VS 2010 RC Released

Microsoft has shipped the RC for Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Framework 4! The RC will be made available to the public on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Jason Zander on the release. The download page


New Articles on MSDN: ClickOnce, Office 2007 Business Applications

The following new articles have appeared on MSDN: Certificate Expiration in ClickOnce Deployment Building the Contoso Auto Sales Office Business Application Part 1 Building the Contoso Auto Sales Office Business Application Part 2


Article Published on Creating a LINQ Provider

Pedram Rezaei has written a detailed and code centric article on how to create a LINQ provider similar to the LINQ to SQL provider. This article has large amount of specific technical information in it of interest to developers who want to tackle this complicated but very rewarding task. Building a LINQ Provider http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/ee672195.aspx


SoCal Code Camp at California State, Fullerton

Just a reminder that there will be a code camp coming up in Southern California on January 30th and 31st. Follow this link for details: http://www.socalcodecamp.com/ SoCal Rock and Roll Code Camp: Yeah… It’s like that!

Feedback Wanted: Links to C# Tech Info

A couple of us are working on finding a way to surface key links to information in the MSDN library. Perhaps later we will also link to information found throughout the community websites. If we can find the right approach, we might canonize these categorize and links on the Learn page of the C# Dev…


Webcast: Lighting Up the New Visual Studio 2010 Editor with Rich Extensions (Level 200)

Microsoft Events on MSDN will be hosting a webcast on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The event is designed to familiarize you with the new editor extensions that the WPF redesign have helped make possible. You can find more webcasts, videos, virtual labs and podcasts by following this link. Podcasts RSS for…

Official Publication of Creating Windows Azure Applications with Visual Studio Videos

Though they were previewed earlier this month, we have now officially released the first of Windows Azure series of How Do I videos. Below you find a list of the videos that have been created, along with links to their location in the How Do I Video library. The Developing Windows Azure Applications with Visual…


Videos of C# Authors at PDC

Here are links to a few short video interviews by prebynski with C# MVPs and luminaries speaking while they attended PDC 2009 last week in Los Angeles. This is a chance to hear the interests and opinions of folks who are immersed in the culture and technology surrounding C#. All three of these interviewees are…

Community Links LVIII

  Data   Microsoft SQL Server Library SQL Server Books Online SQL Server Online Resources CTP, Troubleshooting Microsoft MSDN SQL Server Online Resources CTP, Troubleshooting Microsoft TechNet What’s New (SQL Server 2008)   GettingStarted Creating Your First C# Application Development for Beginners Tools, Lessons, Resources on MSDN Getting Started with Visual C# Introduction to the…

Community Convergence LVII

Welcome to the fifty-seventh issue of Community Convergence. In this post I’ll focus on new articles from the C# team, as well as events taking place at PDC. From the C# Team Eric Lippert Closing over the loop variable considered harmful Three Umpires (The Compiler Calls ‘em as it Sees ‘em) Simple names are not so…