Microsoft Web Platform Installer Release Candidate – Now works with XP and Windows 2003!

I’m going to blatantly steal Bill Staples words since they were so good 🙂   "I’m excited to announce the availability of the Release Candidate version of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI).  Web PI is a free tool that makes it simple to download and install the latest components of the Microsoft Web…

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A new job for me, better products for you

And hopefully some more time to blog 🙂  This week we re-organized our team so that we could better serve the needs of our internal and external partners and customers.  I won’t bore you with the details but it has a pretty major impact on what I do and the kinds of information I want;…

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Refactor! for ASP.NET Beta released

After seeing the amazing success and interset in the great Refactor! for VB applications last year, we’ve been working with the folks at DevExpress to deliver a rich refactoring expereince around common Web scenarios and specific ASP.NET features.  My hats off to Mark and othesr at DevExpress for an amazing partnershpi and a fabulous product. …

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Great new ASP.NET training from Total Training

I got a mail from the folks over at Total Training today letting me know that Set 1 of their awesome ASP.NET 2.0 video training is available — they are offering a free hour to wet your appetitie — details below.  Enjoy!   Total Training offers 1 Hour of complimentary video training on ASP.NET 2.0:…

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Why Visual Studio? Take a Guided Tour

Do you ever need to show someone why visual studio or help walk them through their first experiences?  Well we’ve launched a great new Why Visual Studio portal on MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/why/ . Best of all is a great Visual Web Developer guided tour which you can get directly to at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/tour/vs2005_guided_tour/WebDev/WebDev/webdev1.htm Or get access to…

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Download the official .NET Framework 2.0 Redist TODAY

The official launch of Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET F/X 2.0 is still 10 days away, but you can download the .NET F/X 2.0 right now — so get it on your box and get ready to start building sites with ASP.NET 2.0 — oh and for a sneak peak at the new VWD…

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ASP.NET/Design

We are building a new section of the ASP.NET Dev Center focused on design — it will consist of generic design stuff — HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, etc. and additional resources focused on how to do design for ASP.NET — Right now I have in the queue: Whitepaper on ASP.NET and Web Standards5 CSS/DIV html…

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Learn Visual Web Developer Express and ASP.NET 2.0 Video Series!

Bob Tabor over at LearnvVisualStudio.net built out a great introductory video series to get people up to speed using Visual Web Developer Express and ASP.NET 2.0 to build web sites.  The content starts at the very basics and gets more advanced.  The first 8 videos are done (about 4 hrs of total content per language) and they…

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ASP.NET and Visual Web Developer Team Blogs!!

I know we are a little late to the game, but now on the ASP.NET Developer Center you can find a slowly growing list of all the folks on the Web Platform and Tools team that are blogging.  Check it out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/community/blogs/team/

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GetVWD

http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/getvwd/ I’m very excited about this “landing page” – -on May 1st we are going to be kicking off a World Wide ad campaign for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition.  The ads will run online in 29 markets World Wide and the “call to action” is this landing page.  We are trying something new…

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