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Office 365 is free for NGO

It’s a channel and to know more about it visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Sep13/09-10Office365NonprofitsPR.aspx Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits for qualifying nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through its software donation program. The donation is available immediately in 41 countries around the world and for up to 90 countries by July… Read more

Internet Explorer 9 / IE 9 Download From Here

Internet Explorer 9 or IE9 is simply magic and launched today (Sept 15, 2010). Download it from here at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide Lots of canned demos are at http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/. I personally liked the HTML 5 power http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ Namoskar!!!… Read more

Web Application Toolkits to the Web Announcement

  Today with the announcement of Microsoft WebsiteSpark, we are launching a number of Web Application Toolkits to the Web. Web Application Toolkits are designed to enable Web Developers to simply extend their web application capabilities by providing them with a packaged set of running samples, templates and documentation.     The goal for the… Read more

Azure : Pricing & Licensing Overview

Should you have question, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/azure/pricing.mspx How will Microsoft charge for the Azure Services Platform? Subject to certain limits, Azure Services will be available without charge during our Community Technology Preview (CTP). Once Microsoft Azure launches for commercial use, we will offer a portfolio of services and you will be billed according to your… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 Download Today!!!

Resources and excitements are available for you in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. Try this out from today at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151799. There are a bunch of resources available for you there apart from the bits. I have installed it with my museum PC (which hold Visual Studio 6, Visual Studio.NET 2003, Visual Studio.NET 2005, Visual Studio.NET… Read more

Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Released – Free E-Book Download

Happy news for all the developers around the world, we have released the Patterns and Practices guidance on Application Architecture. It is 381 paged PDF book and freely available from http://www.codeplex.com/AppArchGuide. This books is majorly divided into four parts, Part I, Fundamentals Part II, DesignPart III, LayersPart IV, Archetypes and forwarded by S. Somasegar and… Read more

PDC 2008 Must be Enjoyed

If you are thinking that you are a looser not by attending PDC 2008, forget it. Stretch your body as you might to stay connected to your chair for long time. What is Visual Studio 2010 Windows Azure Project "Velocity" Dublin Oslo Parallelism S+S and many more.. So without wasting time join and view the… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview

Know more about it and keep you sink with http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/cc948977.aspx What’s New Overview of WF 4.0, WCF 4.0, and Windows Server “Dublin” Additional Resources Analyst Webcast: Trends and Innovations in the Application Server market Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers Forrester: “Microsoft Is a Leader in Application Server Platforms” IDC Mission Critical Application Platform… Read more

Microsoft Project Code Named “Velocity”

“Velocity” is a distributed in-memory application cache platform for developing scalable, high-performance applications. “Velocity” can be used to cache any CLR object and provides access through simple APIs. The primary goals for “Velocity” are performance, scalability and availability. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/cc655792.aspx Technical Articles Blog Microsoft Project Code Named “Velocity” Team Blog Forum Microsoft Project Code Named “Velocity”… Read more

Aspiring Architect Webcast Series 2008

Dear Architects,   Please block you calendar….   June 16th, 2008 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Introduction to the aspiring architect Web Cast series http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032380836&Culture=en-CA   June 17th, 2008 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Services Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Service Bus – Beyond the hype http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032380838&Culture=en-CA   June 18th, 2008 –… Read more

MSDN Magazine Topics Online

Windows Server (313) Windows Client (90) .NET (938) ADO / ADO.NET (89) ASP / ASP.NET (266) BizTalk (11) C# (566) C++ (274) COM / COM+ (79) Concurrency (76) Data Access (147) DataGrid / GridView (30) Delegates (18) Design Patterns (28) DirectX (9) Exchange (3) Globalization (23) Graphics (62) IIS (36) Java (7) JavaScript (84) Microsoft… Read more

C# 3.0 Query Expressions by Bruce Eckel and Jamie King

Bruce, a renowned author of the famous book “Thinking in Java” is now exploring C# 3.0. He wrote many other books on Ø       The Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site) Ø       Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003) Ø       C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework 3.5 Beta 3 Released today

Beta 3 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, and a preview of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. Designed to make it even easier for developers to build data-centric applications and services regardless of the underlying data source, the ADO.NET Entity Framework is already gaining significant support from multiple database vendors and third-party providers, including Core Lab, Data Direct… Read more

Visual Studio 2008 Express ISO image download

As usual Express editions are free but this time you can take this and sit in a remote location and install Visual Studio with no Internet connections. Yes we can download offline .iso to avoid download & install pain. Please visit, http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/offline.aspx After downloading you can write them in DVD. This version includes all the… Read more

MSDN Magazine : Data Point Articles

Data Points: ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview Data Points: Contrasting the ADO.NET DataReader and DataSet by John Papa Data Points: Data Bound Applications with ADO.NET and Custom Objects by John Papa ADO.NET: Tackle Data Concurrency Exceptions Using the DataSet Object by David Burgett Data Points: DataSet and DataTable in ADO.NET 2.0 by John Papa Data Access:… Read more

