Saturday, April 30, 2011

MVC design pattern brings about better organization and code reuse

Model-View-Controller (MVC) is a widely used software design pattern that was created by Xerox PARC for Smalltalk-80 in the 1980s. More recently, it has become the recommended model for Sun’s J2EE platform, and it is gaining increasing popularity among ColdFusion and PHP developers. The MVC pattern is a useful addition to a toolkit, no matter what language you choose. But among its many benefits, it does have some drawbacks.

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What Are The Benefits of MVC?

Since there’s a rather nice discussion going on around my weekend post on RMR and MVC I thought I’d dig out the description of MVC from the Gang of Four book to remind us all what we’re actually talking about. Often people forget that the GOF book didn’t include MVC as a design pattern but as a usage scenario that they decomposed into constituent patterns, most notably Observer, Strategy and Composite.

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Microsoft Surface – What is it and how does it work?

While in Seattle for Student Insider training, myself along with Jeremy Bray and Ryan Bucinell were fortunate to be able to meet with a couple members of the Surface team.

Friday, April 29, 2011

WordPress on Windows Azure: A discussion with Morten Rand-Hendriksen


WordPress on Windows Azure: A discussion with Morten Rand-Hendriksen


I finally had the chance to sit down with Morten at MIX11 in Las Vegas last week to discuss the work he is doing on WordPress with Windows Azure to solve some common challenges with multi-site WordPress installations using traditional hosting.In Morten's words:  "I am building a garden just for me and my clients...I control it...but the security and management of the garden is run by a very large company...they also will make sure that it works!"Read Morten's blog on ht...

Technical Talks with Tim Vander Kooi: Take a Sneak Peak into the next version of MDOP


Technical Talks with Tim Vander Kooi: Take a Sneak Peak into the next version of MDOP


Join Tim Vander Kooi and Microsoft Senior Product Manager A.J. Smith as they continue the conversation about Windows 7 deployment and management. A.J. shows us the awesome capabilities that Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) currently makes avail

TechNet Video: Virtualization Jump Start (12): Application Delivery for VDI (Level 200)


TechNet Video: Virtualization Jump Start (12): Application Delivery for VDI (Level 200)


Corey Hynes and Symon Perriman explore how Application Virtualization works, then show viewers how to implement user-state virtualization. This module will outline the different deployment strategies for App-V and will help organizations select a delivery strategy.  About this Jump Start series:  The “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals” Jump Start is specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft virtualization technology pros. This cutting-edge course features expert instr...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Benefits of Virtualization


Benefits of Virtualization


Learn how to utilize Microsoft virtualization technologies to solve business problems with a mobile workforce and achieve rapid ROI benefits. Technologies overviewed include Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services, Med-V, FDP-FX Client, and System Center Virtua

Microsoft SDL Requirements Phase – Security Practices


Microsoft SDL Requirements Phase – Security Practices


Chris and Robert explain the benefits of following the Microsoft SDL to building more secure, reliable, and standard-compliant software.

Microsoft Private Cloud Security Overview


Microsoft Private Cloud Security Overview


In this video, Nick Torkington, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision-makers have when evaluating the Microsoft platform to build a private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS

Monday, April 25, 2011

How to Link Data to Another Spreadsheet in Excel

If you want to use different spreadsheet files to keep your data updated, try linking cells of one spreadsheet to another spreadsheet. When you do this, your data will be update into second spreadsheet everytime whenever you make any changes in your first spreadsheet. You also link a Word file to an Excel file.