MSDN: U.S. Local Highlights

  • Get the New MSDN Widget

    Want to enrich your site, blog, or profile page with the latest MSDN content and news? Check out the new MSDN Widget. Customize the content feeds, widget size, and even skin it with your own logo ? then easily incorporate it on your blog or site with the embed code provided. Try it!
  • Microsoft Web Camps in Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai this Week

    Microsoft Web Camps are free, two-day events where you can learn about the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, work with hands-on labs, build solutions in teams, and have direct interaction with Microsoft experts. Technologies covered include ASP.NET, Visual Studio, IIS and more. Register today.
  • MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 BI and Portfolio Reporting: Advanced Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

    In this first webcast in a two-part series on Microsoft Project 2010 business intelligence (BI) and portfolio reporting, we cover how to use Microsoft Excel Services, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, and Dashboard Designer to create organization-specific dashboards.
  • Securing Microsoft Silverlight Applications

    Come hear how to protect Silverlight applications from common threats, including securing your application from intruders, eavesdroppers, and users as well as protecting your code, your data, and your servers from attacks. Also, hear about the key security vectors that must be considered when using Silverlight, such as securing applications that often live outside firewalls.
  • Tim Heuer: A Guide to What Has Changed in Silverlight 4 RC

    Understand what has changed in the release candidate since the beta. The features still exist, but there are some changes to the implementations of some of the features, as well as some new ones.
  • Microsoft Web Camps in Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Mountain View - Register Today

    Microsoft Web Camps are free, two-day events where you can learn about the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, work with hands on-labs, build solutions in teams, and have direct interaction with Microsoft experts. Technologies covered include ASP.NET, Visual Studio, IIS, and more. Register today.
  • Announcing Microsoft Web Camps - a Free Opportunity to Learn From the Experts

    Microsoft Web Camps are free, two-day events where you can learn about the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, work with hands-on labs, build solutions in teams and have direct interaction with Microsoft experts. Technologies covered include ASP.NET, Visual Studio, IIS, and more.
  • MSDN Radio: SharePoint 2010 for Developers

    When Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is released, it will offer new tools that make customizing and extending your applications much easier. Join us as we talk with Steve Fox, a Senior Evangelism Manager with the Developer and Platform Evangelism team. We'll explore the tools, what's possible, and take your questions.
  • Try Out the New Microsoft Desktop Player

    Microsoft Desktop Player allows developers to access technical content (such as videos, webcasts, podcasts, and white papers) and links to resources (including developer evangelists, local training opportunities, and local user groups) in your area. View it online or download the WPF application to view offline. Try it today!
  • Live Security Talk Webcast: Using Standards-Based Internet Explorer Features to Protect Apps (Level 200)

    If you are building mashups and other web applications, what do you need to know to make sure that you are building secure applications that don't expose security vulnerabilities? What do you need to consider when building your applications using features from HTML 5, HTML 4.01, and important features of the browser? Attend this webcast to learn how to use standards-based Windows Internet Explorer features to protect the applications you develop.
  • Why Wait? Any Purchase of Microsoft Expression 3 Now Qualifies for a Free Version 4 Upgrade

    Buy Microsoft Expression Studio 3 now and upgrade to Expression Studio 4 for free later.
  • MSDN Radio: Chatting with Scott Guthrie

    Join us as we talk with Scott Guthrie about Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) and other up-and-coming topics in the technology space. Scott's passion for software and developer tools has made him a leader in providing developers with what they need to build great applications.
  • White Paper: How the Security Development Lifecycle Helped Improve the Security of the 2007 Microsoft Office System

    The 2007 Office system was the first Microsoft Office release to include the standardized Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process throughout the product development life cycle. Read this paper to understand how the SDL contributed to improving the security of the 2007 Microsoft Office System.
  • Silverlight 4 SDK Release Candidate Is Available

    Microsoft has unveiled the Release Candidate of the Silverlight 4 SDK. This latest version delivers hundreds of features and controls that present the leading edge in rapid, powerful application development. Note: this is a developer release only that does not have "go-live" licensing available or an end-user runtime.
  • Big Update for the Project Rosetta Site

    We just shipped a major update to the Project Rosetta site, including a new a series of Flash to Silverlight tutorials, an updated API Guide with a quick reference list and a full list of recommended tools, code samples, and frameworks to download.
  • MSDN Magazine: Patterns for High Availability, Scalability, and Computing Power with Windows Azure

