Windows Identity Foundation Simplifies User Access

Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation has been released to the Web (RTW). It helps simplify user access for developers by externalizing user access from applications via claims and reducing development effort with pre-built security logic and integrated .NET tools. Users can benefit through single sign-on and seamless collaboration across organizational boundaries. At PDC, Microsoft announced that…

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Watch Advanced Training Online for Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Advanced Series is an on-demand series about the advanced features of Windows Server 2008 R2. Topics will include Building a Seamless Enterprise, Virtualization Enhancements, Remote Desktop & Remote Apps, Managing with Server 2008 R2 and Web Server Improvements. Here’s a list of sessions. Each session lasts between 30 minutes and 60…

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Get Your App in the Cloud with Front Runner for Windows Azure

The new Front Runner program for Windows Azure is the best way to get ahead in cloud computing. It’s designed to get your application compatible quickly and to market more effectively. Plus, you’ll enjoy early access to new Microsoft products, one-on-one tech support from experts, training and special promotions that keep you ahead of the…

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Get Online Support Through Microsoft Partner Network Forums

Access unlimited online technical support for Microsoft products and technologies as part of your Microsoft Partner Network benefits—at no charge. All partners are guaranteed a response to your break-fix, developer and presales questions from Microsoft engineers. To enter the Partner Online Technical Community Forums, choose an area and login when prompted. NOTE: ALL partner forums…

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Pinpoint Evolves Into App Marketplace

At Professional Developers Conference 2009 (PDC09), Microsoft announced Pinpoint will evolve to become a marketplace that supports the full sales and delivery life cycle, including purchase, fulfillment and post-sale business services. This will provide a complete e-commerce solution for developers, easy delivery and customer access management, and integrated customer relationship management. Pinpoint is where business…

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Our Picks for Must See PDC Videos

Our team has put together a list of videos from Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) that we think are important for ISVs. All the videos are online. You can access the video itself or just the slides. The videos include the screen and a video of the speaker giving the presentation. You can get a list…

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Interview with the Father of Visual Basic, Personas

See the video of Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic, as he talks about computer languages and what’s coming for the industry at The Visual Studio Documentary – Alan Cooper, the Father of Visual Basic. For over 30 years Alan Cooper has been a pioneer of the modern computing era. His groundbreaking work in software…

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BizSpark Fires Up Startups

BizSpark is celebrating its first anniversary. BizSpark, a global program designed to catalyze the success of entrepreneurs by making Microsoft’s end-to-end software solutions available to early-stage startups with no upfront costs. More than 25,000 startups in over 100 countries have joined BizSpark. One year out, this community is starting to become a self-sustaining entity —…

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New Video – FandomU brings worldwide enthusiasts and passionate individuals closer via events/conferences

Video Link – FandomU brings worldwide enthusiasts and passionate individuals closer via events/conferences Larry Gregory talked to Christopher Stuckey, Stephen Reid, Jessica Merriman from FandomU at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week @ Atlanta, hosted by Sanjay Jain. With a few days of design and development effort FandomU developed a prototype on Windows Azure.  …

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New Video – Linxter brings MonitorGrid to manage servers from cloud

Video Link – https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jodonnell/Linxter-brings-MonitorGrid-to-manage-servers-from-cloud/   Larry Gregory talked to Jason Milgram, Ryan Parsley from Linxter at a recent Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week in Atlanta, hosted by Sanjay Jain. With a few days of design and development effort Linxter created an Agent based System Monitoring solution to watch the health of servers. Enjoy the show!  John…

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