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Setting up Windows Server 8 VDI in 13 Clicks; Another Look at Microsoft Research Project ‘Illumishare’; Deeper Dive into Page Flip in Canvas/HTML5

Windows Server 8

Microsoft today posted a couple of interesting videos: the first video posted on TechNet Edge “Setting up Windows Server 8 VDI in 13 Clicks” shows the latest Virtual Desktop Infrastructure features found in Windows Server 8.

In the video, Adam Carter from the Windows Server team, covers initial set-up, what the user experience looks like as well as why it’s the best value for your virtual desktop environment.

Second video below covers Handling Touch Inputs Across Device Browers, Getting All the Page Flip Code.

The third video “Integrating with systems behind a firewall from CRM Online using Windows Azure Service Bus Relay”demonstrates WCF service running in a console application for simplicity. Many will want to host their services in IIS.

“The Windows Azure Service Bus Relay enables applications hosted anywhere with an internet connection to securely call back to applications hosted in your own datacenter behind a firewall. The CRM 2011 SDK offers documentation on how to use the Windows Azure Service Bus Relay from CRM Online,” Microsoft expalins on Chqnnel9.

Back in late February, we sahre a Microsoft Research video of a project called “Illumishare” that showed a prototype that enables remote users to share any physical or digital object on any surface. Now, Microsoft posted two other videos that give a different look at Illumishare.

The first, looks at the gaming potential as two kids show many of the the things they could do with the prototype.

And, the second video, shot at TechFest event, shows a further development of Illumishare to enable a remote meeting attendee on a digital device, such as a slate or tablet PC, to interact with a physical whiteboard in the meeting conference room.

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