How to Build Silverlight Business Applications Across Networks

Enterprise-class applications being built by ISVs require secure delivery of line-of-business (LOB) information across network boundaries. They are often provided over the Internet and require a role-based user interface and data trimming applied for the business context. Silverlight and .NET Framework 3.5 supplies excellent capabilities for building such scalable and secure LOB applications. The lightweight Silverlight runtime…

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Microsoft Code Name ‘Geneva’ Moves Identity to the Cloud

One of the hottest topic for ISVs is identity. The ability to identify a user and provide the correct details for that user is a challenge all ISVs face. ISVs need a federated identity, an identity that you can get from your customers. You need to be able to use that identity regardless of whether…

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F# To Ship with Visual Studio 2010

Don Syme has announced that F# would ship as part of Visual Studio 2010 in his blog entry, F# to ship as part of Visual Studio 2010. F# combines the succinct, expressive, and compositional style of functional programming with the runtime, libraries, interoperability, and object model of .NET. F# gives you: Succinct, type-inferred functional programming Interactive…

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Customize and Share C#, VB Coding Standards With Friends

Clint Edmonson has published a set of coding standards that you can customize and share with friends. Check out his latest posting on notsotrivial.net, called Holiday Goodie Bag: Free C# and VB Coding Standards Reference Documents. Edmonson point out the biggest lesson is “It doesn’t matter what the standards are, as long as you have…

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ASP.NET MVC Design Gallery Launches

A new design gallery for ASP.NET MVC hosts free HTML design templates that you can download and easily use with your ASP.NET MVC applications. The site is part of asp.net. Included with each design template is a Site.master file, a CSS stylesheet, and optionally a set of images, partials, and helper methods that support them. Scott…

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Visual Simulation SDK Available in Microsoft ESP

Have you wanted to build a product around technology that’s in Microsoft Flight Simulator? Perhaps you have an idea for a game or simulation. Microsoft ESP is a visual simulation platform that brings immersive games-based technology to training and learning, decision support, and research and development modeling for government and commercial organizations. As a full…

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Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Goes RTM With Improved Tools for ISV Applications

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Customers will see the software at a virtual launch event in Feburary. OCS 2007 R2 incorporates new tools that developers can use to embed communication features into business applications. New application programmer interfaces and Visual Studio integration improves the efficiency of everyday business processes by enabling…

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Summary: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week

We had a very successful event. Thank you Startup Teams (invited 5 teams out of 50+ teams), Advisors (total 6), Judging Panel (total 6), MTC Reston Team and Snippies (our professional video crew). All teams could convert their dream ideas into a tangible solution using Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. Two of the teams used SilverLight to…

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SPARKs Will Fly for Embedded Hobbyist Contest

Developers from around the world are participating in the SPARKS Will Fly contest for hobbiest interested in Windows Embedded. The contest challenges you to develop in Windows Embedded CE and Visual Studio; both of which are provided. The contest offers over $50,000 in total prize money with the  first place winner taking home $15K and a trip…

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 Released to Web

SQL Server 2005 SP3 has been Released to Web. This is the first Service pack using new criteria with emphasis on Redzone, Security, Watson, and Community voted bugs. This release is now available on the Download Center and will also be offered in the January 2009 refresh of Microsoft Update. One additional excellence achieved in…

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