Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio May 2009 CTP

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. Installation includes the Windows Azure SDK. download from here – Happy coding…


SQL Data services features – going relational

Today we announced the details of our plans to accelerate the delivery of core relational database features as part of SDS. SQL Data Services Team blog and the Data Platform Insider BlogWe will be announcing technical details of the TDS based SDS service at MIX 2009 –


The Microsoft SDL Optimization Model

The Microsoft SDL Optimization Model provides development organizations with a strategic framework to facilitate gradual, consistent and cost-effective implementation of the SDL. The model enables development managers and IT policy-makers to: Self-assess their current state of security in development. Create a strategy and road map for reducing customer risk. Outline practical and cost-effective activities to…


Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 is now available!

 With this new Service Pack, customers will see improved query performance in PerformancePoint Server scorecards, support for SQL Server 2008, increased compatibility with Windows Server 2008, including support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, and more filtering capabilities for PerformancePoint Server dashboards. These enhancements boost the already robust capabilities of PerformancePoint Server 2007, enabling organizations to…


Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.0 Training Kit Available

If you’re interested in learning more about the what’s coming in the VS 2010/.NET 4.0 wave, check out the “Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4.0 Training Kit” (November Preview) The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to…


Enabling Offline capabilities by Microsoft Sync Framework (RTM)

One of the values of Microsoft Software + Services strategy is enabling offline capabilities to your online software assets. Software + Service paradigm allows you to work offline with your data and then automatically synchronizes it on the cloud. Disconnected or occasionally connected software which is the right solution for many road warriors and also…


Live platform

Web 2.0 has already changed the way users think about the web sites they visit, raising expectations for information sharing and collaboration.  Microsoft’s Live Platform lets you easily put the social and collaborative capabilities into your website to create rich experiences online, and helps consumers keep those experiences synchronized, online and off, across all their…


Web Slices, IE8 and S+S

RSS or really simple syndication has become a great tool to provide updates to a website subscriber. An RSS feed requires the web site to duplicate some content to be published as an XML file or feed, that a software running on the client (IE, Outlook or readers) downloads for consumption. RSS has become a…


Multi tenant data access architecture blueprint

The Multi Tenant Data Access (MTDA) Blueprint, part of the Software-plus-Services Blueprint program, provides guidance on writing a SQL Server based, single instance, multi-tenant data access layer. The blueprint consists of: The base blueprint that generates the scaffolding of the solution and tenant management. An optional Unit tests blueprint for adding a test project to…