Windows Server and Vista FireStarter Event and Webcast for Devs and IT Pros

The Windows FireStarter event will feature eight hours of content for Microsoft IT Pros and Developers covering Windows Server and Windows Vista. The live event and LiveMeeting broadcast is on Friday, December 12th from 8:15 AM -5:00 PM Pacific Time. Agenda:  Session Name Kick off Keynote/Why Vista! The Case of the Unexplained Break Building Differentiated…


Visual Studio & SQL Virtual Labs on Channel 9

We have given the Virtual Lab page on Channel 9 a long overdue update with fresh labs for Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. Most of the labs are the 30-minute Virtual Lab Express but we also have a few longer 90-minute labs up there as well.   Virtual Labs are a…


3 New Developer Virtual Labs for Windows Server 2008

Try out Windows Server 2008 in a hands-on Virtual Lab: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/cc307280.aspx. Virtual Labs allow you to test out Windows Server in a guided sandbox environment without having to download trial software or dedicate test hardware.   IIS 7.0 with Custom Handlers Create a Managed Handler Create a Custom Administration Interface Add tracing to Custom Handlers…


Evaluate Microsoft Server Software

Thr Evalu’08 campaign provides an easy way to try out and learn about Microsoft’s server software: http://www.microsoft.com/infrastructure/evalu08/default.aspx. Try out up to 15 different Microsoft servers through Virtual Labs or downloads and you could win a Zune, X-Box or Windows Home Server. Check out Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, BizTalk, Expression Web and…


Visual Studio/SQL/Windows Server Launch Day: Live, On-line, Virtual

Today is the big Launch event for Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles. There are a number of live launch events throughout the country during the month of March. To register for a live event in your area check out the Heroes Happen Here Events site. Virtual Launch…


geekSpeak Developer Webcasts for February

Join us for the upcoming geekSpeak developer webcasts in February where Lynn and Glen cover topics such as CardSpace, SQL Integration Services and Building Silverlight Gadgets.   MSDN Webcast: MSDN geekSpeak Webcast: Problems and Solutions When Implementing a Windows CardSpace Identity Provider with Barry Dorrans (Level 100) – Barry Dorrans talks about problems and solutions…


Microsoft Comics: Heros Happen Here

Check out the new Microsoft IT comic strip – Heroes Happen Here: http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/cool-stuff/comic/default.mspx. The comic strip was launched on Monday and coincides with the upcoming Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Launch. New strips will be added regularly and you can subscribe to the RSS. There’s even an option to provide…


Test Drive Windows Server 2008

Try out Windows Sever 2008 in a series of guided hands-on Virtual Labs in the new Heroes Happen Here (HHH) site: www.heroeshappenhere.com. From the HHH site you can also download trial software, register for the Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Launch events and other learning resources. SQL and Visual Studio…


Windows Server 2008 Virtual Labs and Webcasts for IT Pros

Want to get your hands on Windows Server 2008? Test drive it today on Virtual Labs: Centralized Application Access with Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Deployment Services (WDS) in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Fine Grained Password Settings in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Managing Network Security Using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Beta 3…