Take parts of the MSDN Library offline with PackageThis!

Today highlighted on the MSDN homepage: PackageThis! Created by the MSDN development team, PackageThis! allows you to choose documentation sets from the MSDN Library to save as HXS or CHM format files. Simply select nodes in the MSDN Library Tree View to package as your own local mini-library, or to build into your own library….

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Family.Show: a new WPF reference sample

Tim Sneath posted the first end-to-end reference sample on his blog. The Family.Show application – developed by Vertigo Software – is a genealogy explorer that allows you to create or import a family tree and explore, annotate or save it to XPS. A couple of weeks ago I had installed a early internal build of…

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Re-enabling hibernation in Windows Vista after disk cleanup

Yesterday I decided to run the Windows Vista Cleanup tool, which enables you to clear your disk of unnecessary files. Main reason was that I was running out of space on my C:\ partition. So I only selected my C:\ drive to be cleaned up. After selecting the Disk Cleanup tool this dialog pops up:…

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The .NET Show discusses ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

In this episode of the the .NET Show Matt Gibbs, prinicpal development manager, and Brad Abrams, group program manager, join the .NET Show to discuss and demonstrate the new ASP.NETAJAX Extensions, which enables you to quickly create Web pages that include a rich user experience with responsive and familiar user interface (UI) elements. The download…

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Phillip Vandervoort, new General Manager for Microsoft Belux

Yesterday Phillip Vandervoort was introduced as new GM for Microsoft Belux. Read the official press release here (Dutch) or here (French). It took a while but by mid-June Microsoft Belux will be officially managed by Phillip Vandervoort. Looking at his impressive career path and mixed background in IT and management he will definitely be able…


Silverlight and Flash/Flex comparison: what’s in a name?

Michael Schwarz has an excellent post up on his blog on the Rich Media Platform Comparison. Michael compares 2 a set of features of the Microsoft platforms Silverlight and .NET, versus the Adobe’s Flash/Flex platform. Check his blog for an overview table. While the name “Silverlight” was announced last week, it hasn’t essentially changed from what the WPF/E February CTP had…

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Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" Beta 1 Team Suite is available for download

Microsoft VP (Soma) Somasegar announced today on his blog the availability of Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Beta 1 Team Suite. This is the first official beta that is put out in public. Some CTP releases have been made available in the past. The .iso images should be available soon. But for now the Virtual…

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BIWUG event on Records Management and BI with MOSS 2007

For all the IW enthusiasts: the next BIWUG meeting  is scheduled for Thursday April 26th and will be held @Getronics premises (Genèvestraat 10 – 1140 Evere). The meeting has 2 main themes: Records Management with MOSS 2007 and Business Intelligence with MOSS 2007. The more detailed agenda is as follows: 18u30 – 18u35: Welcome and…

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ISV Innovation Day on Windows Server "Longhorn", Visual Studio "Orcas" and SQL BI

Next Tuesday – April 24 – our Belgian ISV team is organizing an Innovation Day on the next generation of our development platform. A extract from the invite: A top-class development platform is not only a set of excellent development tools, it’s also the underlying infrastructure platform and the ability to integrate all that technology that can…