MIX09 – More Reasons to Register NOW!

In addition to hearing about the standards-based web, next generation media, data driven design, rich internet applications and the collaboration between designers and developers from industry luminaries Bill Buxton, Scott Guthrie and Dean Hachamovitch, all MIX09 attendees will receive over $700 in free software and services from Windows Web Server 2008 and GoGrid Hosting. What…


Whitepaper Post in MSDN Library – Parallel Programming

The 2nd in our Whitepaper awareness blog posts is around Parallel Programming, authored by Ranjan Sen.  Parallel programming is an extension of sequential programming and is becoming the mainstream paradigm in day-to-day information processing. Its aim is to build the fastest programs on parallel computers. The methodologies for developing a parallel program can be put…

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Listening to Our Managed Partners

One of the reasons why relationships with managed ISVs and Microsoft have grown over time is because we listen and dynamically take in the thoughts, wisdoms and requests from independent software companies, and we use those to remain nimble and make changes.  I’d like to tell you about a few of the efforts the US…

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Developer “How-Do-I” Videos for Azure, Live Services, .NET Services and (coming soon) SQL Services

We just discovered this great resource for “How Do I” videos on Microsoft latest technology developments.  The first 9 of 40 planned videos about Azure are now published here. These are the first comprehensive set of HDI’s on the entire Azure Services Platform which will allow you to see the Azure Services Platform in action…

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MIX09: Where Technology Intersects with Design

With MIX09 approaching in just a few short weeks, there are some key things you need to know about that expire soon! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save $300 – register by February 27th! MIX09 10K Community Rating Deadline Extended to February 16th, 8AM PST!  Browse the gallery and choose your favorites today!…


Whitepaper Posts On MSDN library – Topics Include SharePoint, Software Plus Services and More…

We will be bringing you whitepapers written by esteemed colleagues at Microsoft as part of our intent to enable software companies to develop better and faster on Microsoft’s technologies.  We will be periodically posting articles to link to whitepapers as they are published and we will feature the author(s) with our post. The first one…

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Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions from Microsoft Press is available as a FREE download

Synopsys This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.   This 15MB E-Book…

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Top Reasons Why It’s Even More Important to Attend MIX this Year

Training budgets are typically the first to be slashed in a tough economic environment, and many of our customers may be wondering whether they should skip MIX this year. Now more than ever, MIX is essential for companies that do business on the Web. Protect the bottom line.  Consumers are spending less.  At MIX, you’ll…

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MS101 EMEA Partner Conference Less Than Two Weeks Away

In December we wrote, “Calling Microsoft Partners in EMEA” to announce the 4th annual MS 101 EMEA Conference.  The time has drawn nearer, so we’re including a gentle reminder to check out the great content available at this conference if you are a qualifying partner as follows: Partner Requirements to Attend Microsoft PARTNER MS101 You…

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MIX09 – Content is King! New Sessions, Exclusive “Objectified” Screening, and Bill Buxton to Keynote!

With MIX09 just a handful weeks away, there is some BIG news to share!  If you haven’t yet registered for MIX09, here are a few new reasons to click on this registration link! New sessions just announced include Microsoft Expression Web:  No Platform Left Behind, Silverlight Accessibility, and new sessions designed for Agencies! Don’t Miss…