Visual Studio Windows PowerShell Templates

I’ve written a few PowerShell CmdLets over the past year or so and, while it isn’t difficult, there is a fair amount of boilerplate work that needs to be done – adding references, implementing PSCmdLet and PSCustomSnapIn, etc. So, Channel 9 to the rescue, where David Aiken posts word of Windows PowerShell templates available for Visual…

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Enterprise Library 3.0 CTP Released

Hot off the press, the Patterns & Practices team’s Tom Hollander has announced the availability of the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Enterprise Library v3.0! Download it from the new CodePlex site at http://www.codeplex.com/entlib. Some highlights from Tom’s post: Core Source Code installer Partial Trust Support Strong-Named Binary Assemblies Validation Application Block Core validation…

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Team System Public User Group Meeting – Dec. 21st

The Boston area’s newest user group, the Team System Public User Group, will be having its first meeting at the Microsoft Office at 201 Jones Road, Waltham this Thursday (12/21) from 5:30-7:30. Agenda from the site: This meeting will kick off the user group as a whole and a presentation and discussion: “The State of…

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Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Now Available

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has emerged from beta and is now available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/vs2005sp1: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 continues Microsoft’s investment in market leading development tools. Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers and partner feedback, as well as internal testing.  The issues addressed…

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Microsoft New England Job Opening – Developer Support Consultant

There is currently an opening for a Developer Support Consultant within Microsoft’s the New England district.  Here is the job description:  Developer Support Consultant (ADC) The purpose of the ADC position is to provide our customers with a technically competent advocate with access to all the resources at Microsoft, to advise and consult on the…

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Boston .NET User Group – Annual Social

This Wednesday (12/13) evening will be the annual social event for the Boston .NET User Group: “Come join our annual holiday potluck gathering this Wednesday 12/13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the usual location, Microsoft’s Waltham office (lunch room).This is an informal event focused on netowrking and just hanging out with fellow members. Each person is…

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Microsoft Architecture Journal #9 Now Available

The latest issue of the Architecture Journal is now available (PDF version here). Software Factories are the focus of this issue: Bare Naked Languages or What Not to Model Domain-Specific Modeling Measuring Success with Software Factories A Foundation for the Pillars of Software Factories A GSI’s Perspective of Software Factories The Perspective-Based Architecture Method You…

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VPC Enabling IE7 and IE6 on the Same Machine

Pete LePage posts that there is a new Virtual PC image preloaded with Windows XP SP2, IE6 and the IE7 Readiness Kit: Now you can install IE7 on your main machine for development, and get all the advantages of IE7, like the RSS platform, native XMLHTTP stack, and improved security, while still running IE6 simultaneously…

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New England Visual Basic Professionals Group – Special Event

The New England Visual Basic Professionals Group will be featuring two excellent speakers at their upcoming meeting on December 7th:   5:30 – Jim Miller – Microsoft .NET: What is It and What’s NextCLR: Internals and Future DirectionEarlier this year, Microsoft released version 2.0 of .Net.  Jim Miller will talk about the implementation of some of the…

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Launch Event for Team System Edition for Database Professionals

The New England launch event for Visual Studio Team System’s new Database Professionals role is coming to the Boston area (Waltham) on December 14th from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.   This new Team System role complements the existing Architect, Tester, and Developer roles, providing many new features for working with databases: The new Visual Studio…

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