    In this article, Joshy Joseph, a principal architect with Microsoft Services Managed Solutions Group, examines the typical cloud platform architecture and some common architectural patterns, along with their implementation on the Windows Azure offering from Microsoft.
  • Attend the Free Launch 2010 Technical Readiness Series, Featuring Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

    Visual Studio 2010 is packed with powerful new features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Explore innovative Web technologies and frameworks that can help you build dynamic Web applications and scale them to the cloud. Register now.
  • Live Security Talk Webcast: Security Best Practices for Design and Deployment on Windows Azure (Level 200)

    Developing secure applications and services in the cloud requires knowledge of the threat landscape specific to the cloud provider. The key is understanding threat mitigations implemented by the cloud architecture versus those that are the responsibility of the developer. Register for this exciting live webcast to learn about the threats that are specific to the cloud and how the Windows Azure architecture deals with these threats. We also cover how to use built-in Windows Azure security features to protect your applications, and how to design services to minimize attack surface.
  • 25 Inspiring Silverlight Websites, Videos and Customer Stories

    Here is a great list for you with the best of best in Silverlight and UX.
  • White Paper: Internet Explorer 8 and the Security Development Lifecycle

    Creating a functional and more secure Web browser is a tremendous challenge that all browser vendors face. Learn how Microsoft has confronted this challenge by proactively embedding security into every stage of the Windows Internet Explorer 8 software engineering process with the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL).
  • Download the Visual Studio 2010 Trial Today

    Visual Studio 2010 is here! Get multiple monitor support; new support for SharePoint development, including numerous templates; enhanced multi-targeting support allowing developers to target multiple versions of the .NET Framework; and experience how Visual Studio 2010 simplifies building standards-based Web applications with improved AJAX frameworks, core IntelliSense support for JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • SharePoint Server 2010 (Part 7 of 8): Developing with SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed Solutions (Level 100)

    In this webcast, we explain what sandboxed solutions are, and we demonstrate how to create sandboxed solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and how to deploy and monitor these solutions on SharePoint farms.
  • Expression Blend 3 Video Tutorial: States, Storyboards, and Behaviors

    Take a look at building a simple Web site in Blend using states and behaviors. Learn to manage the content and storyboards to add another level of interaction to the site with a simple color changer.
  • BenkoTips Live and On Demand: Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, and WCF (Level 200)

    In this webcast, we explore what's new and possible with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) RIA Services and your Microsoft Silverlight application. We show how you can create an entity model and then expose it to your client application and how to build a compelling interface using the data-binding features built into Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
  • Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Version 5.0 Released to the Public

    Download the updated Microsoft SDL process guidance and learn more about the latest security requirements and recommendations for secure software development at Microsoft.
  • Enjoy Discounts as High as 25 Percent on Online Training Products in the Microsoft Training Catalog

    Visit the Microsoft Training Catalog to find training and certification resources for Microsoft technologies including SharePoint 2010 and the .NET Framework. Receive discounts on the purchase of online training products in the catalog.
  • Register for Azure Bootcamp: Free Technical Training on Cloud Computing

    Roll up your sleeves, and get into the bits and runtimes. Code, debug, and test in a local cloud sandbox; deploy to Azure's public cloud. This two-day workshop will help you get up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes a trainer with deep real-world Azure experience, as well as a series of labs so you can practice what you just learned. It's more than just a class, it is also an event in a box.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: Turn Ideas into Solutions

    Explore upcoming webcasts on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 as we explain how the development system can help you simplify the entire development process and deliver better applications. Learn about Visual Studio Team Foundation Server code management tasks, creating rich user experiences with Microsoft Silverlight, debugging features and capabilities, and working with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Internet Explorer Cumulative Update Releasing Out-of-Band

    This is an advance notification of an out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on March 30, 2010. The bulletin is being released to address attacks against customers of Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. Users of Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7 are not vulnerable to these attacks. The vulnerability used in these attacks, along with workarounds, is described in Microsoft Security Advisory 981374.
  • MSDN Webcast: BenkoTips Live and On Demand: Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010

    See how Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 tools work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. From workflow to custom lists to creating a visual Web part, we show you how to take advantage of the tools for building on SharePoint.
  • U.S. MSDN Premium Subscribers: Test and Develop at No Cost on Windows Azure

