Download the “Tailspin Travel Application” from Codeplex

In Bob Muglia’s keynote at the PDC2009, Cameron Skinner presented a demo focused on some of the exciting new features coming in Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, and the server platform. The demo was built to show of  ASP.NET MVC 2, Windows Identity Foundation,  and the beta of the new Windows Server AppFabric. For…

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Microsoft Announce RTM of Windows Identity Foundation at PDC09

At the keynote today at PDC09, we announced the RTM of Windows Identity Foundation which is a .NET Framework component which provides an open platform to enable simplified identity access to both on-premise and cloud applications. You can go to the following location to download the Windows Identity Foundation. To add to this announcement, Vittorio…

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TechEd Europe 2009 – Keynote Recap

Here is a great recap of the keynote for TechED Europe. Pretty funny that 3 people got to go on stage in comfy chairs and watch the keynote while drinking beer. Stephen Elop closed out the day with the announcement of general availability of Exchange 2010.  In the keynote, he talked about some of the…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Training Course on Channel 9

Today we have launched the Windows Server 2008 R2 Training Course for Developers on Channel 9.  This will enable you to explorer this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   You will also be able to learn…

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100 days to the Winter Olympic Games

It amazing that we are now (just) less that 100 days to the Olympic days. The new, interactive Silverlight player was recently launched on http://www.nbcolympics.com so its worth going there to see what is being planned by NBC. The site is going to broadcast the event in full HD using silverlight and taking advantage of…

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Sending EMAIL from your Web Application

On my travels, one thing that I got asked a lot about is sending email from your web application. This is typically when you need to send a confirmation at the end of a transaction. I got a number of questions about how you do this without using Microsoft Exchange, etc, etc. While the full…

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