MSDN Library is now featuring 44 chapters from 13 O’Reilly books

MSDN Library is now featuring 44 chapters from 13 O’Reilly books on subjects such as C# 3.0, Visual Basic 2008, ADO.NET 3.5, .NET 3.5, the ADO.NET Entity Framework, WCF Services, and ASP.NET 3.5. You can find them in 3 distinct areas of the MSDN Library: Featured Books on ASP.NET Featured Books on Visual Studio 2008 Featured…


.NET Framework 4 Migration Issues (aka Breaking Changes)

With the release of .NET Framework 4 this week, it is relevant to talk about migration issues you might run into when upgrading your applications to .NET 4. My team has put together a topic that describes the migration issues (formerly known as breaking changes) between the .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 and…


Visual Studio and .NET Framework Content Survey

Give Your Feedback on the Documentation Help us improve the developer documentation by taking the Visual Studio and .NET Framework Content Survey.  This survey will give us a better understanding of the type of applications you are developing as well as how you use Help and how we can improve it. The survey takes only…


CLR Videos on Channel 9

The CLR team is posting a series of Channel 9 videos mainly about the new CLR 4 features. You can access all the videos posted, by clicking here. This is the list of videos published so far: CLR Through the Years : CLR Architect Vance Morrison talks about some of the history of the CLR,…


.NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 documentation is online

Soma, senior VP of the Developer Division, just announced on his blog that today we are releasing Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4! If you are a MSDN subscriber, you can download the Beta today from here.  For the rest of the world, the Beta will be publicly available on Wednesday….


Fixing the problem of memory could not be read on IE8

When IE8 was released, I went ahead and installed it in all my machines at home and at work. In one of my machines at work, I started to get an annoying memory error message whenever I would close the browser or sometimes while browsing. The error message was the following: “The instruction at “0x749860a0″…


Internet Explorer 8 RC1 version is available

Microsoft has just released the Release Candidate 1 for Internet Explorer 8 that you can install from here. Some of the new features include: · Mapping a location: Highlight a street address in your Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, or other web mail account, right-click on the blue button that appears, and hover over “Map with Live…


Interop Best Practices in the .NET Framework

The CLR team has a column inside the MSDN magazine called ‘CLR Inside Out’. This month’s article is about Best Practices For Managed And Native Code Interoperability. It was written by Jesse Kaplan, the PM for Managed/Native Interoperability on the CLR team. The article provides high-level architectural guidance and discusses the three techniques available in…


New blog in town

Just a quick note to announce that the CLR team has created a blog to post about interesting subjects about – of course – CLR! In the coming weeks, the posts should be starting pouring over there. Be sure to add to your favorites or RSS readers. Check it out at


MSDN Translation Wiki

The Visual Studio documentation is localized into nine languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish. To expand the availability of relevant technical content to a wider, global audience of developers, Microsoft has launched two years ago the MSDN Translation Wiki. The first language available for this was the Brazilian Portuguese. The Translation…