    U.S. developers can benefit from no-cost phone and e-mail technical support to help fast-track their cloud application development by using Front Runner for Windows Azure. As an MSDN Premium Subscriber, you can leverage your MSDN subscription to obtain over 700 hours of compute time on Windows Azure to test and develop your latest cloud applications.
  • SketchFlow Training Videos

    Ready to learn how you can create interactive prototypes with SketchFlow in Expression Blend 3? Get started with this 12-part series with downloadable guide and files.
  • Getting Started with Silverlight

    Get an overview of Silverlight technology and workflow using Expression Studio.
  • Security Talk Webcast: Agile Security - Develop Code Rapidly and Securely with SDL-Agile

    Find out how SDL and Agile can be made to work well together - and in many ways actually work better together than separately. Get an in-depth look at the new MSF-Agile+SDL process template for Visual Studio Team System that can help development teams integrate SDL-Agile tasks directly into their Visual Studio development environments.
  • Register for Cloud Computing Bootcamp: Free Technical Training on Developing for Windows Azure

    This two-day workshop will help you prepare to deliver solutions on the Windows Azure Platform. We've worked to bring the region's best Azure experts together to teach you how to work in the cloud. Each day will be filled with training, discussion, reviewing real scenarios, and hands-on labs. It's more than just a training class, it's also an event-in-a box. If you don't see a class near you, then throw your own.
  • MSDN Webcast: Security Talk - Protecting Your Data from the Application to the Database

    Securing a database is a difficult task. Learn about areas that application developers and database administrators should consider to help increase data security. Hear about topics ranging from securing the network channel to using proper authentication to new authorization features introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
  • MSDN Simulcast Event: Take Your Applications Sky-High with Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure Platform

    Join your local MSDN Events team as we take a deep dive into Microsoft Windows Azure. We'll start with a developer-focused overview of this brave new platform and the cloud computing services that can be used to build amazing applications. As the day unfolds, we'll explore data storage, Microsoft SQL Azure, and the basics of deployment with Windows Azure.
  • Implementing the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) at a Large Insurance Company

    Find out how Cigital, an SDL Pro Network member, assisted a large insurance company adopt the Microsoft SDL. The case study describes both the business drivers leading up to the company's recognizing the need for incorporating the SDL within their development process as well as the initial roll out of the SDL.
  • You're Hearing All About Windows Phone 7 Series - Now Learn All About It at MIX10

    Everything you could ever want to know about Windows Phone 7 Series is at MIX10 on March 15-17 in Las Vegas. You'll preview the new development platform, see how to work with the Windows Phone 7 Series development tools, and get a tour of the Windows Phone Marketplace. MIX10 attendees will receive access to the Windows Phone 7 Series development tools and have access to a dedicated track on the Windows Phone 7 Series platform that runs throughout the event. As a MIX10 attendee, you'll also receive exclusive free developer support for the Windows Phone 7 Series development tools. Don't miss this unique opportunity.
  • Learn to Create Fun Games in Blend Using Behaviors

    Create a fun game in Blend and gain valuable experience using Behaviors by watching this 10-video series with downloadable guide and files.
  • MSDN Webcast: BenkoTips Live and On Demand: Getting Started with Team Foundation Server 2010

    From simplified setup to tracking tasks and tests, learn how to take advantage of the great features of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010. BenkoTips Live and On Demand brings events to you - this webcast series is dedicated to helping developers explore the possible.
  • Sony Corporation Adopts the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)

    Learn how Security Innovation, an SDL Pro Network member, helped Sony Corporation improve its SDL security level from basic to standardized.
  • End-of-Support Dates for Windows Vista RTM, Windows XP SP2, and Windows 2000

    As announced in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows 2000 will end on July 13, 2010. Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010. To help ensure your Windows Vista PCs stay secure and up to date, make sure they are running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SP2. If you are running Windows XP, stay more secure by moving to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) or migrating to Windows 7. If you are running Windows 2000, we recommend that you move to Windows 7 as no additional support or updates will be offered for the Windows 2000 operating system. Visit the End of Support Center for more details.
  • Support Your Career Goals with Targeted Developer Training

