February Newsletter – Virtualization Call for Papers

We are calling for papers on Virtualization for the 24th Architecture Journal. If you are interested in participating, submit your proposal by Thursday, March 11 end of day. Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Virtualization Call for Papers February 2010   VIRTUALIZATION PRACTICES AND TECHNIQUES Call for Papers We are…

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A Data Mashup Infrastructure Available as-a-Service

Microsoft Codename "Dallas" is a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform. Dallas is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources together into a single location, under…

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[Sydney Herald] Microsoft raises cloud computing concerns

Microsoft released a "white paper" on the issue in conjunction with an International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy in Madrid. "We want to take the initiative in regard to our position on privacy in the cloud," Microsoft senior director of privacy strategy Brendon Lynch said.   Read full story…

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[v3] SQL Server Top Choice in Developing Markets, MySQL’s Popularity Growing Too

Microsoft’s SQL Server is the most popular database application in China, India, Eastern Europe and Latin America, but its open-source competitor MySQL is gaining ground. A survey of 400 developers found that more than 50 per cent are running SQL Server, particularly in China and Latin America. MySQL’s popularity is growing, however, and is used…

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Offline Management: Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 CTP2

Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services, and devices. Using Microsoft Sync Framework, developers can build applications that synchronize data from any source using any protocol over any network. Get Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 CTP2 Learn more about Microsoft Sync Framework

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Windows Mobile Architecture Blueprint

The Windows Mobile development platform with .NET Compact Framework as the foundation, has evolved into a very powerful offering to mobile developers. But, some things remain the same, and one of these is the view on mobile solutions as being a part of a bigger whole. The primary goal of this series of blog posts…

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Application Architecture Guide 2.0

Design-level guidance for the architecture and design of applications built on the .NET Framework. It focuses on the most common types of applications, partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. Get this guidance

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Application Building Blocks: Enterprise Library 4.1

The Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used “as is,” extended, or modified by developers to use on enterprise development projects. Enterprise Library 4.1 – October 2008 contains the…

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