Announcing the Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor (BDC tool)

I am long overdue for a good “Sharepoint in the Manufacturing Enterprise” post, but I didn’t want to wait until I got that together to get this information out there:    The August SharePoint SDK hit and includes the new BDC Definition Editor.  Check out the Sharepoint Team blog post for info and downloads – http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/08/22/announcing-the-microsoft-business-data-catalog-definition-editor-for-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007.aspx   A lot of…

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Jeff Woolsley blogging in the Windows Virtualization Blog

Server Virtualization is really taking off with our enterprise customers as they start to realize the benefits of more efficient use of hardware, and ease of server provisioning to support changing business needs and disaster recovery.  Our solutions in this space have matured over the last 5 years from Virtual PC, to Virtual Server, to…

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OBA Reference Application Pack for Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics Released!

Just saw that we have released a new Office Business Applications (OBA) Reference Application Pack (RAP) for Manufacturing Plant Floor Analytics at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/architecture/bb643797.aspx.  This is GREAT stuff if you are a developer for a manufacturing company, as our OBA team has done some of the hard work of plant floor analytics for you for free!…

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Windows Server for Mission-Critical Enterprise Workloads

Even with the proliferation and success of Windows Server I have seen in our Enterprise customers, I still run into the occasional Information Technology Professional who believes Windows does not have a place in the Enterprise datacenter.  If you are a Windows proponent in your company, and run into pushback about putting mission-critical enterprise workloads on…

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