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Microsoft Application Development
Quarterly Report
September 2012
What’s new in Visual Studio 2012
It’s no secret that a new age of modern apps is here. With connected devices and cloud-based services, you have bigger and better opportunities than ever before. Independent developers can plug in from anywhere, build a brilliant app, and make it available to millions of user.  (more)
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Melissa Data Announces Enhancements to its MatchUp Data Cleansing and Matching Tool
Kentico CMS 7 Brings Marketing Automation and Simplifies Mobile Website Development
IncrediBuild 4.5 Slashes Build Time, Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8
Sierra Wireless adds multimode HSPA+ and EV-DO module to its award-winning AirPrime™ SL Series
KineticD Supports Microsoft Cloud OS Vision with KineticCloud Backup for Servers
Softtek Adds Microsoft Solutions to Cloud Center of Excellence
Polk Joins Forces with Microsoft As Premium Audio Solutions Partner for Xbox 360
Broadcom Extends Leadership with New Advanced Functionality for Windows Server 2012
ManageEngine Monitors Windows Azure with Applications Manager
Acme Packet Announces New Offerings to Accelerate Microsoft Lync Deployments
STEALTHbits Extends StealthAUDIT Management Platform for Active Directory With New Windows Server 2012 Capabilities
ITR Mobility's iFactr Extension to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Eases Cross-Platform Mobile App Development for Microsoft-Focused Enterprises
nCircle Releases Configuration Compliance Manager™ Version 5.12, Now Audits Configurations for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010
Micro Focus Boosts Application Development Effectiveness
IntelePeer Expands SIP Trunking Service With Nomadic 911 Capabilities for Microsoft Lync Users
combit Launches New Version of Reporting Tool List & Label
Make the best of Code Review with New Visual Studio Add-in by Devart!
Kentico Announces Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 in Kentico CMS 7
Windows Embedded Standard 8 Third Community Technology Preview Released
Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet Interconnect Solutions Incorporated Within Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Enable the Highest Performance for Cloud, Database and Storage Infrastructures
Hitachi Data Systems Announces Global Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers Enable Customers to Maximize Benefits of Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Emulex Supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with I/O Connectivity and Performance Management
Supermicro SuperServer and SuperStorage Platforms Windows Server 2012 Certified
HP Accelerates Enterprises' Journey to the Cloud
Verizon Joins Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle Pro Network
2X Releases the First Cloud Software Solution for Microsoft HyperV, VMware and Citrix Xen Server with Integrated Thin Client Management
Windows Server 2012 Powers the Cloud OS
Avatier Integrates Its Identity Access Management Software With Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Axceler Partners With InfoReliance for SharePoint Governance for Federal Government Market
Rand Secure Archive Delivers Fully Integrated Solution with Microsoft Office 365
Foxit Delivers Enhanced Support for Microsoft AD RMS 2.0 and Sharepoint Environments
Microsoft Appoints Stephen Schueler as Corporate Vice President of Retail Sales and Marketing
Microsoft Announces Upcoming Event for the Financial Community
Quest Software Simplifies Email Migration for Customers With Windows Azure
Integrate Document Processing All-in-One
Dynamic .NET TWAIN is a TWAIN SDK with various add-ons (Scan & Upload, Barcode Reader, Annotation and Webcam) available for your choice. Program the control into your WinForms and WPF apps to give your customers a complete document processing solution.
Melissa Data
Clean and Enrich Data with Tools that Make it Easy!
Melissa Data programming APIs easily integrate into your applications to provide address, phone and email verification, geocode addresses, cleanse and match duplicate records, parse data and determine IP location.
The Server-Centric Economy will Create More 500kW Infrastructures Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness follows up his recent post on private clouds with even more compelling data on why private makes sense for many types of infrastructure. (more)
Private Clouds and the 500kW Threshold Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness thinks that, as more servers are added and the likelihood of a dedicated data center is increased, private clouds may make more sense for predictable workloads. (more)
What Every CIO Should Know about Cloud Computing Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness sums up his view of the shift in cloud momentum from Iaas to PaaS after participating in a stimulating panel discussion at the recent FIRE X. (more)
Thinking Beyond "The Cloud" Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness is starting to see IT evolve into more advanced and highly-tuned architectures customized for particular operating missions. (more)
Is HP Too Big to Succeed? Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness wonders if HP's success, built on operational excellence, is too big to succeed as a growth-oriented company. (more)
SDN May Drive a New Data Center Development Cycle Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness says that the commoditization of network hardware will increase data center power demands by enabling new levels of elasticity in IT infrastructure. (more)
Amazon and the Enterprise IT Monoculture Myth Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness unwinds a recent, and unecessary, dose of vapor from the Amazon marketing machine in the form of some very forgiving and easily forgotten ten year predictions. (more)
Cisco and the Networking Industry: Golden Age or Golden Fleece? Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness expands on the impact of disruptive technologies on the burgeoning networking equipment space. (more)
