Developers Unite: New Windows Phone is ready for you

Earlier this week we’ve published a major release of Windows Phone. It’s an important update that offers hundreds of new features to the phone, marketplace and for developers that target the platform. Here is the official blog post on the WindowsPhone team Blog. We target to update 98% of phone customers worldwide within the next…

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Technology update: Mathematics 4.0

From basic math to precalculus, Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 can help you visualize and see mathematical concepts as you’ve never seen them before. This free downloadable tool includes step-by-step instructions and explains fundamental concepts. The wide range of tools to help students with complex mathematics includes a full-featured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like…

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Technology update: Chemistry Add-in for Microsoft Word

Today, Microsoft Research, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge’s Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics and the Outercurve Foundation, jointly announced the free and broad availability of the Chemistry Add-in for Microsoft Word v1 as well as the platform’s transition to the Foundation. The Chemistry Add-in for Word, which was released as a beta…

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Technology update: ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix released

Last week, Microsoft released more than six new or upgraded products! All these free products enhance developing for the Web, from professional developers with ASP.NET MVC3 and NuGet to novice users with WebMatrix. ASP.NET MVC 3 (now with Razor support, amongst other new features) NuGet (free, open source package manager for .NET, see also the…

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Learning resource: our selection of online PDC 2010 sessions

On October 28 and 29 Microsoft organized its Professional Developer Conference (PDC 2010). Sessions are highly technical, and targeted to the advanced developer. This year’s content focuses on the next generation of Cloud Services, client & devices, and framework & tools. The recording of all sessions is available online. Apart from the PDC Keynotes from…

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Technology update: functional programming with F#

F# is a simple, type safe, and efficient functional programming language with special expressiveness in parallel programming, scripting, and algorithmic development. F# combines the advantages of typed functional programming with a high-quality, well-supported modern runtime system and the .NET library and tools base. F# is freely available for .NET and Mono development across Windows, Mac,…

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Technology update: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal Now Available

At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it easier for customers to run existing Windows applications on Windows Azure, enable more affordable platform access and improve the Windows Azure developer and IT Professional experience. Today, we’re happy to announce that several of these enhancements are either…

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Technology update – Small Basic: Welcome to the incredible world of programming!

Are you interested to know what programming is all about? Small Basic combines a friendly environment with a very simple language and a rich and engaging set of libraries to make your programs and games pop. In a matter of few lines of code, you will be well on your way to creating your very own game! Share…

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Technology update: Cloud Computing with Windows Azure

Before we start to talk about the Azure platform, let’s have a look at the movie below to understand what students really know about cloud computing. With cloud computing your applications do no longer have to run on your pc or on servers in your datacenter. With Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud operating system, it is…

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Technology update – Windows Phone 7: great opportunity for developers!

It did not take a lot of time for me to decide which topic we would dedicate our first blog article to. Without any doubt, the new Windows Phone 7 platform offers great opportunities for developers. Developers all around the world can now start to build applications and games using familiar tools like Visual Studio…

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