Podcasts about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

Redmond Visual Studio team is working on a series of 10-4 weekly podcasts that explain the features and new things developers can expect in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. The video podcasts are available via Channel9 site and are highly recommended!

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Distributed Cache and Microsoft Project Velocity

One of my favorite topics with software architecture and development is definitely storage of data in distributed applications. If you basically look at the fact that data in distributed apps is usually stored in all layers in all sorts of different ways, you soon end up thinking about a way on how to really optimize…

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Loving the New Xbox 360 Experience

I must admit that I am really enjoying the new Xbox 360 experience. You can check out how it looks like at Xbox site. I spent 20 minutes playing around with my avatar‘s settings (you can define details such as haircut, jewelry, etc… I tell you total fun :). Too bad only that Netflix services…

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Unit testing & Test First Development with Workflow Foundation

I came across this virtual lab (Using Test First Development with WF 3.5) that explains all about unite testing and test-first development with WF in a simple step-by-step manner, so do check it out. Additionally a great blog post explaining the test and pointing to some additional resources is also worth a couple of minutes…

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Biztalk 2009 Public Beta available

I have just had time to catch up on some news around Biztalk Server and implementation of Enterprise Service Bus. If you are really keen on getting up-to-speed with the latest release of Biztalk Server 2009, you can access a public Beta through Microsoft Connect Site. What is new in BizTalk Server 2009? Well it…

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Unity Application Block (for Silverlight)

Another interesting piece of code was currently released that can help you maintain and control complex object dependencies in your code by dependency injection. That can lead to a more simplified code and can help you with easier creation of object dependencies and enable you to control object lifetimes. Unity Application Block was previously available…

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Free Microsoft ASP.NET Charting Control

I have just come across a Scot Guthrie’s Post about new free ASP.NET Chart control from Microsoft. Totally awesome stuff if you want to simply include charts into your web sites. Addtionally more that 200 sample pages are available to play around with, so that it is really easy to start adding charts to your…

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