Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America in Orlando. Experience four days of hands-on training from Microsoft experts. I have put together…

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Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5 Release Candidates Now Available

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download. Windows has made also available a Windows 8 Release Preview. Please visit the Building Windows 8 blog for the official announcement by Steven Sinofsky. You can download the Windows 8 Release Preview bits here. The complete list of Visual Studio 2012 RC…

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Visual Studio Team Announces Roadmap of Products, Pricing, Features

The final product lineup and specifications for the next release of Visual Studio has been announced on the Visual Studio blog. The announcement was made in the posting A look ahead at the Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support. The tooling offered in Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Phone is being added…

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 7: Tips, Tools, Coding Best Practices

While writing the series of posts, I kept running into more best practices. So here are a few more items you should consider in securing your Windows Azure application. Here are some tools, coding tips, and best practices: Running on the Operating System Getting the latest security patches If you can, run in partial trust…

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Get Visual Studio 11 ALM Virtual Machines, Hands-on-Labs, Demos

A virtual machine for you to try out the new Visual Studio 11 Beta ALM is now available. It includes hands-on-labs / demo scripts. Brian Keller explains in his post Visual Studio 11 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts that you can use the virtual machine to  roll up your sleeves…

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Windows Azure Supports NIST Standards Acceleration for Cloud Computing

Microsoft is participating in the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) initiative to jumpstart the adoption of cloud computing standards called Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart the Adoption of Cloud Computing, (SAJACC).The goal is to formulate a roadmap for adoption of high-quality cloud computing standards. One way they do this is by providing working examples…

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Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4 Training Kit Updated, Includes ALM Developer Training

June 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course adds new courses on application lifecycle management (ALM) and updates developer training. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010…

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Azure Team Introduces Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

A Windows Azure AppFabric Application is any n-tier .NET application that spans the web, middle, and data tiers, composes with external services, and is inherently written to the cloud architecture for scale and availability. Build AppFabric Applications using AppFabric Developer Tools, run them in the AppFabric Container service, and manage them using the AppFabric Application…

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ISV Video: Crowd-Sourcing Public Sector App for Windows Phone, Azure

A new ISV video on Channel 9 shows Blue Dot’s Advanced Mobile 311 crowd-sourcing solution for Public Sector that enables citizens to quickly and easily create non-emergency Service Requests through their Smart Phones. Leveraging the power of Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone, Blue Dot has developed a ‘Mobile 311’ application that is freely…

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