Incorporating Videos in a Website with Silverlight Streaming and Expression Encoder

Microsoft Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live is a companion service for Silverlight that makes it easier for developers and designers to deliver and scale rich media as part of their Silverlight applications. The service offers web designers and developers a convenient solution for hosting and streaming cross-platform, cross-browser media experiences and rich interactive applications. While…

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Expression Web SuperPreview

Designing web pages for multiple browsers is a major pain point for most web developers. In addition to the time it takes to preview pages in multiple browsers, there are a host of other issues: Most browsers can’t have multiple versions installed side-by-side. The newest version replaces older versions. So, you can’t have IE6 and…

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Web Application Toolkits

With the announcement of Microsoft WebsiteSpark, Microsoft also launched a number of Web Application Toolkits to the Web. Web Application Toolkits are designed to enable Web Developers to simply extend their web application capabilities by providing them with a packaged set of running samples, templates and documentation. The goal for the Web Application Toolkits is…

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WebsiteSpark

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of a new program for Web Professionals called Microsoft WebsiteSpark. As the latest initiative in the ‘Spark’ family of programs, including BizSpark and DreamSpark, Microsoft is building upon a legacy of working with key communities and providing the additional support, tools and resources needed in order to help them thrive….

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PHP on Windows Training Kit

The PHP on Windows Training Kit is a comprehensive set of technical content including demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. The current release includes the following: PHP & SQL Server Demos Integrating SQL Server Geo-Spatial with PHP SQL Server Reporting…

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PHP development kit for Azure cloud

At Tech Ed India 2009, Microsoft announced the PHP development kit for Azure cloud. The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, known as PHPAzure, is an open source project, is available for download from Microsoft CodePlex. The SDK “provides consistent programming model for Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables & Queues)”. Microsoft collaborated on the PHP SDK…

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Web Training on Ramp Up

Ramp Up (www.MyRampUp.com) is a free online learning program for developers. Microsoft recently launched three ASP.NET tracks: Web Development with ASP.NET Move from ASP to ASP.NET Move from PHP to ASP.NET These tracks, along with the other currently offered ones (eg, Windows Mobile 6, SharePoint for Developers, Visual Studio 2008), teach the important skills in…

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Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta & Windows Web Application Gallery

A couple of days back at MIX 09 Microsoft announced the availability of Web Platform Installer 2.0 Beta and Windows Web Application Gallery. The Web Platform Installer (WebPI) is a simplified download/install experience for all of Microsoft’s free web products. It includes everything that a developer needs to get up and running to build your…

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PHP on Windows

As a developer, sometimes one has to make tough choices. One has to balance design and functionality, client requirement and usability, time constraints and budget. With PHP on Windows, one can get the best of all the worlds: interoperability that allows creation of awe-inspiring applications on top of the security of the Windows Server operating…

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Hibernate and Sleep with Hyper-V Role Enabled

Quite a few of us who have installed Windows Server 2008 have found that as soon as you install the hyper-v role hibernate and sleep are disabled. This is because the once hyper-v service is enabled it disables the support for hibernate and sleep. While there is no way to enable the hibernate or sleep…

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