Office 2010 Online Developer Workshop

The Office 2010 Developer Training Kit on Channel 9 content is designed to help developers get started building solutions, from add-ins to full featured Office Business Applications (OBAs), using Visual Studio 2010 with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 as the core platform. For example developing BI Applications with Office 2010! Microsoft Office 2010 Beta is a broadly…

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SharePoint2010 Developer Training Course

Check out SharePoint2010 Developer Training Course on Channel 9! The course contains 14 training units covering all aspects of developing solutions on the SharePoint 2010 platform using Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010. There is also downloadable version of the training courses including Hands On Labs for all the training units! Don’t forget you…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

Starting from today the SQL Server November CTP is available for download. The new CTP adds a bunch of new functionality like Report Builder 3.0 (inclusive geospatial visualization), StreamInsight (low-latency complex event processing (CEP) platform), Master Data Services, scale up to 256 processors, new tools for managing large multi-database environments, … You can download the SQL Server 2008 R2 November…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 – Gemini

I would like to introduce you to a great new concept coming out with SQL Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010 called Gemini! The idea behind Gemini is managed self-service Business Intelligence. This means enabling users in various departements to make their own analysis in cooperation with central IT which decides which data sources can be used. The user interface for Gemini is…

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Launch of Austrian SQL Server User Group

Last Thursday Austrian SQL Server User Group officially started! The SQL Server User Group is an independend user community with goal to discuss functionality and share knowledge about all aspects of SQL Server – infrastructure, business intelligence, installation, development, performance optimization, … If you live in Vienna, feel free to join us in one of…

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bwin recorded ca 400% performance gain in a testing scenario involving SQL Server 2008 R2 on a 256 processor Windows Server 2008 R2 machine

bwin Interactive Entertainment AG,  a world number one company in online gaming, did some extensive tests at MS headquaters in Redmond. Tests involved a 256 processor Windows Server 2008 R2 machine using the newest version of SQL Server 2008 R2. Through the new technologies bwin could achieve ca 400% performance gain – read the whole story here (on German)…  

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Launch of Austrian SharePoint Community

If you speak German 🙂 please visit our new Austrian SharePoint Community! The Community will be operated as a blog – http://sharepoint-blog.at/. In this blog we want to offer useful information and tipps to different people dealing with SharePoint – administrators, developers, users, …    

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MSDN SQL Server Developer Center

If you are interested in Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Development here is a great link leading to MSDN SQL Server Development Center.

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SQL Server 2008 developer training kit

Click here to download SQL Server 2008 developer training kit by Microsofts Developer and Platform Evangelism group. The kit can work with a free SQL Server 2008 version like eg SQL Server 2008 Express. It provides overwiew and examples on spatial data types, filestream, common language runtime integration (CRL) feature, reporting services, date and time and new T-SQL…

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SharePoint Guidance

I recently heard about Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices SharePoint Guidance that can be read and downloaded here. The SharePoint guidance supports architects and developers in designing, building, testing, deploying and upgrading SharePoint intranet applications using a reference implementation called Contoso Training Management. This guidance demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development and application lifecycle management challenges like patterns,…

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