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®…


Use Web Farm Framework to Provision, Manage Server Farms for High Availability

Microsoft Web Farm Framework is a free product for you to easily provision and mange a farm of web servers.  It enables you to: Automate the installation and configuration of platform components across the server farm, Automatically synchronize and deploy ASP.NET applications across them.  It also supports integration with load balancers – and enables you…


ISV Video: PowerShell Automates Datacastle Testing with Hyper-V, Reduces Deployment Costs

Datacastle uses PowerShell to work with Hyper-V for quicker tests across many configurations and for quicker and improved deployment at customer sites. ISV Video: PowerShell Automates Datacastle Testing with Hyper-V, Reduces Deployment Costs Datacastle Vice President of Quality Assurance Barry Preppernau talks with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle about how he uses PowerShell in his…


Learn SharePoint 2010 Administration in Free Video Training

A new series of videos by MSDEV prepares you for SharePoint 2010 Administration. Sessions are available free and on-demand now. Examples of topics are installation, solution deployment, security, and PowerShell administration. See Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Sessions Available Installation. In this session you will become familiar with the steps necessary to do…


New Video – How to Embed PowerShell Within a C# Application

Video Link – How to Embed PowerShell Within a C# Application Join James Brundage, Tester from the Windows PowerShell team, and Bruce Kyle for a quick introduction to how embed PowerShell within your C# application.   See how you can easily reference the PowerShell assembly and start embedding PowerShell cmdlets inside of a C# application with PowerShell…


See How to Call PowerShell Scripts From Your Application

Join James Brundage, Tester from the Windows PowerShell team, and me for a quick introduction to how embed PowerShell within your C# application. See how you can easily reference the PowerShell assembly and start embedding PowerShell cmdlets inside of a C# application with PowerShell V2. C# Sample Code using System.Management.Automation; using System.Management.Automation.Runspaces; /* Calls the…


Share Real-time Premium Data with Codename "Dallas"

Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" is a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform. Dallas was announced at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09). Dallas is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public…


Get a Single Development Experience for On Premises, Cloud

Microsoft’s new Windows Server AppFabric gives you new tools to develop, manage and deploy composite applications, both on premises and in the cloud. Composite applications reuse existing services and business logic to provide new and innovative functionality for end users. You can get started today with the beta on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Course Launches on Channel 9

Channel 9 launches the Windows Server 2008 R2 Training Course for Developers.  Channel 9 has always been about giving Developers insight into new Microsoft platform technologies.  The Channel 9 Learning Center extends that objective with self-paced learning experiences.  Windows Server 2008 R2, “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release via a self-paced…


Azure Tools Updated, Available for Download

The July 2009 Community Technology Previews (CTPs) of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and the included Windows Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) are now available on the Microsoft Download Center. Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to enable the creation, building,…