Beginning .Net development?

In the deluge of email from the last week or two from corp around VS2008 (there was lots of excited emails with information about the new product in it), I missed one about the Express suite. The Express team have taken the Visual Studio Express site and moved it to http://microsoft.com/express. There is also a…

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MSDN Flash – Here comes the wave!

Last week Visual Studio 2008 was released to manufacturing. If you have a MSDN Subscription, you can download it now. Visual Studio 2008 will hit store shelves in late Jan/early Feb. In spite of the fact that Visual Studio has only just been released, a number of customers have already been using it. Provoke, Datacom,…

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Visual Studio 2008 RTMs – Get it now!

Yup.  This morning (PST time) Visual Studio 2008 RTM’d.  Its already on MSDN, so go get it.. Soma has the full announcement here.  Scott has a list of top features on his blog (along with the announcement of course). Oh – this also means that .Net 3.5 has also RTM’d I should also mention that…

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VS2008 Screen cast #4 – Client Application Services

If you are familiar with smart clients, you’ll know that they allow you to use the full capabilities of the desktop including the screen real estate and connected devices as well as allowing a richer user experience.  We are continuing to build on our smart client story, and Client Application Services are part of this. …

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Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #3 – WCF & WF

In my last screen cast I showed how easy it is to use WCF in Visual Studio 2008.  During my user group tour, I was asked whether we had done any work to integrate Windows Workflow with WCF.  The answer is yes. In this screen cast you’ll see how easy it now is to consume…

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Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #2 – WCF

This is the second in my series of screen casts of new features in Visual Studio 2008.  WCF has been out since we released .Net 3.0 in October 2006, however, with Visual Studio 2008 we introduce very good tool support for creating, configuring, debugging, testing and consuming WCF Services. Of course it all starts with…

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C#3 features in .Net 2.0

In my presentation today at bootcamp I alluded to the fact that some of the C#3 features can be used in .Net 2.0. Daniel Moth (a developer evangelist in the UK) has done a couple of blog posts that have more details.  Specifically he mentions that the following C#3 features work in .Net 2.0: Local variable…

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Visual Studio 2008 – Multi-targeting

As promised, here is the first of my screen casts on Visual Studio 2008.  This one focuses on Multi-targeting which allows you to target one of three versions of the .Net Framework in Visual Studio 2008.  These screencasts will generally weigh in at around 5 mins long.  The video is 1024×768, so you can read…

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Opening up the source of the .Net Base Class Libraries

Today we’ve announced (through ScottGu) that we are opening up the source code (complete with comments) for some of the .Net Base Class Libraries. The purpose of this is to enable richer debugging support inside Visual Studio 2008 which will be released later this year. When you hit a breakpoint in Visual Studio 2008 on a…

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BootCamp 07 – November 3-4

You may have already noticed the murmurings of another code camp – just weeks after the last one. This Code Camp is being organized by the Christchurch crowd (Peter is the front man for it) and will therefore be the first Code Camp ever in the South Island. The other interesting thing about this code…

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