    Find learning paths and guidance for some of the top developer career paths in the industry, then get started with special discounts on e-learning, e-reference libraries, and classroom training.
  • Register for Software Engineering 101: a Free One-Day Online Workshop

    This workshop will help you understand how to build software that is better designed, more maintainable, and more testable. The morning comprises presentations on SOLID and other important object-oriented programming skills. The afternoon is just one big pair-programming session to work and learn hands-on how to use the principles discussed in the morning. While we will be using mostly .NET and Visual Studio, these practices work for any language or platform. Register now to join this free one-day workshop for learning core skills for modern developers.
  • Black Hat Webcast Series: Security Starts at the Beginning

    Register for the Black Hat and SDL webcast "Security Starts at the Beginning," on Thursday February 25th at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time. Hear our new SDL Pro Network members talk about secure development practices.
  • Download the Simplified Implementation of the Microsoft SDL

    Understand the core concepts of the Microsoft SDL and learn how to implement it in your organization. The Simplified Implementation of the Microsoft SDL will help you identify which software development security activities you need to perform in order to be SDL compliant.
  • MSDN Webcast: Microsoft Bing Maps Server (Part 1 of 3): When the Internet Isn't an Option

    Get introduced to the Microsoft Bing Maps Server - the on-premises, offline, or secure intranet version of the Microsoft Bing Maps Internet mapping platform. Learn how it's designed for customers who need a Web browser-based mapping solution that's not connected via the Internet.
  • Get a Second Chance to Pass Your Microsoft Certification Exam

    The Second Shot program allows a free retake if you do not pass an IT professional or developer Microsoft Certification exam the first time. You must take both the first and (if necessary) the retake exam before June 30, 2010.
  • How Do I: Use Windows Azure Storage with My Application?

    In this video Scott Golightly will walk through a sample application that will take advantage of Windows Azure Storage to communicate between different application roles and complete a business task.
  • Download the MSF-Agile+SDL Process Template for VSTS

    Embed security in your Agile Development project with the MSF-Agile+SDL Process Template. It's a TFS process template that integrates the policy, process, and tools of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) for Agile process guidance into the MSF Agile development framework.
  • How Do I: Get Started with SQL Azure?

    Based on Microsoft's flagship SQL Server product, SQL Azure represents Microsoft's relational storage offering for the cloud. In this video, Hilton Giesenow, host of the MOSS Show SharePoint podcast, takes us through getting started with signing up and configuring our first SQL Azure database.
  • Learn from the Best in Web Design and Development at MIX10

    MIX10 favorites Scott Guthrie and Bill Buxton have been announced as keynote speakers. Come hear these experts and others speak on UX, design, Windows phone, and much more. Register by February 21st to take advantage of the US$200 discount on your pass.
  • U.S. MSDN Premium Subscribers: Test and Develop at No Cost on Windows Azure

    As an MSDN Premium Subscriber, you can leverage your MSDN subscription to obtain over 700 hours of compute time on Windows Azure to test and develop your latest cloud applications. U.S. developers can also benefit from no-cost phone and e-mail technical support to help fast-track your cloud application development by using Front Runner for Windows Azure.
  • $50,000 PhizzPop Design Challenge

    Web design agencies and partners called to submit a redesign strategy incorporating Microsoft Web Technologies for bgca.org, the Web site for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Deadline for entries is February 19, 2010.
  • Join a Live Webcast on Detecting and Mitigating Security Issues Using the CAT.NET Tool

    In this live Security Talk webcast, discover how CAT.NET includes a set of FxCop security rules that help you identify security flaws in a managed-code (C#, Visual Basic .NET, Visual J#) application you are developing.
  • SDL Quick Security Reference: Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection Attacks

    With the SDL Quick Security Reference (QSR), the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team introduces a series of basic guidance papers designed to address common vulnerabilities from the perspective of multiple business roles - business decision maker, architect, developer, and tester/QA. These papers are intended to help you address a critical business problem now while moving you toward SDL adoption in the future.
  • How Do I: Run Java Applications in Windows Azure?

