Windows Azure Services Platform Gets Reviewed

Martin Heller’s article of “Test Center preview: Windows Azure Services Platform gives wings to .Net” appeared on InfoWorld succinctly explains what the Windows Azure Services Platform is, how it works, and the tools available to develop Windows Azure services. Enjoy reading!

Publish and Share Your Presentations in the Cloud

SlideShare provides several ways to share publically or privately your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations on the web. I tested 3 of them and included my quick comments highlighted in boldface fonts. 1.     From the SlideShare web site after creating a free account and logging in. The whole process is very straightforward and there is no need to…

Building and Deploying WPF Applications Using the .NET Client Profile

What is the .NET Client Profile? Check out this Channel9 video: a simple demo of building a “Hello World” WPF application with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and then deploying it via ClickOnce to a clean Windows XP machine using the .NET Client Profile rather than the full .NET Framework.


Developing with jQuery in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

In this blog Jeff Cogswell explains how jQuery Support in Visual Studio works. The magic is to use the following code in your web page. <script src=”jQuery-1.2.6-vsdoc.js” type=”text/javascript”></script> This source file “jQuery-1.2.6-vsdoc.js” is actually identical to the standard jQuery JavaScript file “jQuery-1.2.6.js”, except all the functions and objects in it have been annotated with special comments….

Learn How to Create Solutions with Microsoft CRM?

The 1st CRM Incubation Week is being held at Microsoft Technology Center, Reston, VA from Mon 12/15/2008 to Fri 12/19/2008. This event consists of ½ day of training, 3 ½ days of active prototype/development time, and a final day for packaging/finishing and reporting out to a panel of judges for various prizes. This event is…


Windows 7 Beta 1 for MDC Attendees

Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta 1 DVD. Register today and you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Experience Windows Azure Create applications that seamlessly bridge…


Blockbuster Is To Use Microsoft Live Mesh Service

ANDREW D. SMITH at The Dallas Morning News reports that Blockbuster is one of the first companies to try building an application on Live Mesh, …

Microsoft BizSpark Program for Start-ups

BizSpark is a Microsoft worldwide program that provides startups with affordable software tools and technologies for application development and solution hosting. The program is supported by local Microsoft representatives or champs, and delivered in partnership with the entrepreneur community or network partners. To find more information, visit or For Network Partners BizSpark can…


ARCast.TV – Steve Michelotti of e.imagination on High Performance Web Solutions

In this interview Steve Michelotti, senior solution architect at e.magination, discusses what his team had to do to build a highly available 64-bit based web solution that supports a demanding service level agreement (SLA): more than 3 billion daily transactions, 99.99% of all transactions under 250 ms response time. One particular challenge they faced was…


MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow @ Charleston, West Virginia, Dec. 9, 2008

  Creating Web Applications with Microsoft Web Technologies   MSDN Roadshow is a series of local Microsoft MSDN events for developers, architects and to some extent designers and database professionals. They are delivered by your local Microsoft evangelists and sometimes Microsoft MVPs and influentials, with sessions and contents ranging from overview for beginners to in-depth…