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No matter what your technology stack is this book can help you implement an Enterprise Information Architecture or at least it will help you improve the one you have in place now. This book is a mature book on Enterprise Information Architecture. By mature I mean thorough and packed w...
This release provides many of the features of Enterprise Library 5.0 for Silverlight application developers. Silverlight Integration Pack for Enterprise Library is a collection of guidance and reusable application blocks designed to assist Silverlight application developers with commo...
This is still my number one choice in UML books to have at my side. The first version of this book made it to everyone of my gigs in the past, now it is this versions turn. The first thing I imagine I should address is why the heck I am reviewing a book that is over 5 years old. I hav...
Microsoft has posted the Microsoft Silverlight 5 Beta Offline Documentation. Below is an overview taken from the new documentation that outlines the new features covered in the documentation. Silverlight 5 Beta includes several new features that are based on customer suggestions. This...
Esri's new ArcGIS Viewer for Microsoft Silverlight can now be downloaded at no cost from the Esri Beta Community site. The viewer is a ready-to-use, configurable web mapping application built on ArcGIS API for Silverlight/WPF. Users can easily configure ArcGIS Viewer for Microsoft Sil...
Did you know you can add barcodes to the forms your organization uses? Barcodes give the scanned image a readily identifiable key, allowing for easy storage and retrieval in a database or content management system. Review the included code samples and see how to add barcode reading and...
This book is packed with great advice on how to build Silverlight applications correctly. It is an easy to read book, and will also make a great reference. This book is labeled as intermediate to advanced. I would agree with that listing. You won't find an overview of XAML in the book...
The author of this book starts off by answering the question, "Why do we need another C# book?". I was asking myself that very question as I turned to the introduction. He says "In short, what sets this book apart from many others is its in-depth coverage of how things work." As far a...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
Using Microsoft Silverlight, developers can provide their users with content-rich web applications that are not limited to text and images, and which can now include complex graphics and better interaction with users. A useful add-on to Silverlight would be the ability to display high ...
DevExpress.com is proud to announce the upcoming release of its Silverlight Ribbon Control -- allowing Visual Studio developers to emulate the Microsoft Office UI, target the Silverlight platform and deliver a compelling end-user experience in the shortest possible time. Fully leverag...
Microsoft is abandoning Silverlight, its alternative to Adobe Flash, in favor of the more generic HTML5 as the way to develop rich Internet applications. Microsoft’s server and tools capo Bob Muglia told ZDNet that the company is “shifting away” from Silverlight and in a peculiar kum...
Microsoft beat the Street Thursday when it posted record revenue of $16.2 billion for the September quarter, up 25% year-over-year, and earned $5.41 billion, up 59%, or 62 cents a share, against expectations of 55 cents on $15.8 billion. However, Wall Street lowered its expectation o...
Microsoft has acquired AVIcode, Inc, a 12-year-old Baltimore-based company that does real-time .NET application performance monitoring, widgetry Microsoft has been using internally for a long time. It didn’t say what it paid – the firm appears to have only raised a few million dollar...
Adobe had an interesting afternoon Thursday. That’s when the New York Times came out and blogged that it knew from employees and consultants who were involved or simply knew that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Shantanu Narayen, the CEO of Flash-wielding, Apple-banned Adobe, met re...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
Practically everybody and his brother is backing Microsoft’s appeal to the Supreme Court in its attempt not to pay Canadian ISV i4i $290 million for Word’s alleged infringement of an i4i custom XML patent that Microsoft claims is invalid. Google, Apple, Intel, Yahoo, HTC, Dell, HP, F...
Intel’s Apple-aping AppUp store for laptops and Atom-based netbooks is now out of beta and functioning. Along with free apps it’s got “try before you buy” packages. The widgetry includes Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight applications. AppUp customers can use Adobe's beta applicat...
Microsoft Wednesday rolled out the broad beta of Internet Explorer 9 on which hangs its hopes of recapturing the market share lost to Firefox, Safari and lately Google Chrome. IE is now down to 60.4% from 74% worldwide in two years according to NetApplications, which gives Firefox 22...
Microsoft’s stock price may stink but its P&L numbers are pretty much sweet perfume. In the June quarter, Microsoft’s fiscal fourth quarter and the end of its fiscal year it made $4.52 billion, 51 cents a share, up 48% on record revenues of $16.04 billion, up 22%.
