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The following table summarizes the Transact-SQL support provided by SQL Azure Database at PDC 2009: Transact-SQL Features Supported Transact-SQL Features Unsupported Constants Constraints Cursors Index management and rebuilding indexes Local temporary tables Reserved keywords Stored procedures Statistics management Transactions Triggers Tables, joins, and table variables Transact-SQL language elements such as Create/drop databases Create/alter/drop tables Create/alter/drop users and logins User-defined ...
With the release of Windows Azure November 2009 CTP, now we have two types of blobs. Block Blob - This blob type is in place since PDC 2008 and is optimized for streaming workloads. [Max Size allowed : 200GB] Page Blob - With November 2009 CTP release, a new blob type is added which is optimized for random read / writes called Page Blob. [Max Size allowed : 1TB] More details can be found at: http://geekswithblogs.net/I... Amit Technorati Tags: ...
A big thanks to everyone who came along last night (Feb 25th 2010) to the .NET Developer Network and to Guy for inviting me along and being a great host. I had lots of fun and enjoyed it being so interactive. As promised, some links relevant to the conversations during the evening and the many questions. I will also do a post on Monday summarising the many “limits” we discussed on instances, roles etc: New Windows Azure Platform online community in the UK – ning hosted community site for UK fans ...
Since everyone else is getting in their final thoughts…I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. For anyone who hasn’t been following me on Twitter or Facebook over the last week, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to spend a week in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft’s yearly MVP Summit. While “Twitterverse” (i.e. #mvp10) sometimes makes things sound like one big party it was actually a very fascinating week I was very proud to be involved with. I had never before had the opportunity to visit ...
Phil Lieberman from Lieberman Software talked with us at PDC 2009 about their business, being a Microsoft partner and also the benefits of getting your product certified. Be sure to watch to the end to hear the great comment Phil makes about Windows XP and Windows 7. Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog ...
Video Link - http://channel9.msdn.com/po... At PDC this year, our team spoke to Glenn Berry of NewsGator Technologies, an RSS platform company, about their work with Microsoft development technologies. This is a great video about Sharepoint, Silverlight and SQL 2008, shot by Warren Wilbee. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks for checking out this post! Cheers, Murray Gordon ISV Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation My Blog @ MSDN My Blog @ GeeksWithBlogs ...
Many, many months back UK based Alex Mackey (Australia now has him) mentioned that he was starting work on a book about Visual Studio 2010 which would also be his first book. I remember at the time thinking “Poor chap – I wonder if he has the slightest idea of what he has let himself in for!?”. Why did I think that? It was certainly no reflection on Alex who is a top class developer and speaker. However, writing a book is IMHO a mammoth undertaking if it is not your day job. It can consume every ...
But first, a brief introduction as to what prompted this line of posting. At PDC ‘09 I had the pleasure of making acquaintances with Jon Galloway and Steve Andrews who challenged me to do more than practice & talk with co-workers and put together a talk and the suggested topic for said talk was – functional programming. Well, I’m not quite at the talk stage yet, but figured that the blog format worked as a good starting point. So, what is functional programming? Wikipedia offers the following ...
Having skim watched many (but not all) the Azure sessions from PDC I thought I would call out my top 5 sessions I recommend you find some time to look at if you already know the basics. Tips and Tricks for Using Visual Studio 2010 to Build Applications that Run on Windows Azure Lots of great tips for developing for Azure. There is also a companion blog post. Windows Azure Blob and Drive Deep Dive Blobs have evolved significantly since day one. This session shows all. Windows Azure Tables and Queues ...
When I joined Microsoft in 1996 I worked with a certain Hervey Wilson before he headed off to join the product group in Redmond. Last week I was skim-watching a bunch of Azure content from PDC and who should show up but Hervey talking about using WIF with Azure to enable Single Sign-On for applications. Whic is odd – as back in the late 90s I was talking about Single Sign-On and the BackOffice Logo. I digress. TBH I skimmed through Hervey's session rather too quickly, got a little confused, jumped ...
Well, another year, and heck …. even another decade and 2010 is going to be such an important year, or kick-off year for technology that I thought I would take a stab at making some technology predictions on what I think might happen this year. Technology always has these “next thing” items coming forward that it is really hard to even really know what is for real. Technologies might be quite good – but it will also take additional things like community ground swell or true behind-the-scenes business ...
