NEW series on Patterns-Based Development with Silverlight

Rob Bagby has started a new series (blog posts and screencasts) on Patterns-Based Development with Silverlight.  The series illustrates various design patterns while building a sample application (see screenshot below).  The patterns covered include the Repository, the Pipeline, the Service Agent and Model View ViewModel. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV…

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Apple Scores Low on Security

Researchers continue to challenge Apple’s security by obscurity position and highlights that Windows Vista and Windows 7 are more secure than the recently released Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I always love perspectives like these from top researchers that are not in the tank for Microsoft. Check out these articles: Apple missed security boat with…

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ACT NOW!!! Atlanta Incubation Week (Nov 9th-13th)

With several successful Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Weeks (Win7 Boston, Win7 Reston, CRM Reston, CRM Boston, Win 7 Irvine, Mobility Mountain View,), we are pleased to announce Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows Azure at Atlanta, GA during week of 9th Nov’09. The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs under increasing pressure, making it critical…

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Windows 7 breaks Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousts Harry Potter

Windows 7 has broken the Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousting Harry Potter. Just read this post from Vladislav Savov on engadget.com. Here’s what they said: “Take it from us, your London-based sleuths, when anything sells faster than Harry Potter books or DVDs in the UK, it’s scorching hot. Case in point is Microsoft’s Vista…

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NEW features added to Microsoft Online Services (BPOS)

The October Service Update for Microsoft Online Services includes several new features and enhancements designed to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. The Service Update is currently being deployed into production data centers. Many of these service enhancements are the result of customer and partner feedback. The following features and capabilities are…

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Great post on Snow Leopard at “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs”

Thanks John Wiese for pointing me to this blog. I thought it was hilarious. The pictures tells it all. The blog is supposedly excerpts from Steve Jobs secret diary. Classic… Sounds like there’s some real pain with the upgrade to Snow Leopard for a lot of folks. “You have no idea what it’s like around…

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About this supposed problem with Adobe Flash in Snow Leopard

I thought this was hilarious, so I had to share… So the hacks are all up in arms about some blogger’s claim that when you upgrade to Snow Leopard we downgrade your version of the Adobe Flash player. Now stories are popping up all over, like here on PC World and here on ZDnet and…

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5 Steps to Windows 7 Compatibility

Jared Bienz (blog & Ch9), one of Microsoft’s ISV Architect Evangelists based out of Houston, created this basic guide to help ISV’s get compatible with Windows 7. ISV Trend – So many ISV’s are worried that their customers will dump them for a competitor application that is compatible with Windows 7. To help mitigate the…

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Walt Mossberg says Windows 7 in the best Windows ever

Today, October 8th, I read on Giles Turnball’s blog, Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg declared that Windows 7 to be a match for OSX and said it it is the best Windows Microsoft has ever produced. People listen to what Walt says, so this I thought this was huge. Here’s the link to Giles Turnbull’s…

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HOW TO – Windows 7 Taskbar in 5 Minutes

Here’s a great HOW TO video on Windows 7 Taskbar from Gunther Lenz, an ISV Architect Evangelist on my team. Title – Update: Windows 7 Taskbar in 5 Minutes URL – https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/GLenz/Update-Windows-7-Taskbar-in-5-Minutes/ This is the first part of his updated ScreenCast series on implementing the Windows 7 Taskbar features in less than 5 minutes ….

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