SCOM Management Pack for Team Foundation Server 2008 has been posted.

As promised in an earlier blog post of mine a System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) based Management Pack (MP) for TFS 2008 has been released to the public. This MP enhances an enterprises’ ability to pro-actively manage our flagship product Team Foundation Server. It is published on the official MP download public site. This is…

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Live Services Jumpstart 2009 – Los Angeles, Dec 1st and 2nd

There is an upcoming Live Services Jumpstart training coming up in LA. For full details about venue and sessions, please check http://www.lpjumpstart.com. There are a total of 11 locations worldwide where the Jumpstart is being offered. You can register at the above website. The Jumpstart training is to bootstrap customers and partners and independent consultants…

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Windows Live-ID Screen customization capability for Sign-UP and Sign-IN Pages.

A question that often comes up for Web sites that want to integrate with Windows Live-ID is, is it possible to customize the look and feel for Sign-UP and Sign-IN pages when users log in with Windows Live-ID to make it look seamlessly like the look and feel of the Web site. The answer to…

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Patterns and Practices (p&p) – Slew of releases

This p&p team has released a slew of new releases listed below. It is a banner week for them and this is followed up by next week’s p&p Summit here in Redmond.  Take a look at the attached announcements for the 5 releases they’ve published this week:  · Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft p&p ·…

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Azure Services Platform

Microsoft announced at PDC a Platform which enables users to upload and access applications, use storage, and inter-operate with non-MS platforms in an open way. This is a lot different from the traditional stuff you see from companies like Microsoft and has several implications for the way in which software will be deployed and consumed….

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Live Mesh Technology

There is some cool new technology called Live Mesh. The technology enables a user to have a very personalized experience across his multiple devices in a very transparent and seamless manner. Also it permits some very cool collaborative scenarios. You can check it out yourself at https://www.mesh.com/Welcome/LearnMore.aspx    This has multiple facets to it like…

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Very cool feature from Microsoft Outlook Connector

Folks, I downloaded the Windows Live bundle from http://home.live.com and liked the outlook connector in there. It is pretty cool and allows one to integrate various non-corporate e-mail accounts into your outlook. This provides for a richer experience. See below. I can read my office e-mail and as well as other mail from services such…

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Management Pack for Team Foundation Server (TFS)

There is a Management Pack (MP) for TFS currently in beta. This is referred to in Brian Harry’s blog entry. This will eventually be posted to the catalog of Management Packs on the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) catalog of MPs when sufficient beta testing and feedback has been completed. This is expected to happen…

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SilverLight 2 Beta 2 announced to the world

At TechEd The SilverLight 2 Beta 2 was announced. This brings together a number of feature improvements. Where can one get the latest bits?  Visit http://www.silverlight.net/ · UI Framework: Beta 2 includes improvements in animation support, error handling and reporting, automation and accessibility support, keyboard input support, and general performance.  This release also provides more…

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR CTP14

At TechEd  the CTP14 GDR was announced to the world for the VSTS 2008 Database Edition of the product. You can check out the following links which give more details on these. The team has been working to provide support for non-SQL databases and you can see DB2 has been added. GDR announcement http://blogs.msdn.com/gertd/archive/2008/06/03/vsts-2008-database-edition-gdr-june-ctp.aspx Channel…

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