‘Roslyn’ Offers Object Model for Code Generation, Analysis, Refactoring, Scripting

Traditionally, compilers are black boxes — source code goes in one end, and object files or assemblies come out the other end. The Microsoft “Roslyn” community preview changes that model by opening up the VB and C# compilers. Compilers in “Roslyn” provide APIs to allow tools and end-users to share in the wealth of information…

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Code Walkthroughs Show How to Write Interactive Graphics in HTML5, SVG, JavaScript

If you are interested in seeing how gaming applications are written in HTML5 and JavaScript, take a look at these two posts. Each post includes an overview and code walkthrough. Dan Catuhe has written a couple posts that shows how you can use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build graphically interactive applications. Game App Using…

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SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Now Available

The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit is now available for download free of charge.  The kit includes technical content designed to help you learn how to develop SQL Server 2012 database and BI solutions. New and updated content will be released periodically and can be downloaded on-demand using the Web Installer Preview. The first…

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SQL Azure Roadmap Simplifies Scale Out Needs with Bigger Data, SQL Azure Federation

The SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release will be available by end of 2011 and is aimed at simplifying elastic scale out needs. Announcements were made at PASS Summit and online. According to the Azure blog post, Just Announced at SQL PASS Summit 2011: Upcoming Increased Database Limits & SQL Azure Federation; Immediate Availability of…

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New Community Previews for BI, Connecting SQL to the Cloud

Two new Community Technology Previews (CTPs) for SQL Azure have been announced at PASS Summit 2011 that are aimed at enhancing BI capabilities and connecting data in the cloud and on-premises. SQL Azure Reporting enables developers to use familiar tools to create and deploy operational reports to the cloud, which can easily be embedded in…

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ISVs Sell Cloud Apps Through Windows Azure Marketplace – Now in 26 Countries

Windows Azure Marketplace will help sell your Azure applications globally. This online marketplace was launched in July 2011 and now is available in 25 additional countries. Partners can elect to list-only applications or sell applications directly within the marketplace. It is free to list applications in the marketplace. For applications that are commerce enabled, Microsoft…

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Microsoft Demos Dynamics NAV Running on Windows Azure

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV team has produced a demo of the application running on Windows Azure. The product was demoed at Directions US, which is an event for Dynamics NAV Partners run by Dynamics NAV Partners. Paul White on the team’s blog post Excited in Orlando writes, “At Convergence 2011, we announced that we would…

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‘Big Data’ Hadoop Coming to BI on SQL Server, Windows Server, Windows Azure

In his keynote at PASS 2011, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Ted Kummert announced new investments to help customers manage “big data,” including an Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows Server and Windows Azure and a strategic partnership with Hortonworks Inc. and Hadoop Connectors for SQL Server and Parallel Data Warehouse. Microsoft will be working with the…

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ISV Video: Social Media Goes Mobile with Glassboard on Azure

You can now share your private data with groups of your friends, coworkers, and those outside your work organization courtesy of a new free product, Glassboard, from social media company Sepia Labs. Users can connect with each other’s Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone. Soon users can connect from within a Silverlight part in Office 365….

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