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Windows Server 2008 provides developers with the most secure, flexible and connected Web and applications platform, reducing the time to craft high-performing, standards-compliant applications and make network services available remotely.

Web Resources

In the July issue of MSDN Magazine we introduce SQL Server Data Services, which exposes its functionality over standard Web service interfaces.

If you have questions regarding the Entity Framework, this MSDN Magazine article provides an understanding of how and why it was developed.

In this MSDN Magazine article, we present techniques for programmatic and declarative data binding and display with Windows Presentation Foundation.

Tech·Ed Online is now the global information portal for all Tech·Ed events with access to technical training and resources from Tech·Ed 2008 North America. Tech·Ed Online offers the Keynote simulcast, top breakout session recordings, onsite Tech·Talks video interviews with speakers and technology experts, Tech·Ed bloggers, stage events like Speaker Idol and panel discussions, Women in Technology highlights, podcasts, featured speaker spotlights, and much more.

Troubleshoot ActiveSync connectivity issues on the desktop and the device, and troubleshoot ActiveSync and security policies and certificates.

Learn how to use Data Virtualization, make the application UAC-aware, witness filtered tokens, and understand integrity levels.

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Validate your skills and knowledge with a Visual Studio 2008 MCTS certification. Save 20% on any of these e-learning Collections: 2546, 2547, 2541, or 2542, to help with exam prep toward your MCTS certification. Offer good until September 30. Enter code 70505 at checkout.

Learn Silverlight 2 with award-winning training from AppDev. These CDs include four hours of training presented by expert Dino Esposito.

July 21 - 24, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time
This Web seminar series will introduce you to the benefits of virtualization for ISVs. API sets that are available with Microsoft virtualization products will be covered, along with the benefits of using virtualization for distributing ISV products. Focusing on the new Windows Server Virtualization (Hyper-V) and Virtual Server, the series will cover the how and why of custom development on the new technologies.

Case Studies

To eliminate barriers to designer-developer collaboration, Vertigo's designers and developers used Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft Expression to share projects, leading to faster delivery of a rich, interactive user experience.

Microsoft Expression, Visual Studio 2008, and Silverlight enabled Moxie Interactive to design and deliver a unique, engaging, high-definition user experience for Fox International's film "Jumper" - in 14 languages.

Hotai Motor streamlined its complicated inventory process by deploying Windows Mobile 6 Smartphones, SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition and Visual Studio 2005.

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Free download VB6-like drag & drop designer, WinForm controls, Expression Blend, and you are up and running in minutes.

Illuminate your RIAs with ComponentOne Silverlight 2 controls. Special offer: US$300 off Studio for Silverlight pre-release.

JNBridge's new 4.0 version of JNBridgePro adds a Visual Studio plug-in, allowing you to explore and expose Java classes directly within Visual Studio.

Did you know Business Objects offers flexible tools and deployment options to help meet all your business intelligence development needs? Access our free product trials now.

Learn how to use Telerik products through interactive video tutorials. Watch videos and open code samples directly in Visual Studio.


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Webcasts & Online Events

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The Future of Application Lifecycle Management from Microsoft
July 29, 9:00 A.M.
See all that Microsoft Visual Studio Team System code-name "Rosario" will have to offer, including improvements in work-item tracking and dependency identification, new reporting options, the addition of a manual test-runner separate from the integrated development environment (IDE), and Web access to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server.

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

Global Events

PDC 2008 - Get in the Game with Software + Services
The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 puts you right in the action by delivering information and hands-on access to technologies you'll need to compete in the software + services world. Be the first on your team to learn what's new with Windows 7, Live Mesh, cloud services, Silverlight, and much more!

PDC 2008 features more than 160 sessions covering a wide range of topics for professional developers and architects. These sessions provide an in-depth technical understanding of Microsoft's platform and future, and offer practical guidance to help plan the evolution of your own products. Sessions are delivered by Microsoft engineers and include ample time for specific questions and answers.

Get off the bench and get into the action! Secure your place at PDC 2008 today. 

Microsoft Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 Developers
November 10 - 14, Barcelona, Spain Be a part of the experience - explore the challenges of today and learn how Microsoft's developer tools can help you build applications for your business success.


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