Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR – RTM

The VS Database edition team has just released the golden version of the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR. I’ve included the feature list inline below, and you can download the software fromhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb3ad767-5f69-4db9-b1c9-8f55759846ed&displaylang=enand the documentation from http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/a/e/0ae1153a-8798-474a-93e6-d19299f37c8b/Documentation.zip FYI, you must have VS 2008 SP1 installed first!   Feature list Project System Full support…


Partner Training on 1) WPF 2) Web Development with VS 2008 in Dec 2008

Just a quick heads up re. two partner training events (for partners in Ireland / Northern Ireland) happening in the next month, on WPF and Web Development. Follow the link inline below for more details & to register (you’ll need to log in using your partner credentials).   EventID  Event Start Course Name CPLS Company…

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What a difference a month makes…

Between TechReady in Seattle (an internal technical conference, think of it as Tech Ed for Microsoft folks) followed by holidays I’ve been out of the office for the last month, during which there has been many interesting happenings, including SQL Server 2008 RTM (Aug 6th) – you can download an eval from here. It seems…


Enterprise Library 4.0 Released

  Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges (such as logging, validation, caching, exception handling, and many others). Application blocks are a type of guidance encapsulating Microsoft recommended development practices; they are provided as source code plus documentation that can be…


.NET 3.5 SP1 – .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit (ASP.NET MVC, Data Services, Silverlight controls etc.)

You can now download the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit which covers the technologies in the .NET 3.5 SP1 release and the out of band releases that are a part of the same wave, namely ASP.NET MVC and the ASP.NET Silverlight controls. Currently, the training kit contains six hands-on labs, made up of the following…


Video – benefits of multi-targeting in VS 2008

Zoran Jovanovic, Technical Lead with Dell in Ireland was one of our local VS 2008 launch heroes. Watch the below video to hear Zoran talk about the benefits of multi-targeting in VS 2008.       BTW, the video was recorded at the end of February 2008… Cross posted from ronan’s blog


Video – Dell Global Build Automation Team on migration to TFS 2008

Frederic Meyer, Team Lead with Dell’s Global Build Automation Team was one of our local VS 2008 launch heroes. Watch the below video to hear Frederic talk about the experience in migrating from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008, and his favourite feature in TFS 2008 (same as mine, Continuous Integration…)     BTW, the video…


Dublin VS 2008 launch – screencast of my LINQ demo

If you missed the Dublin launch of Visual Studio 2008 in Tripod on March 11th, or if you just want a recap of my talk, check out the below screencast. It has an audio track so break out the headphones. Double click to go full screen and you should get a very clear view of…

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Virtual Earth Javascript Intellisense Helper

If you’re looking at creating Microsoft Virtual Earth mashups and applications then you should definitely check out this project on CodePlex, where a group of developers have produced a JavaScript library that generates Intellisense for the Microsoft Virtual Earth 6.0 AJAX control. It comes complete with a sample project to host it so you can…

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Silverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint

Just a link post really, but check out http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/cc303301.aspx for details of source code and guidance for how to use Silverlight and Sharepoint together.   Six application component samples are included in the kit to get you started: A simple “hello, world” sample showing Silverlight in a Web part. A Silverlight slider control as a…