New Windows Phones hit storeshelves today

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/ Some good quotes from the trade rags about Windows Phone 7.5: With Mango, WP7 has caught up with Android and iOS in nearly  every way, and in some areas it’s  even surpassed the other two in functionality. Engadget The way information is organized liberates us from the clone-y sameness of tiny icons in grid…

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Microsoft Hyper-V gaining on VMware in the virtualization market

Interesting read: http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/news/2240100164/Microsoft-Hyper-V-gaining-on-VMware-in-the-virtualization-market And this is BEFORE the Windows 8 Server Hyper-V Announcements at the BUILD Conference 🙂  

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Jason Perlow’s blog post on Windows Server 8

As the BUILD conference continues this week, information continues to flow on Windows 8.  Check out this great blog post by Jason Perlow on Windows Server 8! http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/windows-server-8-the-ultimate-cloud-os/18594

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Windows 8 User Interface

Good blog post yesterday by Steven Sinofsky on the Windows 8 UI, addressing the plan to design Windows 8 with a first-class touch UI without comprimising the desktop experience: Designing for Metro Style and the desktop

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Free Office 365 eBook published

This is an easy read and a great introduction to Office 365: Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

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Office 365 Review in PC World

Tony Bradley, with PC World,  posted an article on Office 365 titled “Microsoft Office 365 Review: Online Productivity Suite Offers Top-Notch Integration.” Tony gives it a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 and says “Office 365 is the clear winner among online productivity suites.” The review is a loose comparison piece between Office 365, Google…

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IE9 Blocks 7 Times More Malware than Other Browsers

Interesting post on the IE Team Blog last week: http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/archive/2011/08/15/ie9-with-smartscreen-leads-malware-protection-once-again.aspx

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Windows 8 blog

Steve Sinofsky is blogging about “Windows 8”.  A good link to keep updated on what’shappening: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course – June 2011 Update

Yesterday we released the June 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including:…

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