Windows Azure Development Tools Updated

Just in from the Azure Services team: We are excited to announce that we have released an update to the Windows® Azure™ SDK and Visual Studio Tools. These latest releases are available here: Windows Azure SDK: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130232 Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=128752 These newly released SDK and Tools include: Bug and performance fixes…

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Community Contributions: Entity Framework Learning Guide

One of our local area rockstars – Zeeshan Hirani – has released a 500+ page learning guide to Entity Framework.  In his words, this document was developed over time as a learning guide for him and his co-workers, and he hopes that you will also find it useful.  Check it out and let Zee know…

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Adding Style to WPF and Silverlight Apps at DDNUG

I had a great time speaking at the Dallas .NET User Group meeting last night on WPF and Silverlight Styles, Templates and Data Binding.  I’ve posted the slides up on Slideshare and the demos (with the pptx) out on FolderShare.  Here are the links: Adding Style To Your Microsoft Wpf And Silverlight Applications View SlideShare…

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MSDN Unleashed and ArcReady

Not sure if everyone is subscribed to the MSDN Flash or not, but if you’re not – it is a GREAT resource for finding out what’s happening in your area.  I like the fact that it’s customized to show events and happenings in your geography (my copy shows me what’s happening in TX, OK, LA…

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OKC Developer Group Presentation – Next Gen Web Apps

I had a great time last night at the OKC Developer Group meetings.  I love presenting there because you actually get to do 2 presentations – one at lunch (there was about 85 people in attendance) and one at dinner (about 15 people).  That’s 100 people in one day with two chances to get it…

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Visual Studio 2008 / .NET 3.5 SP1 Now Released!

The long anticipated update to Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 – Service Pack 1 – has now finally been released.  Many of you have probably been using the SP1 bits for some time now, so it’s time to upgrade to the final release bits.  Here are some links to get you started:…

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Bring on Silverlight 2 Beta 2!

Ok Silverlight fans, Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is now available for download.  It comes with a whole host of updated accessories including new versions of the Silverlight 2 Tools for Visual Studio 2008, a new version of the DeepZoom Composer and an updated version of Expression Blend 2 (June 2008 Preview). I learned of this…

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Registration is open for first Code Camp in Kraków

For those of you living in or around Poland (hey – it turns out I have pretty decent readership in Poland – and I hope they’re all subscribed to this blog!) you can now register for the first ever Kraków Code Camp on June 7th.   I’ll be heading out to Poland in a few weeks…

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Visual STudio 2008 / .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 BETA now Available

For those of you looking for it, ScottGu published a blog post earlier today announcing the BETA release of VS08/.NET 3.5 SP1.  There are a ton of bug fixes, updates and improvements to Web Development (including ASP.NET Dynamic Data), Visual Studio (features and performance updates), Client Development, Setup Projects, Windows Forms, WPF (performance, debugging, and…

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Visual Studio 2008 at InstallFest – Another Update

For those of you that got free copies of VS08 at the recent InstallFests, you have only a few more days to activate your PIN and have your free copy shipped out to you.  Originally 2/22 (today), the deadline for registration is now Monday, 2/25.  If you don’t get your PIN entered and your address…

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