VM Support in Windows Azure

Many of my customers and partners have raised questions around Windows Azure and the pilot program that Microsoft announced with Amazon Web Services. While Windows Azure is not participating in this pilot, Microsoft is actively monitoring the feedback and will leverage the results this pilot to shape their future offerings.  Microsoft has committed to enabling…

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Get started with Microsoft Test Manager

I been getting a lot of questions lately about the testing story for Visual Studio 2010. Here’s a little summary and resources to get you started. Products that include Testing features Three products provide testing functionality in Visual Studio 2010: Visual Studio Test Professional: This is primarily for the generalist tester who wants to create…

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Windows Azure Resources for Decision Makers

Jared Bienz, an ISV Architect Evangelist on our team covering the South Central Region, came up with this fairly comprehensive list of great resources on Windows Azure and Live Framework. This content is great for business decision makers. Don’t miss the link to the SQL Azure Migration Wizard at the bottom. If you haven’t seen…

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SharePoint 2010 configuration, migration and feature breakdown

Here’s some great info on SharePoint. John Weise, ISV Architect Evangelist at Microsoft, pointed me at this TechNet info and thought I’d pass it along.  If you have anyone doing SharePoint work there is some great stuff here on configuration, migration and new feature breakdowns.  These are all is PDF and great to have in…

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NEW Video – Lieberman Software talks about being a Microsoft partner at PDC 2009

Phil Lieberman from Lieberman Software talked with us at PDC 2009 about their business, being a Microsoft partner and also the benefits of getting your product certified. Be sure to watch to the end to hear the great comment Phil makes about Windows XP and Windows 7. Video Link – https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/Lieberman-Software-talks-about-being-a-Microsoft-partner-at-PDC-2009/   Thanks for checking…

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NEW Video – Talking with NewsGator at PDC 2009

Video Link – https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/Talking-with-NewsGator-at-PDC-2009/ At PDC this year, our team spoke to Glenn Berry of NewsGator Technologies, an RSS platform company, about their work with Microsoft development technologies. This is  a great video about Sharepoint, Silverlight and SQL 2008, shot by Warren Wilbee. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray…

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VIDEO – Gabriel Torok from PreEmptive Solutions talks with Murray Gordon at PDC 2009

Video Link – Gabriel Torok from PreEmptive Solutions talks to me at PDC 2009 Check out this video I shot with with Gabriel Torok of PreEmptive Solutions about their solutions to help developers get better insight into their code. In addition Gabriel talked about the new Runtime Intelligence solution that helps developers gain insight into…

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NEW Tool to Ease Migration from MySQL to SQL Server

Microsoft Previews Tool to Ease Migration from MySQL to SQL Server Microsoft has released a new preview version of a tool that enables users of the MySQL database to migrate to Microsoft’s SQL Server. On Jan. 11, Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL toolkit….

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Rumor: Oracle-Citrix acquisition hits the rumor mill

Interesting take on the possible move by Oracle to gain a real stake in the virtualization space. http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/server-virtualization/oracle-citrix-acquisition-hits-the-rumor-mill/ Definitely worth a read. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation  My Blog @ MSDN  My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs US ISV Team Blog

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New “Fact or Fiction?” Ads for PHP Developers

Just read about this new “Fact or Fiction?” ad campaign for PHP developers that Wintellect completed for Microsoft. These pages are navigated to via banner ads from a media buy that will target PHP developers (see attached image examples).  The idea is to draw PHP developers into the ASP.NET and VSTS platforms. A big media…

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