Enhancing PHP on Windows

I’m not sure how many of our regular Public Sector readers use PHP at work.  Around here, we, obviously, prefer .Net 🙂  If you are using PHP, however, you might be interested in the following announcement. Basically, this is a technical partnership between Zend & Microsoft to improve the performance of PHP on Windows.  We’d…


PUBLIC SECTOR WEBCAST: Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation

When Nov. 2nd 11:00A-12:30P EST (8:00A-9:30A PST) Where Register at this link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032313216&Culture=en-US Note: Audio will be via the Internet, so your machine will need a speaker. Abstract Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is the programming model, engine and tools for building workflow enabled applications on the Windows platform. It consists of a new namespace, an…


Upcoming Developer/Visual Studio Team System WebCasts

We’re doing a lot of webcasts to help you get to know our Developer Platform and Visual Studio Team System tools. Feel free to check out our calendar of events and pick one that would interest you. Attached is an email you can send on to your friends to let them know about it as…


BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2 Released

For those of you using BizTalk Server 2004, Service Pack 2 has just been released.  You can download it here. For a list of fixes, see the Knolwedge Base article 924330. -David   Technorati tags: Microsoft, BizTalk


Upcoming Visual Studio Team System Chats

  There are a couple of interesting chats coming up on Visual Studio Team System.  On November 1st, the topic will be the new VSTS DB Pro edition.  On November 8th, the chat will include information about the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP).   For more information, see:   http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/   -David   Technorati tags:…


Team Foundation Server Implementation Guidance

Bought Team Foundation Server and now you’re wondering where to begin? Team System Implementation Guidance document- Provides an introduction to the Support process during the customers’ adoption of TFS- Outlines the team (us) that can help guide them should they have sales-related questions- Provides topic-based links to resources for the entire implementation process, from post-sales…


SDLC-in-a-Box version 2.0 Announcement

We’re releasing a version 2.0 of SDLC-in-a-Box Training Kit in the next few weeks, so check the site often. We’re including a ton of partner product integration, additional presentations and guides, and more information on Team Foundation Server. As always, send us your feedback on what you like and don’t like about the kit. We’re…


Visual Studio 2005 Purchasing Guide

Many individuals often ask me what the best options are when purchasing Visual Studio Team System products. There is no “right answer,” and I certainly won’t suggest the full Visual Studio Team Suite unless the higher SKUs are the right product for you. I’ve crafted a brief Purchasing Options Matrix document that helps guide you…


Developer Dinner: Windows Workflow Foundation for Developers

Great demonstrations, cold Pizza, warm Soda’s and a chance to win a XBox 360.  A developers dream!  What more can you ask for? (Don’t answer that question) 🙂 When Wednesday, Nov. 1st from 6:00P-8:00P Where Microsoft Innovation and Technology Center 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190 How to register http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/eventdetail.aspx?culture=en-US&eventid=1032315199 or call 1-877-MSEVENT (1-877-673-8368)…


Ronan Bradley: Microsoft Making Sense About ESB

In this post, Ronan Bradley gives Microsoft props for taking a sensible approach to ESB.  He writes: “What I found striking was how Microsoft, unlike some of the other major players, seems to understand that SOA requires a different view not only of architecture but also about middleware.  In particular, the “one stack to rule them…