Quick tip: (free) JScript Editor Extensions for Visual Studio

As more and more sites and web applications take advantage of JavaScript, it’s always nice to have better editor support for the language in our Visual Studio tools. There is a free extension for Visual Studio available for a few months already, which I only now found out through a newly released video on Channel9:… Read more

Quick tip: Microsoft Expression Web 4 SP1 available, new SuperPreview online service for Safari

The Expression team has just announced the availability of Service Pack 1 of Expression Web 4. This service pack adds quite a few interesting features to the product: HTML5 and CSS3: HTML5 support with IntelliSense in the code editor Support for CSS3 draft spec properties PHP: IntelliSense support for the latest functions from PHP 5.3,… Read more

ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, WebMatrix released

Last week, Microsoft released more than six new or upgraded products! All these products enhance developing for the Web, from professional developers with ASP.NET MVC3 and NuGet to novice users with WebMatrix. And the best news: they are all free. ASP.NET MVC 3 (now with Razor support, amongst other new features) NuGet (free, open source… Read more

Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available

Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book consists of seven chapters: Introducing Windows Phone 7… Read more

Quick tip [link]: Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta has been announced

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta has been announced by Jason Zander and S. Somasegar. SP1 becomes available to the public in two phases: MSDN Subscribers can get the download as of now General public will be able to download the Service Pack as of December 9th 2010 Improvements include IntelliTrace support for 64bit… Read more

Quick tip [link]: Enabling IE9 Beta UI features in Platform Preview 6

As I blogged earlier, Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out. As with previous editions, the Platform Preview does not give you any UI like you get with the beta. However, there is a ‘secret’ switch you can use to give the Platform Preview the same UI features as the Beta. Ars Technica has… Read more

Quick tip: using the WP Connect utility instead of Zune client (Windows Phone 7)

Deploying and debugging your Windows Phone 7 applications on a device requires Zune client software to be running. However, Zune client software blocks access to your local media database making it impossible to debug anything using media APIs. This may include photo choosers and launchers, XNA and Silverlight playback of media elements. The solution is… Read more