youtube demo ( posted on cnet.com ) by Microsoft Sr. VP Eric Rudder at TechEd Middle East. It shows how an application (or game) runs on three screens with seamless user experience. What is interesting is you can port your PC application...
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    Create DVDs on your Windows 7 PC

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    I recently helped my middle-school son complete a project and want to share what I learned from the process. There are two primary tools you’ll need to create a nice DVD movie:  Windows Live Movie Maker, which you can download here , and Windows...
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    Join us at MIX, March 15-17th 2010!

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    Join us at MIX10 as we continue exploring the art and science of creating great user experiences. Designers and developers will learn about Microsoft’s broad web platform and tools that help bring together the clients, servers and cloud services needed...
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    Microsoft Has a Cool iPhone App -- Bing

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    This free iPhone app does what it is designed to do, as one Mac user puts it. Make decisions and get where you need to go with Bing. See the Bing daily image and related trivia on the home screen. Search maps or the web with your voice – even say an address...
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    Cloud Computing Conference in DC, 3/23

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    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:30 AM - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 9:00 AM Registration here Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington District of Columbia 20001 United States Audience(s): IT Decision Maker...
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    ISV Software Architecture Workshop, April 9th

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    Microsoft Technology Center, Reston VA Just days after the MIX 2010 ( MIX2010 ) we are organizing an exclusive, and by invitation only, Software Architecture Workshop (SAW) for our managed partners and independent experts. The event will be an intense...
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    Windows 7: Top Microsoft Story of 2009

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    This is a bit old news … Microsoft Channel9 puts Windows 7 on top of the list -- The 10 Biggest Microsoft Stories of 2009. Watch the video to find out other top stories. 1. Windows 7's Smooth Sailing 2. Microsoft's First Major Layoffs 3. Microsoft Hot...
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