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Phil Lieberman from Lieberman Software talked with us at PDC 2009 about their business, being a Microsoft partner and also the benefits of getting your product certified. Be sure to watch to the end to hear the great comment Phil makes about Windows XP and Windows 7. Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... ......

Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... At PDC this year, our team spoke to Glenn Berry of NewsGator Technologies, an RSS platform company, about their work with Microsoft development technologies. This is a great video about Sharepoint, Silverlight and SQL 2008, shot by Warren Wilbee. Definitely worth ......

Microsoft Previews Tool to Ease Migration from MySQL to SQL Server Microsoft has released a new preview version of a tool that enables users of the MySQL database to migrate to Microsoft's SQL Server. On Jan. 11, Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL toolkit. This tool ......

Interesting take on the possible move by Oracle to gain a real stake in the virtualization space. http://itknowledgeexchange.... Definitely worth a read. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog @ MSDN ......

Just read about this new “Fact or Fiction?” ad campaign for PHP developers that Wintellect completed for Microsoft. These pages are navigated to via banner ads from a media buy that will target PHP developers (see attached image examples). The idea is to draw PHP developers into the ASP.NET and VSTS platforms. A big media buy went along with this to ......

Normally I don’t spend a lot of time reading about the browser wars, but one of my colleagues, Bruce Kyle – prolific blogger on the Microsoft US ISV Team Blog, pointed me to this article called Microsoft IE's downfall 'far fetched,' says researcher Lock on enterprise ensures long life for IE; Firefox in danger of being replaced by Chrome http://www.computerworld.co... ......

Here’s a great blog post from Sean Gerety on how to make a business case for attending conferences. I’m guessing there are a lot of us who have had to go through this exercise with our companies. With the conference season about to heat up, this is very timely. Check out Sean’s post at http://ideakitchn.com/blogs... ......

Jared Bienz just launched a great video on creating RIA prototypes with SketchFlow. If you are interested in SketchFlow and how to build real RIA apps using SketchFlow, this is worth a look. Here’s the URL - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Description Steve Allen from Acorn Systems talks about their ......

Phizzpop 2010 contest site http://www.phizzpop.com/ launched today, and a MSFT Press Pass article also went out $50,000 PhizzPop Design Challenge: Agencies Called to Design New Web Site for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The more official launch email will go out to agencies after Wednesday, but I wanted to make sure you are aware so you can please ......

I have always been a fan of Dolly Parton. I love it when pop culture and technology come together. If you love Dolly Parton and IE8, here’s some great things to check out. Check out how Dolly Parton promotes Microsoft, IE8 and Web slices!!! The Story One of the most-honored female country performers of all time, the ageless Dolly Parton is an international ......

Rob Bagby has started a new series (blog posts and screencasts) on Patterns-Based Development with Silverlight. The series illustrates various design patterns while building a sample application (see screenshot below). The patterns covered include the Repository, the Pipeline, the Service Agent and Model View ViewModel. Thanks for checking out this ......

Researchers continue to challenge Apple’s security by obscurity position and highlights that Windows Vista and Windows 7 are more secure than the recently released Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I always love perspectives like these from top researchers that are not in the tank for Microsoft. Check out these articles: Apple missed security boat with Snow Leopard, ......

With several successful Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Weeks (Win7 Boston, Win7 Reston, CRM Reston, CRM Boston, Win 7 Irvine, Mobility Mountain View,), we are pleased to announce Microsoft BizSpark Incubation Week for Windows Azure at Atlanta, GA during week of 9th Nov’09. The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs under increasing pressure, ......

Windows 7 has broken the Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousting Harry Potter. Just read this post from Vladislav Savov on engadget.com. Here’s what they said: “Take it from us, your London-based sleuths, when anything sells faster than Harry Potter books or DVDs in the UK, it's scorching hot. Case in point is Microsoft's Vista successor, which has ......

The October Service Update for Microsoft Online Services includes several new features and enhancements designed to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. The Service Update is currently being deployed into production data centers. Many of these service enhancements are the result of customer and partner feedback. The following ......

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