WATCH THE 10-4 SHOW to Learn about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0

Brian and the rest of the Visual Studio evangelism team have released the first episode of the 10-4 which is a video podcast which will take a look at a different capabilities within Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. The first show has been completed and is on-line on channel9 at https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/ and…

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ODF Support for Office 2007 SP2 – How it will be done

We have just has published documentation on how we are going to implement support for Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.1 in Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 when it becomes available next year. We announced our plans to support ODF earlier this year and this documentation represents how we are going to do it,…

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Microsoft’s Datacenter Vision

Last week there was a lot of discussion about some of the thinking about a future generation of data centers which become a lot more flexible, cost effective and quick to install and get on-line in the right locations. You can click on the video to see the simulation of what is being planned. Video:…

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Windows Vista Sp2 / Windows Server SP2

The Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available so that you can download and test this release. Windows Vista SP2 is a traditional service pack release with all cumulative released security updates available since the SP1 and in addition support for new types of hardware and emerging standards….

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Environmental Sustainability

Who would have thought that 5 years ago there would be a director of “Environmental Sustainability” at Microsoft. Great that this has happened, and that there is someone thinking holistically about how we reduce the environmental impact. Adam talked to Francois Ajenstat about some of the things that you can quickly do to improve the…

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SQL Server Fabric Control Point and The DAC ‘PACK’

Joey met with Mike Jones right after the first public showing of some of the great new features coming in the next release of SQL Server code-named Kilimanjaro. PASS Community Summit 2008 He showed demos of two things. Firstly the "Fabric Control Point" provides a unified view from a management perspective of all the SQL…

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Microsoft Ships Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008

At the RoboDevelopment Conference we announced the availability of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008. This new release includes a simple programming model to support building asynchronous applications, a set of visual authoring and simulation tools to aid in application development, and tutorials and sample code to help developers get started. This the third major release…

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I will have to go to a ‘Mark Minasi’ presentation one of these days

Adam caught up with Mark Minasi last week in Vegas. He seems to be flying all over the place, but really seems to know his stuff around a number of areas from IPV6, Active Directions, Windows Server R2 and Windows 7. In the following video he talks about the things that he currently likes and…

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Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) REST Starter Kit

Ron Jacobs has been quietly building a really great REST based resource for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) called the WCF REST Starter Kit? The WCF REST Starter Kit simplifies development of REST services for WCF adding new features and guidance tightly integrated with ASP.NET and the current WCF release in .NET 3.5 SP1.  These features…

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PDC Highlights @ TechED EMEA – Here We Come

The core of the evangelism team is traveling to TechED EMEA in Barcelona today to redeliver some of the key content from the PDC. Certainly around Microsoft Azure, Windows 7, Identity and VS2010 we aim to provide a lot of technical details through a number of general sessions and 3 panel discussions. If you are…

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