New official Silverlight Blog

earlier this week, as part of MIX09, we launched an official Silverlight team blog.   Subscribe now!  We’ll push out new technical content, videos, and use it as a venue to respond to critical industry events that require our voice.  You can use it as a direct conduit to us and the team with feedback (both…

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More IIS7 goodness: Application Request Routing (ARR)

Application Request Routing (ARR) v1 released today! The ARR feature is a free IIS7 extension that extends the Web server UI and runtime to: · Achieve high availability and scalability. · Enable elastic scalability for shared hosters. · Dynamically load balance web requests (to be used in conjunction with existing load balancers) ARR enables the…

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MIX09 – Register by Feb 27 and save $300

MIX09 is going to be amazing.  I can’t give away the details, but as the keynote owner for Scott Guthrie (as I have been every year, it’s a glorious job to be the man behind the curtain :)) and I can tell you this year is on track to be the best ever. We will…

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Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

I’m going to blatantly steal Bill Staples words since they were so good 🙂   "I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI).  Web PI is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web…

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IIS7 Extensions – URLRewrite and more

http://www.iis.net/extensions The team just launched a new redesigned extensions page to make it even easier to find all the great out of band features you can get and install into IIS7.  The newest downloads are URL Rewrite Module, Microsoft Web Deployment Tool, Application Request Routing Other Highlights include: FTP Publishing Service, WEBDav Support Windows Media…

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BizSpark is here — easy access to Software, Support, and Visibility for startups

Today, we announced BizSpark, a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups.  This is an awesome program that is really going to change the way startups evaluate technology usage.  Choosing Microsoft, not only gets you best of breed technology solutions, but now marketing, demand generation, support, and more!    The…

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Get the early skinny on Silverlight 2

ScottGu has been burning the midnight oil (literally!) to pull together an incredibly detailed tutorial that shows how powerful Silverlight 2 is going to be.  Get an early scoop on the features in the soon to be released Beta1, get a feel for how Visual Studio and Expression Studio work together to enable developer/designer collaboration that…

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A new job for me, better products for you

And hopefully some more time to blog 🙂  This week we re-organized our team so that we could better serve the needs of our internal and external partners and customers.  I won’t bore you with the details but it has a pretty major impact on what I do and the kinds of information I want;…

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New improvements to iis.net: The IIS.net DownloadCENTER

We are always hard at work improving the experience around our online properties.  IIS.net has been getting a lot of attention and we just launched an amazing feature to help you get what you need for IIS and contribute back — all the details below, let us know what you think!   The DownloadCENTER at…

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Using the Microsoft AJAX Library with PHP

Steve Marx has been working behind the scenes on building out a community project to create native PHP support for the Microsoft AJAX Library.  Today he released the first version.  He provides a ton of details in this post which I steal liberally from below. First download ASP.NET AJAX or grab just the client side Microsoft…

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