MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 29 February 2008

MSDN Flash

Volume 12, Number 5: February 25, 2008

Your Featured Content

Learn how to create a codeless solution for adding items to a SharePoint list from an InfoPath form and then extend the solution with code to enable updating items.

Learn to build custom applications that use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Services, and the Business Data Catalog.

Come learn the top 10 best practices for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) directly from the Webmaster Center team at Live Search. You can also check out our blog for future updates. We expect the tools to be available in late Fall 2008. In the meantime we've created this Beta program to give you a chance to check out the tools and let us know your thoughts.

Learn how to use the Microsoft Office platform to create a custom solution that allows multiple users to collaborate on the creation of a sales proposal response document.

This map is a living document that provides links to MSDN Library documentation, portal pages, and RSS feeds that describe how developers can use the 2007 Microsoft Office system and associated tools and technologies to develop solutions that meet their needs.

Learn more about features in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that allow you to easily package up functionality that can then be deployed and installed across the server farm.

.NET Framework KB Articles

Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio 2005 KB Articles KB Articles

Visual Studio 6.0 KB Articles

SQL Server and Data Access KB Articles

Visual SourceSafe 2005 KB Articles

Visual Basic 6.0 KB Articles

Visual FoxPro KB Articles

Evaluation Center

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 enables individual developers and small development teams to create outstanding user experiences and break through productivity challenges. Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server trial and Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite trial are also available for download.

Regardless of the size of your organization, you need best-in-class infrastructure. BizTalk Server 2006 R2 delivers enterprise-class infrastructure that enables you to connect .NET applications and infrastructure with your non-.NET applications and platforms, as well as those of your partners.

Web Resources

With great new content and new usability features, the improved Windows Vista Developer Center showcases developer features that are new to Windows Vista (with links to specific reference areas). Watch over 50 "How Do I" videos, or take advantage of easy access to blogs and news feeds. Use this resource to determine which Windows Vista features are best suited to make your applications shine.

Get cold feet thinking about writing WMI providers? The WMI provider extensions introduced in the .NET Framework 3.5 makes it easy for any .NET developer to create a WMI provider.

Download this poster to learn more about Open XML File Formats.

This sample addresses some of the demanding collaboration and business insight requirements of a CSR application.

Use these samples to learn how to create a custom solution that allows multiple users to collaborate on the creation of a sales proposal response document.

Security for Developers

One of the critiques of the threat modeling process is that it can seem interminable. And so, in this final post, I'd like to offer up some final thoughts on language, and cognitive load.

The Kill-Bit FAQ, in Three Parts: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


In Introducing SQL Server 2008, you'll learn about major new features in SQL Server 2008 including security, administration, and performance. Get free excerpts from this insightful new book by Peter DeBetta.

Get ready for Visual Studio 2008 with this free e-learning clinic. Learn about the different server and client components, how to build new applications, and how to upgrade existing ASP.NET applications.

Certification 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Certification
April 9, 7:30 A.M. Pacific Time 
April 9, 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time 
Join the Microsoft Certified Professional team to learn about the benefits of certification, how to choose a certification path, how to prepare for your first exam, and what to expect after passing your exam.

Due to popular demand, Second Shot has been extended. Now you have more opportunity to get a free second chance to pass your Microsoft Certification Exam through June 30.

3 - 8 March, Stockholm, Sweden
The labs are 100-percent new and include R2. Students build out a supply chain solution over the 5 days of training.

31 March - 4 April, Copenhagen, Denmark
You won't recognize this as QuickStart - the content is richer and deeper. We've included R2 and accelerated the pace.

Case Studies

Describes the installation and configuration of a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for a dual boot of Windows Compute Cluster Server (WCCS) and Rocks Cluster Distribution (formerly called NPACI Rocks), an open source Linux distribution intended for HPC clusters.

Describes how to integrate a Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server (WCCS) into an existing Linux cluster environment running the Platform LSF job scheduler. This integration enables Linux users to submit jobs to a Linux-based Platform LSF scheduler; the jobs are ultimately executed on WCCS.

Learn more about Windows HPC Server 2008, and how it brings the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to the mainstream while enhancing end users' and cluster administrators' productivity.

Learn how Windows HPC Server 2008 and its new job scheduler provide greater scalability and support advanced policies.

Portuguese university accelerates cancer research with high-performance computing.

IT services company develops risk and trading systems on integrated platform.

Partner News

March 3 - 5, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
The resources available through the INNOVATE ON Windows Server initiative are designed to help you plan, build, test, and promote leading-edge solutions based on the Windows Server 2008 platform. Attend this 3-series Web seminar event and learn how the Works with Windows Server 2008 Logo program can help you and your customers ensure that applications meet the baseline technical bar for compatibility with Windows Server 2008.

If you have a software solution that betters the world in the areas of healthcare, clean technology, or education, this is your opportunity for global exposure and a week in Paris. Hurry, entry deadline is February 28.

Flexible and lightweight reporting tool with rich functionality. Create and style reports easily through convenient wizards, builders, and tools.

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In This Issue:

Your Featured Content
Evaluation Center
Web Resources
Security for Developers
Case Studies
Partner News


Developer Resources Center (Silverlight Version)
Developer & Architect Events
Windows Vista Developer Center
Microsoft Office Developer Center
Expression Web Home Page
MSDN Evaluation Center
MSDN Magazine
TechNet Flash
TechNet Magazine

Webcasts & Online Events

geekSpeak Podcasts: Join a Discussion Like No Other
Listen to geekSpeak whenever and wherever you want. You can stream or download these audio podcasts on to your favorite podcast software or mobile device, with no registration required. Just click, listen, and learn about Microsoft SQL Server, the Microsoft .NET Framework, Web development, and more.

Visual Studio 2008: Making Your Life Easier
Topics covered in this webcast and virtual lab series include multi-targeting, JavaScript, IntelliSense, Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO), language-integrated query (LINQ), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Webcasts listed in an easy-to-use calendar format: MSDN Webcast Calendar

[Default] National and Global Events

Tech·Ed Session Catalog
The Tech·Ed North America 2008 Developers Session Catalog is now available.

Attend a Launch Event, Walk Away with Visual Studio 2008
Break through software development challenges: learn how with Visual Studio 2008 at a joint launch event near you. Register today.

Microsoft Health & Life Sciences Developer and Solutions Conference
April 22 - 24
Atlantic City, NJ
Gain insight into the latest and upcoming Microsoft technologies and solutions as they relate to the health & life sciences industry. This year the conference is expected to make a big draw through the participation of MS-HUG, Microsoft Health US & Worldwide Health & Life Sciences Industry team, Microsoft product teams, and BioIT Alliance members.

Microsoft 6th Annual Financial Services Developer Conference
March 12 - 13
New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY
The 2008 Microsoft Financial Services Developer Conference will focus on providing developers and architects in financial services a clear roadmap of the Microsoft development platform with a focus on high-performance computing (HPC).

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