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Adoption of Google Chrome is dropping
Looks like the adoption of Google's Chrome is dropping... Google Chrome usage share has been dropping since its launch. Check it out on Marketshare (http://marketshare.hitslin... Can't help but be a little psyched about this. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.msdn.com/MurrayG US ISV Team Blog GeeksWithBlogs ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 5:47 PM

Some great webcasts on WPF, App security and ASP.NET
Here's some great webcasts to check out, just around the corner on WPF, ASP.NET and writing secure applications. If you're reading this an the webcast has already happened, you can check out the recording at the same link. MSDN Webcast: BenkoTIPS Live and On-Demand: 10 Ways Your Applications Can Be More Secure on Windows Vista 10/22/08 11:00 AM (PST); http://msevents.microsoft.c... In this webcast, you learn 10 reasons why your application ......

Posted On Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:34 PM

Check out the New Look of the US ISV Team Blog!
If you are reading this on an RSS aggregator or RSS reader you might want to check out the new look of the US ISV Team Blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde Thanks to everyone involved for helping out on the new look. Special thanks to Susan Friesen and Kevin Kennedy from BBDO Atlanta. I really appreciate the help and I definitely owe you one. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like: Check it out! Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation ......

Posted On Monday, October 20, 2008 7:02 PM

Microsoft is now the leader in Enterprise Search (Gartner)
Congrats to guys at Microsoft's Enterprise Search Group. According to Gartner, Microsoft is now the leader in Enterprise Search. You can check out the report at http://mediaproducts.gartne... Kudos for all the hard work across Enterprise Search Group spanning Search Server Express, SharePoint and FAST ESP. Here's a screenshot of the Magic Quadrant. Not Microsoft is in the top right quandrant, commonly referred to as the magic quadrant. Microsoft combines ......

Posted On Monday, October 20, 2008 11:07 AM

Custom SharePoint Caching with SharePoint file dependencies
Great post on custom SharePoint caching with SharePoint file dependencies by Vincent Rothwell. » SharePoint caching and CacheDependency Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.msdn.com/MurrayG ......

Posted On Monday, October 13, 2008 1:25 AM

Prescriptive Guidance for SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Sites
There's a great article that Andrew Connell recently published that's worth a read, if you touching SharePoint currently or will be in the near future. The article, Prescriptive Guidance for SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management Sites, addresses some common things you should keep in mind in planning, architecting, designing and implementing your Publishing sites. Here's a summary on what the article is all about: In Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft has taken the best concepts ......

Posted On Monday, October 13, 2008 1:09 AM

SharePoint scores with Web developers!
I read a great article on SharePoint at the Software Development Times on the Web (SDTimes) website. There were some great quotes. I thought Paul Andrew from the SharePoint Product Team gave a great perspective on SharePoint, where's it's been and where it's going. It's worth a read. Here's a couple quotes I really liked: Microsoft's Paul Andrew said the company had not anticipated SharePoint’s popularity in the development community. “When [SharePoint] first came out, things were not scaled for ......

Posted On Monday, October 13, 2008 1:00 AM

New downloads available at the MSSharePointDeveloper site
Great new downloads for SharePoint developers at the MSSharePointDeveloper site. MSSharePointDeveloper site or "introduction to SharePoint Development site" has been around for a few months now. It's a great resources for developers that are looking to get into SharePoint development. Here's the new stuff you can find there. The VM's have been updated to Visual Studio 2008, which is awesome! Downloadable WSS Dev VPC Image Updated to Visual Studio 2008 (previously Visual Studio 2005). Smaller download ......

Posted On Monday, October 13, 2008 12:41 AM

SharePoint Sessions at PDC
PDC 2008 is right around the corner. If you've taken a look at the session list, you will be psyched to see that there are some great SharePoint sessions. Here's the list of sessions that Paul Andrew, Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint Developer Platform, posted. There are four awesome SharePoint sessions that will be key to hit when you are there: SharePoint Online: Extending your Service by Troy Hopwood SharePoint 2007: Advanced Async Workflow Messaging FAST: Building Search-Driven Portals ......

Posted On Monday, October 13, 2008 12:14 AM

Surface SDK to be available at PDC later this month
Saw an article today at silicon.com that announced "the long-awaited software developer kit for the Surface tabletop computer will be made available to those attending Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC) at the end of the month." Here's the link to the article: http://software.silicon.com... Background is that Microsoft recently made the pledge on the PDC website, as part of a listing for a session focused on writing Surface applications. Here's what was ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:22 PM

Visual Studio Team System Development/Database Edition Merge
Yeah Baby! I've been waiting for this announcement. Visual Studio Team System Development/Database Edition Merge As part of the VSTS 2010 announce on Sept 29, Visual Studio Team System Development Edition and Visual Studio Team Database Edition will be merging into a single product. On October 1st, customers who purchase VSTS Developer Edition or VSTS Database Edition will get the features available in both products. Here's the official messaging: In the next release of Visual Studio Team System ......

Posted On Thursday, October 2, 2008 8:33 PM

New Common Service Locator library
Just read about a great new library from Glenn Block. The new library is on Codeplex and it provides a shared interface for IoC (Inversion of Control) containers. The library allows developers to build applications and frameworks which leverage IoC / Service location without being tied to a particular implementation. It was a collaborative effort between P&P (Patterns and Practices), MEF (Managed Extensibility Framework) and several IoC authors including Chris Tavares (Unity), Jeremy Miller (Structure ......

Posted On Thursday, October 2, 2008 8:22 PM

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