.Net 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 released

Just like that the .Net train continues to move along to the next version of the framework. Microsoft announced on Monday the availability of .Net 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008. Its the third version of .Net that I had the privilege of working on starting from 2.0. I didnt have an opportunity to own any…

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Setup my personal blog on a new domain. Finally!!

After a lot of procrastination I finally got a new blog on my personal domain hosted at http://maheshwar.net/Blog. Thanks to all the people who responded via comments and emails to my earlier post asking for suggestions on domain hosting providers. I took the general consensus and got my hosting account with DiscountAsp.Net. I got the…

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Experimenting with the new MSN Messenger IM Control

Microsoft just announced the Messenger IM control. I took a quick look at it and found it to be pretty useful idea and want to test this out on my blog. Sometimes I get email from people who have follow up questions on a blog post and this would be a wonderful way to have…

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Microsoft releasing .NET framework source code

Microsoft is releasing the source code for the framework libraries. Read more about it here. Its not like you couldnt do this earlier. You could always have used .Net Reflector but having the ability to step in to the framework classes while debugging is neat. Looks like plans are on for releasing the source code…

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Implications of using IPCServerChannel when connection from remote clients

  In .Net 2.0 (Whidbey), Remoting introduced support for IPC channels. This was a quick way for local machine processes to communicate with objects hosted locally. Now there is a small behavior that  users might not be aware of when they are unmarshalling an ObjRef from an remote appdomain that has an IpcChannelServer registered. As…

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Custom pick a Remoting channel based on Remote object Uri

One common question I see on Remoting forum is how to configure a proxy to use a particular channel from the set of registered channels for communicating when creating a proxy. For instance consider an Remoting application that exposes both a secure and non secure TcpChannel and expects clients for local box to use the…

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Recommendation for a good Windows based web hosting

I have always toyed with the idea of having my own domain and I am finally ready to move my blog off to my personal domain. I was searching for good domain hosting providers and wanted to throw the idea out here to see if I could get some good suggestions. I looked at Brinkster…

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Can you believe this!

 Funny way to welcome your new employees.  The video ends with one guy saying “this experience is going to last forever”. Translation: “I need to visit my psychiatrist to erase this memory”

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Silverlight and Connected Systems role in Silverlight

Microsoft recently announced Silverlight at the Mix 07 conference. Now that its released I can freely talk about what I am working on. I am really excited to start working on the connected systems API’s for Silverlight 1.1. If you refer to the Silverlight API Poster you can see that there are couple of API’s marked…

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Silverlight and CSD

Microsoft recently announced Silverlight at the Mix 07 conference. Now that its released I can freely talk about what I am working on. I am really excited to start working on the connected systems API’s for Silverlight 1.1. If you refer to the Silverlight API Poster you can see that there are couple of API’s marked…

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