Azure Services Training Kit – Now available

Today at the PDC we are making available the first preview release of the Azure Services Training Kit.  The Azure Services Training Kit will include hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize the Azure Services Platform.  This PDC preview release of the training kit includes 11 hands-on…

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Windows Server 2008 R2

  One of the key things that got announced yesterday were details about the next release of Windows Server 2008. Called Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, it will build on the features and capabilities of the current Windows Server 2008 release version. The key features are broken down into 5 key areas which are outlined…

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PDC LIVE: Keynotes Roundup Day 2

Wow. The Day 2 keynote was pretty amazing and I am sure that I am going to forget something in my mental recap. Here goes. 1st, Steven Sinofsky unveiled Windows 7. There is a lot of new stuff and there was a great reaction from the audience to this. Here is the big things that…

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PDC LIVE – CRM Team Talk about CRM "5"

Ben has posted a blog which provides some insight into some of the features coming in CRM 5 together with an interview with the product team ( below). In the interview they talk about the programmability and the developer experience that people should expect.  Its still too early to set ship dates, but this provides…

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PDC LIVE : Kim Cameron Outlines Identity Vision

Kim Cameron gave a session today with some pretty big announcements around Microsoft’s Identity Vision. He talked about a single open model for identity that enables user choice in the use of their identities. As before, the Microsoft identity model is based on the shared industry vision / architecture and he unveiled a collection of…

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PDC LIVE : Windows Azure Technical Preview Starts Now

At 12 noon PST, the Technical Preview of Windows Azure is open. The full cloud experience is only going to be open for participants at the PDC, but that does not mean that you can not get started writing and debugging your code. By going to www.azure.com you can download the SDK which provides a…

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PDC LIVE : Microsoft Announce New Cloud Platform Called AZURE

Im here in the keynote at the PDC and Ray Ozzie has just announced the new cloud platform which is called Microsoft Azure It is basically made up of three levels Windows Azure which provides the key operating system features for the cloud. The key parts of this are compute capabilities, file and blob storage…

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Announcing the New .NET Logo

Ahead of the PDC, "Microsoft .NET" has stepped out into the limelight sporting a new logo. The old one has been around for the last 8 years or so and with the  the broad adoption of the Microsoft .NET technology on the PC, Web Server, Mobile, DB and Silverlight client, together with an industry direction…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager released to RTM

As described on EDGE, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) released to manufacture(RTM) this week which is going to be another huge step for making Virtualization more common place in the enterprise. One of the key issues that ITPROs told us, was there was no really great solution for managing the potentially 1000’s of virtual…

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The Rumor Mill for the PDC

Netbooks, Strata, Cloud, etc, etc, even Office14.  Everybody has been pre-guessing what the story will be at the PDC this year. The great thing is that we do not have too long to wait.  

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