477 articles were published across 203 Microsoft Team blogs between the 3rd November and 16th November. Here is my summary of interesting news, software release announcements and key dates for your diary.
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report: Security management is an important subject for everyone. Every six-months the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is released. It provides an in-depth perspective on the changing threat landscape including software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software. Read the official press announcement, or the BlogMS article.
Ramp Up program (www.MyRampUp.com) has just launched a brand-new learning track for Sharepoint to complement the existing tracks including Visual Studio 2008, Aspiring Developer, Java Developer, Visual Basic 6.0 Developer, Visual Studio 2002/2003 Developer: Whether you’re just starting your software development career or a seasoned professional wanting to build your skills on the latest Microsoft technology, Ramp Up bridges the gaps you want to close. Read More…
Professional Developers Conference PDC Content: Did you miss the opportunity to attend the PDC in November. If so, don’t worry you can now get access to all the presentations and keynote speechs. Read More...
TechEd Global Pressroom: TechEd is Microsoft’s premier worldwide conference on technical education for IT professionals and developers. The TechEd Global Virtual Pressroom features press materials, event information, videos of keynote speeches and more for TechEd events throughout the year. Read More...
Microsoft Bizspark: Following on from the successful DreamSpark Program for students, Microsoft announced the Bizspark Program. It provides easy access to software, support and market visibility with no upfront costs gives startup companies the boost they need, when they need it most, Read the official press announcement, or the BlogMS article.
Microsoft Online Store: Microsoft Store offers Microsoft’s entire consumer catalog, including desktop software, the Xbox console and its related game titles, the Microsoft Zune, and all of the company’s hardware, including mice, keyboards, web cameras, and joysticks. Along with a fast, secure buying experience, customers will enjoy an easy-to-use interface and useful product comparisons. Read more… or Visit the store.
Software Releases – Released to Manufacturing (RTM) / Released to Web (RTW)
Windows Mobile: Silverlight 2 for Mobile: Read More...
Windows Mobile: Internet Explorer for Windows Mobile 6: Read More...
Dynamics CRM Accelerators: Read More...
Office Communications Server 2007 R2: Read More...
App-V 4.5 (formally SoftGrid) Resource Kit Tools:Read More...
Software Releases – Updates and Service Packs (SP)
SysInternals: Updates: ZoomIt v2.2, AccessChk v4.22
Windows Server Division: URL Rewriter RTW and More IIS Extension Updates
Software Releases – Alphas / Betas / Community Technology Previews (CTP) / Release Candidate (RC)
adCenter API for Developers: Announcing the new Live Search API, version 2.0 beta
adCenter for Advertisers: The adCenter Add-in Beta for Excel 2007: help build out your keyword lists
Microsoft Connected Information Security Group: An Update on Some Upcoming Free Tools
The Security Development Lifecycle: SDL Announcements at TechEd EMEA
Project Astoria Next Generation Data Programmability: Alpha preview of Project Codename "Astoria Offline" coming soon
Visual Studio: Visual Studio 2010 CTP is available!
Live Framework CTP: Live Framework: New Team Blog, Downloads
Identity Lifecycle Manager: Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” (ILM) Release Candidate
System Center: Operations Manager 2007 R2 Beta Announced
Key Dates for your diary – Microsoft Conferences
Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference: January 26-30, 2009: Redmond, WA
Mix09 – The Next Generation Web Now: March 18th-20th, 2009: Las Vegas
TechEd North America 2009 – IT Professionals and Developers: May 11th-15th, 2009: Los Angeles, CA
Microsoft Management Summit 2009: April 27-May 1, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada
Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2009: November 17–20, 2009, Los Angeles, CA