Archive for September, 2009

Optimize Ajax Application With Microsoft Doloto

Microsoft Dev Labs released an Ajax application optimization tool called Doloto. Doloto is very useful for large and complex Web 2.0 applications that contain a lot of code. Doloto analyzes AJAX application workloads and automatically performs code splitting of existing large Web 2.0 applications. After being processed by Doloto, an application will initially transfer only the portion of code necessary for application initialization.

Doloto reduces the size of initial application code download by hundreds of kilobytes or as much as 50% of the original download size. The time to download and begin interacting with large applications is reduced by 20-40% or dozens of seconds as shown below, depending on the application and wide-area network conditions.

The Doloto process proceeds in three steps, which correspond to wizard steps in the Doloto GUI.

  • First, the application you want to optimize is profiled. Doloto performs profiling by running a local proxy on your machine that intercepts JavaScript files and instruments them. This is done in a browser-independent manner.
  • Second, the profiling information is used to calculate code coverage and a clustering strategy. This determines which functions are stubbed out and which are not. This also groups functions into groups which are downloaded together, called clusters.
  • Third, the JavaScript code is rewritten and saved to disk so that you can upload it to the server. Note that the entire process happens entirely on the client – that is, on your own machine, without needing access to the server. This way, you can profile and optimize the JavaScript of a third-party site such as cnn.com or maps.bing.com without having any sort of special access to their servers. It’s only when you are satisfied with the results of Doloto rewriting that you need to deploy the Doloto-rewritten files to the server.

 

This document is a step-by-step guide on how to use Doloto.

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Bing & Ping: Share Bing Search Results With Your Friends

Bing team in Microsoft working very hard to add more and more new feature in Bing. Bing team is now trying to build a bridge between Bing search results and social networking website. Bing & Ping will enable users to share their Bing search results with their friends on different social networking websites.

How Bing & Ping would Work ?

 

Bing & Ping will appear at the bottom of search results and users will be able to share these search results information with their friends via Social networking websites including Facebook, Twitter or they can simply send them an E-Mail.

Bing & Ping allow Bing users to share any kind of search results with their friends.

Bing & Ping

Bing & Ping

Bing & Ping is not yet available for testing yet but Microsoft only delivered a taste of the feature in the screenshots included with this article. If you’re interested in previewing this feature, be sure to become a fan of our Facebook page. Microsoft will be sending a special invitation to our fans to preview Bing and Ping. Check it out and let Bing team know what you think, if you like it and how Bing Team can make it better.

Developing SharePoint Applications Guidance : How to Video

Erwin van der Valk and Francis Cheung walks you through the various topics of this guidance in the following videos:

Setting up the Contoso RI

Get Microsoft Silverlight

Walkthrough of the Contoso Reference Implementation

Get Microsoft Silverlight

How to use the configuration component?

Get Microsoft Silverlight

How to use the logging components?

Get Microsoft Silverlight

How to use the SharePoint Service Locator?

Get Microsoft Silverlight

SuperPreview is a tool that comes with Microsoft Express Web , SuperPreview shows how your web pages render on different browsers. SuperPreview that comes with Express Web 3.0 is not free but SuperPreview for Internet Explorer is a free program that can be used by Web Developers and designers to see how their website is rendering on different versions of Internet Explorer.

Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer is a stand-alone visual debugging tool that makes it faster and easier to migrate your sites from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7 or 8. With Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer, you can ensure that your Web sites work correctly in Internet Explorer 8 while also maintaining compatibility with earlier versions of Internet Explorer.
Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer shows your web pages rendered in Internet Explorer 6 and either Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8, depending on which version you have installed on your machine. You can view the pages side by side or as an onion-skin overlay and use rulers, guides and zoom/pan tools to precisely identify differences in layout. You can even compare your page comp to how the targeted browsers render the page.
Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer not only shows a high-fidelity rendering of how pages will look on different browsers, but it also identifies the element’s tag, size and position, applied styles, and location in the DOM (Document Object Model) tree so you can quickly fix the error.
Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer is a standalone, free application with no expiration and no technical support from Microsoft.

Please note: DirectX must be installed on your computer before you can compare a web page to a PSD image. To install DirectX on your computer, visit the DirectX download page.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • PC with 700 MHz or faster processor
  • 512 MB of RAM or more
  • 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution monitor

Download Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer