Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 on platform now.

Microsoft came up with a new version of Enterprise Library as 5.0 which is a collection of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. These applications are like type of guidance, provided as source code which can ve furhter used "as is" or extnded or modified for use in enterprise development projects.

Its a collection of reusable software components that are designed to assist the developers in accordance with common enterprise development challenges. You can download the Enterprise LIbrary and its documentation from following links.

Download: SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit

Microsoft is presenting an April update for the training kit of SQL Server 2008 R2 for developers which offers and impressive array of capabilities that build upon key innovatinos introduced in SQL Server 2008. There are some key improvements in SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 and this kit will help developers to take advantage of those improvements in their applications.

This training kit includes presentations, demos, videos and hand on labs with lots of sample source code.
System Requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate 2010
  • AdventureWorks 2008 R2 Sample Databases

Download: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 ( Web Installer and Standalone Installer )

The .NET Framework The .NET Framework is an integral Windows component that supports building and running the next generation of applications and XML Web services. Its a Microsoft's comprehensive and consistent programming model for building applications that have visually stunning user experiences, seamless and secure communication, and the ability to model a range of business processes.
The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions. Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2; Windows Vista Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3

Supported Architectures:

  • x86 
  • x64 
  • ia64 (some features are not supported on ia64 for example, WPF)  
Hardware Requirements:
  • Recommended Minimum: Pentium 1 GHz or higher with 512 MB RAM or more
  • Minimum disk space: 
    • x86 – 850 MB 
    • x64 – 2 GB  

Download: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

As we all know that Visual Studio 2010 trails are already on the floor available for free download and now we are ready to taste the VSTS 2010 with the help of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit which includes lots of presentation, hands on labs and demos to work on it.

This training kit will help the users to develop applications as it includes variety of framework technologies:

  • C# 4
  • Visual Basic 10
  • F#
  • Parallel Extensions
  • Windows Communication Foundation
  • Windows Workflow
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • ASP.NET 4
  • Windows 7
  • Entity Framework
  • ADO.NET Data Services
  • Managed Extensibility Framework
  • Visual Studio Team System 
Supported Operating Systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • Visual Studio 2010 .NET Framework 4

Microsoft steps in next gen of Windows Phone, Kin as "Social Phone"

Microsoft Corp. is happy to announce a new Windows Phone especially desgned for the people who love social networking. Windows Phone as Social Phone is named as "Kin" which explores the ultimate experiene of social network life that blends the phone, online services and the PC with breakthrough new experiences caled the Loop, Spot and Studio. Kin is having partnerships with with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Sharp Corporation and is ready to hit the market.
As per John Harrobin, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Digital Media, Verizon Wireless
"KIN represents a new way to stay connected. We are excited to take our relationship with Microsoft to the next level and be the exclusive carrier of KIN in the U.S."
Courtesy: Microsoft Press

Free Giveaway: WinXDVD ripper for Mac limited offer

WinX DVD Ripper from digiarty softwar for Mac OS is given as free giveaway starting from April 15, 2010 which will last 12:00 AM GMT May 1st, 2010. WinX DVD Ripper which is desgined to make perfect DVD 1;1 DDV copy to HD drive an rip DVD movies on Mac OS to iTunes, Mov, Flv, Mp4 etc. format compatible on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple-TV, PSP and much more. Most important, it enables users to rip DVDs of new generation copy protections with the fastest speed.

Supported DVD:  Normal DVD, CSS protected DVD, region 1-6, Sony ArccOS, Commercial DVD
Output File Formats:  Original DVD, iTunes, MP4, MOV, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, FLV, Music, MP3, AVI XviD/DivX, JPG, BMP
Platforms:  Mac OS X Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard

Microsoft’s Cloud Services Goes Live in Hong Kong

In list of Microsoft Online Services there is an addup where commercial launch of Microsoft Online Services and Windows Azure witnessed worldwide in HongKong. More than 40 million paying end users are counted on using Microsoft Online Services around th world which joins to its truly global cloud solution for communications and collaboation ready for global business. We can count as customers of this service which include 7 of the top 10 global energy companies, 13 of the top 20 global telecom firms, 15 of the top 20 global banks, and 16 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, and many more of the world’s top global businesses are already using cloud services from Microsoft. Microsoft is investing over US$1B in datacenters and already has 20 datacenters worldwide, including Hong Kong and Singapore.

