From the Capital of Norway to SQL Server

Modeling tools and frameworks, previously known under code name “Oslo”, will be renamed to SQL Server Modeling. At PDC next week a SQL Server Modeling CTP will be available, so hopefully everyone will be able to check the bits out. If you want to know more, I suggest you to read Doug Purdy’s blog post.

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Microsoft .NET Services November CTP Release

Hey, news about .NET Services November CTP are available at the team’s blog. They have outlined the launch functionality available @PDC in 2 weeks time: Access Control Service Feature-Complete Capabilities The Access Control Service provides an easy way to control access to REST web services and Service Bus communications while integrating with standards-based identity providers,…

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Spec Explorer for Visual Studio

Now, this sounds interesting. Another brain-child of the MSR (Microsoft Research) Team this is a tool that takes testing into new dimensions: Spec Explorer. A short excerpt from the site: “Spec Explorer 2010 is a tool that extends Visual Studio for modeling software behavior, analyzing that behavior by graphical visualization, model checking; and generating standalone…

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Windows 7 Was My Idea!

Ha, ha! I love these clips that were made as a part of the Windows 7 campaign! And BTW Windows 7 was MY idea! 😉

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Visual Studio 2010 Product Comparison

I know availability of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is old news (well a couple of days old ;)), but in case you are interested in the different products that will be part of the Visual Studio 2010 family, do visit the product comparison page: a lot of work has been done to simplify the…

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New SQL Azure Explorer available

In case you are trying out the SQL Azure Database functionality (the relational database in the cloud that is part of our Azure platform), this add-in for Visual Studio 2010 comes in pretty handy. Now also available for VS 2010 Beta 2 as well at http://sqlazureexplorer.codeplex.com.

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DOLOTO for Web 2.0 Apps is available

Is your AJAX application loading-up too slowly? Do you have lots of code in your AJAX sites? Then check out DOLOTO project, that was just released on MSDN DevLabs. Doloto is basically a Download Time Optimizer for AJAX applications that automatically performs code splitting of large Web 2.0 applications thus speeding up the initial download…

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Visual Studio Documentary

Are you working with Visual Studio on a daily basis? If so, then this documentary will be fun to watch ;). Go check it out on Channel 9, it nicely displays how the industry has evolved from the first version of Basic language, with lots of interviews, facts, etc. Enjoy!

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Web Application Toolkits Available

Recently a bunch of Web Application Toolkits have become available for download on the MSDN site. The primary purpose of the Web Application Toolkits is to enable Web Developers to simply extend their web application capabilities by providing them with a packaged set of running samples, templates and documentation. As a result you can find…

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Developments in .NET Services

Check out the .NET Services blog post in order to see what will be the changes in .NET Services SDK that will ship in October. For those who are not following it closely: .NET Services are a part of the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform and enable additional services for development of the cloud applications, such…

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