Wanted : Windows Longhorn Server Feedback

Wanna get a great idea in front of a Microsoft developer? Ever wish Windows Server had a feature you thought of, but didn’t know how to let Microsoft know about it? Well, this is your chance.  We’ve set up a dedicated website where you can submit your ideas for the next version of Windows Server…


.NET Framework 1.0 SP3 and 1.1 SP1 Tech Preview now Available for Download

Oh heck, I love living on the bleeding edge – although not on my production machines. So here they are – in Tech Preview mode however – the preview versions of the .NET Framework 1.0 SP3 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 Though these are unsupported technology previews, it’s a good opportunity to :      1….


Adding sample data to SQL Server 2005 Express

Yes, finally SQL Server 2005 Express Beta 1 has been released !SQL Express is the new name for Microsoft’s MSDE database, the (free) light-weight database version of SQL Server.  SQL Express uses the same high-performance database engine as the other versions of SQL Server 2005. In fact, it is differentiated from the rest of the…


Mono 1.0 and Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 released !

So here it is, v1.0 of the Mono framework, an open source implementation of the .NET framework for use on Linux, Unix, MacOS X and Windows system. Time to widen the gap again, Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 (Whidbey) on your marks! Whidbey has been announced at TechEd Amsterdam, so look at some neat enhancements…


PayPal goes XML Web Services and releases SDK !

Well, I’ve always liked the PayPal thing. Fast, easy online payment and quite secure (if you know what you’re doing).The PayPal Web Services comprise of 4 informational and transactional API’s enabling developers to create e-commerce applications that integrate with the PayPal platform. The cool thing is that they seem to share a common API structure…