For me one of the coolest new features added in Silverlight 4 is support for capturing video and audio using webcams and microphone. As we’ve seen during Scott Guthrie’s keynote demonstration it is now possible to capture image frames from video stream and apply some interesting effects to it. On top of that we can even process the video and audio streams directly on the client (i.e. inside the browser). Because Silverlight 4 Beta was already available at PDC I could try the webcam support right ...
I am just trying to put my hands into VSTO in VS 2010. This is just an overview of that based on Saurabh Bhatia`s PDC Presentation. Some important points are briefly discussed in this post. Have a look. One of the biggest hurdles with VSTO is deployment. As you probably know, the pre-requisites for running a VSTO app (even of the simplest Hello World variety) include: .NET Framework 3.5 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs) VSTO Runtime (Plus Office of course) Now, packaging these isn’t the issue, since ...
In this Christmas Eve in Phoenix Issue: Richard Waddell, Kirupa, Douglas Starnes, Nigel Sampson, cherylws, Colin Blair, Yavor Georgiev, John Papa, Jeff Blankenburg, and Gill Cleeren. Shoutouts: For all you bloggers out there, David Anson posted: Blogging code samples stays easy [Update to free ConvertClipboardRtfToHtmlText tool and source code for Visual Studio 2010!] Colin Blair has an interesting discussion up as Thoughts on Modular WCF RIA Services If you haven't seen it yet, Scott Guthrie announced ...
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon, nmarun, AmazedSaint, Shawn Wildermuth, Fredrik Normén, Damon Payne, Victor Gaudioso, Jeremy Likness(2), Alan Mendelevich, Dan Wahlin, Lee(2), Expression Blog, Andy Beaulieu, and Gill Cleeren. Shoutouts: Scott Guthrie Tweeted about Template Monster now having Silverlight Intro Templates and Silverlight Templates Einar Ingebrigtsen announced Balder 0.8.8.5 Release is out Victor Gaudioso has a list of all his videos: All of my Silverlight Video Tutorials in One Place: (Revisited) ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Rudi Grobler, Nick Kramer, Fredrik Normén, Mike Taulty, Deborah Kurata, Shayne Burgess, Glenn Block(2), and Gill Cleeren(2). Shoutout: Did you know MIX10 registration was open? Register by Jan 15th and get in for $795!! MIX10 From SilverlightCream.com: Unit Tests for ViewModels AND Views in Silverlight Confused about Unit Testing Silverlight apps in MVVM? Jeremy Likness isn't... and he shows us how! Blend 3 Tip: Filter resources by selected element Rudi Grobler has ...
While at TechEd Europe in November 2009 I had a chance to catch up with David Robinson, Program Manager in the SQL Azure team and discuss... SQL Azure :-) We cover the "reboot", large databases, the new support for SQL Azure in SQL Server Management Studio, customer feedback and futures. V2 hints include: - bigger database - automatic partitioning - spatial data types You might also want to check out the slides of a SQL Azure session I recently delivered based on the session David gave at TechEd ...
In this Issue: Davide Zordan(2), Fredrik Normén, Nick Kramer, Gill Cleeren(2), Jeff Prosise, CorrinaB, Al Pascual(2), Nigel Sampson, and Kirupa. Shoutout: Pete Brown has posted his list of 10 Must-See PDC 09 Sessions ... but it's 11 :) From SilverlightCream.com: Experiments using MEF, MVVM and Silverlight 4 Beta – Part 2: Custom attributes Davide Zordan has post 2 of his MVVM, MEF, and Silverlight 4B series up talking about custom attributes Experiments using MEF, MVVM and Silverlight 4 Beta – Part ...
In this Issue: Rob Eisenberg, Gill Cleeren(2), AfricanGeek, Brett Balmer, Tim Heuer, Alex Knight, Kirupa, Jeff Prosise(2), nmarun, Brad Abrams, Shayne Burgess, Michael Wolf, Micah Shoutouts: John Papa has a Silverlight MVP Twitter list up: Silverlight MVP List on Twitter, and a Silverlight Team Twitter List also ... if those don't give you enough Silverlight in Twitter, I'm not sure what to say :) Koen Zwikstra has a maintenance release of Silverlight Spy up: Silverlight Spy 3.0.0.6 Here's a link ...
