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    Live Services Jumpstart 2009 in DC, Nov 13, 2008 - Nov 14, 2008

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    Join us at the Live Services Jumpstart event in a city nearest to you to explore the full breadth of the consumer components of the Microsoft ‘Software + Services’ Services – Live Services – in several in-depth technical sessions, hands-on code labs and...
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    TechFest at University of Maryland Presentations

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    Thanks to all students who attended the TechFest event last night at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland . We hope that information Dan Kasun, Ashish Jaiman and I shared with you was useful and that you enjoyed Dan’s Kinect...
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    Introducing the Cloud Fundamentals Video Series

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    Tim Rains, Director of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, is introducing the Cloud Fundamentals Video Series over the next few weeks in which he will discuss with some of Microsoft’s senior leaders responsible for managing Microsoft’s cloud service offerings...
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    Microsoft’s Commitments to Silverlight and HTML5

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    Chances are that you’ve seen Bob Muglia’s blog post that provides clarifications on one comment he made during the PDC 2010 conference on Silverlight . Below is an excerpt: The purpose of Silverlight has never been to replace HTML, but rather to do the...
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    7 Ways to Change the World with Windows 7

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    To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 we are launching an exciting new online competition called 7 Ways to Change the World on October 21 st 2009.   The competition encourages people to create a two minute video explaining how they believe a Windows...
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    Creating iPhone iPad Apps Using Windows Azure Mobile Services

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    iOS developers can now use Windows Azure Mobile Services in their iPhone and iPad apps. Better yet, you can create an iOS app using the wizard available at Windows Azure management portal simply by downloading the code, compiling it in Xcode, and running...
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    Microsoft is Launching WebMatrix, Thursday, January 13th, 2011

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    Microsoft WebMatrix is a new web development tool that makes it easy for anyone to create a new web site.   Users can start from any of the built-in or online templates or any of the free popular open source ASP.NET or PHP web applications, such...
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    Public Sector Developer Dinner Event Jan. 26, 2011: Rescheduled

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      Due to inclement weather and snow forecast tonight the public sector developer dinner for Jan. 26, 2011 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at the same location, Reston MTC. Here is the event agenda, which will remain unchanged when...
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    Microsoft Enterprise Developer & Industry Solution Conference 2009

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    Please join us for the 7th annual Microsoft Enterprise Developer and Industry Solutions Conference 2009 where you will learn about solutions in Microsoft technologies relevant to the Financial Services and Health & Life Sciences industries, as well...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate

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    The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate (RC) is available to MSDN subscribers on Monday, February 8th, with general availability on February 10th. Click here to find out more detail. Scott Guthrie talks about a few known issues and...
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    Learning Windows Azure through Hands On Labs Online (HOLO)

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    Sign up for our Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) event today. 1. Hands-on Lab Online: Introduction to Cloud Services (The second one is a repeating session) October 30, 2012, 9 am Pacific Time http://aka.ms/WAHOLO121030 November 13,...
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    The Future of Silverlight Starts Now: Firestarter Event on December 2, 2010

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    Interested to find out the latest on Silverlight from Microsoft? Sign up the December 2 Firestarter if you are interested to attend it at Redmond WA or watch it online. Scott Guthrie will provide an update on the future of Silverlight in the keynote....
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    Windows Azure Billing Starts Today

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    Pricing detail is available here . Developers with MSDN subscriptions can take advantage of an MSDN offer here . Dan Kasun offers some guidance on how to keep your costs down in his post .
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    BarCamps in the Mid-Atlantic Region

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    The Washington DC's BarCamp recently held an event, or "unconference" as it is called by attendees. Kim Hart of Wahstington Post wrote an article " Twittering Types Share Ideas Offline " about the event: "About 120 self-described geeks got together...
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    ISV Software Architecture Workshop

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    My colleague Ashish Jaiman will be hosting a one-day event at Reston MTC on Dec. 8, 2009. Agenda: UPDATE on Microsoft technologies fresh form PDC. Opportunity to Network with other ISVs in the area, Microsoft delegates, and Microsoft MVPs Learn about...
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    Windows Phone 8 SDK is Available Now

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    The Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.0 provides you with the tools that you need to develop apps and games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. Click here to download it. Note: Windows Phone 8 Emulator requires: Windows 8 Pro edition...
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    Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7 Today

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    Microsoft announces availability dates: Oct. 21 in select European and Asian markets, and early November in the U.S. Watch the live event here .
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    Microsoft Silverlight 3 and Microsoft Expression Studio 3

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    The Silverlight 3 RTW and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend 3 are now available on the Silverlight and Expression sites. T he RTM of the entire Expression 3 suite is slated to come out shortly.
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    Sivleright 2.0 Beta 1 Finally Arrived!

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    You can download Silverlight 2.0 beta 1 at microsoft.com.
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    Windows 7 Touch Deep Dive Session at PDC09

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    Check out Reed Townsend’s Windows 7 touch deep dive session at PDC. This session is targeted at developers interested in building touch-optimized experiences. You can watch the presentation online or download the presentation file (ppt) and video here...
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    WOWZAPP 2012 – Worldwide Hackathon for Windows November 9-11, 2012

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      Be part of the app revolution. Join thousands of developers around the world as we build apps for the next generation of Windows. There will be dozens of event venues from college campuses to Microsoft offices, all buzzing with energy, music, free...
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    Microsoft Build 2012 Conference Schedule Published

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    Build 2012 will be held this week at Microsoft’s Redmond campus from Oct 30-Nov 2. See detail at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2012   If you can’t attend it in person, you can watch streaming live for all four days of the conference: keynotes...
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    Building Windows for the ARM processor architecture

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    Check out Steven Sinofsky's latest post on the technical foundation of Windows on ARM, or WOA. Click here to read the full blog post, or watch the video below. Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video. Download this video to view it in your favorite media...
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    Take a Video Tour of Microsoft Datacenters

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    This Youtube video will provide a deeper look at how Microsoft uses secure, reliable, scalable and efficient best practices to deliver over 200 cloud services to more than a billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 70 countries.It provides...
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    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Launch Event Contents

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    Thanks to all who attended the launch event this week at Tyson’s Corner. You can find and download the contents of the morning sessions of the Windows Server 2008 R2 track. If you are looking for Windows 7 contents from the launch event, please contact...
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