Microsoft Announces Public Beta Release for Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Project 2010, and Visio 2010

Today, at PDC in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced the public beta release of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, Office Web Apps for business customers, and Office Mobile 2010.    Office 2010 provides the best productivity experience across the PC, phone, and browser.  It is full of new innovations that make using…

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Video Highlights from Sharepoint Conference

We wrapped up the Sharepoint conference last week and unveiled a lot of info about the upcoming release of Sharepoint 2010. Great video highlights of the conference are publicly available at  http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/videohighlights.aspx.

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Demystifying Microsoft in the Cloud

When you read about Microsoft’s offerings in the cloud, you most commonly hear the brands ‘Azure’, ‘Live’, and ‘Online’, without much context about how they are or are not related.  I’ll take a stab at demystifying this here.   Windows Azure Platform Windows Azure is at the core of Microsoft’s strategy in the cloud.   We…

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Microsoft Security Essentials

Since we have released Microsoft Security Essentials (a free antivirus solution) for consumption by the general public, I have gotten a number of questions about it from my enterprise customers, including what it means for AV in the enterprise.  Here goes 🙂 Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a new PC security solution that went to…

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New Release from Patterns and Practices: Developing Sharepoint Applications

Developing SharePoint Applications guidance integrates new guidance with the original release, SharePoint Guidance – November 2008, into a single download. The guidance provides value for experienced developers just starting in SharePoint development as well as experienced SharePoint developers looking to expand their skills. If you are new to SharePoint development, the first step is to…

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Windows 7 RC is here!

Actually it got here a few weeks ago, but who’s counting? 🙂  I’ve been running Windows 7 since the public beta late last year, and I never looked back.  I have it running on 3 of my 4 machines at home, and with XP compatibility mode (I’ll post on that later), I’ll now be able…

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