ASP.NET "Atlas" December CTP is here!

The holiday’s have come early!  Go download the December CTP of ASP.NET “Atlas” — Lots of changes and improvements between the first developer preview and this version, so be sure to reference the quickstarts again (which have been updated) — we will update the Wiki to run on the new drop in January.  Plenty to keep you…

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Welcome Keith Smith!

Keith Smith has recently joined my team to market our wonderful Web Platform and Tools technologies (ASP.NET, “Altas”, Visual Web Developer, etc.) and at the same time has joined the ranks of Microsoft Bloggers.  I’m excited to have him on board both online and at work — his talents on the product team are going to…

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Happy holidays from us! Free ASP.NET 2.0 Training!

Brad McCabe and Microsoft Learning have put together a great free-training offer as a holiday surprise — he has all the details here. Here are the important details: Microsoft Learning has a gift for you: free e-learning. Choose from several “Upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0” or ASP.NET modules with hands-on virtual labs, then get more…

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Holiday Gift guide for geeks!!

Probably one of the coolest things I’ve heard about or seen from us in a long time — DanielFe describes the hoilday gift guide for geeks, but I’ll repost below for convenience — it is super cool! Tis the season of giving, and well, if you’re a developer, wouldn’t you like to receive gifts that…

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MIX 06 — the Web Show! Registration now open

An event surely not to miss, I’m already itching to go! Registration opened today for Microsoft’s new Web focused conference. MIX ‘06 is an event for Web developers and designers about ways to deliver enhanced Web-based customer experiences. At the event, Bill Gates and other industry leaders talk about the new and unique experiences that…

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CSS Property Window Add-in For VS2005 Released!

This has been a small side project that the team has been working on for a LONG time to try and provide even richer support for CSS inside of Visual Studio 2005 and it is now finally avaialble as a VSIP plugin — If you are doing any work with standards based design or working…

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New Master Page templates and XHTML templates/docs available

The beginnings of the ASP.NET Design Center that I talked about many months ago is finally live on MSDN — this is a set of well documented XHTML templates plus fully functional master page template sites to help give you a solid design foundation for your ASP.NET 2.0 applications.  In addition there are detailed whitepapers…

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Great new content on MSDN including Data Sources, Converting apps from 2003–>2005, more on the JumpStart series, and building data-bound controls — check it out!

Haven’t seen these in the RSS feed yet, but the copies of Nikhil’s amazing series on creating Data Source controls is now on MSDN: The Basics Parameters Asynchronous Data Access Caching Design Time Functionality Also, Dino continues his Crash Course on Control Creation series with Building Data-bound Controls. Finally, but definitely not least, Bill Evjen…

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ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQ / Wiki Released

J.D. Meier and team have been busy creating the ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQ: an easy to use Q&A format entry-point to the broader ASP.NET security guidance.  It is in Wiki form so you can easily read, comment, update, and contribute.  Find all the great content at: https://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/SecurityWiki.ASPNET2SecurityFAQs — (example questions/answers: how to use forms authentication with…

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Commerce Starter Kit 1.0.2 released today!

Definitely worth checking out, I’m excited about how the kit is progressing and am looking forward to lots of great functionality coming from the project! 11/23/2005 – 1.0.2 Released (with PayPal Payments Standard!)Version 1.0.2 of the Commerce Starter Kit was released today with the following updates: Added support for PaymentsStandard Fixed the LocationSelector so it…

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