    Windows Azure in an open platform. This means you can run applications written in .NET, PHP, or Java. In this video Scott Golightly will show how to create and run a Java application in Windows Azure.
  • Learn from the Best in Web Design and Development at MIX10

    MIX10 favorites Scott Guthrie and Bill Buxton have been announced as keynote speakers at this year's conference. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from these experts and others on UX, design, Windows phone, and much more. Register by February 7th to take advantage of the US$400 discount!
  • MSDN Webcast: SharePoint Server 2010 (Part 2 of 8): Developing Rich Solutions in Silverlight

    Discover how to bring Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 together to build and deploy Web parts and field controls, access and update SharePoint content from Silverlight, handle large data sets, and build client-side connections between Silverlight Web parts.
  • Extended Offer: 30% Off All Microsoft Expression Design Software Until January 31

    Receive 30% off all Microsoft Expression version 3 design software (both full and upgrade versions) through the Microsoft Online Store when you buy before January 31st. (Promotion applies to U.S. only.)
  • MSDN Webcast: Visual Basic 6 Simplicity and Intensive AJAX Richness for the Web and Cloud

    Why are Web development tasks so complex? Discover the right combination between the greatest Web benefits and the most mature development paradigms during this webcast.
  • Apply the Critical MS10-002 Security Updates for the IE Vulnerability

    This update will address a potential remote code execution vulnerability.
  • Learn About Cloud Computing at a Free Local MSDN Event

    MSDN events are free, interactive sessions that deliver hands-on technical content on data storage, SQL Azure, and deploying apps on Windows Azure with lots of time to ask questions. Chat with your peers and get the skills that can help you get ahead. Find one near you and register now at msdnevents.com.
  • BenkoTips Live and On Demand Webcast: What's New in Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 takes great strides toward making your development environment faster, easier, and more intuitive. From project types to the start page to the toolboxes, we'll explore how you can use the new integrated development environment (IDE) to build great software.
  • Podcast: Using the Web Protection Library (WPL) - CTP Version

    Anil Revuru (RV), from Microsoft Information Security, provides guidance on the expansion of what used to be the Anti-XSS Library. This enhanced version of the library will introduce mitigation to other attacks, including SQL injection, cross-site request forgery (CSRF), and setting enforcement like SSL & HTTP_ONLY cookies.
  • Microsoft Expression: Bring Your Designs to Life

    Stream or download on-demand webcasts and videos and learn about the new features and enhancements in Microsoft Expression 3. Learn how to add a Microsoft Silverlight video to your pages, customize the player, and encode the video using Microsoft Expression Encoder. Dive into this content today and hear about DeepZoom, Dynamic Web Templates, and SuperPreview. Discover how these professional design tools can give you the flexibility and freedom to bring your vision to reality - whether you are designing standards-based Web sites, rich user experiences on the desktop, or managing digital assets and content.
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 ISVs, OSS and Tools - Status, Resources, the Future

    In this webcast, learn how to integrate and deliver complete Windows HPC Server solutions to your customers, covering tools, ISV applications, and open source applications.
  • Explore Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure Platform

    MSDN Events always deliver the latest technical content and hands-on skills for developers. Sign up now for these free, live learning sessions in your local area.
  • Podcast: Technical Preview for CAT.NET 2.0

    Maqbool Malik and Anil Revuru (RV), from Microsoft Information Security, talk about the newly designed version of CAT.NET, which will be part of the Assessment & Protection (A&P) suite. CAT.NET is a static analysis tool for Visual Studio that helps find vulnerabilities in managed code, including SQL injection, CSRF, XSS, and more.
  • Back by Popular Demand: 30% Off All Microsoft Expression Design Software

    Receive 30% off all Microsoft Expression version 3 design software (both full and upgrade versions) through the Microsoft Online Store through January 8. (Promotion applies to U.S. only.)
  • How Do I: Use the Web Protection Library a.k.a Anti-XSS Library?

    This video shows the additions to the Anti-XSS Library, as the new Web Protection Library (WPL) tool provides protection beyond just XSS vulnerabilities.
  • Windows Azure Platform Training Course

    Learn how to build applications that use Windows Azure and SQL Azure in this self-paced course of videos, samples and hands-on labs.
  • Tutorial: Expression Web and WordPress ? a Match Made in Coding Heaven

    Web designers are faced with two major challenges: to create a great-looking and highly functional Web site and to fill that site with useful content so that people visit. Learn how WordPress represents a perfect separation of style and content, leaving you to use the powerful coding and styling features of Expression Web to the fullest to realize your vision on the Web.
  • Messing Around with Blend

