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NEW Tool to Ease Migration from MySQL to SQL Server
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 dramatically cuts the effort, cost and risk of migrating to SQL Server. A new addition to the SSMA family is the CTP version 1.0 for MySQL that provides ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:50 PM

Rumor: Oracle-Citrix acquisition hits the rumor mill
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 My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs US ISV Team Blog ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 3:56 PM

New “Fact or Fiction?” Ads for PHP Developers
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 post these banners around the web… So we should be seeing these ads around the internet soon. I love these ads. You get the Fiction, then the Fact, then ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:29 PM

Interesting article on IE, Firefox, Chrome and future of browser wars
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 It’s definitely worth a read. Love this quote: That leaves Firefox ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:13 PM

Make a Business Case for Attending Conferences
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 He’s also thinking about adding a spreadsheet that you can download to help figure costs. Here’s some added goodness from Doug ......

Posted On Monday, January 11, 2010 6:09 PM

NEW VIDEO - Acorn Software Prototypes RIA with SketchFlow
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 - Description Steve Allen from Acorn Systems talks about their recent experience using SketchFlow to prototype a new RIA offering for their customers. Acorns new recursive costing tool was built using Silverlight ......

Posted On Monday, January 11, 2010 3:51 PM

Phizzpop 2010 Contest launches today!
Phizzpop 2010 contest site 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 inform you all. Partners will need to submit their Design Challenge entry (up to 10 page PDF) by February 19, 2010 – so get your submissions in quickly. ......

Posted On Monday, January 11, 2010 2:22 PM

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