Traveling to PDC’09? Take along new technical videos!

From the New R2 Learning Center on Channel9 Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn about developing applications for “many-core” scale, enable efficient “trigger-started” services, explore new Windows PowerShell features, create integrated solutions with…

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New R2 Developer Learning Center

Windows Server 2008 R2, “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on-labs with a focus on performance, web, management, and other server solution scenarios.   Learn about developing applications for “many-core” scale, enable efficient “trigger-started” services, explore new Windows PowerShell features, create integrated solutions with…

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Got Cores? Get the Core Info Utility

Check-out the new SysInternals utility, CoreInfo, for discovery of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) nodes, processor-groups, sockets, cache and processor configuration information on Windows 7 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Learn more about this technology at MSDN Code Gallery.

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Now Available

Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and supports high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  R2 features enhanced support for Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) computer architectures and new User-Mode Scheduling (UMS) API’s that effectively enable application developers to "minimize contention and maximize locality" within parallel computing…

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Windows 7 (+R2) Developer Boot Camp at PDC09

Windows 7 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2 share the same OS kernel.   Learn more about the new operating system with a major focus on client development.   Learn from top Windows engineers, including Mark Russinovich, Landy Wang, and Arun Kishan.  This FREE Boot Camp is for PDC’09 registrants. Topics include: Kernel  and architectural improvements. New…

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PowerShell Means “Powerful Automation”!

Announcing a new webcast series for both Developers and IT-Pro’s. PowerShell V2 introduces many new features including remote sessions, an integrated script environment, debugging tools, and much more.  Start your video tour of PowerShell V2 via MSDN Channel9 and TechNet Edge.  Find reusable scripts and techniques at the PowerShell Script-Center.  Subscribe to the RSS feeds…

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Extend Your Existing Windows Service with the New Windows Web Services API

The WS-* web services industry standard protocols are widely accompanied by managed-code end-point implementations.   With the Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI), you can connect your native client applications with web services as well as implement native web services.  WWSAPI, new with Windows 7 (client) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (server), is an implementation of WS-*…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SDK Available

The RTM release of the Windows SDK supporting Windows 7 is available on the Microsoft download center via Web setup and ISO.   It’s also available to MSDN Subscribers. One caveat is that the 64 bit versions of the ISO download are not available yet but will be very soon. For now, the workaround is to…

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Windows 7 RTM is Now Available for MSDN Subscribers

As of the date of this post, Windows 7 (but not Windows Server 2008 R2) is available for MSDN subscribers within the subscriber downloads section section of the website.   Note that subscribers may also download the debugging symbols (for both R2 and Win7).   R2 will soon be available for subscribers as well.  

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Channel9 – New C++ Concurrency Runtime Episodes

The C++ Concurrency Runtime is new with Visual Studio 2010 (in Beta release as of June, 2009).  Learn how the new runtime task scheduler leverages new Windows Server 2008 R2 User-Mode Scheduling (UMS) APIs and provides powerful pattern-based abstractions for Parallel Computing. New episodes include: The C++ Concurrency Runtime – Parallel Patterns Library The C++…

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