Acceptance Test Engineering Guide by p&p

Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance: Acceptance Test Engineering Guide (BETA 1) Quick Links – Codeplex site: http://codeplex.com/TestingGuidance – Project announcement: http://www.codeplex.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?ProjectName=TestingGuidance&DownloadId=40458 – Community Forum: http://www.codeplex.com/TestingGuidance/Thread/List.aspx Common Scenarios – How to Plan for Acceptance Testing – What Kinds of Acceptance Tests to…

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Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices

Microsoft patterns & practices announces the latest addition to the p&p library of guidance: Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices (white paper) + Agile Development Showcase Quick Links – Agile Development Showcase site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dd128747.aspx – PDF download: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/4/a/44a2cebd-63fb-4379-898d-9cf24822c6cc/distributed_agile_development_at_microsoft_patterns_and_practices.pdf White Paper Abstract Distributed development is a fact of life for many teams. Unfortunately most…

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OSLO: when to Model becomes the application

“Oslo” is the code name for a set of modeling technologies currently under development at Microsoft but available as Community Technology Previews since yesterday at PDC. Model based development is not new and has been used over the past 20 years in a variety of environments, really old readers will remember IEF that generated code…

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Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform: white papers

Check out these documents straight from a cloud – among others the white papers from David Chappell . Content: Azure Services Platform (.pdf file, 2.6 MB) Cloud Platforms Whitepaper (.pdf file, 822 KB) Azure Services Platform Fact Sheet (.doc file, 40 KB) Windows Azure Fact Sheet (.doc file, 33 KB) .NET Framework 4.0 – Fact…

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Office Comes to Your Browser

   Microsoft announced this morning at its PDC conference that the next release of Microsoft Office will include browser-based versions of some of its main office software products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. These will be "lightweight versions", but they’ll still have rich functionality and will be comparable to Google’s suite of online office…

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patterns & practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta released

Today we released our patterns & practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta 1. This is our guide to help solution architects and developers make the most of the Microsoft platform. It’s a distillation of many lessons learned. It’s principle-based and pattern-oriented to provide a durable, evolvable backdrop for application architecture. It’s a collaborative effort among…

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Queuing at the speed of light using open queuing protocol

Just to catch your attention…this is not vaporware…AMQP is in production for key banking system at JP Morgan http://www.fsclub.co.uk/past/fsc-181006-jpmorgan-amqp.pdf What is AMQP and what is the role of Microsoft in this? · As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to openness and interoperability, Microsoft is joining the AMQP Working Group  which includes Cisco, Credit Suisse, Deutsche…

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Windows in the cloud in there!

Ray Ozzie just publicly announced our Software + Services platform Azure. The Azure Services Platform is built on the Windows Azure operating system in the cloud. Windows Azure provides service hosting and management, scalable storage and a development environment for the Azure Services Platform. The Azure Service Platform includes: SQL Services for relational data storage…

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BPM on the Microsoft Platform: BPM for the masses!

Today we reached a key milestone as the last set of content for this phase hits our BPM site that we recently re-launched (http://www.microsoft.com/bpm). This last set of content includes two 10-minute videos that have the goal of delivering our value proposition in a very succinct and interactive manner: 1. The first video (here) summarizes…

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WCF REST Starter Kit goes live October 27

With .NET 3.5 we added support for building RESTFul services.  Now we are building momentum towards enhancements in .NET 4.0 with the WCF REST Starter Kit.  The kit includes features and templates designed to make it simple to build Atom Feeds, RESTful services and even full support for Atom Publishing Protocol.  The kit will be…

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