The coolest map ever!

Seriously, the new bing map beta is the coolest map I’ve ever seen, and even better, its presentation layer uses Silverlight! You can do easy zoom in/out and the quality of images is good. I especially like the new features such as current traffic (which shows the locations of road construction sites) and photoosync, how…

WCF RIA Services Beta and WCF RIA Services Preview for Visual Studio 2010

At PDC 2009, ScottGu have announced the release of WCF RIA Services Beta, that works with Visual Studio 2008 SP1/Visual Web Developer SP1. You can download it from here: This MSI itself is not localized, however, you can install it to eight non-ENU VS/VWD 2008 SP1 on top of Silverlight 3. The eight non-ENU platforms…

Microsoft .NET RIA Services install

Recently I’ve seen a lot of customers complaining that they could not install .NET Ria Services successfully. Note that you need to have either English visual studio 2008 SP1 or English visual web developer 2008 SP1 installed on your machine, along with Microsoft Silverlight 3 runtime, tools and SDK. For the most recent publicly released MSI, i.e….

RIA Services is open sourced now!

check out Jeff’s announcement at! The project site is, with Colin Blair as the project lead. The source code is at   I am happy to see this as one of the original members of the RIA Service team!