Volume 1 Issue 10
| Tena Koutou Katoa, |
A delayed posting, sorry, because:
| Another tricky piece of integration. |
This time, allowing an end-user to initiate a secure FTP upload from SQL Server to Mainframe
The first step is initiated by User click of a button:
| XT went down |
But then got fixed. Apologies were made; reparations have been promised.
I had nothing to do with it. It sounds to me like an episode straight out of Stargate: SG1 (probably because I'm currently watching through the entire 10-year DVD series - thanks Martin!): a software upgrade caused a cascading failure on subsequent, adjacent towers.
That's all I know.
| Get Plugged In! Find a Windows Azure Platform Program That is Right for You |
In order to help our partners gain the most out of their experience on the Windows Azure Platform we are fully integrated into the partner enablement-focused programs across the company. Learn more about these programs and find the ones that are right for you, and then join to get inside information on the Windows Azure Platform, in-depth training, and marketing collateral to help sell to your customers. Front Runner
Created for U.S.-based Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Front Runner is a program that helps get your applications compatible with the latest Microsoft technologies. Front Runner offers direct access to technical experts from Microsoft who know the technology inside and out. From online training resources courses to troubleshooting via e-mail and phone, you'll have the support to help your application succeed. Green Light
Created for non-U.S.-based Independent Software Vendors, Green Light for the Windows Azure Platform provides you a comprehensive set of training, development, marketing, and support resources to quickly build, deploy, and promote your Windows Azure application to customers. BizSpark
BizSpark is perfect for venture-funded and Web 2.0 start-ups. It enables software startups to run cloud-based businesses for up to 3 years. And if you're a developer or content provider .check out Microsoft's Codename 'Dallas'
With the power and scale of the Windows Azure platform (Windows Azure and the SQL Azure Database), Dallas provides developers the ability to build and manage innovative applications across the desktop and mobile devices by bringing together disparate sets of private and public data, both on-premises and in the cloud. Via a single marketplace, Dallas enables developers to access complex data sets to build entirely new analytic and reporting scenarios. Content providers are able to expose their data to millions of developers on a global level, thus enabling new growth and revenue opportunities.
Dallas provides content providers the ability to reach new markets, data provisioning, a flexible billing model, increased storage, and compute power with their data running on Dallas. In addition, partners get not only developer productivity through automatically generated APIs and client side libraries, but also the ability to expose this content easily within Microsoft Office and SQL Server assets.
For the full Dallas story and Dallas developer resources - including Hands-On Labs - go to: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/developers/dallas/
| Exchange 2010 Course discount for Microsoft Partners |
In early 2010 Auldhouse are running five day instructor led courses on configuring, managing, and troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. This course helps prepare students for Exam 70-662 (TS: Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2010).
As a special deal exclusively for Microsoft Partners Auldhouse are offering this course for $1995+GST, a $1000 discount on the normal price.
Dates:Auckland 8-12 February
For more information and to register click here. Make use of CRM licenses included as part of your Partner Network Membership
Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps to build customer loyalty and drive repeat business through effective customer management.Many partners are unaware of the CRM licenses available to them as part of their membership to the Microsoft Partner Network or subscription to the Action Pack.
CRM Server and CAL's are a part of the software benefits for Certified Partners, Gold Certified Partners, and Action Pack subscribers. For a breakdown of CRM software available as part of a Certified or Gold membership click here, and for software available as part of an action pack subscription click here. SharePoint 2010 Ignite Training
SharePoint 2010 Ignite is technical training for SharePoint 2007 professionals who are looking to upgrade their skills to SharePoint 2010. There are two Ignite offerings, Ignite for the IT Pro and Ignite for the Developer. Each track will cover 5 days/40 hours of technical training and cost $1650 per attendee.
Ignite for IT Pros: This training is designed to assist SharePoint 2007 Professionals in their preparation to implement SharePoint 2010 projects.
Dates: Jan 25-29 (Auckland only)
Ignite for Developers:Training will show partners how to build custom applications with SharePoint 2010.
Dates: Jan 18-22 (Auckland), Jan 25-29 (Wellington)
This whitepaper discusses how you can provide new, high value solutions that address critical customer challenges. Download now. Office 2010 Beta downloads
Beta downloads of Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Project, and Visio 2010 are now available through the partner portal. This is a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with this new wave of products and the enhancements they provide. Download now.
| Sr WPF Developer. Hiring Immediately! |
Posted by Chris Farrington firstname.lastname@example.org, National Technical Recruiter at Sapphire TechnologiesURGENT NEED for .NET Software Engineers to join our Henderson, Nevada office
Posted by Greg Levithan, Executive Search Consultant at SBR .NET web developer social media campagnes
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| Dear MCTs, |
We are pleased to offer you a lot of new content on our MCT Readiness portal this month!What's new?
We have added the following sessions that you can access/download now:
Please join us at December's Third Thursday session. We are excited to announce a 2 hour special on Office 2010 Beta. As an MCT, you will likely have already downloaded the beta and you are probably eager to see the new features in action. Students and colleagues will start asking you about the new edition; become an expert, start by joining this session where we dive into the Office 2010 Beta!
We have had a great response to our Soft Skills Track which continues to grow; please join Shelia Ochoa who will present this month's Soft Skills session 'Exploring Delivery Methods and Media'.
We hope to see you at our Third Thursday LiveMeeting next week, stay tuned for details on January's edition which is already looking very promising!How to join the Third Thursday session:
Simply add the sessions you wish to attend to your Outlook calendar by clicking the links below. At the time of the meeting, follow the links that you will find in the Outlook invitation.Agenda Live Meetings December 17th 2009
The live sessions will be presented using Microsoft Office LiveMeeting 2007.
Important: to receive audio and video install the windows based console, as the web based version does not support these functionalities.
| Practice Exam 70-561 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ADO.NET Application Framework Objective 5: Working with Disconnected Data |
Score: 26/34 = 76%
For Further Study:
Score: 14/24 = 58%
For Further Study:
| Your 2010 Goals? |
By Andy Warren
It's December already? 2009 seems to have gone by altogether too fast. As I had some time to reflect about the year, it's been a mixed 12 months for me. I've accomplished most of my goals, missed a few, and endured the still slow economy. Yet, somehow there's that nagging feeling that I could have done more - ever feel like that?
By Kevin Kline
November 2009 would have been the 100th birthday of famed management guru Peter Drucker, were he alive today. For those of you who don't know the name, Peter Drucker was no mere guru or simple pundit. He was the father of management and universally acclaimed as the world's greatest management thinker. Anyone who's taken a business class, studied for an MBA, or had to deal with an IT project to build a management dashboard has been touched by Peter Drucker. If you have a spare moment, add Drucker's Concept of the Corporation to your library. Read more.
In this section, I highlight dates, times and venues of events either I am presenting at, or of interest to METTLE. I'm available for bookings.
Father Murphy walked into a pub in Donegal, and said to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?"
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Welcome to my technical blog.
Here, I attempt to distill the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer knowledge I have accumulated since first qualifying MCP in 1996. This blog started on 13 September 2007 as an off-shoot from my mixed up personal blog. But it took a shot in the arm from Scott Hanselman's talk at TechEd New Zealand 08 "32 Ways To Make Your Blog Suck Less".