Microsoft ASP.NET v1.1 Member Management Component Prototype

I’m ultra excited about what ASP.NET 2.0 has to offer, but we are still a few months away from Beta2 and Go-Live.  In the mean-time we have been working to help ASP.NET 1.x developers take advantage of some of the new 2.0 concepts today.  One of the biggest requets has been around Membership, Role Management…


Some holiday cheer for Steve and company in Iraq

I thought our care package might never make it, but earlier this week our big box of XBOX stuff arrived in Iraq for Steve Smith and his platoon.  Check out pictures and info here:  


ASP.NET 2.0 product design changes between Beta 1 and Beta 2

Today the Web Platform and Tools Team is proud to announce two product design changes made directly in response and in conjunction with community feedback.  The changes, detailed below are focused around two key areas.  First, in September, we announced changes to the special private ASP.NET 2.0 directory naming.  Based on feedback, we are revising…


The idiosyncrasies of America

Sometimes living in the States can blind you, even for the well traveled.  You forget the luxuries and accommodations that this country provides and you don’t even realize the unique idiosyncrasies of the country.  Tim Sneath, who recently relocated to Redmond, provides some insightful and entertaining commentary about life in the States (part…



What the heck?


testing? Yea we do a lot of that

Testing software at Microsoft is very important.  Delivering high quality products is the cornerstone of the Web Platform and Tools team.  Don’t believe me?  Well Scott Guthrie does an amazing job of describing what testing is all about for us and what our stellar team of SDE/T’s do with their time.


A look inside ASP.NET product management

Scott Guthrie posted a very interesting post giving great insight into what is going on inside the corridors of the Web Platform and Tools product team – it really is quite amazing the size, scope, and rigor that goes into building a product as complex as ASP.NET and Visual Web Developer.  Reading that spurred me…


A look into the ASP.NET 2.0 window

Scott posted an excellent explanation of what is going on exactly with the team right now — ever wanted an in-depth look at how the end-game works at Microsoft?  Take a look here


Improving Copy Web in Visual Web Developer

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last week evaluating the Copy Web experience inside Visual Web Developer.  When using it, I ran into some confusion and I wanted to see what your opinons were.  If you have used Copy Web, let me know your thoughts. What do you expect this feature to actually…