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Yammer SKU plan and pricing: details direct from SharePoint Conference

Beginning March 1, 2013, Yammer will be available to Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers. Enterprise Agreement customers will be able to purchase Yammer Enterprise via Microsoft volume licensing.

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1049

What's New with Information Rights Management in SharePoint and SharePoint Online?

The new Office is the version that brings document protection using Information Rights Management (IRM) services to the cloud for the first time. Office 365 users can get a service plan that includes IRM capabilities powered by a new document protection service also known as Windows Azure AD Rights Management (AADRM) , that is part of Office 365 Enterprise Plan 3 and Plan 4, and Academic Plan 3 and Plan 4.

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1048

SharePoint Developers listen up....Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

With Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 we’ve invested in building out significant new application lifecycle management (ALM) capabilities for SharePoint applications. This work is primarily centred around multiple forms of testing: from load testing that enables the stressing of SharePoint applications with simulated load and network conditions; to performance testing that enables recording and running performance suites against SharePoint solutions; to unit testing that enables coded UI tests for simulating user interaction and that enables using the Microsoft Fakes Framework for stubbing out SharePoint dependencies in unit tests.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-2012-update-1-now-available.aspx

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Windows 8 / IIS 8 Concurrent Requests Limit

IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 doesn’t have any fixed concurrent request limit, apart from whatever limit would be reached when resources are maxed. However, the client version of IIS 8, which is on Windows 8, does have a concurrent connection request limitation.

http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2012/11/13/windows-8-iis-8-concurrent-requests-limit.aspx

Using Url Rewrite to Block Page Requests

Using Log Parser to get quick extracts of data form your web site’s logs and IIS 7’s URL Rewrite module.

http://www.peterviola.com/using-url-rewrite-to-block-page-requests/

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Documents

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Upgrade: Frequent questions from SharePoint Conference 2012

It was great talking with so many people at the SharePoint Conference. From one on one discussions to the big crush at Ask the Experts, we had several questions come up multiple times. Here are the most frequent questions from the conference about upgrade.....

http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2012/11/19/upgrade-frequent-questions-from-sharepoint-conference-2012.aspx

Introducing the SharePoint Hybrid Configuration Scenario

A SharePoint 2013 hybrid environment consists of an on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm and a tenancy in the new SharePoint Online. The integration of the two allows you to use certain resources from the two constituent environments to build unified solutions.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/tothesharepoint/archive/2012/11/09/introducing-the-sharepoint-hybrid-configuration-scenario.aspx

Microsoft Internet Information Server

Examples of IIS Powershell cmdlets

This document explains how to specify the values of parameter values and how the configuration file is updated by IIS Powershell generic cmdlets such as Get-WebConfiguration and Get-WebConfigurationProperty so that users can use them effectively.

http://blogs.iis.net/jeonghwan/archive/2012/11/12/examples-of-iis-powershell-cmdlets.aspx

URL Rewrite – Protocol (http/https) in the Action

IIS URL Rewrite supports server variables for pretty much every part of the URL and http header. However, there is one commonly used server variable that isn’t readily available. That’s the protocol—HTTP or HTTPS.

http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2012/11/07/url-rewrite-protocol-http-https-in-the-action.aspx

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SharePoint Developers listen up....Introducing SharePoint Emulators

The Visual Studio team is pleased to announce availability of Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint Emulators. Unit testing for SharePoint code is difficult. Ideally you would like to isolate code under test from the surrounding SharePoint framework. Isolation frameworks, such as Microsoft Fakes, can enable this code isolation. Unfortunately, as anyone who has followed this path will tell you, creating and maintaining the set of mocks and fakes for the SharePoint environment can be very costly. Luckily, the SharePoint Emulators team has done the heavy lifting for you. SharePoint Emulators provide a system of Fakes based shims implementing the basic behaviours of the SharePoint 2010 server object model.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/26/introducing-sharepoint-emulators.aspx

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IIS DownloadCENTER

This is your single source for finding Microsoft Internet Information Services tools, samples, extensions, filters and modules created by Microsoft and the IIS community.

http://www.iis.net/downloads

Events / Webcasts

Use the MSEvents Advanced search page to find on-demand, live, in person and virtual events and labs for the entire range of Microsoft technologies.

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Hands-on Lab Online: Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

In this Hands-On Lab, you will learn how to:

•Create a Web Farm using Windows Azure Management Portal

•Configure Load Balancing in IIS

•Deploy a Simple MVC4 Application that consumes SQL Server Features

•Create a VM with SQL Server Full-Text Search feature to be consumed by the MVC Application

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032536668&culture=en-US

Starts: Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) | Duration: 3 hour(s)

Hands-on Lab Online: Advanced Web and Worker Roles

In this Hands-On Lab, you will learn how to:

•Use advanced service model features that enable hosting a Web role in IIS

•Host multiple sites in a Web role and bind them to the same endpoint using host headers

•Create virtual applications and map them to selected sites

•Utilize user virtual directories to share common content between sites

•Set up the role environment by executing start-up tasks to register a COM

•Install complex components required by a web role, such as a scripting language's binary files

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032537777&culture=en-US

Starts: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) | Duration: 3 hour(s)

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