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Channel 9 Videos: Windows 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

Programming Windows 7

Windows 7 makes it easy for developers to create engaging, user-friendly applications by providing familiar tools and rich development features that allow them to take advantage of the latest PC capabilities.

http://channel9.msdn.com/windows/programming/

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Downloads for Windows Developers

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

Essential Windows 7 Downloads

Cory Smith Windows SDKA set of tools, code samples, documentation, compilers, headers, and libraries that can be used to create applications that run on Microsoft Windows operating systems using native (Win32) or managed (.NET Framework) programming models.
Windows API Code Pack for the .NET FrameworkA source code library that can be used to access some new Windows 7 features and some features of previous versions of Windows from managed code.
Windows 7 Developer Guide A description of the developer-focused features and technologies of the Windows 7 operating system.
Cory Smith Windows 7 Training KitPresentations, hands-on labs, and demos designed to help you learn how to build applications that are compatible with and shine on Windows 7.
Visual Studio 2010 beta 1The next generation of developer tools from Microsoft, designed to satisfy the latest requirements of developers.
Windows Driver KitA set of headers, libraries, build tools, build environments, code samples, documentation, and other tools that can be used to create drivers and kernel software.

Essential Vista and XP Downloads

Cory Smith Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008An update that includes all previously released updates since Service Pack 1, supports new types of hardware, and adds support for several emerging standards.
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation PackageIncludes all previously released updates for the operating system and a small number of new functionalities, for downloading and installing on multiple computers on a network.

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The Value of Windows 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

This topic briefly describes some of the features in Windows 7 that make it a compelling platform for developers.

On this page:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd433113.aspx

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Windows 7 Training Kit For Developers

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos designed to help you learn how to build applications that are compatible with and shine on Windows 7

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1C333F06-FADB-4D93-9C80-402621C600E7&displaylang=en

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FREE Windows 7 Developer Boot Camp, Nov 16

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

Jump-start your Windows 7 experience, the day before the conference begins (November 16), by joining some of the top Windows 7 engineers, including Mark Russinovich, Landy Wang, and Arun Kishan, for an intense, high quality training session. Whether you are looking to create more performant, reliable, or secure applications, or you are an application developer looking to leapfrog past your competition, this FREE Boot Camp can get you from zero to hero in less than eight hours!  More About the Boot Camp >>

REGISTER TODAY AND SECURE YOUR SPOT!  You must register for this free Boot Camp to attend, and space is limited. 

Instructions for PDC09 conference attendees.  Enter the regular registration process through the Registration page, and click on the orange register now button.  Select ‘register for the event’ as your registration type.  You’ll be able to add the Boot Camp as a workshop during the registration process.  If you have already registered for a Workshop and would like to attend the Windows 7 Boot Camp instead, simply email the Registration Desk to reserve your spot in Boot Camp. 

Instructions for non-attendees.  Enter the regular registration process through the Registration page, and click on the orange register now button.  Select ‘register for workshop only pass’ as your registration type.  When you get to the workshop selection page of the registration form, you’ll be able to pick the Windows 7 Boot Camp as a free item.

Still have registration questions?  Contact the PDC09 registration desk at pdc09@ustechs.com

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New Exam Soon To Be Live: “Program with PL/SQL” Certification Exam (1Z0-144)

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

The new “Oracle Database 11g: Program with PL/SQL” certification exam will soon be live.

The beta period recently closed for certification exam 1Z1-144, which is is offered as an alternative option to taking existing exam 1Z0-147 (Program with PL/SQL) for both the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate (OCA) and Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certified Professional (OCP) certification tracks.
Beta analysis and processing is currently underway, and the production exam is expected to be released soon as exam 1Z0-144. Candidates who participated in the beta can expect their beta score results soon after the live production exam is released.

For specific dates and details, visit the Oracle Certification Blog as well as our website.

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Oracle Certification Releases Live Exam: 1Z0-053 “Oracle Database 11g: Administration II”

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

Oracle Certification Releases Live Exam: 1Z0-053 Oracle Database 11g: Administration IIThe new “Oracle Database 11g: Administration II” certification exam is now live in production.
This new exam (1Z0-053) is a single exam requirement for those holding the Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Associate (OCA) to earn to Oracle Certified Professional (OCP).

Candidates can register now for the live exam, which is available at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide with immediate scoring and pass/fail status. Candidates who participated in the beta can expect to receive your beta score results within the coming weeks.

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New Exam Soon To Be Live: “Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning” Exam (1Z0-054)

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

The new “Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning” certification exam will soon be live.

The beta period recently closed for certification exam 1Z1-054, which is a single exam requirement for Oracle 11g DBA OCPs to earn the Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Certified Expert (OCE) certification.

This certification endorses those database administrators, support engineers, and technical consultants who have demonstrated their knowledge and skills using Oracle Database 11g automatic tuning features, including SQL Tuning Advisor, SQL Access Advisor, Automatic Workload Repository and Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor.

Beta analysis and processing is currently underway, and the production exam is expected to be released soon as exam 1Z0-054. Candidates who participated in the beta can expect their beta score results soon after the live production exam is released.

For specific dates and details, visit the Oracle Certification Blog as well as our website.

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ORACLE UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES CERTVIEW

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

✤ ORACLE UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES CERTVIEWOracle University has just launched CertView – the new Oracle Certification Program management system.

CertView gives you the ability to:

• View your Oracle certification transcript and exam history
• Download your authorized certification logos
• Get an update on the status of your certification success kit, and
• Send an official verification of your certification status to third parties on demand.

CertView is available at no charge to all Oracle certification candidates and certification holders worldwide, and can be accessed using your Oracle Single Sign On (SSO) account.

GET STARTED
Log in today and start taking advantage of this free new benefit of your Oracle certification. You can also share your first impressions of CertView with us on our quick survey. For help and/or questions, contact ocpexam_ww@oracle.com.

QUICK LINKS:
• CertView: Explore Now
• Oracle Single Sign-In: Sign-In/Register
• Feedback: Your Comments
• Contact: Email
• Oracle Certification Program: Website

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Cisco Certifications Keep Pace With New Directions in Networking By Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 13, 2009

Cisco Certifications Keep Pace With New Directions in Networking   

By Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Achieving professional certification, which validates knowledge and skills in critical network areas, can help students strengthen their position for capturing the career opportunities available in any economic climate.

Cisco certification indicates that individuals have attained specific skills and knowledge-, making them more valuable to their employers and more productive while opening further avenues for career advancement. Cisco has found that people with certifications also share a sense of common purpose and are committed to a high standard of conduct.

Read full article: http://www.certmag.com/read.php?in=3886

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