In this Issue: Shawn Wildermuth, Andrej Tozon, Mark Monster, AfricanGeek, Allan Muller, nmarun, David Anson, Jesse Bishop, Fredrik Normén, Alan Mendelevich, and Laurent Duveau. Shoutout: The Thirsty Developer posted a new PodCast last week: Thirsty Developer 79: Tim Heuer on Silverlight 4 If you've got something good posted and haven't seen it yet, kick my tires. With the new bits hitting just before I was gone for 4 days, I just counted and have 52 tagged posts queued up... I'll get there, it's ...
News Newell Rubbermaid - Newell Rubbermaid Expects to Save $1.5 Million Managing Brand Web Sites Over Two Years: http://www.microsoft.com/ca... BizTalk Server 2009 R2 Announced at the Microsoft PDC Conference: http://microsoftpdc.com/Ses... Windows AppFabric announced at the Microsoft PDC Conference: http://microsoftpdc.com/Ses... Documents New Features in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 (pre-release): http://go.microsoft.com/fwl... ...
In a recent post I told you about the online PDC videos available for free. Now the DE’s have picked their favorites. The Developer Evangelists and Architect Evangelists spend a ton of time supporting the local user communities and are great! My AE, Clint Edmonson, rocks! Anyway, from the ISV DE Blog… “Our team has put together a list of videos from Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) that we think are important for ISVs. All the videos are online. You can access the video itself or just the ...
Check the BizTalk road map - PDC presentation on BizTalk Server 2009 R2: http://microsoftpdc.com/Ses... Check the BizTalk Server 2009 R2 on Windows app fabric from BTS Team blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bizta... ...
In this Issue: Rene Schulte, Jason Harper, Brad Abrams, John Papa, Jeremy Likness, Jeff Wilcox, Fredrik Normén, Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth, and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Ward Bell has a PDF up of PDC 2009 Session Links -- thanks Ward! Tim Heuer also has posted a Microsoft PDC09 and Silverlight Round-up... I'm adding this to the Silverlight Links in the WynApse.com outlookbar. Don't forget that Loek van den Ouweland and Fons Sonnemans have SilverlightXP up and running full of resources... They'd like ...
Two areas I am looking at right now are SQL Azure and Entity Framework 4. PDC had plenty of content on both these areas. Just need to find the time to watch some of it! I have added direct links to the standard definition WMV and the PPTs to download (which is what I am doing right now). SQL Azure SQL Azure Database: Present and Future Windows Media Video PPT Using the Microsoft Sync Framework to Connect Apps to the Cloud Windows Media Video PPT The Future of Database Development with SQL Azure Windows ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Jesse Bishop, Deborah Kurata, Mark Tucker, Fredrik Normén, Corey Schuman(2), Laurent Duveau, Jeff Wilcox, and Erik Mork. Shoutout: Joe Stegman posted his BrowserFlow sample from PDC 2009 From SilverlightCream.com: Rich Data Forms in Silverlight 4 Beta Jeremy Likness' latest is on some of the new features in Silverlight 4B such as IDataErrorInfo, Data Annotations, Implicit Styles, and a lot more all with links out to descriptive posts... great overview posting! Implementing ...
In this Issue: Chris Klug, Gavin Wignall, Jeff Handley, Brad Abrams(2), Mike Flasko, Karl Shifflett, Jeff Wilcox, Nikhil Kothari, and Colin Blair. Shoutouts: John Papa posted the material from his PDC Session: MVVM and Prism Demo for PDC09 Silverlight Session, and while you're at it, here's the video: Video of my Prism and MVVM at PDC Jeff Weber posted that a New Silverlight 3 Book Uses Farseer Physics Joe Stegman posted the slide deck for his PDC 2009 Out Of Browser Session András Velvárt announced ...
In this All Submittal Issue: Andrew Veresov, ITLackey, Damian Schenkelman, René Schulte, Michael Wolf(2), Shawn Wildermuth Shoutout: Check out Shawn Wildermuth's schedule and see if you're anywhere near one of his classes because Silverlight Tour Now Includes Silverlight 4! If you're into games and haven't yet checked out the Silver Games Project, now might be a good time. Sorry I'm running behind, but B.B.King was in Phoenix last night, and I can't miss him! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight ...
The second day keynote at PDC 2009 in Lost Angeles was shared by Steven Sinofsky and Scott Guthrie. Steven is the President of Windows and Windows Live Division and it really must have been a great day for him as he came out for the first time in a major conference with the new Windows 7 launched and the old Vista problems just fading away into Microsoft’s past. There is a lot of excitement for Windows 7 and there is excitement for the new Windows 7 APIs that are available for developers to work ...
