Announcing the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 Preview for RC

On March 30th 2010, we released the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 Preview for RC on the Visual Studio Gallery.  This power tool helps you easily create rich Visual Studio extensions which you can share with others on the Visual Studio Gallery. These extensions can include tools (Visual Studio automation), code (your…


BizTalk Server 2009 R2 renamed to BizTalk Server 2010

Today we announced that the upcoming release of BizTalk (BizTalk Server 2009 R2) has been renamed to BizTalk Server 2010. BizTalk Server 2009 R2 was planned to be a focused release to deliver support for Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010. Our original plan was to name the release…


Channel 9 Live at MIX10 – Live, Unscripted & 100% Interactive

Tune in to Channel 9 Live – immediately following the keynotes – for live, unscripted and 100% interactive coverage of MIX10. Tweet your comments and questions to @ch9live and we’ll ask them on your behalf live on the air. WHAT: The Channel 9 crew will be broadcasting live, unscripted and 100% interactive from The Commons…


Silverlight is Primary Dev Platform for Windows Phone 7 Series; Silverlight 4 RC Now Available

Today at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas, we unveiled more details of the Windows® Phone 7 Series by announcing Silverlight as the primary platform for developing applications on the device platform. The combination of the Silverlight platform, Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Expression Blend development tools, and Windows Phone software and hardware, together with…


ARCast.TV – IHI Shines Silverlight on Healthcare Improvement

Recently Bob Familiar had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Iantosca, CEO of eDefine, Paul Hamnett, VP of Engineering at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI.org), and Kerri Sweeney, Director of Development at IHI, to learn about a new Silverlight based solution they have created for the healthcare quality industry called the Improvement Map….


ASP.NET MVC 2 for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 Available Now

Just wanted to let you know that we announced the General Availability of ASP.NET MVC 2 for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 via a post on Scott Guthrie’s blog recently. To give you a quick brief, ASP.NET MVC is a free, fully-supported framework that enables developers to quickly build standards-based, SEO-friendly…


Tech-Ed India 2010 : Tech-Ed India Top Architect Contest Is Now On

  What is Microsoft Tech·Ed India 2010 TOP ARCHITECT? It is a contest based on your architectural skill. We give you a challenge – details on a system we’d like you to architect. In the allotted period you work out the architecture in line with the expected solution brief. Your submissions would be judged based…


Announcing Microsoft Tech.Ed 2010, India: In Bangalore from April 12-14

Because you will return to your office with knowledge and expertise that only the three days at Tech.Ed-India, the largest technology conference globally this year – can offer. You will learn about today’s cutting-edge trends, helping make life easier for you at work. But the most important benefit of all just might be the networking…


HOW TO: Running SilverLight Applications on Linux and Mac

I often get asked by a number of developers on how can they run SilverLight applications on Linux and / or Mac. Hence I thought of making this no-brainer information as a post here. For Linux: Moonlight is an open source implementation of SilverLight, and is primarily targeted for Linux and other Unix/X11 based operating…