Building Amazing Business Applications with Silverlight 4

Brad Abrams at Microsoft has a great blog post that provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a line of business application using Silverlight 4 and RIA Services with Visual Studio 2010. You can find the source code and watch his PDC09 presentation on demand here.

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit (October Preview) is available to download here. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including:…

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Windows 7 Touch Deep Dive Session at PDC09

Check out Reed Townsend’s Windows 7 touch deep dive session at PDC. This session is targeted at developers interested in building touch-optimized experiences. You can watch the presentation online or download the presentation file (ppt) and video here.

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ISV Software Architecture Workshop

My colleague Ashish Jaiman will be hosting a one-day event at Reston MTC on Dec. 8, 2009. Agenda: UPDATE on Microsoft technologies fresh form PDC. Opportunity to Network with other ISVs in the area, Microsoft delegates, and Microsoft MVPs Learn about and share your experiences adopting new Architecture paradigms, such as S+S, Cloud Computing, Patterns,…

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Adding Unique Windows 7 Technical Features to XP and Vista Applications

Jason Zander put together a reference application “Image Viewer” that shows how to enable some cool Windows 7 features in your XP or Vista applications with relatively little effort and without sacrificing backward compatibility. You can download the application and source code here. • Multitouch • Application Recovery • Windows Search • UAC • Scheduled…

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Free Technology-training Program to N.C. Residents

According to Business Journal, Microsoft will provide 10,500 vouchers for Microsoft Windows and Office online training, 10,500 vouchers for Microsoft business-certification exams and 2,700 for advanced training. Detail here.

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Silverlight 4 Beta Available

At PDC09 ScottGu discussed many new and enhanced features of Silverlight 4 and announced that SL4 beta is available here and rtm available first half of 2010.        

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Introducing SharePoint 2010 (Beta)

SharePoint Server 2010 Beta provides an extensible platform to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010. Beta is available for download here. To learn more about SharePoint 2010, visit Microsoft SharePoint web site. Also, check out David Chappell’s white paper, SharePoint 2010: Developer Platform White Paper.

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Microsoft Cloud Computing Project “Dallas”

Microsoft Codename “Dallas” is Microsoft’s Information Services business, enabling developers and information workers to instantly find, purchase, and manage Web services and datasets to power the next set of killer applications on any platform. More detail at http://www.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/

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PDC09 Demo App: Tailspin Travel (Visual Studio 2010)

You can now download the Tailspin Travel application from Codeplex (download here). System Requirements:  Tailspin was built using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, and there are a few features in use in the demo that require that version (e.g. coded-UI tests). If you’re using a different SKU, you’ll still be able to run the solution, but…

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