Windows Azure Access Control Service Sample Demonstrates Support for OAuth 2.0, Windows Identity Foundation

ACS (Azure Access Control Service) that is part of Windows Azure AppFabric recently added support for the OAuth 2.0 protocol. OAuth is an open protocol that is being developed by members of the identity community to to allow third party applications access to data without providing passwords. A sample application has been posted on Microsoft…

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Get Started with LightSwitch at New Developer Center

LightSwitch is a rapid development tool for building business applications. LightSwitch simplifies the development process, letting you concentrate on the business logic and doing much of the remaining work for you. By using LightSwitch, an application can be designed, built, tested, and in your user’s hands quickly. In fact, it is possible to create a…

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Windows Azure Free Pass Returns for US Developers – No Credit Card Required

Microsoft Platform Ready is offering US developers free Windows Azure for a month. We’re offering a Windows Azure platform 30 day pass, so you can put Windows Azure and SQL Azure through their paces. No credit card required. Use this link: Microsoft Platform Ready Free Azure Pass. Use this passcode: promo code = MPR001 For…

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Visual Basic for the Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW

You can now build and release Silverlight applications and games for Windows Phone built in Visual Basic to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Please note: This initial release of the Visual Basic add-on for the Windows Phone Developer Tools requires Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher; Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is not supported….

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No-Cost, Online Test Tool Now Available Through Microsoft Platform Ready

We’ve made application testing simpler and faster with a new, no-cost, online test tool available through Microsoft Platform Ready for the following technologies: Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Windows Azure Platform Microsoft Dynamics 2011 Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Microsoft Lync 2010 You can use results from Microsoft Platform Ready…

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New Feature Pack for Visual Studio Boosts Silverlight Testing, Code Visualization, Modeling

A new Feature Pack for Visual Studio MSDN Subscribers is now available that extends testing, code visualization and modeling capabilities in Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio 2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack features are included. Testing features: Use Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications. Create coded UI tests…

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Windows Azure Platform Training Course November 2010 Update

The Windows Azure Platform Training Course includes a comprehensive set of hands-on labs and videos that are designed to help you quickly learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. This release provides updated content as related to the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.2 (June 2010) and…

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Imagine Cup Solve This Unites ISVs with Students to Solve UN Millennium Goals

This last week, I served as one of the many judges who reviewed the submissions for Image Cup 2011. The entries were amazing, with students from around the US solving worldwide problems. ISVs participate as mentors and get the added benefit by working closely with the highest quality college students on a common problem. Now…

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Dynamics CRM 2011 Web Seminars

Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 2011: The Power of Productivity The release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is coming soon and promises to deliver The Power of Productivity to customers and partners through familiar, intelligent and connected experiences.  In preparation for this release, we are pleased to bring you web seminars highlighting the new features in Microsoft…

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Bing AJAX map control V7 Released

Performance: V7 is less than 1/3 the size of our v6.3 control. This helps V7 load faster than the previous control. V7 renders multiple points on a map up to 3 times faster than v6.3. This helps deliver more and faster information to users. T Performance is based on internal tests of compressed controls, including…

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