Build Tests from Models with New Developer Tool From DevLabs

Spec Explorer has been released on DevLabs to help you build out testing using Model-Based Testing techniques. The new tool helps you modeling software behavior and generating test suites. It helps you build thorough, consistent, and extensible tests. Models can be viewed as graphical renderings to understand and analyze the expected system behavior and communicate…

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Roadmap for Windows Azure Transition From CTP to Business

Windows Azure team has announced the transition from the Community Technology Preview (CTP) to the release and had provided information for developers who want to continue development. Transition from CTP to Business Windows Azure will go live at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09). The conference marks transition from a CTP to a business. For your planning…

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Join in the Fun at the MSDEV Booth at PDC

Please come and drop by our booth (Booth # MPS08) at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) in Los Angeles, CA November 17-19. Several of the members of the US DPE Evangelism team will be on hand along with members of the US Solution Partners team.  We will also have several of our partners talking about how…

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NEW series on Patterns-Based Development with Silverlight

Rob Bagby has started a new series (blog posts and screencasts) on Patterns-Based Development with Silverlight.  The series illustrates various design patterns while building a sample application (see screenshot below).  The patterns covered include the Repository, the Pipeline, the Service Agent and Model View ViewModel. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV…

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Disable SQL Azure Firewall

Ok, the title of this post is a little scarey, but some developers have been trying to do this at least while initially testing SQL Azure.  A little background first… As you may have heard over on the SQL Azure blog, an October CTP was released for SQL Azure which includes (along with other features) the ability…

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Outlook Format Documented, Released Under OSP

Microsoft is releasing documentation for the .pst file format – the format in which data is stored in Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders. As more and more information is stored and shared in digital formats, the ability for people to reuse their data across various applications and platforms has become increasing important.  Providing access to the…

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New Video – CWRMobility and the ZuneHD

Link To Video Erik van Hoof from http://www.CWRMobility.com stopped by at the CRMUG Summit to show me his companies Dynamics CRM product called CWR Mobile CRM running on his new ZuneHD. Interesting to see how a ZuneHD can be used for business applications as well as consumer applications.     John O’DonnellMicrosoft Dynamics ISV Architect…

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New Video – End of week overview of Dynamics Communities event

 Click here to watch video During the week of September 14th the Dynamic Communities team ran a successful event in Illinois focusing on Dynamics CRM, Dynamics GP, Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV. I met with two of the organizers to get their feedback at the end of the week. If you work with a Microsoft…

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Developers, Architects, Decisions Makers Converge on PDC09

Professional Developer Conference (PDC09) launches in Los Angeles,CA November 17 –19. Pre-sessions begin November 16. PDC is the definitive developer event focused on the technical strategy of the Microsoft developer platform. At the PDC, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and connect with the people behind the technology.  If you’re a developer, architect or…

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Office and SharePoint Sessions at PDC

Following last week’s SharePoint Conference, the next opportunity to learn about development on the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 platforms is at the Professional Developers Conference next month (November 17 – 19).  There are quite a number of exciting sessions to consider attending. Developing .NET Managed Applications Using the Office 2010 Developer Platform Overview of…

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