    Wondering what a Mac-centric design team might make of Expression Blend and Silverlight? Read on.
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 Training Course

    Created for software developers as well as IT professionals, this training course includes videos, white papers, datasheets, presentations, and webcasts?all designed to help give you a thorough understanding of the productive, cost-effective, and high-performance computing solution that Windows HPC Server 2008 and other Microsoft technologies provide.
  • Register for Tech·Ed 2010 Early to Save US$300

    Give the gift of technical education, and save US$300 on the full Tech·Ed conference fee.
  • Holiday Discount: 30% off All Expression Design Software

    Receive 30% off all Microsoft Expression version 3 design software (both full and upgrade versions) through Microsoft Online Store when you buy before December 28. (Promotion applies to U.S. only.)
  • Watch the Minifuzz File Fuzzer Video and Get To Know How To Detect More Code Vulnerabilities Easily

    This 8-minute video will give you a brief overview of the MiniFuzz File Fuzzer and will walk you through how to configure and use MiniFuzz to perform fuzz testing - a required activity in the verification phase of the Microsoft SDL - on an application. The walkthrough launches MiniFuzz as an add-on to Visual Studio and demonstrates integration with TFS, showing automatic creation of work items from detected crashes.
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 Training Course

    Created for software developers as well as IT professionals, this training course includes videos, white papers, datasheets, presentations, and webcasts - all designed to help give you a thorough understanding of the productive, cost-effective and high-performance computing solution that Windows HPC Server 2008 and other Microsoft technologies provide.
  • Discover Claims-Based Identity

    Identity has never been so easy. Whether you develop ASP.NET Web sites or WCF Web services, this self-paced training course will show you how you can take advantage of Windows Identity Foundation, the newest addition to the .NET Framework family, to handle identity and access for your .NET applications in simple and interoperable fashion. The hands-on labs assume no prior knowledge of the subject, covering the most common task first, while more advanced scenarios allow the developers who chose so to explore the topic in more depth.
  • Are you passionate about the Web?

    Join us for MIX10, a 3 day event full of inspiration, content, and networking. MIX10 is a 72-hour conversation to learn about Microsoft's Web platform and tools such as Windows Mobile, Silverlight, Expression, and ASP.NET. Register by January 15th and save US$600 on your pass and US$196 towards a free night at Mandalay Bay.
  • New - Preventing Security Development Errors: Lessons Learned at Windows Live by Using ASP.NET MVC

    Learn how the Windows Live team applied the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) while developing new Windows Live services with ASP.NET MVC.
  • Windows 7: Build Innovative Applications

    Discover new developer features in the Windows 7 operating system with these online resources. Attend a live webcast and learn about using Jump Lists, how to improve robustness and performance, or how the Windows PowerShell?based platform lets you easily monitor multiple data sources. Step into a virtual lab and explore Shell Libraries, Windows Taskbar, and Windows Ribbon, among other features. Watch videos that demonstrate the Windows Touch and handwriting recognition capabilities. Dive into this content today to start learning about Windows 7.
  • Learn More About Bing Maps Silverlight Control SDK 1.0

    Learn key features of the Bing Maps Silverlight control, which include data binding, support for multiple languages, Expression Blend, and more.
  • Get the Resources You Need to Tackle the Recession Head-on ? and Come Out on Top

    Visit Thrive today for career advice, training programs, job postings, event listings, and a wide range of tools that can help you stand out and get ahead.
  • Explore How to Build Solutions on SharePoint 2010

    See how SharePoint 2010 is a major step forward as a development platform. Learn how SharePoint 2010 provides the business collaboration platform for developers to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 through this self-paced course.
  • New - Microsoft Silverlight 1.0: An SDL Implementation Story

    Learn how the Microsoft Silverlight team met and exceeded the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) requirements for every phase of the Silverlight 1.0 release.
  • Windows 7 Sensor and Location Platform Overview

    Join Dan Polivy, Gavin Gear, product team PMs, and Yochay Kiriaty, Technical Evangelist, as they explain the Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform, the underlying architecture, and how developers can take advantage of this new and exciting platform.
  • Dive into Office 2010 Beta Workshop

    Discover how Office 2010 Beta is a broadly extensible platform for building information worker productivity solutions and see how developing for Office with Visual Studio 2010 makes this easy. See online presentations with demos to introduce you to the core concepts and tools.
  • Windows Media Foundation Team Launches New Blog

