Released : Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012

  Today we shipped the  Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012 Update .   The June 2012 update includes 42 step-by-step hands-on labs and 20 presentations covering the new Windows Azure features, in particular Windows Azure Web Sites and Windows Azure Virtual Machines which we announced two weeks ago.  Some of the highlights of this update…

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Released : Windows Azure Platform Training Kit –January Update

  Today we have released the January 2010 update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit(off line) & Training Course (on-line). The Kit & Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure,…

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Visual Studio 2010 RC Training Kit RELEASED TO WEB

The team have just finished updating the Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET Framework 4 RC Training Kit. This includes many hands-on labs, demos and presentations. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features. There are  a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0 Visual Basic 10…

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Visual Studio 2010 - Release Candidate (RC) Ships Today

Today we announced a Release Candidate (RC) for Visual Studio 2010. The RC is available to MSDN subscribers today and will be available to the public on February 10. We are encouraging developers to download the RC at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151797 and provide feedback. On the feedback side, we received a lot of positive customer feedback on…

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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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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Training Kit

Jason just announced the Beta 2 version of DPE’s Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit is now live (you can find it at http://tinyurl.com/Beta2Training). A training kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize a variety of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 technologies. The…

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Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 :

Brian in the team walks everyone through downloading and installing Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2. This is episode 33 of the 10-4 show on Channel9. This video references several important URL’s. Those URL’s, as well as some other handy links for beta 2, are as…

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Released

  Today we are releasing VS2010 Beta 2 to all MSDN subscribers with general availability on the web to follow on Wednesday. Beta 2 has a huge focus on increased stability, improve performance, and meeting many of the customers scenarios which they have been requesting in this release.  The other thing you might notice is…

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10-4 Episode 26: Creating Extensible Applications with MEF

In the latest episode of the Visual Studio 10-4 show, Jason takes a look at a new library in .NET Framework 4 and how it helps developers write applications that are more extensible and easier to maintain than before.     The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) presents a simple solution for the runtime extensibility problem….

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“Velocity CTP3” Released

Today we release CTP3 of  “Velocity” (link). This is a highly scalable in-memory application cache for all kinds of data. By using cache, you can significantly improve application performance by avoiding unnecessary calls to the data source. Distributed cache enables your application to match increasing demand with increasing throughput by using a cache cluster that…

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