What a difference a day makes…at least to some. While the Day 1 keynote at PDC seemed mostly like a news update on last year’s announcements, and a somewhat dry one at that, Day 2 gave developers some real “red meat.” It began with a presentation by Steven Sinofsky on Windows 7’s progress since its launch last month, including demos of the diverse array of hardware on which it now runs. Sinofsky then offered the ultimate crowd pleaser: he described the specs for a multi-touch Microsoft-designed laptop ...
Silverlight 4 Overview Postings Every time there's a beta or a release I try a different way to get all the good stuff out. I waited until today, and am scooping up all the overview blog posts, and posting them first in this post. I've got a few submissions I'll get out later today and then I'll start catching up with everyone as the days go on... I've tagged 63 posts so far! -- oh, and I added a "4 Beta" tag on Silverlight Cream, so that's ready to roll For now, here is the (SL4ß Overview) end-result ...
Keynote: HOLY SMOKES!! Now this is why I came to PDC! Announced today: Silverlight 4 Beta. Printing? Yep. Access to Local File System? Yep. Want to share your assemblies between SL and native .NET assemblies? No Problem. Want access to the clipboard? COM Interop? Web Cam & Micrphone? Done and Done. SketchFlow.. Wha!?!?! OMG thats a cool prototyping tool. Sharepoint 2010 is looking like a tour de force. The ease of development, integration and deployment. Debugging and sandbox support. Solutions ...
Today was the first day of Microsoft's 2009 Professional Developer Conference, and it kicked off with a 2-hour keynote address led by Ray Ozzie. Ozzie enumerated various new features and launch dates for the Windows Azure Platform, including project "Dallas," a platform for open data feeds based on OData, an opened flavor of ADO.NET Data Services/Astoria. Ozzie also brought on customers and partners, including Automatic/WordPress, Kelley Blue Book, Seesmic and even US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra (via ...
Microsoft has just released the November CTP (CTP 3) of StreamInsight. See http://www.microsoft.com/do... I've encountered some confusion from more than one person about the status of StreamInsight, so let me explain briefly that a CTP is a Community Technology Preview. It's not a beta as such. CTPs are closely aligned with the shorter iterative development cycles of agile methodologies. Many Microsoft product teams ...
The first keynote of Microsoft’s PDC 2009 conference in Los Angeles has come and gone. Ray Ozzie kicked it off with some of the main messages that gave everyone insight into how Microsoft sees the direction of IT, programming, processes, and more. It was an interesting session that really focused on a few things, but most importantly it focused on Microsoft dedication to the Windows Azure platform and the big thing (to me), the idea that they are dedicated to making a seamless experience between ...
My thoughts and observations of this year’s Microsoft PDC conference in LA. Day 1: Just registered for the conference. They had many reps available to move attendees through the registration process. We arrived early, and had to stand in line for 15 minutes, while all the reps stared blankly back at us; “We don’t open until 7.” Wow.. Great Customer Service. Let me take this moment to comment on the Conference bag this year. ITS A CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP. Literally, it looks like a “reusable” grocery ...
In this Issue: Avi Pilosof, Bill Reiss, Jeff Handley, Bea Stollnitz, Peter Bromberg, Deborah Kurata, Jesse Liberty, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Interview with Bob Muglia and Steve Gillmor: Bob Muglia on Azure, Silverlight, and Realtime From the Microsoft Expression Blog: Modify the SketchFlow project settings Christian Schormann gives a list of SketchFlow and Blend at PDC ‘09 Iwan van Ee sent a link to me to his Application to view photos posted on panoramio.com. This is pretty cool, and he's ...
I arrived to Los Angeles last night to be ready first thing Monday for my first day at the Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC). Microsoft has really shortened this conference in regards to size and expense – that’s for sure. Obviously it has something to do with the economy. So, we’ll see how this conference will be done on the cheap. Doesn’t mean it has to be bad, but it should be different. So for this year, this PDC is cut down from four days to three. Other things that are different ...
With everyone talking about their flights to LA to go to PDC, I'm feeling a little under-appreciated here. I remember a couple years ago I saw a T-Shirt that read "PDC - because I'm worth it". So does that mean "Not at PDC - because I'm not worth it"? -- lol It's just one of those days/weeks/months ... is it the whole year?? But sometimes the weight of 'producing' every day can get to you. Engineering, for me, isn't like a job that I learn a task then do it for 30 years, go home, put my feet up on ...
