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Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is now available

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The DPM team is very excited to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007.

What is new in Service Pack 1

DPM 2007 SP1 x86 | http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125991

DPM 2007 SP1 x64 | http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125992

SP1 videos on TechNet Edge | http://edge.technet.com/tags/DPM

Upcoming Webcast on SP1 (on January 8, 2009)

For details, refer to the post from Jason Buffington @ http://blogs.technet.com/DPM/

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Microsoft Small Basic V0.2 is Now Available

Long time back i have blogged about the release of Microsoft SmallBasic 0.1. and now here is the latest version of Small Basic, version 0.2, is now available for download.

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Introducing Code Gallery for Microsoft's new programming language - Small Basic

Vijaye has just created Code Gallery page for Small Basic.
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Small Basic is a project that's aimed at bringing "fun" back to programming. By providing a small and easy to learn programming language in a friendly and inviting development environment, Small Basic makes programming a breeze. Ideal for kids and adults alike, Small Basic helps beginners take the first step into the wonderful world of programming.

In addition to a new link to Small Basic API reference to get knowledge on Objects and classes. Very crude API reference is available at: http://www.smallbasic.com/doc.