Visual Studio 2008 Free e-Books & .Net Services

  Vey handy! Also some new white papers just came out for the .NET Services….. · An Introduction to Microsoft .NET Services for Developers. This overview paper introduces Microsoft® .NET Services, each of its building block services, and how they fit together. · A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Access Control Service. This whitepaper…

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Build management

Thanks to Andy Reay for providing this update: A set of 200+ MS build tasks was recently released to CodePlex See: http://www.codeplex.com/MSBuildExtensionPack. There seems to a potential relation with the Microsoft UK SDC tasks. There is some contribution from nFocus and fromfrom Attrice who produce some interesting and reasonably priced tools to work ontop of…

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PDC Disk – All the links you need

Very handy list of the “goods” that were made available at PDC08 courtesy of David Aiken in DPE. .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1) .NET Micro Framework OEM Ready Toolkit Robotics SDK Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 SQL Server Express 2005 "Taking Parallelism Mainstream" Whitepaper Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Visual Studio 2010 & .NET Framework…

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PDC – Picks from "watching it live"

https://channel9.msdn.com/Media/Videos/ C9 Bytes: Don and Chris explain Oslo in 5 minutes   The future of C# https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL16/ Blend – tips and tricks https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC47/ Windows Azure: Architecting & Managing Cloud Services https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ES02/ SQL Server 2008: Developing Large Scale Web Applications and Services https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB07/ Live Services: Making your Application More Social https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/BB20/ Deep Dive: Building an Optimized,…

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ie8 beta – site readiness

Thanks to Lyndon Higgins for the following: Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to display content in its most standards compliant way by default.  Enabling Internet Explorer 8 to display web content in its most standards-compliant way by default is the right way to help move the Web forward.  Rationale: Helps web developers and…

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ASP.NET Model View Controller Framework Quick Look

A couple of weeks back I did a presentation that included some ASP.NET MVC Framework preview materials thanks to some help from Tatham Oddie (Readify). He was really great and walked me through his presentation he did for the Solution Development Centre local TechTalk . We covered the new routes framework (awesome), the addition of…

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.net 3.5 – my recent presentation resources

Yesterday I presented to one of my financial services customers in the city on an overview of what’s new from 2.0 to 3.5. The audience was a mixture of project managers, developers and architects. I thought I would post some of the content and sources here for future reference. What’s new in 3.5 General Daniel…

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Financial Services Developer Links

Thomson Portia’s work with .Net 3.0 continues to get people’s attention around the company. A story regarding their work was the cover story in the August issue of Redmond Developer News. For more information please read “Developers find ways to open Windows to business-critical applications” The MSDN Industry Center – Financial Services has the stock…

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Name translation from Visual Studio 2005 to 2008 products

According to Rob Caron recently: Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2005 Team System Visual Studio Team System 2008 Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite  Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects  Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software…

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New UP some Linq

This post is yet another technology placeholder. I found the other day my PDC 05 notes and specifically Linq which I thought I better check in on again. I came across Wes Dyer’s blog , which is sensational but my head hurts. Instantly like the guy as he has a good interest in board games….

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