Announcing the PHP on Windows Training Kit

I want to announced the availability of a “PHP on Windows Training Kit” to the MSDN download center.  The kit includes demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. We will expand the kit over time, but the current version contains the…


The ID Element

Donovan and Vittorio have been putting together an Identity section on Channel9 called “The Id Element”. This will contain all kinds of information about Identity and Access Control such as weekly interviews with product team members, developer how-tos, news, aggregated resources and more. It starts with an interview with Stuart Kwan, who is a Group…


Windows Server 2008 R2 – 5 Minute “HOW TO” Videos

Phil in the team have been recording a pretty extensive set of 5 min Video about developing for certain segments of Windows Server 2008 R2. Areas include Powershell V2, lots of Windows Server 2008 R2 Core development areas such as NUMA support and finally how to develop applications for Server Core. The best place to…


Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Today we announced the final availability of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. SP2 RC is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that, along with improvements delivered to users via Windows Update and via our hardware and software partners, addresses key feedback from our customers….


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…


New IIS7 Extensions Being Released to the Web

Joey recently spoke with Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec who is a Group Program Manager for IIS. They talked about a number of new extensions for IIS that are being released to the web such as the URL-Rewrite and some very cool new media extensions for those of you looking at putting media on your websites. You…


Microsoft Announce the "Dublin" Application Server

With the announcement of Visual Studio 2010, one thing that was not highlighted as much as the announcement of a new application server technology, codenamed “Dublin,” that will surface in Windows Server. This was combined with discussions about new enhancements to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) technology. A lot more will…


Have you Climbed up Zermatt Yet?

So a month ago we announced the "Zermatt" Developer Framework which as an SDK which aids developers to build claims based aware applications that support the Identity Meta System ( through WS-* protocols). So far it has gotten a lot of interest and I wanted to reiterate the potential here and make sure that you…


So What does it feel like being a celebrity at Microsoft?

So what does it feel like being a TechED presenter and a celebrity? Do people turn up because they want to listen to the presenters or the content. Here is an view into what it is like for most presenters at TechED. They have already spent 2 weeks getting their demos working ( I know…


Bob Muglia Gets a Grilling From An analyst

At TechED, Bob Muglia got a answer some tuff questions from a leading analyst. There are some key questions around Dynamic IT ( what happened to the vision ), Virtualization and being late to market, VMWare’s advanced capabilities and what is the next big bets ( a soft ball ). See how he did? Bob…