ScottGu to Keynote ‘Learn Windows Azure’ Live Event Tuesday

Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical leaders Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich. The entire event is being streamed live by Channel 9. The event begins at 9 am Pacific (noon Eastern) on December 13. Register for Learn…

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Fourth Preview for IE10 Delivers Faster Rendering

An updated platform preview of IE10 for the Windows Developer Preview is now available for download. This IE10 preview adds even more support for HTML5 technologies, enabling richer Web applications with significantly improved performance. IE10’s hardware acceleration of technologies like SVG, CSS3 transforms and animations delivers faster rendering than other browsers. With this fourth Platform…

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Web Camp Training for HTML5 Now on Video

HTML5 Web Camp Videos now available. HTML5 is the arguably the hottest topic in web development communities around the world.  Over the course of one year, it has evolved from a “novelty” discussion to a serious development platform.  And the impact of HTML5 is manifesting itself across all programming frameworks. There is no doubt that…

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Release Candidate for SQL Server 2012 Ready

Building on our announcement at the PASS Summit 2011 in early October, today we are excited to announce the SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC). SQL Server 2012 RC is the first release which is feature complete and represents an exciting milestone for customers and partners looking to experience the full value of SQL Server…

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‘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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