Test tools now available for Windows Server 2008 applications

For those developing on the Microsoft platform, there are free tools now available to test your applications for Windows Server 2008 compatibility. You can get ahold of these by enrolling at http://www.innovateonwindowsserver.com. You can get the bits at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008. Innovate on Windows Server 2008 is the development portal that includes key marketing information and resources…


In depth SQL 2008 Samples

Several folks on our team have done a great job in blogging about features in SQL Server 2008 “Katmai” betas as they explore this exciting new release, but sometimes you find a gem, a diamond in the rough.  For me that diamond in the myriad of the internet “rough” is Ravi S.Maniam’s Blog which provides some sample scripts with great…


Microsoft CRM Titan Developer Training

Time is running out to sign up for these great events. Choose a location and sign up soon to avoid dissapointment!   Microsoft Dynamics CRM “Titan” CTP3 Developer Training Microsoft Dynamics CRM “Titan” CTP3 Developer Training   This is your opportunity to get hands-on experience with the next version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, code named…


MSDN Development Center for Windows Server 2008 Is Now Up

I wanted to let you know that the MSDN Developer Center for Windows Server 2008 is now live. You can find it here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/default.aspx.  The site provides infromation about The latest beta of Windows Server 2008. A developer training kit How to use the features of Windows Server 2008 in your applications.


Oslo-SOA & BPM

On October 30th at our 5th annual SOA & Business Process Conference we will unveil the future direction of our SOA and business process platform with the public announcement of Oslo. Oslo is a set of technology investments across our Application Platform for building service oriented and model driven applications. We will begin talking about…


A New WPF Composite Client Announced; Acropolis Core Goes Into .NET

Windows Presentation Composite Client For those ISV’s who have been looking forward to a way to combine WinForm controls within a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client, Glen Block has announced the Windows Presentation Composite Client in his blog, My Technobabble. The WPF Composite Client is a project of the patterns & practices team. While the…


PerformancePoint Planning & Architecture Guide

The PerformancePoint Planning & Architecture Guide is now complete and live!   Updates have also been made to the Deployment Guide and are now reflected out on TechNet.  The next refresh of the documentation will be in November.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb794633.aspx   On Office Online:  Links to README and other useful information http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/FX102380591033.aspx On TechNet: For the IT…


MOSS Camp in Chicago

Ever heard of a "Dev Camp"?  Well, we’re gearing up to host a MOSS Camp for all of you Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 followers.  That’s right, on Friday November 9th at Clarity Consulting we will be hosting MOSSCamp. The event is being hosted by one of our fellow Microsoft Architect Evangelists, Larry Clarkin.  You…


Web Analytics For Silverlight

I have been asked, “How can I really count who has watched my Silverlight video or application?” The answer comes from the field of web analytics. One of the challenges of Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs) today is figuring out how the traditional measure of web usage, the page view, equates to the way people interact…


Migrating from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005

I know everyone is getting excited about SQL Server 2008, and who shouldn’t be :-)? However, I know that there are a few ISVs that are still interested in moving their database from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005, which will put them in an even better spot for migration to SQL 2008 in the near future. There are a…