Recent updates for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

I wrote previously about fixes that are available for three issues that can occur when you install SP1 for .NET Framework 3.5. In addition to those three CLR issues, there were some other problems caused by the service pack which is why we also released the rather cutely named “Family Update” for .NET Framework 3.5…


More about .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1

As mentioned yesterday .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 were released. Here is a more extensive set of links that may be useful: Soma’s announcement mail with some brief details of the release Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (exe) (readme)Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (web installer)  (release notes)Microsoft…


Does DEP/NX affect web applications?

A while a go when I posted about the .NET Framework 3.5 and 2.0 SP1 being available for download, Kima posed an interesting question in the comments. Kima asked whether the new enforcement of NX compatability by the C# compiler after the application of 2.0 SP1 would affect ASP.NET applications? Specifically – is aspnet_wp.exe declared as…


Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 and Visual Studio 2008 Shell released

My colleague Phil brought to my attention yet another release following on from the release of Visual Studio 2008 earlier this week. The Visual Studio 2008 SDK 1.0 allows developers to build extensions to the Visual Studio 2008 development environment and the Visual Studio 2008 Shell allows them to develop customised tools hosted in the…


Installing (and uninstalling) .NET Framework 2.0 SP1

An interesting point about the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 is that it is both a service pack AND a full install. By that I mean if you already have .NET 2.0 installed then it gets updated. If you haven’t, it doesn’t matter, it gets installed anyway. The “service pack” download (NetFx20SP1_x86.exe) is only a couple…


.NET Framework 3.5, 3.0 SP1 and 2.0 SP1 available for download

Following the earlier news about Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipping, various .NET Framework updates and releases are now available for download: .NET Framework 3.5 (available as a web install or a downloadable full package).NET Framework 3.0 SP1.NET Framework 2.0 SP1 (available as x86, x64 and IA64 packages) Since my earlier blog post, Scott has blogged…


Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 have shipped!

Looks like we may all be needing that training kit I blogged about earlier. Soma has just announced that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped! I think we can expect lots more download links to go live in the coming hours and days and plenty more blog traffic too. I recently blogged about…


Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit released

Today we have released the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit This 123Mb download is packed with 28 PowerPoint presentations, 20 demos and 20 labs. Good stuff DPE team! Cheers Doug


New Features of Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

[update 15/11/7 to add JScript syntax checking, JSON-Enabled WCF, MFC Vista Common Controls links] Here’s a roundup of some links to great blogs and articles about the new stuff coming soon in “Orcas”.  You’ll notice that the links are dominated by the blogs of Scott, Daniel and Soma but that’s because they all make great…


Powerful new admin automation options for IIS7

In version 7 of IIS a powerful new API for administering the server from managed code is exposed in the Microsoft.Web.Administration namespace. Carlos has a cool blog post showing how to combine this with the Linq features of the upcoming .NET 3.5 release to create some very elegant code to perform IIS7 management tasks. Doug