WCF REST Starter Kit

The WCF REST Starter Kit CTP is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to create REST style services using WCF. It builds on the support already provided as a part of WCF in .NET 3.5 (including SP1). Read More Getting Started with the WCF REST Starter Kit A…

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Oomph: A Microformats Toolkit

The Oomph A Microformats Toolkit session is taking place right now at PDC. With the momentum of Microformats burgeoning, we decided to build Oomph: A Microformat Toolkit. Our main goal with Oomph is to make Microformats more accessible for developers and designers. Microformats are about enhancing the web, representing data in HTML and moving that…

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Live Platform Jumpstart 2009 in Sydney 8th-9th of December 2008

At PDC 2008 this week, we announced a new way to program Live Services, the Live Framework (in CTP). Check out the overview of Microsoft’s Live Platform Services. Today we are making available the first preview release of the Azure Services Training Kit.  The Azure Services Training Kit will include hands-on labs, presentations, and samples…

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Day 3 PDC Microsoft Research Rules the Roost

Reading tweets and Scott’s WOW blog post this morning perked my interest in what was shown at PDC this morning. I checked out the overview of what was presented and the Microsoft Research site to find out more about what was shown. Unfortunately it looks like today’s keynote wasn’t recorded Update: This keynote is now…

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WPF/ Silverlight Control Toolkit – Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP

In today’s PDC keynote theGu announced a new control suite for Silverlight 2 and WPF. The Silverlight controls announced today don’t exist in WPF just yet but have been written in a way that can be easily ported to WPF. These releases continue to drive towards the arrowhead vision for WPF and Silverlight. photo Dru!…

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IIS Smooth Streaming – Akamai AdaptiveEdge Streaming

PDC isn’t the only conference in LA this week also taking place is Digital Hollywood (yes that is their website!). This morning in the US at Digital Hollywood Microsoft introduced “IIS Smooth Streaming”, an extension of IIS Media Pack for up to HD-quality adaptive streaming video delivery. Initially this will be released as Akamai AdaptiveEdge…

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November Events Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland

November MSDN UNPLUGGED Update – Double Sessions Since July I have delivered 46 sessions to more than 3000 New Zealanders and the truth is I need a break! For the next “super sized” unplugged sessions in November we have commissioned developer gurus Kirk Jackson and John Daniel Trask to deliver a three city half day…

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Windows Cloud = Windows Azure

Azure is a near synonym for the color blue. Commonly it refers to a bright blue, resembling the sky on a bright, clear day. Take a trip to http://azure.com to meet the new Azure Services Platform. Watch the intro videos: Manuvir Das: Introducing Windows Azure Steve Marx: Windows Azure for Developers

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