The future of End User Programming

The bar for creating your own applications keeps getting lower.  Can you create a PowerPoint presentation?  If so, you can probably write a business application.  Check out some of our latest work in this space at http://www.kratosapps.com/en-us/ and try it for yourself!

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Microsoft Hyper-V Keeps Pushing On VMware

With Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V brings improved virtual machine scalability and performance, network virtualization with quality of service, NIC teaming, disaster recovery with Hyper-V Replica, shared-nothing live migration (such as between non-clustered systems with only local storage), VM failover prioritization, and live storage migration. Check out this latest article from Information Week: http://www.informationweek.com/storage/disaster-recovery/microsoft-hyper-v-keeps-pushing-on-vmwar/240008257 If you…

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Its Launch Season!

I’ve been delinquent on posts recently – it is a BUSY and EXCITING time for Microsoft and our customers!  In twelve months time, we are delivering (or have delivered) new releases across our entire portfolio: SQL Server System Center Windows Server Windows Azure Visual Studio Windows 8 Windows Phone Office – including SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync…

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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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Just Released: Enterprise Library 4.1

Quick Links: –                    MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib –                    Community Forum: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=119312 –                    Community Extensions: http://codeplex.com/entlibcontrib   What is Enterprise Library? Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges (such as logging, validation, caching, exception handling, and many others). Application blocks are a type…

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Composite Application Guidance for WPF

Our Patterns & Practices team is at it again 🙂  They just released Composite Application Guidance for Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) this month. Check it out at the following links: MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/compositewpf Community site: http://www/codeplex.com/compositewpf

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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is here!

Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, released to manufacturing (RTM) today and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release.    This release is a market-changer in the Virtualization space, and if you have not already begun…

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