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Microsoft has penetrated in banking sector and joined hands with the largest core banking software called Temenos, and tested its availability on SQL Server 2008 R2 so now you can run core banking software on SQL Server. Microsoft has tested theT24 environment with windows server with SQL Server 2008 R2 and done successfully this testing using 25 million accounts with 15 million customers over 2000 branches.
Microsoft team test results:
Task                     Average     SQL-T24
Funds transfers     500,000     697,920
Security trades     240,000     323,534

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Middle East SharePoint Conference 2010 will be the conference to learn more about Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010, the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the internet. Learn how to apply the latest best practices for building and deploying solutions on the platform and find out how customers and partners are embracing cloud-based services to create value for their organizations.

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Keeping our fingers crossed would be shortly announcing a Windows 7 Launch House Party soon in Manama, Bahrain.

Registrations would be opening shortly.

Get Ready for the next best OS from Microsoft.

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Windows 7 Launch Party

Thursday, October 22 — Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Microsoft is looking to curb the divide between the professionals and the IT industry.
So all you students out there get registered here http://www.s2bprogram.com/Pakistan/ for upcoming internships. You will be getting internships posted on this portal from Microsoft partners. This is a great move on the behalf of Microsoft Pakistan and Pasha I really appreciate the great minds on both sides of the partnership. I am really glad to see such a leap being taken for the betterment of IT in Pakistan. I would be personally visiting Software Houses and IT Institutes in Lahore particularly, presenting and encouraging masses on both sides of the divide.

Regards,
Muhammad Arsalan Ayub
User Group Leader/President DotNetOlympians
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Arsalan

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Well another revolution by Microsoft is on its way.

Silverlight has been officially released.

 

I have developed a little web application using Windows Expression Blend and Visual Studio Orcas and was really impressed. Well being a web developer I can forecast that this lethal combination of MS to integrate animation and the basic web is awesome. It was always a nuisance to include flash files into the web projects that I used. And the biggest catch was that a developer was really not able to manipulate the time sequences that were available in the animation. So Silverlight enabled project gives you more FREEDOM to work around with the animations to bring your web application to life.


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The biggest for IT Professionals of Pakistan is here.

This is a chance to meet the IT Gurus of Pakistan a great oppertunity to learn what Microosft is bringing in the near future and a great place to network with fellow professionals.

You have the chance to listen to the best speakers not only from Pakistan but from the entire Middle East Region. This time its going to be special with sessions on; Vista, Office 2007, Visual Studio 2005, Biztalk 2006, SQL Server 2005 and other great stuff like ASP .NET AJAX.

So hurry up and get registered.

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Well Microsoft has come up with really handy versions of SQl-Server. The choice of using one over the other is quite a wise decision that one should make. Here I would specify some features of SQL-Server CE and SQL-Server EE which should be considered while you make your choice between the two.

I would like to mention here that both these editions are free to download and deploy :).

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition SQL Server Express Edition
Reasons to use SQL Server Compact Edition:
  • When you want essential relational database functionality in a compact footprint
  • Ideal for mobile and desktop applications, including occasionally-connected
  • Embeddable in applications
  • Free to download, develop, deploy, and redistribute
  • Ideal for small server deployments as well as desktop applications with more rich requirements such as full text search and powerful XML query processing.
  • When you want a seamless upgrade to SQL Workgroup, Standard, and Enterprise editions
  • Free to download, develop, deploy, and redistribute
  • Reasons not to use
  • When you want to run as a service
  • When you need a multi-user database server
  • When you need the full functionality of SQL Server
  • When the footprint and memory requirements need to be compact
  • When you want to run in process
  • When you want to target devices
  • You can get the complete document here.


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