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11g for Windows November 29th, 2007

Vinod Kumar

Finally this is out … After a long time but with a lot of perf improvements :) … Check the news here.

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SQL 2008 – Virtual Labs November 28th, 2007

Vinod Kumar

Now get ahead of the industry. Try out SQL 2008 Labs here:

TechNet Virtual Lab: Administering Servers by Using Declarative Management Framework (DMF) Policies< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

TechNet Virtual Lab: Authoring Reports Using SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

TechNet Virtual Lab: Implementing Change Data Capture (CDC) in SQL Server 2008

TechNet Virtual Lab: Learn How to Build Occasionally Connected Applications with SQL Server 2008

TechNet Virtual Lab: What’s new in SQL Server 2008 for Database Administrators

TechNet Virtual Lab: Working with the new DATE data type in SQL Server 2008

 

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S+S Architecture Guidance November 26th, 2007

Vinod Kumar

This release extends LitwareHR, reference S+S application, and provide guidance on the full spectrum of S+S (Client, Server, Service).
Based on frequent requests, also included in the release is a new Multi-Tenant Database Performance Guide, which provides tests results and guidance to compare the performance and scalability of different extensibility patterns in multi-tenant SQL 2005 databases (extension tables vs. XML data types vs. fixed columns).
More on this at the Platform Architecture Teams Blogs. Download the bits and code from here.

 

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Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition November 24th, 2007

Vinod Kumar

The Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of resources designed to help our customers quickly and consistently build WCF and ASMX Web services that adhere to well-known architecture and design patterns. These resources consist of models with code generation in the form of tools integrated with Visual Studio and patterns and architecture topics in the form of written guidance.

The Service Factory contains automation and guidance integrated into Visual Studio 2005 for building services. The core of the automation components is a Web services domain model. This domain model contains elements such as service contracts, operations, messages, and data contracts. This domain model manifests itself in the form of three integrated domain-specific languages (DSLs) that are used to model services: Service Contract Model, Data Contract Model, and the Host Model.

This contains more highlevel information about the Service Factory: Modeling Edition.

 

The community site contains hands-on labs for both using and extending the Service Factory, discussion forums, known issues, and a more details on the roadmap. In the near future the site will include presentations, demonstration videos, and community contributions.

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VS 2008 Training Kit November 23rd, 2007

Vinod Kumar

The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit contains technical content including 20 hands-on labs, 28 presentations, and 20 scripted demos. The technologies covered in the kit include: LINQ, C# 3.0, VB 9, WCF, WF, WPF, Windows CardSpace, Silverlight, ASP.NET Ajax, .NET Compact Framework 3.5, VSTO 3.0, Visual Studio Team System, and Team Foundation Server. Download it here.

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