Karandeep Anand: Windows Azure AppFabric Caching

Curious about the new Caching service running in the Windows Azure Platform? Join Wade Wegner as he talks with Karandeep Anand, Principal Group Program Manager on the Application Platform Services team, about the new service and the different ways you can leverage it within your own applications.

The Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service accelerates application performance by providing
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The Killer App: A Channel 9 Halloween Special

Windows Phone 7 is almost here and developers are working hard to get the #1 app in the marketplace. Journalists and reporters are scouring the internet to find the next big thing- the Windows Phone 7 Killer App. But that phrase takes on a whole new meaning around Halloween...be careful what you download! Happy Halloween!

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D-Day to Berlin - The Battle for France (Part 4 of 6)
History Channel Video. 1944, Europe's future hung in the balance. Our 3-part series follows the story of Allied forces--from Normandy to the assault on Germany--and the victories that led to WWII's end in 1945. We begin on the day after D-Day, unfolding over the summer of 1944 as the initial narrow sliver of French coastline gained by the Allies is slowly extended. By the end of August, Allied victory seemed assured. Rommel had been wounded, Hitler was directing the battle, and the German army w
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Hidden Williamsburg
The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.
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Stalin & the Economic Transformation of the USSR
In this podcast Dr. Harris explains why all Bolsheviks agreed on the need to overcome economic backwardness. He explores why Soviet industrialisation took the form it did in the late 1920s, and then...

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Lenin & The Russian Revolution
Soviet and Western historiography has for long identified Lenin as the most influential figure in explaining how the October Revolution of 1917 took place. This follows a comment in Trotsky’s diary...

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Indian Independence & British Decolonisation
How important was Indian Independence (1947) in changing British attitudes to decolonisation during the period from 1945 to 1960? Dr. Chris Prior, University of Leeds: The significance of 1947; The...

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Trotsky & The Bolsheviks 1917-1924
Leon Trotsky joined the Bolsheviks in August 1917 after many years of separation. He was nevertheless a key figure in the establishment and maintenance of Soviet power. It was Trotsky’s strategy by...

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Reasons for the Labour Landslide of 1945
Reasons for the Labour Landslide of 1945: Explanations given by Conservative Party in aftermath of election; Longer-term trends in society; Wartime politics; Composition of the electorate. Dr....

History as written and presented by current historians. Visit thehistoryfaculty.com for free downloads and more information.

Introduction to Microsoft Windows XP
Windows XP is a computer operating system and graphical user interface GUI which enables you to work with a wide variety of programs on your computer often simultaneously. Windows XP is itself a special computer program that communicates your instructions to the actual computer hardware and displays the results. This manual covers: Using the mouse; Working with the desktop; Using windows; Working with applications; File handling.
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The Full Stack, Part 2: Setting up the UI for our Windows Phone client

In Part 2 of The Full Stack, Jesse starts building out a Windows Phone user interface using Expression Blend 4. As Jesse builds out the interface, he and Jon discuss Expression Blend basics, Windows Phone tools, Visual State Manager, Behaviors, and more.

 


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Inside Windows Phone#11:Obfuscation And Analytics

Microsoft and PreEmptive solutions have a partnership where Windows Phone developers (both Silverlight and XNA) get free access to Preemptive's Dotfuscator and their Runtime Intelligent Service.  

In this episode we interview  Bill Leach, Preemptive's CTO, for a deep dive into Dotfuscator, a .NET Obfuscator that helps protect programs against reverse engineering, and PreEmptive's Runtime Intelligent Service, an end-to-end solution for Analytics and monitoring&n
Author(s): Jaime Rodriguez

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The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
(Part One)

The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
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Article :: Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques: Logo Animation
Logo animation is a kind of "right of passage" for young motion graphics artists. Unfortunately, it is often a passage fraught with obstacles. In this chapter, Richard Harrington and Ian Robinson examine various workflows to help you find those opportunities where others might find difficulty.
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Clemens Vasters and Maggie Myslinska: Service Bus Enhancements

Last week at the PDC the AppFabric LABS environment was updated with a new release of the Service Bus. This release provides a "sneak peak" into capabilities that will eventually roll into the production service. Some of the announced features include a management service, load balancing, and durable message buffers.

Interested in what this means and how can you try out these new features? Join Author(s): Wade Wegner

The Injured Otter
In this narrative adapted from Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone, a young otter has injured one of his front feet.  He is struggling along the frozen banks of the Yellowstone River. He calls for his family but they aren’t in sight.  Finally, his family swims down the river towards him.  A happy reunion ensues but then they leave him again to hunt for fish.  He cries as they swim away, and then he mistakenly swims in the opposite direction.  Near a water fa
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Information sheet on how a digital camera works.
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A graph of Medium-Term Oil Prices, 1994-2006 (not adjusted for inflation).
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The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
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Showcase Lecture
Professor Jane Millar introduces a showcase public lecture exploring three outstanding projects that highlight the research progress achieved through academia and industry collaboration.
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