Microsoft Learning’s new Hardware Level 6

I ran across this document today, which details out Microsoft’s virtualization strategy on implementing 64-bit (Hyper-V) virtualization in the classrooms. As virtual machines do more, and require mor...

Code Cast 16 – Glenn Block on ALT.NET at Microsoft

Download the MP3 On this episode of the Elegant Code Cast, Glenn Block tells us about life inside Microsoft for the ALT.NET crowd. Glenn has been with Microsoft for several years and has worked in se...

SQL Server 2008 Report Builder Available

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Report Builder 2.0 delivers an intuitive, Office-like report authoring environment enabling business and power users to leverage their experience with Mic...

A Primer on ALM in the Microsoft Stack

By now I you’ve likely heard the term ALM. For the uninitiated, here is the latest from Wikipedia. Application lifecycle management (ALM) regards the process of delivering software as a continu...

Visual Studio Team System Announcements today

Microsoft published more information today about Visual Studio 10 and .NET 4.0. Click here to read the Press Pass and here to read some additional information. Oh, and for SA customers, some really i...

Microsoft joins Object Management Group (OMG)

Last week, Microsoft announced that they had joined the Object Management Group. OMG is the consortium responsible for many distributed, and object-oriented specifications. One of their sets of stand...

VS Extensibility Roadmap

I’m sitting through the two-day Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) Developers Conference this week and Rico Mariani gave his roadmap to Visual Studio extensibility. Here are some highlights of t...

Boise SQL Server User Group Presentation

Thanks to those who attended the second meeting of the Boise SQL Server User Group. We had a good turnout of around 30 people and I hope everyone enjoyed my presentation of SQL Server 2008 Integratio...

VSTS Profiler Improvements in SP1

As you know, Visual Studio 2008 and Team Foundation Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released earlier this month. Most of SP1 was about bug fixes and performance, but it seems that the profiler team sn...