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Great webcast on running test with VS2008

I came across this great Webcast on running test with Visual Studio 2008. It's definitely worth checking out and on the top 10 webcast list for MSDN.

MSDN Webcast: Running Tests with Visual Studio 2008 (Level 200)

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 2:15 AM

How Bill Gates Redefined Application Development
I read a great article a few days ago on "How Bill Gates Redefined Application Development" here It's definitely worth a read. With Bill's departure from Microsoft last Friday. I can't help but reminisce ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 2:13 AM

What's new in Visual Studio 2008

I found a great powerpoint presentation, by Martin Woodward, on what's new in VS2008. You can download it here (Powerpoint 2007 format (zipped) - 2.80 MB)

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 2:10 AM

Are Ruby and Python a powerful addition to Silverlight?
I recently read "Microsoft Silverlight to back Ruby, Python in browser" at I'm very curious to see whether Ruby and Python, as alternatives to JavaScript, will have a serious impact in the ISV community. I definitely think the capabilities extended by these two additions will definitely feed the community and drive for the addition of Perl and PHP support within Silverlight ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:55 AM

Microsoft "Oslo" Strategy

I recently read through the Microsoft "Oslo" Strategy backgrounder at

I really think that the technologies that will surface out of this strategy will provide a shorter path for ISV that need create and maintain complex Line of Business (LOB) applications.

Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think.

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:48 AM

Does SaaS == Multi-Tenancy?
I read a couple blogs recently that discussed whether multi-tenancy is a prerequisite for SaaS. (Why multi-tenancy matters and Many degrees of multi-tenancy). Gianpaolo Carraro from Microsoft does a great job shedding light on the topic on his blog at ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:47 AM

Microsoft ISV Buddy Program

I recently came across the Microsoft ISV Buddy Program at the ISV Zone Home on If you are an ISV. You should seriously check it out.

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:42 AM

Return Search Results from Your App with Windows Search for Desktops
I recently had an very large ISV that was looking to return search results from their application within Windows Search for Desktops. As I was looking for a solution to this challenge I came across this great article on the topic by fellow ISV Architect Evangelist, Bruce Kyle (View article...) Here's the key links from the article: Windows Search 4.0 for Developers Description of Windows Search 4.0 and the Multilingual User Interface Pack for Windows Search 4.0 ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:35 AM

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