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  1. 1. MICROSOFT APPLICATION PLATFORM Volume 1 Issue 1 June 2008 SOA & Tools and User .Net Data Mgmt Business BI Other ALM Experience Process Feedback Subscribe / Unsubscribe KEY Welcome to the first issue of the Microsoft Application Platform ANNOUNCEMENTSNewsletter. > SQL Server 2008 RC0My name is Anish Patel, I am an Application Platform Solution Specialist at Microsoft > .Net 3.5 SP1 BetaCorporation. I am excited to bring you this first newsletter which I hope you will find of > Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1value. I will appreciate your feedback and how we can make it more useful to you, so Betaplease provide feedback. Also, note that this newsletter is my own creation based onfeedback and local regional needs. It is sourced from various news outlets and most ourced > Commerce Server 2007 SP2 -importantly any errors are my own. This first issue would not have been possible Enterprise Editionwithout the help from several folks especially the content Review Team and Jessica > Aspiring Architect Series 2008Smutek in our Raleigh Office. > BizTalk Server 2006 R3 TAP Program AnnouncementWhat is The Microsoft Application Platform?The Microsoft Application Platform is a set of integrated technologies and tools tools— > Silverlight Beta 2spanning the user experience, collaboration and workflow, analytics and business > PerformancePoint Servicer Serviceintelligence, business process management and service oriented architectures—that Pack 1enables your business to innovate and to create strategic advantage. > SQL Server 2005 SP2 CU#8Key capabilities provided by the Microsoft Application Platform are—Data Management, are ReleasedBusiness Intelligence, SOA and Business Process, Development tools and lifecycle, andUser Experience.Core products which enable these capabilities are—SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Visual are SPECIAL POINTS OF IN INTEREST:Studio, and Expression. Supporting products are—Office Business Application, Microsoft are > Microsoft BI and SilverlightOffice SharePoint Server, Windows Server and PerformancePoint Server. Perf > SQL Server Community Communi WorldwideFundamental Technologies—.Net Framework, Silverlight and Internet Information .Net > Communicator Add In forServer. Outlook 2007 > NBCOlympics.comWhy a newsletter?Given the considerable amount of information which becomes available I thought this > Xobniwould be a good means to try and aggregate that and also focus on information whichmay be of interest to my customers. One of the key goals is to be able to go throughthe information in 10-15 minutes and provide you references/links for more details. 15How frequently will I get this newsletter?About every two or three months.How can I get off/on this subscription list?Simply click on Unsubscribe for unsubscribing and Subscribe for subscribing. ingAlternatively send us an email ( with subject as Unsubscribe Subscribe.How can I provide Feedback?Click on Feedback ( and send it our way. Will appreciate any all feedback and it will help us evolve this and make it more relevant and useful. Content Reviewers: Brian Hitney, David Scruggs, Flavio Almeida, Karl Rissland and Dave Wiseman
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