MIX11: MED02–Introduction to Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

  Recording, April 12, 2011, 3:30PM PST, Session: MED02, Speakers: Alex Zambelli What Changed? Players, bandwidth, standards, more demand, etc. Second Generation of Microsoft Media “Microsoft responded to changing streaming media landscape with Silverlight, IIS Media Services, PlayReady, Expression Encoder, IE9 and Windows Azure” Introducing Microsoft Media Platform “An umbrella brand for a group of…

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New buzzword: IT-as-a-Service

In any major industry, like IT, life is constantly evolving, and new buzzwords come and go. Some make it. Some don’t. Some die. Some become part of that industry’s life.  Take “cloud computing”. Anyone in IT knows this term, and the cloud computing definitely appears to stay. Everyone needs it – the basic idea of…

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Memphis PASS Chapter next meeting

Chapter site: http://Mem-PASS.org Registration: to join our group, please register by visiting the UGSS website. Use the "Access Code": MEM-PASS-Member.  If not joining, email  Dan.Evans@mem-pass.org or Alvin.Ramard@mem-pass.org to make sure there’s enough food. I’d recommend joining in order to get future meeting announcements. Reminder: Next meeting is Thursday, Dec 10th, next week. This end of year…

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Using WPF in a Truck

U.S. Xpress is a Tennessee-based truckload carrier with a reputation for delivering excellent customer service and using innovative technology to do so. In the mid-2000s, the company deployed an in-cab solution that automates engine diagnostics and provides communication, navigation, and training-video presentation capabilities. The solution was so successful that U.S. Xpress decided to expand its…

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Interesting Case Study of LAMP Application moved to VS and .NET

Ran across a case study with some very interesting quotes. This case study is from Earth Class Mail. Check out some of the comments: Benefits Saved U.S.$750,000 and six months on development Scales to support business growth Enables mobile solution with managed code Fastest Time To Market “Visual Studio offered us the most compelling development…

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The Interoperability Principles

Working in a competitive environment for a successful company, one often hears perceptions of different leaders. Some are intelligent issues, and some are of a different category – myths, lies, FUD, etc. Since I heard one today that was incomprehensible to me and my personal integrity, I had to look this up and wanted to…

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How do you get ready for .NET 3.5 SP1?

Yesterday, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET 3.5 SP1 released. And as I’ve been saying, there is a lot in there. ASP.NET Dynamic Data, AJAX enhancements, URL routing (used by ASP.NET MVC in a later release), Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services, WCF enhancements including REST additions, WPF Enhancements, ClickOnce/Smart Client enhancements, SQL Client enhancements for…

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Summer News Items

High school football practice has started, the wife is buying school supplies, Microsoft employees are on vacation all over – which means, summer is almost gone. However, just because we’re in the summer doldrums, Microsoft is not slowing down. In this post, I want to point out a few things that have caught my attention…

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Case Study: Bargainland builds Bidtopia.Com

Last year, John and I ran across a new company that had moved to town (thanks Diana for the intro). Several things caught my attention about them. First, they were hard at work with .NET 3.5 and VS 2008 Beta, and second, their business model of "reverse logistics". This has turned out to be a…

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Which version of SQLCE is on that platform?

  There are some questions that I get occasionally and I have to go look them up. In an effort to cut down this look up time, I wanted to record this link. What kinds of questions am I talking about? What version of VS targeted which platform? (tough to answer with new features in…

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