Silverlight 4 Beta & ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta are available

Today at PDC conference a lot of interesting announcements were made during the keynote. One of the most interesting ones to me was the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta, that is bringing features such as printing support, camera & mic support, rich reporting and charting and integration with SharePoint Server 2010 amongst other things. For…

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Windows AppFabric Beta 1 is available

If you want to play around with it, just go here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/ee695849.aspx. For some quick info check my previous post. Link to Cloud AppFabric is here (just a funny word for .NET Services, so far ;)), but check November CTP anyway…

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Microsoft Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL Azure November CTP

Are you searching for a tool that could synch your on-premise database with the SQL Azure, which is a relational database in the cloud provided as a service. Look no further – a Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL Azure is available!!! Overview of the CTP’s capabilities: “The Microsoft Sync Framework Power Pack for SQL…

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Back to the cities, this time in US: Dallas

At PDC additional feature of the Microsoft Cloud platform was introduced under project codename “Dallas”. It is a service for manipulation and exposure of different data sources in the cloud, which is pretty powerful! Check out the basics on Dallas web site.

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Pinpoint Your Azure Applications

Today, with official launch of the Windows Azure platform, a market place for all the Cloud applications on Windows Azure has also be launched. If you want to check how you will be able to market your application on this platform, please check www.pinpoint.com. The nice part is that it is totally integrated into all…

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PDC Keynote: Dublin + Velocity = Windows Server AppFabric

Today, at PDC09 keynote a new functionality for Windows Server was announced: Windows Server AppFabric. It is basically two projects combined into a product: “Dublin” and “Velocity”. So you can expect advanced caching scenarios for applications, hosting and provisioning of applications and advanced management tools for your apps. Official website is here, you can expect…

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Test Case Migrator (Excel) Tool

A great new tool for VS 2010 Test Case Management environment was released on CodePlex portal. Here is a short description of functionality: “With Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, you get the End-to-End support for dealing with Test artifacts (test cases, test steps, test results etc) when they are stored in Test Case Management (TCM)/Team Foundation…

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From the Capital of Norway to SQL Server

Modeling tools and frameworks, previously known under code name “Oslo”, will be renamed to SQL Server Modeling. At PDC next week a SQL Server Modeling CTP will be available, so hopefully everyone will be able to check the bits out. If you want to know more, I suggest you to read Doug Purdy’s blog post.

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Microsoft .NET Services November CTP Release

Hey, news about .NET Services November CTP are available at the team’s blog. They have outlined the launch functionality available @PDC in 2 weeks time: Access Control Service Feature-Complete Capabilities The Access Control Service provides an easy way to control access to REST web services and Service Bus communications while integrating with standards-based identity providers,…

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Spec Explorer for Visual Studio

Now, this sounds interesting. Another brain-child of the MSR (Microsoft Research) Team this is a tool that takes testing into new dimensions: Spec Explorer. A short excerpt from the site: “Spec Explorer 2010 is a tool that extends Visual Studio for modeling software behavior, analyzing that behavior by graphical visualization, model checking; and generating standalone…

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