Download Visual Studio 11 Beta today!

Get Visual Studio 11 Beta today and start preparing for the next generation of development. You can’t predict the future, but you can get there first: • New HTML and CSS editors extend Visual Studio’s rich editing capabilities to make HTML 5 and CSS 3 development more productive, as well as enrich traditional HTML development….


Microsoft Patterns & Practices-Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure

This guide focuses on the common issues you will encounter when building applications that run partly in the cloud and partly on-premises, or when you decide to migrate some or all elements of an existing on-premises application to the cloud. It focuses on using Windows Azure as the host environment, and shows how you can…


Microsoft Learning Training and Certification – SQL Server 2012

Technorati Tags: Microsoft Certification,SQL Server 2012 MSL Training Portal: Courses: The SQL Server 2012 courses are designed to enable database professionals to take full advantage of SQL Server 2012 and if they choose to validate their skills with certification. Over 100 industry professionals identified baskic skills that they use and expected peers and employees…


Deploying FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint quickly and reliably returns highly relevant results across thousands of sites and documents. FAST also enables applications to take advantage of its capabilities to deliver business value through productivity gains and simplified data and taxonomy management. Technical White Paper


How Microsoft Reduced Bandwidth Utilization Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 BranchCache

In conjunction with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, Microsoft IT leverages BranchCache which caches local copies of content from Web and file servers to enhance performance and reduce bandwidth utilization on Wide Area Networks (WAN), eliminating the need for clients on a WAN having to go over slower links to get access to…


Windows Azure Security Best Practices

Excellent information from Bruce Kyle on Windows Azure Security: Part 1: The Challenges, Defense in Depth Part 2: What Azure Provides Out-of-the-Box Part 3: Identifying Your Security Frame Part 4: What Else You Need to Do


SQL Server 2012 Announcement!

SQL Server 2012 released – The world’s most widely deployed data platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, has released to manufacturing (RTM), with an evaluation version available today. General availability will start on April 1. SQL Server 2012 is already making waves: Demonstrating proven capabilities – Hundreds of global, industry-leading customers such as Volvo Car Corporation,…


Microsoft Business Intelligence Roadshow 2012

Η Microsoft Ελλάς έχει τη χαρά να σας προσκαλέσει στην ημερίδα: Microsoft Business Intelligence Roadshow 2012 Που θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Τρίτη 13 Μαρτίου, 09:00-14:00, στα ανανεωμένα γραφεία μας (Κηφισίας 221, Μαρούσι). Στην εκδήλωση θα έχετε την ευκαιρία να δείτε τις νέες εντυπωσιακές δυνατότητες του SQL Server 2012, που πρόκειται να κυκλοφορήσει σύντομα, όπως το PowerView,…