Server Driven Paging With WCF Data Services

Looking for an easy way to page thru your result sets ->server-side? Check-out this blog post for an easy walk-thru of how to easily enable data paging with WCF Data Services.  WCF Data Services – enables the creation and consumption of OData services for the web (formerly known as ADO.NET Data Services).  This feature is…

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Team Foundation Server Power Tools Released!

Check-out these great new Power Tools just released for TFS 2010: Alerts Explorer A plug-in to Visual Studio, Alerts Explorer provides a graphical user interface that supports flexible subscription of alerts based on check-in, work item change, or build completion. Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Best Practices Analyzer   To launch the Microsoft Team Foundation…

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Prism Updated for Unity 2.0 and Silverlight 4

Building Complex Applications using WPF or Silverlight? The Composite Client Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. These types of applications typically feature multiple screens, rich, flexible user interaction and data visualization, and role-determined behavior. They are "built to last" and "built for…

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Enterprise Library 5.0 Released

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 for use in enterprise development projects. Enterprise Library consists of reusable software components that are…

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PowerPivot is Released!

PowerPivot gives users the power to: Create compelling self-service BI solutions… Facilitate sharing and collaboration on user-generated BI solutions in a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment.. Enables IT organizations to increase operational efficiencies through Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2-based management tools… PowerPivot for Excel is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly…

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Profiling Silverlight in Visual Studio 2010

Looking for an easy way to run performance profiling all your cool new Silverlight applications?  Did you know that Visual Studio 2010 has the tools – you just need to know how to find and start them 😉 Check-out this blog post about the profiler capabilities in Visual Studio 2010 – sometimes you still have…

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Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Now Available to You

I’ve been showing customers some of Windows multitouch applications that come with the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7, but had to tell them that the Pack is only available on machines and devices made by Microsoft OEM partners. I have good news to share now. Based on feedback and requests from partners and customers,…

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ARCast.TV – High Value Asset Tracking with Bing Maps, Silverlight and Windows 7

OuterLink, based in Lowell, MA, builds high value asset tracking and communication technology. OuterLink creates the technology that allows users to track the location of their high value assets (aircraft, ambulances, etc.) in real-time on an interactive map and communicate with the pilot/driver in situations where traditional communication is not available. Their solution is used…

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Some Free Windows Azure Training

Why is Azure important? Have you wondered how cloud computing can bring your ideas to the web faster? Reduce your IT costs?  Or be able to respond quickly to changes in your business and customer’s needs?  If so, then you need to find out what Windows Azure is all about! What is this Windows Azure…

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A Windows Azure Sample Application: Bid Now

Remember the DinnerNow sample application? Well, that was a connected web application and was introduced and updated last year before Windows Azure was available. The Bid Now sample application, along with source code, has just been released and available for download. This online auction application is designed to show how developers can create highly scalable…

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