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With the US Government announcing a 'Cloud for Clunkers' migration plan for Cloud computing, and also an Open Government initiative to make agencies more transparent and responsive to the public, this overlap area is a very fertile zone for driving adoption of the technology and new mo...
Three years ago, Microsoft's Windows Mobile dominated the world of mobility. Thirty-six months later they have disappeared from consumer mobility and are fighting to defend their last foothold in enterprise mobility. How could a company as successful and technologically astute as Mic...
Background info on CueCat, in case you weren't one of the millions of people who ripped them open, disabled the tracking ID, and hooked them up to your Linux boxes: CueCat page on WikiPedia.So now Microsoft has let their new technology, called simply Tag, out of beta and unleashed it o...
On July 13, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP Service Pack 2 . Although it will continue to provide security updates for XP Service Pack 3, it will stop providing patches for the older SP2. Microsoft offers support for its products for five years and extended support for anot...
One of the hardest things about shipping software is shipping software. During the final testing phases for our Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP refresh, we discovered a bug that will impact developers using some existing “transparent Silverlight” assemblies (Microsoft & 3rd party) in...
The NY Times has an article by Elisabeth Buhmiller about the Army’s disenchantment with PowerPoint. It leads people to over-simplify complex problems (although the centerpiece of the article is a graphic that is too complex) and people spend too much time putting together text and grap...
MS SQL Server uses indexes to quickly find the records when a query is executed. Actually the SQL Server uses the index in a similar way as you would read a book. If you want to search a particular topic, you do not have to traverse each and every page. You would just look for it in th...
One thing that is getting a lot of attention in SharePoint 2010 is the use of PowerShell. It’s too cool and you really have a lot of power (no pun intended) to automate just about anything in SharePoint. In fact Kyle Kelin (@spkyle) is speaking this weekend about it at SharePoint Sat...
To kick off our series, I wanted to focus on our goal of helping you focus on your business, not plumbing code. The first place you will see this in the pre-build components in the Business Application Template. It describes a prescriptive application structure, looks great and is ea...
Some folks have mentioned to me that they are having trouble getting some of my samples to work. And in fact, just the other day, I ran into a problem getting my own samples to work. It turns out to be a problem with the way windows treats the sample that you down load. Specifically, b...
I had problems installing on Windows XP SP3 but it was very easy on Windows 7 Ultimate Evaluation copy (build 7100). If you have Visual Studio 2008 you may need to apply SP1 before you complete installation on Windows 7. I installed a named instance Hodentek\KUMORI (ver 10.50.1352) whi...
This week I begin a new series of video screencasts for Dell’s IT Expert Voice Web site. The site has all sorts of useful information for corporate IT folks that are interested in migrating and using Windows 7, and my humble part will be to produce a regular series of videos similar to...
In the sample I'm going to illustrate in this series of blog posts, I'm going to create a customer service helpdesk application. There will be a single workflow at the core of the application - the customer issue workflow. A customer calls complaining that their widget is completely, h...
I had a great time at ReMix and the Architect Forum in Belgium. I had a chance to cover build an application end-to-end with Silverlight 3 and RIA Services which was basically this application. At the Architect Forum I had a chance to talk in more depth about the general application pa...
Let's take a look at this pretty common scenario. You're building an ASP.NET application (MVC or otherwise) and you intend to publish it in the cloud and you're using Azure Storage (not SQL Azure) for your underlying data store. You've already hooked your app up with th...
SQL Azure Migration Wizard is a nice tool. It can connect to (local)Server as well as it supports running scripts. I tried running a script to create 'pubs' on SQL Azure. It did manage to bring in some tables and not all. It does not like 'USE' in SQL statements(to know what is allowed...
Gartner reported that the overall Customer Relationship Management software business had grown 12.5 percent in 2008. But the two clear winners for growth were Microsoft and Salesforce.com at 75 percent and 42.7 percent growth, re…
This post summarizes my online publications looking at how Microsoft products mesh with third party software. Well, you may also call this the work of a Virtual Microsoft Evangelist. I am using virtual evangelist in the sense of not being connected with or paid for by Microsoft in any ...
In the original demo I showed getting your data from a database directly from the web tier. Many enterprise customers have found that it their systems are more maintainable and secure if they isolate the database access behind a set of web services possibly in a DMZ. This means that ...
Mini-MSFT is back, with a post about Microsoft turning The Corner. It’s interesting to contrast his point of view with that of MG Siegler over at ParisLemon. Given my own perception of Valley bias on the part of Siegler (he is one of the new voices of Techcrunch after all), it’s grea...
So, I can infer then that some $20 Billion will comprise the 2012 feed bag from which all the little cloud computing piggies will line up at the trough to consume. Not a bad market, from 10,000 feet away. But here’s the thing. The cloud computing market is already becoming pretty full....
It was inevitable, and I just missed the release by a few months, however, Microsoft is working hard on releasing the “Private Cloud”, your own on-premises cloud computing software. With the Microsoft cloud strategy, organizations can now move towards cloud computing model...
Continuing in our discussion of Silverlight 3 and  the brand new update to .NET RIA Services and the update the example from my Mix09 talk
Microsoft announced the rebranding of SQL Services to SQL Azure. SQL Server is the data platform of Windows Server so it made sense to align the name of the relational database platform of Windows Azure, SQL Azure. SQL Azure is built on the SQL Server technology foundation which delive...
With Silverlight 3 shipping and a brand new update to .NET RIA Services I thought I would update the example from my
Who knows if Google can transform its strengths in handling megatraffic into the ability to develop a mega-OS?Google today is primarily an IT company. Yes, it is quite annoying