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is here

Choose the one you want Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition Beta 2 Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition Beta 2 Visual Studio Team System 2008 – Team Suite Beta 2 Visual Studio Team System 2008 – Team Foundation Server Beta 2 Visual Studio Team System 2008 – Test Load Agent Beta 2 MSDN Library for Visual… Read more

Visual Studio Team System Chat – July 3rd

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what’s new in the upcoming Orcas CTP. We will be holding two sessions: Join the chat on Tuesday, July 3rd , 2007 from… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework June 2007 CTP is available

Overview This CTP contains updates to the ADO.NET Entity Framework since the Visual Studio Codename “Orcas” Beta 1 release, including changes in Object Services, Query, Entity Client, and the Entity Data Model Wizard in Visual Studio. Some of the new features include IPOCO, detaching from long-running ObjectContext instances, multiple entity sets per type, support for… Read more

30 years of wait and Bill kept the promise he made to his dad

I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say this: “Dad, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.” – was the first reaction when this most wanted man in the software industry received much awaited degree. It took 30 odd years for conventional education system to understand the potential of a… Read more

Surface Computing

Use your restaurant table to give order. Put your credit card in the table for payment. Once you are in business meeting and both of you are carrying blue-tooth enabled mobile phones can share your business data. All in your good old normal table with abnormal activities. Surface Computing by Microsoft. Visit for more http://www.microsoft.com/surface/… Read more

Silverlight

Formally known as WPF/E, Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of Microsoft .NET–based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Find out more resources from MIX. To be  updated keep on checking Microsoft Silverlight Namoskar!!!… Read more

MIX 2007 Session

MIX07 sessions are now available for offline viewing. This download is available in both wmv and for Zune or else you can play it using Silverlight (the scale down version of WPF known as WPF/E). http://sessions.visitmix.com/  Recommended session, DEV04 – Using LINQ to Dramatically Improve Data Driven Development in Web Applications by Anders Hejlsberg Namoskar!!!… Read more

Cω Overview

Do you know there is another language called Cω? This is still is experimental stage and the future plan is yet to be decided.   This is targeted for concurrent programming. The approach will be more easy and user friendly. Application programmers also will be able to implement on concurrent programming which now only the… Read more

IE 7: More Shortcut Keys

Few days back I have talked about the IE 7 short cut keys in one of my BLOG entries at IE 7 Shortcut keys tips. I also have found a page at IE 7 in Microsoft which talks about the exhaustive list on the same. Let me share that with you here   http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/quickref.mspx  … Read more

IM – An initiative from MSN

If you are Windows Live™ Messenger 8.1 user then you can be the part of this initiative.   Where is Windows Live™ Messenger 8.1? Download is available from MSN.     What is IM?   (as mentioned in the site) i’m is a new initiative from Windows Live™ Messenger. Every time you start a conversation… Read more

Sandcastle March 2007 CTP is Available

  What is Sandcastle? Sandcastle documentation compilers enable managed class library developers throughout the world to easily create accurate, informative documentation with a common look and feel.   From where to download?   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e82ea71d-da89-42ee-a715-696e3a4873b2&displaylang=en   What’s is there?   http://blogs.msdn.com/sandcastle/archive/2007/03/06/announcing-march-2007-sandcastle-ctp.aspx   Other related resources   Where to get Sandcastle Sandcastle GUIs Scripts and Automation Sandcastle… Read more

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Released Today

  The most awaited email system Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 got released today. This email server is with Office 2007 System and Windows Vista.   Features like, Ø       Unified messaging with voice mail and fax messages. Ø       64-bit support Ø       Anti-spam management and lots more   Enjoy Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 without installing. The Virtual… Read more

IE 7 Released Today

This week it is very auspicious week in India. The whole country celebrates the festival of light called “Diwali”. Great gift from Microsoft is Internet Explorer 7 in this eve.   The download is available at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx   Great to have features like Tab, Print option, RSS, Security, Live.com search integration and many more.   I… Read more

F#: NextGen Ruler

  A, B, C, C++,……, C# yes it is long and exiting journey of small but passionate world of languages (spoken by quite and intelligent people). Yes I am talking about the next generation of programming language F# (pronounced “FSharp”). Many words to say about it OOPS/functional/scripted etc etc.   Why not try it with… Read more

Sandcastle: Next Generation Managed Code Documentation

    No more NDoc now use Sandcastle the documentation compilers which enables managed class library developers throughout the world to easily create accurate, informative documentation with a common look and feel. For additional Sandcastle information, visit the Sandcastle blog. [referenced from Sandcastle WiKi site]   Information on Sandcastle WiKi site Where to get Sandcastle Sandcastle… Read more