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    Integrating your ASP.NET Web Application with Online Payment Services

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    I recently completed an asp.net application that shows how to integrate with two leading online payment service providers, PayPal and Google Checkout. It is based on the classified app from the asp.net starter kit. Development tools and technologies include...
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    Bing IT On

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    Bing is Microsoft's new search engine and search brand name. I have started paying attention to the backgroud image and the remarks attached to the image. You can easily find them by moving your computer mouse cursor over the image. Try Bing today and...
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    1/2 Day Windows 7 AppCompat Lab Engagement at Reston MTC, 6/8-6/12 (Free)

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    Microsoft is conducting a series of Windows 7 AppCompat Labs at Microsoft Technology Centers over the next couple of months. The purpose of these labs is to assist companies verify that their applications will run on Windows 7 and to provide feedback...
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    Windows Azure Tools and SDK May 2009 CTP

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    · Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (includes SDK) May 2009 CTP has just been released. New for the May 2009 CTP: · Support for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 · Update for Visual Studio 2008 · Improved integration with the Development...
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    Cloud Computing User Group Meeting, June 18, 2009

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    Software Plus Services in Azure .NET Services: Integration through ACS, ServiceBus and Workflow Event Code: 138684 Registation: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=138684 6/18/2009 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Time...
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    MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow – Summer 2009

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    Session 1: Developing on Microsoft Windows 7 Building applications that are easy to use, visually appealing, and offer high performance is a challenge that developers face every day. Innovative applications can greatly improve the user experience...
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    TechTalk: Enabling Architects with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

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    At TechEd North America 2009, I had a great opportunity to chat with Cameron Skinner about what developers and architects can do with the Team System architecture edition 2010, UML support and the design goals for addressing issues developers and architects...
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    CAST USA Annual conference

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    I will be hosting a Microsoft BizSpark session (with some give aways) during the lunch break at the annual CAST USA conference. Also, I will be presenting a Microsoft Azure cloud computing session in the afternoon at the conference. The program detail...
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    Cloud Computing User Group Meeting: Architecting an n-tier application for the Azure Platform

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    In this session we will take an existing n-tier .NET application and discuss how it can be re-architected to take advantage of the Azure platform. Through several demonstrations and code walkthroughs, we will take a deep look into the key mechanisms enabled...
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    MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7

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    Event Overview Session 1: Developing on Microsoft Windows 7 Building applications that are easy to use, visually appealing, and offer high performance is a challenge that developers face every day. Innovative applications can greatly...
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    Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference

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    The Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference will provide developers, architects and key business decision makers in large enterprise organizations a clear roadmap of the Microsoft Application Platform. Hear directly from Microsoft’s customers and...
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    Cloud Computing User Group Meeting, April 23, 2009 at Reston

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    Topic: Introduction to Live Services & the Live Framework Presenter: Chris Rolon of Neudesic In this session we will discuss Microsoft Live Services and the Live framework. This is an introduction to the various services offered with an in depth...
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    Windows Azure: .NET Services March CTP Update

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    This March CTP release makes further enhancements to support for web standards and interoperability, and makes it simpler for developers to connect cloud applications and services across platforms. Specifically, this CTP is introducing expanded support...
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    Mobile Tagging: A Mobile Solution that Turns Color Codes to Useful Information

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    Do you know you can get a digital business card by using the camera on your mobile phone to read a color symbol? Or, find more information on a product and service by visiting a company's web site from your mobile phone without typing the url address...
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    Mid-Atlantic Cloud Computing UG Presentation

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    Scott Zimmerman delivered a presentation " Understanding Windows Azure (Compute & Storage)" at our second Mid-Atlantic Cloud Computing user group meeting. You can download his presentation at the link below. Look forward to seeing you at our next...
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    IE8 is Officially Released

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    Be the first to download it at http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 . It is faster, safer and better...
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    Web SuperPreview - A Super Solution for Testing Browser Compatibility

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    At MIX09 Microsoft announced the availability of a new product named Expression Web SuperPreview (currently in beta). It basically allows designers and developers to compare how a web application renders in different versions of the IE browser and fix...
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    Microsoft Web Platform Installer

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    Microsoft Web Platform Installer makes installing the latest components of the Microsoft web platform and open source ASP.NET and PHP applications much easy. One nice thing about the installer is that it lists all required components for an applicaiton...
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    Silverlight 3 Beta 1 is Available

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    Thanks to ianwij for commenting this latest info at the mix09 site, http://visitmix.com/News/For-the-Audience-at-Home Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3 SDK Beta 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d09b6ecf-9a45-4d99...
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    MIX09 is Happening Today at Las Vegas

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    Interested to find out what's new with Silverlight 3 and hear what leading web designers and developers have to share, check out speakers and their sessions at MIX09 web site at https://content.visitmix.com/2009/speakers/default.aspx If you are not...
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    Learn New Features of IE8 in 15 Minutes

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    Watch these videos and learn new and enhanced IE8 features such as Accelerators, Web Slices, Compatibility, Security and Privacy in a fun way.
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    SQL Data Services Supports Full Relational Database Capabilities

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    SQL Data Services as one of the key developer services of the Azure Services Platform will deliver full relational database capabilities as a service in the cloud, supporting Transact-SQL (T-SQL) over TDS (Tabular Data Stream) protocol. Detail at SQL...
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    Adding Microsoft Silverlight to your Java Applications

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    A France-based company Soyatec has just released a Eclipse Tools for Silverlight that enables Java developers to use the Eclipse platform to create applications that run on the Microsoft Silverlight runtime platform. More info on the tool and download...
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    Is "Private Clouds" of Windows Azure a Possiblity ?

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    The answer now is YES. Steven Martin, senior director for developer platform product management at Microsoft, just made the announcement in an interview. Read more detail from the ComputerWorld article " Microsoft: Enterprises will be able to self-host...
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    Silverlight Photo Gallery Wall Application at CodePlex

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    I just published a Photo Gallery Wall Application at CodePlex . The original version of Photo Gallery Wall was created by Jeff Paries and is available to view . Though it was based on Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 and JavaScript, it works in Silverlight 2...
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