Join me December 3rd on BenkoTips Live and on Demand

I’ll be co-hosting an episode of BenkoTips: Live and on Demand on VSTO Applications with MSDN Developer Evangelist Mike Benkovich December 3rd.  Here’s the details, hope you can join us: Dec 3 – VSTO Applications with John Wiese Why start from scratch when you can stand on the shoulders of giants? Since the introduction of…

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New Screencast: Adding Tabs to a TabSet in Office 2007 Apps

You may have noticed, say in Powerpoint, that when you click on a Chart that you’ve inserted there is a cool little grouping of tabs that happens.  You’ll see that you get a "Chart Tools" tab set created in the title bar that shows you that the Design, Layout and Format tabs all apply to…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 SP1 Released (Hits GA!)

Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains the complete set of updates that Microsoft has issued since the June 2008 RTM release of Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009, as well as a number of enhancements and new features to improve the product’s functionality and user experience. Key highlights in this service pack release include:…

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Learn all about Microsoft Dynamics Mobile

Our final Dynamics session will give you insight into our Microsoft Dynamics Mobile product.  Part 6: Dynamics Mobile as a platform Date: 11/24/2008 09:00AM PST Trainer: Bert Berkholder Course Description Concluding this series of webinars, join Bert Burkholder from Microsoft in a session focused on the story of Microsoft Mobile and in particular the Microsoft Dynamics Mobile…

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Moonlight Roadmap Supports Silverlight 2 in March Timeframe

The roadmap for Moonlight includes support for Microsoft’s Media Pack 1.0 for playing back video and audio.in a release scheduled for the next few weeks. And support for Silverlight 2 features planned for March. November/s Moonlight 1.0 Beta includes: Support for Microsoft’s Media Pack 1.0 for playing back video and audio. Silverlight 1.0 compatible engine. Scriptable…

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Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate Due in First Quarter 2009

The Internet Explorer 8 team has announced that a release candidate (RC) will be available to the public in the first quarter of calendar year 2009. The announcements were made on the IEBlog posting, IE8: What’s After Beta 2. Dean Hachamovitch writes, “We have combed through instrumentation of over 20 million IE sessions and hundreds of hours…

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ISO Publishes Office Open XML specification

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the Office Open XML (OOXML). OOXML is a file format for representing spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. An Office Open XML document file contains mainly XML based files compressed within a zip package. The announcement was made on the ISO news release, Publication of ISO/IEC…

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Microsoft’s patents and patent applications in Cloud Computing

Here’s some great info on Microsoft’s patents and patent applications in the area of Cloud Computing. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?p=1&edit_alert=&srch=xprtsrch&query_txt=AN%2Fmicrosoft+AND+cloud+AND+search&uspat=on&usapp=on&date_range=last20&stemming=on&sort=chron&search=Search.  It is not necessary to read an entire patent to understand the main concepts.  Instead, you can read the ABSTRACTS, which appear at the top of each document.  These patents provide insights into Microsoft’s thinking about Cloud Computing….

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Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Released

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (RDS) was released this week at the RoboDevelopment Conference. It is a Windows-based environment for hobbyist, academic and commercial developers to create robotics applications for a variety of hardware platforms. RDS includes a lightweight REST-style, service-oriented runtime, a set of visual authoring and simulation tools, as well as tutorials and sample code…

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You’re Invited to XamlFest Silicon Valley – 12/17 + 12/18

Description Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve?  Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started?  Or are you curious about how tools like Visual Studio and Expression Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver great user experiences? If so, join us at XamlFest!   XamlFest…

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