Silent install of the .NET Framework

When I talked to ISV, they often just want to use the .NET Framework as an implementation detail of their applications.. they don’t want their users to have to go to windows update or MSDN to download the framework, and they don’t want to have some Microsoft setup UI popping up during the install experience…

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How to configure Vista to enable ClickOnce publishing

This came up recently internally and I thought I’d share it here in case other are running into it.. Because Vista (and Longhorn Server) run the new IIS7, there are a handful of tweaks you have to make to IIS and VS to make clickonce publishing work…  Brian Noyes has a good blog on the details……

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A great day for shipping…

Today two of the products I have spent a bunch of time ship! .NET Framework 3.0 ships! With the 3.0 version of the .NET Framework I can look forward to the day when every application will offer compelling user experiences that that fuse the seamless, immersive nature of TV with the power and productivity of…

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Welcome to TechEd Europe

I just got in last night into Barcelona for TechEd Europe..   One thing I love about my job is that I get to span the full range of application space supported by the .NET Framework… As such I think I am the only speaker at Teched doing a server based talk and a smart client…

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Check out the NYTimes reader…

The folks over at the NYTimes have released the beta of the NYTimes reader… a .NET Framework 3.0 based application that provides an amazingly rich experience for reading the newspaper… I have been on the internal pre-beta program for a while and I have found it great!  A few weeks ago I actually read the…

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Even more on .NET Framework 3.0…

I wanted to respond to a few comments..   Keeron asked about what .NET Framework includes exactly.  JasonZ does a good job with this one.. The Linq support for C# (and VB for that mater) is scheduled for Orcas… We have not locked on a final version number, my hunch will be “.NET Framework 3.5”…

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"GoLive" with WinFX…

Today at WinHEC BillG announced the Beta2 of WinFX with a Go Live license……   The Go Live is great because it let’s you build apps on WinFX and let customers actually use them!  This bits (and the go live ) work great on XP as well as Vista… I can’t wait to see what…

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A new Opportunity for me…

As many of you know after you ship a major release there is inevitably a re-org as the teams get in alignment to deliver on the next set of opportunities…  One of the outcomes of our post-Whidbey shuffle here at Microsoft was to create a product unit that brings together our client and web frameworks…

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Where to find ISV-style C# experience

I had an opportunity recently to chat briefly to Eric Hahn (of Netscape and Lookout fame) about his next interesting project… which btw, will be built in C# just like lookout.  He mentioned that it was hard to find developers with world class ISV-style experience in C#.  While there is a healthy market for enterprise…

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WinFX Nov CTP for use with VS2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 RTM

At long last we have a WinFX build to release that works great with “Whidbey” RTM.    Here is the low-down: Uninstall any previous release (you can use the uninstall tool) Download and install WinFX Runtime bits Download and install the SDK.  Note this is a rather large ISO image this time, we will make the…

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