Microsoft’s patents and patent applications in Cloud Computing

Here’s some great info on Microsoft’s patents and patent applications in the area of Cloud Computing. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?p=1&edit_alert=&srch=xprtsrch&query_txt=AN%2Fmicrosoft+AND+cloud+AND+search&uspat=on&usapp=on&date_range=last20&stemming=on&sort=chron&search=Search.  It is not necessary to read an entire patent to understand the main concepts.  Instead, you can read the ABSTRACTS, which appear at the top of each document.  These patents provide insights into Microsoft’s thinking about Cloud Computing….

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My Favorite Sessions from PDC08

Here’s the complete list of sessions from PDC and my personal favorites. You can find all the recordings of these sessions at www.microsoftpdc.com. Here’s my personal favorites: Windows Azure (Hosted ASP, Workflow, Silverlight, RAW / Azure Storage) A Lap Around Windows Azure (ES16) – 0:46 Slides | WMV-HQ | WMV | Zune A Lap Around…

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PowerThreading Library for Silverlight, by Jeffrey Richter of Wintellect

Just found out about the new PowerThreading Library for Silverlight, by Jeffrey Richter of Wintellect. This is definitely worth checking out. Now Available:  PowerThreading Library for Silverlight, by Jeffrey Richter of Wintellect Available now for immediate download from http://Wintellect.com/PowerThreading is the latest version of Wintellect’s free Power Threading Library by Jeffrey Richter.  This new version…

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Microsoft Developer Conference (MDC) in Atlanta on Dec. 16

We have an upcoming Architect/Developer event called MDC or "Microsoft Developer Conference" that will have an entire day dedicated to Cloud Computing.  It will be a great destination for the real juicy details on how to do Cloud Computing using Microsoft Technologies. Here’s the link to the site: http://www.msdndevcon.com/Pages/Atlanta.aspx I’m looking forward to it.  …

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Adoption of Google Chrome is dropping

Looks like the adoption of Google’s Chrome is dropping… Google Chrome usage share has been dropping since its launch. Check it out on Marketshare (http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?sample=24&qprid=34&qpcustom=Chrome+0.2&qpsp=3531&qpnp=52&qptimeframe=D) Can’t help but be a little psyched about this. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation       http://blogs.msdn.com/MurrayG US ISV Team Blog…

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Some great webcasts on WPF, App security and ASP.NET

Here’s some great webcasts to check out, just around the corner on WPF, ASP.NET and writing secure applications. If you’re reading this an the webcast has already happened, you can check out the recording at the same link. MSDN Webcast: BenkoTIPS Live and On-Demand: 10 Ways Your Applications Can Be More Secure on Windows Vista…

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Check out the New Look of the US ISV Team Blog!

If you are reading this on an RSS aggregator or RSS reader you might want to check out the new look of the US ISV Team Blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde Thanks to everyone involved for helping out on the new look. Special thanks to Susan Friesen and Kevin Kennedy from BBDO Atlanta. I really appreciate the…

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Microsoft is now the leader in Enterprise Search (Gartner)

Congrats to guys at Microsoft’s Enterprise Search Group. According to Gartner, Microsoft is now the leader in Enterprise Search. You can check out the report at http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol6/article4/article4.html. Kudos for all the hard work across Enterprise Search Group spanning Search Server Express, SharePoint and FAST ESP. Here’s a screenshot of the Magic Quadrant. Not Microsoft is…

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Rockstar Developer Podcast – Episode 1 with Andrew Connell

I’m so excited! Finally got out the first episode of my new podcast series called the Rockstar Developer Podcast. This episode features Andrew Connell and is all about SharePoint and how developers can leverage SharePoint as a platform on which to build enterprise applications. The twist is that it’s all about how ISV’s developers building…

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Customers look to save money with virtualization

Interesting post of what folks are seeing in the field with Hyper-V. Looks like people are actually interested in saving money with their virtualization strategy. Imagine that Check out Andrew Connell’s recent post where he chat’s about virtualization and what’s he’s seeing in the industry. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV…

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