Archive for May, 2012

Visual Studio 2012 RC downloads available…

The available Visual Studio 2012 RC products and localizations are pre-release versions of the next release of Visual Studio….

Downloads | Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

May 31, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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10 wild new patents: The future of tech?

Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its 8,185,968th patent since 1790. Gina Smith looks at 10 patents awarded to Google, Microsoft, IBM and others that may give a glimpse of future tech……

10 wild new patents: The future of tech? | TechRepublic

May 29, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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One of Windows Server 2012’s secret weapons: Hyper-V Replica

The list of new features in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is staggering but the new one that stands out to me is Hyper-V Replica (HVR)…more @ the link below:

One of Windows Server 2012’s secret weapons: Hyper-V Replica | ZDNet

May 22, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Microsoft Project Conference 2012 Session Recordings Are Live!

Over 1250 people from 44 countries made the trip–75% for the very first time. The week featured 94 handpicked sessions with 20 delivered by customers eager to share their experiences….more information @ the link below:

Microsoft Project Conference 2012 Session Recordings Are Live! – Microsoft Project 2010 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

May 21, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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SharePoint 2010 Best Practices: Choosing Between AD Groups or SharePoint Groups

Which way should you go when coming up with a security infrastructure for SharePoint: use Active Directory (AD) or SharePoint groups? Pros and Cons as @ :

SharePoint 2010 Best Practices: Choosing Between AD Groups or SharePoint Groups – TechNet Articles – United States (English) – TechNet Wiki

May 21, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Why Microsoft’s Open Data Protocol matters

With the newest version of the Open Data Protocol (OData), Microsoft is bringing a richer data experience for developers, information workers and data journalists to consume and analyse data from any source publishing with the OData protocol. The goal is not to hide your data and keep it locked away, but to curate the data you provide to your partners, customers and/or the general public. By allowing a curated data experience, you will generate more revenue and allow your data more widespread adoption…more at the link below:

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May 15, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010) : Updated

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 supports several commonly used Web browsers. This article describes different levels of Web browser support, browser compatibility for published sites, and how ActiveX controls affect features.

Plan browser support (SharePoint Server 2010)

May 9, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Three-tier farm Test Lab Guide (TLG) for SharePoint Server 2010 published

The Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a Three-Tier Farm describes how to install and configure SharePoint Server 2010 in a three-tier farm configuration (web front end/application server/database server), starting with the computers in the Base Configuration test lab.

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May 9, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Office 365 – FISMA becomes latest security certification for Office 365

Office 365 was granted the Authority to Operate under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, FISMA is important to customers because it creates a process for federal agencies to certify and accredit the security of their information management systems…more @ the link below:

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May 7, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source – ScottGu’s Blog

Microsoft has made the source code of ASP.NET MVC available under an open source license since the first V1 release….more @ link below:

ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Source – ScottGu’s Blog

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May 3, 2012 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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