    The Media Foundation Team at Microsoft has launched a new blog to provide in-depth information about Media Foundation programming, to help get you started with Media Foundation in your own applications, and to get feedback from the developer community.
  • Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Beta

    SharePoint Server 2010 Beta provides an extensible platform to rapidly build solutions using familiar tools such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010.
  • Anti-XSS Library v3.1: Find, Fix, and Verify Errors

    Anil Revuru (RV), Senior Software Developer from Microsoft Information Security, demonstrates the new features of the Anti-XSS Library v3.1. These include HTML Sanitization, which provides new methods to the Anti-XSS class to strip malicious characters or scripts from HTML and returns safe HTML.
  • Registration Open: Attend SANS AppSec 2010 Training

    Attend SANS AppSec 2010 training with 7 different courses in San Francisco, January 29 through February 3, including "Developer 320: Introduction to the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)." SANS is an SDL Pro Network member.
  • Get the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

    SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable and well-managed business intelligence on a self-service basis for your users. MSDN and TechNet subscribers can download the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP today.
  • Learn: Windows 7 Multi-Touch Overview

    Watch Reed Townsend and Yochay Kiriaty as they explore multi-touch in Windows 7. They will cover basic out-of-the-box support for legacy applications, as well as for applications optimized for multi-touch, and explain the "Good, Better, and Best" programming model.
  • Explore: Windows 7 Libraries - the User Experience

    David Washington and Paul Gusmorino demonstrate the key enhancements in Windows 7 for finding and organizing your files. David and Paul show off the ways that the team has simplified the Windows Explorer, the new Libraries feature, which is a virtual collection of your music, photos, and video, wherever they may be, including on multiple machines. You'll also see how to use the Library pane to easily find and filter your data.
  • Watch PDC09 Keynotes Live This Tuesday and Wednesday

    Watch the PDC09 keynotes streaming live in Silverlight! Keynoters Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia kick things off on November 17, and Scott Guthrie and Kurt DelBene will keynote on November 18. Keynotes start at 8:30 A.M. Pacific Time on both days. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about the future of the Microsoft developer platform directly from these technical leaders. As always, the PDC team has a few secret announcements up their sleeve, so tune in online and be among the first to get the news!
  • See How Windows Server 2008 R2 Is "Not Your Average R2!"

    Explore this significant release via a self-paced training course of videos and hands-on labs with a focus on performance, Web, virtualization, and other server solution scenarios. Learn how to develop applications for many-core scale, enable trigger-started services, automate your services with Windows Powershell, and create new integrated solutions with the File Classification Infrastructure.
  • New! Build More-Secure Applications with the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) for Agile

    Embrace lightweight software security practices with the Security Development Lifecycle for Agile Development, a streamlined approach that melds Agile methods and security.
  • Explore: Windows 7 Taskbar Overview

    Join Yochay Kiriaty, Windows 7 Technical Evangelist, and Taskbar product team members Chaitanya Sareen, Trish Miner, and Stephan Hoefnagels as they present the new Windows 7 Taskbar functionality and motivations. This video shows what is new in the Windows 7 desktop and taskbar, and the common user tasks and scenarios.
  • MSDN Video: Top 10 Security Pet Peeves

    Michael Howard and Adam Shostack, experts in eecurity engineering at Microsoft, chat about their top 10 security pet peeves.
  • Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web

    Discover the latest releases of Microsoft Silverlight and Expression 3 during these on-demand videos and audio podcasts. Learn from industry experts as they explain how to use Sketchflow, apply XAML power toys, and create rich Internet applications (RIA).
  • Develop Windows 7 Applications

    Learn how to take advantage of new features to make your applications built with Visual Studio light up on Windows 7.
  • Getting Started with Silverlight Development

    This video explains the concepts and tools needed to get started with Silverlight development from a developer's perspective.
  • Visit the MSDN Windows Client Software Development Forums

    For community advice, tips, and best practices, participate in the Software Development for Windows Client forums.
  • New! Download the SDL Developer Starter Kit

    Educate yourself and your organization on how to build more secure applications. The SDL Developer Starter Kit offers content, labs, and training to help you establish a standardized approach to rolling out the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in your organization.
  • Explore the Most Comprehensive Windows 7 Developer Training Online on Channel 9

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