Microsoft has confirmed that Robbie Bach, the head of its floundering Entertainment and Devices (E&D) Division, and J Allard, the unit’s CTO and father of Courier, the dual-screen tablet PC that Microsoft recently cancelled, are both out, retired, as the company’s battle over consumer ...
DevExpress.com has announced the immediate availability of its newly added Silverlight and WPF Report Viewer Control. This new Report Viewer Control renders reports created with the award-winning DevExpress Reporting System and prints natively within any Silverlight and WPF application...
Microsoft cloud services mean freedom for businesses. The freedom to access the technology you want, where and when you want it. The freedom to take advantage of the latest technology as a capital expense, or an operational one. The freedom to focus on running your business - not runni...
Microsoft delivers enterprise and consumer cloud services from a global infrastructure that must keep customer data secure and maintain privacy and availability. This session describes how Microsoft has built on the same security principles used to manage risks to Microsoft software de...
What with the Ballot Screen circulating in Europe, its search interests to advance, and a new class of applications on the doorstep, Microsoft says it’s throwing more HTML5 support as well as a faster new rival-challenging JavaScript engine code named Chakra, support for hardware-accel...
Right now, you can test drive the innovations at the heart of the new efficiency — free. Download free trials and demo the latest features. Windows 7 works the way you work, helping you reduce management costs, improve productivity, and manage risks through enhanced security and contro...
Why Attend Tech Ed 2010? Because you'll return to your office with knowledge and expertise that only four days at Tech Ed can offer. You can learn about today’s cutting-edge trends, helping make life easier for you (and everyone else) at work. But the most important benefit just might ...
Pervasive Software of embeddable data management and data integration software and in enabling revolutionary next-generation analytics, on Monday announced that it has selected the Microsoft Windows Azure platform as the future platform for Pervasive BusinessXchange WebDI, its hosted b...
Microsoft and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Thursday announced an agreement that will offer individual researchers and research groups selected through NSF's merit review process free access to advanced cloud computing resources. By extending the capabilities of powerful, ea...
Evidently 7 is Microsoft's lucky number. It knocked one out of the park when it reported its calendar Q4 results Thursday. Revenues steamed past everybody's expectation by like a billion dollars on the back on Windows 7 sales, netting earnings of $6.7 billion, or 74 cents a share, u...
Microsoft and Intuit are going to join their clouds, Azure and the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP), so developers can deliver and market web applications to the 27 million QuickBooks-using small businesses through the Intuit App Center. The integration also means that small businesses ca...
Today, Brad Smith, senior vice president and general counsel at Microsoft Corp., urged both Congress and the information technology industry to act now to ensure that the burgeoning era of cloud computing is guided by an international commitment to privacy, security and transparency fo...
Pundits talking about how Windows 7 is all about Microsoft competing against Apple, recovering with Vista consumer adoption disaster, or getting people off of XP, are missing one other – extremely important – part of the Windows 7 story. Windows 7 and its server counterpart – Windows S...
Windows 7 is really different. It has more functionality, a better interface, and, if you keep it configured/managed, much better security than previous Microsoft operating systems. Here is another fact about Windows 7: It is coming to your enterprise, sooner or later. And, since its ...
Version 2.0 of award-winning Mediaroom TV platform enables subscription TV providers to deliver more entertainment content to more types of screens, using a single cloud-based infrastructure.
Intermedia, Microsoft Exchange hosting, enhanced its hosted Exchange 2010 offering with features that provide additional controls to customers. Intermedia is the first and only provider to launch hosted Exchange 2010 and recently enabled its partners to resell it. The company remains t...
Pegasus Imaging Corporation, the world leader in digital imaging technology, announced the acquisition of AccuSoft Corporation's imaging business in an eight-figure deal which includes the ImageGear and NetVue product lines. AccuSoft's powerful imaging products add significantly to Peg...
Wednesday was Antitrust Day. Intel got nailed big-time by the FTC and Microsoft was let out on parole by the European Commission. The EC dropped its Windows-IE tying charges in exchange for Microsoft pushing a smorgasbord of 12 rival browsers on 100 million European users of Windows an...
“One of the reasons it’s so difficult to satisfactorily define cloud computing is that people have many different needs and expectations from a cloud platform. To start a conversation about cloud — especially one that seeks to evaluate the relative merits of competing cloud platforms —...
RightScale, the cloud manager, plans to support Windows Azure and let customers deploy RightScale-managed applications and take advantage of Azure’s particular properties. It said it would support Azure infrastructure-level services through its new Service Management API like it does A...


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