MSDN Flash: Volume 14, Number 3 - February 1, 2010
MSDN Flash Extras

Partner News
Web Resources

Partner News

Connect and Collaborate with Other Partners and Microsoft
The Microsoft Partner Network Community enables you to connect and collaborate with other partners and Microsoft about new business opportunities and partnerships. Join the community today.

Visual Studio 2010 - UI Testing and Test Plan Management
This webinar for QA pros, dev managers, and architects considering VS2010 tools will focus on test planning and execution using Microsoft Test and Lab Manager 2010.

Video: Creating a Document Imaging Application Using Silverlight
Accusoft Pegasus demonstrates viewing, annotating, and saving original and annotated files, with ImageGear for Silverlight. Free trial.

CodeArchitects Provides Free Advice for Your VB6 Migration Projects
Extract important information from your legacy VB6 code and request Code Architects' VB Migration Partner Trial Edition.

Create Rich UIs for Your ASP.NET MVC Applications
Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC extend the Microsoft platform by delivering open-source, reusable components built for MVC. Free download.

Download Free White Paper - "Protect Your Code"
Learn how to fight back against piracy and IP theft, how different technologies work, and what the state of the art is now.

Join Us for Parallelism Techdays - Free Intel Training Event in the U.S.
Join us in Texas, New Jersey, New York, or Massachussetts for this one-day course on parallelism and threading using Intel Parallel Studio (advanced plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio) to maximize performance on the new multi-core processors.

Web Resources

Live Webcasts

SharePoint Server 2010 (Part 2 of 8): Developing Rich Solutions in Silverlight (Level 400)
Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 1:00 P.M. - Pacific Time
In this webcast, learn how to build and deploy Silverlight Web Parts and field controls, how to access and update SharePoint content from Silverlight, how to handle large data sets, how to build client-side connections between Silverlight Web Parts, and more.

Taking Scientific Computing Mainstream with Windows Client and Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 (Level 200)
Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we explain how on Windows the same Message Passing Interface (MPI) executable can run on a workstation or across a large cluster without having to recompile, making development, testing, and support of HPC software easier, and lowering the barrier of entry for HPC application users.

BenkoTips Live and On Demand: What's New in ASP.NET Web Forms 4 (Level 200)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we review several of the improvements to Microsoft ASP.NET in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 that give you more control over the HTML in your application.

Diagnose and Prevent AJAX Performance Issues with dynaTrace AJAX Edition (Level 300)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Attend this webcast to learn how to combat typical AJAX performance challenges - problems that cannot be resolved with traditional JavaScript profilers, leaving AJAX developers in the dark for days or weeks trying to resolve performance issues in their rich Internet applications.

Improving Business Agility with Enterprise Service Bus (Level 300)
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we introduce the Microsoft BizTalk Enterprise Service Bus Toolkit 2.0 and explain how it accelerates the implementation of a very dynamic and reusable messaging and integration infrastructure on top of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 and the Microsoft .NET Windows Communication Framework.

Migrating Your HPC Applications to a Windows Platform
February 16, 2010, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
February 16, 2010, 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time
The latest version of Windows HPC Server offers the signature advantages of a Windows operating system such as ease of use, advanced professional development tools, and unparalleled binary compatibility. However, the migration of applications to a Windows platform can be a learning experience for a typical high-performance computing (HPC) developer with a strong UNIX background. In this webcast, we discuss the anatomy of a typical HPC application and the general porting process. We explain how to use cross-platform development tools such as Cygwin, CMake, Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA), and the migration API reference guide. We also provide an update on the status of OSS solver and I/O libraries.

Architect Innovation Café Webcasts: Visual Studio Tools For Architects
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Come learn how the new code visualization, UML, and Architectural Validation tools inside Visual Studio 2010 come together to help you understand existing code bases, model domain specific problem domains, and maintain the proper control and visibility of those software systems.

Office and SharePoint

Managing Custom Configuration Options for a SharePoint Application
Learn how to store configuration data in various ways, including inside the web.config file on front-end Web servers, by using the property bag on various Windows SharePoint Services objects, storing configuration data within SharePoint lists, and by using the hierarchical object storage.

Working with Numbered Lists in Open XML WordprocessingML
Word processing documents often contain numbered and bulleted lists. These lists are represented by markup in Open XML WordprocessingML documents. This article describes what you must know to work with numbered and bulleted lists in Open XML.

Converting Word Documents to PDF using SharePoint Server 2010 and Word Services (Visual How To)
Watch the video and explore code as you learn how to programmatically convert Word documents to PDF format on the server by using Word Automation Services with SharePoint Server 2010.

Manipulating Multiple Exchange Accounts in Outlook 2010 (Visual How To)
Watch the video and explore code as you create an add-in to manipulate multiple Exchange accounts that are configured in a single Outlook 2010 profile.

Customizing the Context Menu of a Contact Card in Outlook 2010 (Visual How To)
Watch the video and explore code as you learn to create an add-in to add a custom item to the context menu of the new Contact Card feature in Microsoft Outlook 2010.