As per David Hooper, Information Worker Business Group lead of Microsoft Hong Kong.
"With 35 years of combined experience meeting business productivity and cloud computing needs, we understand the best and most cost-effective way to support businesses is through easy access to secure, rich, collaborative tools. With Microsoft Online Services and Windows Azure, we’re now offering such tools online, backed by strong partner support. 75% of Microsoft resources are focused on the cloud, from data centers to platform technologies to development tools and applications. This is set to grow to over 90% in the coming year, showing our commitment to the cloud."
Courtesy: Microsoft Press Pass

Download free ebook from Microsoft on SQL Server 2008 R2 Introduction

Microsft SQL Server 2008 R2, not a minor release rather there are lot of exciting enhancements with wide range of new capabilities engineered into SQL Server 2008 R2 creating positive impact on applications, ranging from improvements in operation to those in management. It is definitely not a minor release! So as to analyse and understand those new features here Microsoft came up with Free Ebook on "Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2" by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner!
Ebook contents are as:

Part I Database Administration

Chapter 1 Sql Server 2008 R2 Editions And Enhancements 3
Chapter 2 Multi-Server Administration 21
Chapter 3 Data-Tier Applications 41
Chapter 4 High Availability And Virtualization Enhancements 63
Chapter 5 Consolidation And Monitoring 85

Part II Business Intelligence Development
Chapter 6 Scalable Data Warehousing 109
Chapter 7 Master Data Services 125
Chapter 8 Complex Event Processing With Streaminsight 145
Chapter 9 Reporting Services Enhancements 165
Chapter 10 Self-Service Analysis With Powerpivot 189

This ebook can be downloaded directly from Microsoft free of cost in PDF and XPS both format.
PDF | XPS | Via

Download: Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2010 RTM

Worldwide launch of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET framework 4.0 was seen on 12th of this month with announcement of release to web (RTW) of Silverlight 4 in coming week. Full trial versions and Express editions are available for download worldwide of VSTS. Visual Studio is a powerful tool providing developers new dimension to show up their skill and creativity with more flexible, feature-rich environment. This time it is loaded with support of multi monitor so that a developer can have design view on one, source view on one and may be database on another, that's a new capability feature of it.
Now as the wait is over so just rush for the direct ISO images of the tools and start downloading to step forward in your creative and developing world.

Free ebook: Windows Security from Script Logic for TechNet Flash subscribers

There is an offer of free ebook to keep yourself secured and for the security of your Windows network. This ebook will leads us to a easy-to-use centralized managemnt solution for protection of your Windows network. In a simple and elegant manner you can manage access controls and security on Windows Servers, SQL Servers, SharePoint, Exchange and workstations accross the enterprise.


As per Pamela Andringa, Service Support Manager - WCI Communities:
Having Security Explorer in place immediately saved our staff over 40 hours worth of manual digging to find information... it was a must have for us!
With the help of this ebook we can simplify the management of file and folder security as:
  • Automate permission management
  • Backup and restore security
          •      Report on file and folder permissions
Download ebook.        

Wallpaper for The Windows Club - II and Logon Screen

I already created a wallpaper for THE WINDOWS CLUB and now again with a little new style here I came up with some new creativity, hope it will be liked by my lovely readers.
For the logon screen, you have to use the Tune Up Styler which is already in the suit of TuneUp Utilities.

Download: Wallpaper | Logon Screen

Join i'm inititative from Microsoft to help social causes.

Microsoft® started a new initiative named as "i'm MAKING A DIFFERENCE" which helps social causes easily. As we all are part of Windows Live™ Messenger or Windows Live Hotmail® and we can help socail causes through these small things like e-mailing, IMing which we used to do everday. Simply Microsoft® will share a portion of their advertising revenue with the cause we choose from among their partner social cause organizations. This will make a big difference.

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