Archive for August, 2009

Asp.Net MVC Resources

Posted: August 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

Chris Bowe’s posted details resources on Asp.Net MVC.Checkout here http://blogs.msdn.com/cbowen/archive/2009/08/20/asp-net-mvc-1-0-resources.aspx

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NDC Videos

Posted: August 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

Project Gemini

Posted: August 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

project Gemini, the in-memory excel add-in to analyze massive amounts of data ,you can get access to the Gemini CTP if you are a member of the Office 2010 Tech Preview by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/officebusiness/office2010/Default.aspx?vid=Gemini.If you are not a member of the Office Tech Preview, you can still apply for the Gemini CTP. Also see 1 Minutes Videos here http://www.youtube.com/geminute and http://blogs.msdn.com/bi/archive/2009/05/20/microsoft-bi-power-hour-demos.aspx

Microsoft has releases STM.Net to DevLab .This will reduce the developer effort for writing transactional code ,not only that now when the demand is growing more and more on multi-processor and parallel programming  handling transaction from different processes and threads becomes more critical.I can recall the NTFS transaction support days when I was looking for how a File will be created only if a certain bit of Code committed and later on found the scenario that it guarantee that File modification and Creation are Atomic in a  different manner that is Transactional NTFS can’t guarantee that changes you make to a set files will always be successful, but it can guarantee that on failure the result will always be consistent. See more details here  http://blogs.msdn.com/because_we_can/archive/2005/04/22/411012.aspx. Its time to have a look into the new one the STM. 

Atomic Block and Transactional Memory:-

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/ee334183.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/stmteam/

http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2009/08/10/new-microsoft-framework-tackles-challenges-of-asynchronous-programming.aspx

http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Going+Deep/Software-Transactional-Memory-The-Current-State-of-the-Art/

Read More Here:-

http://blogs.msdn.com/stmteam/archive/2008/10/30/initial-forays-into-transactional-memory-programming-models.aspx

http://www.cs.rochester.edu/meetings/TRANSACT07/papers/agrawal.pdf

http://blogs.msdn.com/stmteam/archive/2009/01/02/transactional-memory-in-a-real-world.aspx

Microsoft has quietly released the first key components of its .NET Reactive Framework (Rx),
which will allows developers to write LINQ  expressions against events.
Components of the Rx framework were included in the latest drop of the Silverlight Toolkit last month.
A complete version is expected to be part of Visual Studio 2010 and will be supported by the .NET Framework 4.

It will be really interesting to see where we are heading with the Axum/STM.NET/PLINQ/DyradLINQ/Rx .I wonder why not MS mixed everything into one Framework rather than creating many Subsets .Although its Welcome to see many initiatives are we heading into another LinqtoSql vs. Entity Frx?

See more details here
http://adtmag.com/articles/2009/08/10/new-microsoft-framework-tackles-challenges-of-asynchronous-programming.aspx
http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Going+Deep/Expert-to-Expert-Brian-Beckman-and-Erik-Meijer-Inside-the-NET-Reactive-Framework-Rx/
http://themechanicalbride.blogspot.com/

The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers based on the RTM version of Windows has been released. It includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos designed to help you learn how to build applications that are compatible with and shine on Windows .Also see the Windows 7 Api Code Pack http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsAPICodePack/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3077

For the Win2k8 see

You can learn more about the key features of Windows Server 2008 R2: Customer Value Proposition Resources for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 For more details about each of the features, see How to Get Started Leveraging Windows Server 2008 R2 Features.You can get started getting ready for Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit.  Also, see Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 series of videos for developers on MSDEV.