Be Better Informed in 2009!

If you’re like a lot of people, you feel challenged to keep up with the information available to you in everday life.  If you’ve resolved to be more in the know this year, this post has a few tips.   Click here to visit the Microsoft directory of team blogs where you may review where and how you are getting…

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Holiday Goodie Bag: Free C# and VB Coding Standards Reference Documents

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of being involved in writing and maintaining the internal coding standards documents for nearly every company I’ve ever worked for. I present to you the latest incarnations of my efforts: a zip file containing C# and VB.NET editions of my reference coding standards. I certainly…

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Calling Microsoft Partners in EMEA

Microsoft’s 4th annual Microsoft PARTNER MS101 EMEA Conference will be held 16 – 19 February 2009 in Munich, Germany!  This conference will be jam packed with useful information sessions about how to build an alliance with and make the most of your relationship with Microsoft.  Our primary objective for Microsoft PARTNER MS101 EMEA is to…

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Check this out: Microsoft Research Machine Translation (MSR-MT) Team Blog : Windows Live Messenger translation bot now available!

For those of you who travel to foreign lands without speaking the language, you should read the Microsoft research blog to hear more about this exciting development which makes Windows Live Messenger available on your smartphone.  With this, you can use the bot to translate while you’re traveling to other countries!   Microsoft Research Machine Translation…

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Help Your Development Team Write Faster, Better Code!

Charles Torre from Channel 9 had an opportunity recently to talk with Jim Kayler, Senior Technical Specialist and Brian Finnerty, VP of Marketing about their .Net training company, InnerWorkings.  Their mission is to help developers learn to write better code faster on the .NET framework.  With their tools, developers get hands on opportunities to learn…

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Making Strategic Business Decisions in Bumpy Economic Times

It is no secret the current economic situation is being considered as one of the deepest slowdowns in the modern history, and from every angle we get more proof of how serious and challenging the situation really is. Recently, the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) published their outlook from forecasters. This survey is decidedly…

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Enterprise Content Management: Are we there yet?

Greeting and salutations! My name is Raj and I manage Microsoft’s relationships with several of the leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software companies. Gartner, Microsoft and others have witnessed dramatic changes in the Content Management landscape in the last 18 months, the arrival of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, MOSS, the increased scope of manageable…

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Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast, December Topic: Azure

Please join us for this month’s Global ISV Technical Forum Webcast Wednesday, December 17th, 2008, 10:00-11:30 AM PST  The Azure Services Platform The Azure™ Services Platform offers ISVs the ability to provide their customers a range of choices in user experience over the Web or on connected PCs, servers, and mobile devices. ISVs can take…

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You Can Be Sure, if You Place Your Technology Bet on Azure.

I’m Eric Morse, the Director of Emerging Ecosystems at Microsoft. Though my title may sound like I don hip boots to discover new species of salmon spawning in northwest rivers, I’m actually more jazzed about enabling new technologies to take hold and provide opportunity where perhaps there was not before. That’s why I’m particularly excited…

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