Technology Leaders Support OASIS Standards for OData

Citrix Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Progress Software, SAP AG and WSO2 are proposing an Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committee (TC) in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an international open standards consortium. Citrix, EastBanc Technologies and Viecore FSD, among many others, have demonstrated OData applications. Hundreds of interested…


What's New: SharePoint 2010 Screencast Series (Episode 4)

Episode 4 is now available! In episode 4 I cover customization of the SharePoint Ribbon.  If you need to add a tab, or a group to an existing tab, or even just a button, then  this is the screencast to watch. What’s New: SharePoint 2010 is a series of screencasts centered on what is new in SharePoint 2010…


Word (.docx and .docm) Custom XML Scanning Tool

To assist you with determining if you have documents that may be affected by the recent court ruling on Custom XML and Word 2007 (more info here) we have released a tool that will scan your .docx and .docm files to determine if they contain Custom XML markup or not.  You can get more info…


Silverlight 3, Expression Blend 3 Offer New Features for Your Rich Internet Applications

S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President, Developer Division, announced the availability of Silverlight 3 and the Release Candidate of Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow.  In addition, the full family of Expression 3 products will be available within thirty days. Silverlight3 has launched with some great features for ISVs. Silverlight enables rapid creation of sophisticated Rich Applications…


Join for XAMLfest Recorded Sessions, Online Live June 1 – 5

XAMLfest Online will be delivered via a combination of live and recorded content. Recorded content can be accessed at any time, but each recorded session should be viewed prior to its related live session. Live sessions will take place twice daily for a duration of 2 hours each. Morning sessions will focus on designer-oriented content,…


Designers, Developers Ramp-up with Februrary XAMLFest Events Across the USA

John Pelak has been writing a lot about the XAMLFest events across the United States. These are two-day interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms, tools and processes used to deliver differentiated user experiences.  It’s a chance for you to mingle with user experience minded Microsoft folks and industry leading design firms and design integrators….


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…


Microsoft Details Open Document Format Support For Office

In the next few weeks, Microsoft will release similar notes for its implementation of the pre-cursor to the ISO for Open XML. With the release of documentation Tuesday describing the company’s implementation of the Open Document Format in Office 2007 Service Pack 2, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) continues to deliver tangible results of a set of…