Community Preview Announced for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack, Feature Pack

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Customer Technology Preview (CTP) is now available for download. SQL Server 2008 R2 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all service levels of SQL Server 2008 R2 to SP1 CTP. Get the updates from: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Community Technology Preview Microsoft®…

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"Dev 10" Training Online

Shortly after PDC ’09 we put together a hands-on training session in Waltham, MA for some managed ISV partners diving into many of the new technologies around Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010.  We called this session; “Dev 10 Training”.  Below you will find those recorded courses and links to hands on labs which were…

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Soma Provides Catalog of Development Tools

S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President Developer Division, has provided a catalog of developer tools that have been released or updated in the past few months. The catalog includes 36 links to products. You’ll find the catalog at his blog at Deliverling Ongoing Value. He writes, “I thought it would be a fun exercise to catalog many…

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C# Explored with Anders Hejlsberg

Computerworld interviewed Anders Hejlsberg who is the lead architect for the C# languages about C# and its future.  In an interview in The A-Z of Programming Languages: C#, Anders describes the reasons for the development of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and C#. “There were several elements that we considered key design goals, like support for the…

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Virtual Earth in Silverlight with VIEWS

I recently had the honor of participate in Incubation Week out in Silicon Valley. Leading up to the event we realized that at least two out of our six participants wanted to integrate Virtual Earth and Silverlight. I searched for guidance online but only turned up a few browser interop samples. I didn’t find any…