How does Microsoft Secure it Cloud Infrastructure?

David and TechNet EDGE team have just published a screencast on Microsoft’s security of our cloud infrastructure. The interview is with John Howie and Mark Estberg who are part of Global Foundation Services Online Services Security and Compliance group, and they talk about how Microsoft secures it’s cloud infrastructure. You should be able to take…

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Windows Live Messenger Lets You Add Chat To Your Web Site

One of the cool technologies which did not get a huge mention by the press today at Mix09 today is the new capability to extend the reach of Windows Live Messenger to web sites. Any Website can add a chat feature right into site pages. This is an elegant way to quickly add a social…

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Who Likes Basketball?

Roger in the team just posted about the work he has been doing behind the scenes for the March Madness On Demand project with CBSSports. While there is a lots of great content that the viewers can see live, to ensure the correct level of quality for the audience, in the background you need an…

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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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Steve Ballmer Live At The Churchill Club

There has been some interesting commentary going around on TechMeme from a meeting that Steve Ballmer had at the Churchill Club where he talked about Search, but also acknowledged something called Red Dog.   Here was some of the commentary from Barrons. 7:56 Ann is asking about something called Project Red Dog; he says they…

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The PDC is showing its Hand

Yesterday a whole new bunch of sessions were published on the PDC site. http://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions.aspx In particular there are some interesting sessions which caught my eye at the top of the list talking around Building Block Services, SQL Server Data Services and Building Live Mesh applications. Here are the sessions or go on-line. A Lap around…

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SQL Services Data Services (SSDS) Cloud Sample – PhluffyFotos

  Ryan has been making some modifications to the PhluffyFotos sample to make it even more easy to access. PhluffyFotos is a Web 2.0 Picture Gallery Service where users can upload their pictures from the web or mobile device. This sample is designed to demonstrate how you can develop a multi tenant application using SQL…

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Building the Microsoft Data Center

When we are adding 10,000-20,000 servers to your data center every month, you need to have a pretty good architects and a plan for how you can reduce the carbon footprint. Secondly, have you ever heard about container-based data centers??? Read on. Mike Manos on Data Centers Adam has a cool interview with Mike Manos…

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Microsoft Demo’s Live Mesh

We formally demonstrated our synchronization framework, Live Mesh, at the Web 2.0 Expo. Amit Mital gave a quick demonstration and played a video showing the Live Mesh technology at work. Fundamentally with Live Mesh, all your devices work together, your data and apps are always available. Essentially, Live Mesh is a collection of individual’s "device…

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PhluffyFotos.com

Ryan Dunn in the team has just finished off the finishing touches to a services application which uses SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) to store the content in the cloud. This has all being placed onto a site so that you can get details about the LINQ provider to SSDS and a whole number of…

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