Hybrid Cloud Emigration Will Drive Wholesale Data Center Adoption Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness is seeing public, cloud-enabled players migrate into private clouds as they cross the 500kW threshold and lay out plans for exceeding 1MW. (more)
The Hybrid Cloud is the Future of IT Infrastructure Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness looks at the advantages of IT consumerization, which offers more choice, more differentiation, and more influence over future vendor releases and the design and construction of new data centers. (more)
Looking Beyond the Vanilla Data Center Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness re-examines the shift from vanilla, one-size=fits-all spaces to custom and energy-efficient data centers strategically aligned to specific enterprise needs. (more)
The Big Data Era Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness makes the case that smart manufacturing and wireless are closely tied to big data, and data centers are becoming both factory and storefront. (more)
Nemertes Predicts Colocation Crunch Vantage Data Center's Greg Ness takes a closer look at the impendingn colocation crunch that's due to hit as growth continues for larger, newer data centers, and traditional, less efficient centers shrink. (more)
Microsoft updates Windows Azure Web Sites, Active Directory previews Microsoft has added new updates to its Azure Web-hosting and directory service offerings. …
Visual Studio 2012: what it means for tools development On September 12, Microsoft released the latest version of our favorite IDE: Visual Studio 2012 at what might be termed a rather purple launch event. The photo at right is the lobby of the event and the purple theme was propagated everywhere (seats, restrooms, visuals). Considering that VS2012 has been in a pretty public beta for a while, I'm sure you have some idea about what it contains and what the changes are from Visual Studio 2010 (our previous favorite version), but I'd just like to take a look at the product from a high-level vantage point. Let's approach this from the world of …
Announcing: Great Improvements to Windows Azure Web Sites I'm excited to announce some great improvements to the Windows Azure Web Sites capability we first introduced earlier this summer.  Today's improvements include: a new low-cost shared mode scaling option, support for custom domains with shared and reserved mode web-sites using both CNAME and A-Records (the later enabling naked domains), continuous deployment support using both CodePlex and GitHub, and FastCGI extensibility.  All of these improvements are now live in production and available to start using immediately. New "Shared" Scaling Tier Windows Azure allows you to deploy …
The Importance of Knowing SharePoint as a Student Abstract: In today's competitive job market, SharePoint is an important skill set for college students, as well as a collaboration tool. This article discusses a training approach. Category: Training; SharePoint 2010; Lists and Libraries; Education Published: 9/14/2012 6:53 AM # Comments: …
Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop is Here A few months ago, Soma announced plans for a Visual Studio Express 2012 edition for Windows Desktop. Today, we are happy to share that this new Express product is available for download. (You can find the system requirements and download details here.) This post is written by Jennifer Leaf, one of the program managers working on the new product. It would be impossible to list every feature in Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop. However, in this post I want to tell you about some of the new tools and capabilities in the product that have not been available in any other Express products …
Eleven Years Ago On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am reflective of a difficult time for my country, the world and my own life. I had recently been laid off for the first time in my career...so when the attacks happened, I had all the time in the world to watch all the coverage I could. I was in Portland (Oregon) so I was not close, but it felt close. Watching this news happen in real-time was profound event for me. If I was closer, I hope that I would have jumped in to help. My heart sank for the victims and their families. I tried to make sense of this violent act...and it was simply senseless. At …
Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Launch
Sizing Up Intelligent Systems
The Birth of a Community: Nairobi
TFS bisect the manual way (When was that bug introduced?)
Everything's broken and nobody's upset
TFS 2012 Power Tools are now available!
Silicon Valley Code Camp October 6th & 7th
Learn about Knockout, HTML5, SPA and ASP.NET Web API for Free!
Tune in to the Visual Studio 2012 Launch
Altova MissionKit (Altova)
Report Generator combit List & Label (combit)
SpreadsheetGear 2010 - Excel Compatible Spreadsheet Components for ASP .NET and Windows Forms (SpreadsheetGear LLC)
WebSmart Web Services (Melissa Data)
RSSBus Data Providers (RSSBus)
PPC-E7+ (EMAC, inc.)
Extreme Environment PT110 Atom Fanless Barebone (Logic Supply)
TopTeam Analyst (TechnoSolutions Corp)
ImageGear (Accusoft Pegasus)
dotConnect Data Providers (Devart)
Red Carpet Subscriptions (/n software)
ThermalLabel SDK & Barcode Pro SDK - ASP.NET - WPF - Silverlight - SSRS (Neodynamic)
Components for .NET and Windows Development (Syncfusion, Inc.)
Report Generator combit List & Label (combit)
Build data-rich business apps (IdeaBlade)
GuardIT® Provides Software Security for Desktop and Server Apps (Arxan Technologies, Inc.)
JetBrains .NET Developer Tools (JetBrains)
TeamCity (JetBrains)
Data Quality Tools for Developers (Melissa Data)
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ESC Boston
Hynes Convention Center - Boston, MA
September 17-20
Bellagio Las Vegas, NV
Oct 29- Nov 1, 2012
RTECC - Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

10/02/12 - Wright Patterson AFB/Dayton, OH
10/04/12 - Tysons Corner
11/06/12 - Seattle, WA
11/08/12 - Portland, OR
Microsoft® SharePoint Conference
Las Vegas, NV
November 12-15
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