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    Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update

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    The Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update, available for download here , includes:   Windows Phone Emulator Update – Exposes copy/paste functionality in the Windows Phone 7 emulator. For more information, see How to: Test Copy and Paste...
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    Kinect for Windows SDK (Beta) Is Here

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    You can download the sdk (beta) here . Check out the Kinect Quick Starts and view the Kinect Project Gallery on Coding 4 Fun.     You can also Watch the Kinect SDK Beta Launch Live at Ch9 today.
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    Microsoft Cloud IT Architecture Posters Published

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      Microsoft has published several architecture posters that give you information about Microsoft cloud services and platforms, including Office 365, Microsoft Azure, private cloud datacenter, and hybrid on-premises and cloud solutions. Microsoft...
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    Paul Miller Discusses with Piyush Lumba About Windows Azure Marketplace

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    Dr. Paul Miller, host of the cloud of data , recently talks with Piyush Lumba , Director of Product Management for Azure Data Services at Microsoft, about what the Marketplace can do today and shares some of his perspectives on ways that the data marketspace...
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    Use the Caching Service for your Windows Azure Applications

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    Caching increases performance by temporarily storing information from other backend sources, and can reduce the costs associated with database transactions. Similar to the caching services available for ASP.NET web applications, the Windows Azure Caching...
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    Getting Started with SQL Azure Development

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    This article explains differences between SQL Server and SQL Azure, walk you through the process of setting up a SQL Azure database, and creating applications using a SQL Azure database. It discusses data migration, data access, and data administration...
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    Cloud Computing User Group Meeting at Reston

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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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    Windows Azure Media Services - a new service to Windows Azure

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    Windows Azure Media Services simplifies the creation, management, and delivery of media to almost any device including Microsoft Xbox, Windows Phone handsets and Windows PCs, as well as non-Microsoft platforms such as smart TVs, set-top boxes, MacOS,...
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    Innovation Showcase: Silverlight and IE8 Recap

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    Than you all for attending the Innovation Showcase events. We covered Silverlight 3 and Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices and Accelerators. You can download the contents at the link below. http://blogs.msdn.com/innov8showcase/archive/2009/09/23/innovation...
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    Windows Azure DevCamps in DC, Dec. 14, 2011

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    Click Here to Register Today !   Chevy Chase Microsoft Office 5th Floor MPRs 5404 Wisconsin Ave Suite 600 (5th Floor MPRs) Chevy Chase Maryland 20815 United States December 14, 2011 2:00 PM Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer. Abstract Windows Azure...
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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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    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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    Free Workshops for Healthcare ISVs: Get Started with Developing Apps on Microsoft Platform

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    Microsoft Developer Experience (DX) team has recently launched the Microsoft Vertical ISV Partnership Program (VIPP) . This program offers a breadth of new opportunities for software development organizations to accelerate and broaden product roadmaps...
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    Learn What’s New in Visual Studio at Microsoft Connect() Event Online

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    You can watch the streaming session live or on-demand at http://www.visualstudio.com/connect-event-live-vs  
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    Kinect For Windows SDK Available for Download

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    The Kinect for Windows SDK enables developers to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition, using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows 8 Developer Preview (desktop applications...
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    Monthly Public Sector Developer Dinner Event: MIX11 Recap - April 27, 2011

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    REGISTER TODAY! Event Location: Microsoft Corporation 12012 Sunset Hills Road Rooms 2004, 2006, 2008 Reston, VA 20190 (703) 673-7600 Silverlight 5. HTML5. IE9. Windows Phone 7 -- A lot of great things will come out of the MIX11 conference. If you couldn...
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    Windows Phone 8 Launch Today

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    Watch the webcast of the Windows Phone 8 launch event from San Francisco, starting at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 29, 2012 Check out the liveblog at wired.com
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    Azure Government Preview Available

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    Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. To meet the security and compliance needs of U.S. federal agencies including the Department of Defense, plus state and local governments and their solutions providers, Microsoft provides Azure Government...
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    Taking on Senior Program Manager Role for VIPP Program

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    Glad to be back and I look forward to supporting the Vertical ISV partnership program for the U.S. market. I will use the MSDN online asset, in-person workshops and other resources to stay in touch with the ISV developers, architects, business and technical...
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    ARCast.TV - Extending SharePoint Capabilities to the Mobile Platform

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    H3 Solutions, Inc. is a start-up based in the DC area that provides SharePoint consulting services and integrated SharePoint mobile solutions to both public sector and private sector customers. In this interview with Zhiming Xue “Z”, Mick Herres , VP...
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    Windows Azure App Helps Americans Living Abroad Vote in U. S. Elections

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    According to TechFlash , Democracy Live is using the Windows Azure platform to host LiveBallot, a service that makes it easier for US military personnel and other citizens living abroad to vote in elections in the United States. Democracy Live helps make...
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    Windows Azure Management Portal Enhancements

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    In a recent post ScottGu provides a detailed count of a number of improvements to Windows Azure management portal. Service Bus Management and Monitoring Support for Managing Co-administrators Import/Export support for SQL Databases Virtual Machine Experience...
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    SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Training Course

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    The Windows Phone 7 platform contains great out of the box integration with SharePoint under the Office Hub. But what if you want to create your own custom applications on the phone that leverage SharePoint 2010 data and services? This training course...
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    Learn Windows Azure LIVE Online Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9 am – 5 pm PST

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    Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus next Tuesday, December 13, 2011 for “Learn Windows Azure” , a FREE event for developers to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud with Windows Azure . At this event you will learn how...
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    Apptivate.ms International App Dev Competition

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    Apptivate.ms is an international app building competition where developers can submit their app and get feedback from other developers. They can also review other apps and ask & answer questions on Stack Overflow. Participants have a chance to win...
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