The Windows Azure team announced availability of the November 2009 CTP of Windows Azure along with new Tooling for Visual studio and an improved Development Fabric as well as samples. The official announcement is given below, straight from the horses’ mouth. Today we released several new features for Windows Azure through the Windows Azure Tools and SDK. This release adds support for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and VWD Express 2010 Beta 2. What’s New · Service Model UI:A redesigned and significantly ...
Until recently, Microsoft’s policy toward Its Professional Developers Conference (PDC), was that it should be held only once every two or three years, and should focus on Redmond’s technology “futures.” This meant that currently- or imminently-shipping products were not to merit much coverage; instead, emerging technologies that were at least 18 months away (or thereabouts) from shipping would get the spotlight. Last year, that was mostly true. We got a pre-beta release of Windows 7, saw glimpses ...
It is Friday 13th Nov 2009 - which means it is the last day of TechEd Europe in Berlin. Overall I have had a good week – high quality sessions, lots of time with customers and colleagues and a very smooth conference throughout. I spent the week doing a bunch of things. 9am Monday I was presenting on Entity Framework 4 after 4 hours of sleep and using a brand new VPC after my original failed to load following yet another blue screen from the host (the machine will be flattened next week – perhaps ...
I have had a bit of a “SQL Azure” day at TechEd Europe. I sat through David Robinsons excellent intro to SQL Azure development (smooth, on time, great Q&A), caught up with David afterwards to exchange stories on SQL Azure and find out what I will be missing at PDC next week and then grabbed the chance to capture a short 10minute podcast which I will publish up on Channel 9 next week. David did his demos using a new version of SQL Server Management Studio which works with SQL Azure and announced ...
In the first code challenge of its kind, Visual WebGui is offering a $10,000 and giving away prizes valued at thousands of dollars in their call to developers to be the first to submit a Webmail application written by another framework with fewer lines of code. Visual WebGui web/cloud platform's productivity is featured via the "Project Webmail", which is an Outlook-like web application with desktop responsiveness & performance & functionalities that was developed by a single developer in ...
I have previously mentioned that I’m working on the upcoming Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book. Things are progressing nicely, if a bit slower than I’d prefer. I have the draft for the cover art, which looks really good. I’m also very pleased to announce my technical editors – Claudio Lasaala and Eric Lippert. Claudio is a Senior Developer at EPS Software Corp. He has presented several lectures at Microsoft events such as PDC and various other Microsoft seminars, as well as several ...
For those that wish to attend the PDC Underground but do not live in the US, please use your local address during PDC (for example the address of your hotel).  While the PDC Underground is designed for local developers, all are welcome.  A chance for the local developer community to meet their counterparts around the world is a greeat opportunity.

Looks like I’m heading to LA.  I’m really excited to be attending the PDC this year.  I went to the PDC in 03 (where they announced WCF, WF, WPF) and it turned my brain to mush by the middle of day two.  ANyone else going?  Anyone like to share a RSVP promo code to save me some $$$?  I’ll buy you a drink or two!

 

Hope to see you all there!

Some people have had trouble with the link in the e-mail I sent out for the PDC Underground Party at the Conga Room at LA Live.  If you had trouble, please go to the main website at: http://www.undergroundatpdc.com and click on the big registration at the bottom of the page.  The direct link in the email does not seem to work correctly.
Don't miss The Underground @ PDC 2009! Sponsored by Microsoft, INETA, and local partners and community, The Underground is your chance to hear from Microsoft and tech community leaders announcing Microsoft's Technology roadmap and newly released developer strategies. At The Underground, network with hundreds of other developers, architects and designers. Add savory cuisine, hosted Mojito bar, hand rolled cigars & more, at the world famous Conga Room in downtown L.A., and you have an experience ...
Now that .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2 is out let’s look again what is available for building multi-touch application in WPF. In Beta 1 we got only a preview of manipulation and inertia components. With Beta 2 we finally get access to whole touch input system, and it looks very close to what was shown on PDC last year. Here is an overview from MSDN: Elements in WPF now accept touch input. The UIElement, and UIElement3D, and ContentElement classes expose events that occur when a user touches an element ...