Financial Institutions See Benefits of Windows 7

Several financial services customers recently shared their Windows 7 deployment stories with Microsoft, and emphasized the advanced power management, lower TCO and utilization costs and improved performance they’re seeing. More detail here.

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Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP For Visual Studio 2010 RTM

The wait is over; you can now download the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh from the Windows Phone web site at http://developer.windowsphone.com. With this CTP, you can develop and test Windows Phone 7 apps on the RTM version of Visual Studio 2010 (VS2010). There are several improvements in the CTP, including an updated Windows…

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Microsoft Innovation Showcase Win a Zune Sweepstakes Promotion

HOW DO I ENTER? You can enter by visiting the web site for the Sweepstakes and completing all of the registration requirements including completion of a short survey. All required survey questions must be answered to receive an entry. We will only accept one (1) entry per person. We are not responsible for entries that…

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Web Application Publisher Combines Data Across Clouds

DreamFactory Software is a leading publisher of rich web applications for cloud platforms.  The DreamFactory Suite delivers enterprise class project, document and data collaboration software to over 10,000 businesses using different cloud platforms.  They like to say they are “cloud agnostic” and recently they launched their suite on Microsoft Windows Azure.  DreamFactory offers the ability…

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Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Technologies to Device Manufacturers

Microsoft just announced the release to manufacturing of Windows Embedded Standard 7. Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division at Microsoft, shared more insight around recent OEM and partner activities with Windows Embedded Standard 7 in his blog. Developers use Windows Embedded Standard 7 to create a variety of smart, connected,…

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CMO’s Toolkit: Harnessing Facebook Using Cloud Computing

In this blog post by Jeff Barnes, he tells the story of the highly successful Outback Bloomin’ Onion Facebook campaign that was presented at the Cloud Computing Expo event held last week in NYC.  In the brave new world of Social Networking – one of the great dangers to avoid is ending-up on the dreaded…

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New IE9 Developer Tools: Network Tab

Did you know that IE9 now includes a nice set of built-in Networking Tools? The new IE9 developer tools include some new capabilities and improvements over the great tools in IE8: A new tab for inspecting network traffic. Improved performance working with large JavaScript files: think 70k+ lines of code (even if it’s all on…

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Sharepoint 2010 Designer Released!

SharePoint Designer 2010 is the tool of choice for the rapid development of SharePoint applications. Using SharePoint Designer, advanced users and developers alike can rapidly create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs. Advanced users can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Versions –> Released

Here are the links to the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express editions now available for download: Express Package If your system is? If your system is? If your system is? Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Express X86 X64 WOW64 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Express with Tools X86 X64 . Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2…

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Visual Studio 2010 Report Viewer Available

The Microsoft Report Viewer control enables applications that run on the .NET Framework to display reports designed using Microsoft reporting technology. In server mode, the ReportViewer control can connect to and leverage the features of SQL Server 2008 R2 report servers, as well as still connect to previous Reporting Services server versions.  In local mode,…

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