Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Download Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 here and and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 here. If you are using Visual Studio 2008 Express your service pack is here. What is new in the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is descrived here and what is new in the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is described…

SQL Server 2008 is RTM … finally!

SQL Server 2008 is finally available in its RTM release. That is a great news. The bad news is that to have support for it in Visual Studio 2008 there are still a few days to go. It looks like “Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 service pack 1” will be required for this….


VS2008 Integration Services Project error: Failed to save package file …. with error 0x8002801D "Library not registered."

If when creating a Visual Studio 2008 project of type “Integration Services Project” you get a Failed to save package file “C:\Documents and Settings\jacontesse\Local Settings\Temp\tmp17.tmp” with error 0x8002801D “Library not registered.” error, try registering the COM DLL msxml3.dll (search for the DLL on your local machine and call “regsvr32 msxml3.dll”). If this does not solve, also…


BigInteger in .NET

For a small personal project I’ve had to look for an implementation of a big integer, a class capable of working on numbers that are larger than integer data types supported natively by .NET compilers (numbers requiring more than 8 bytes) and to my great dismay I discovered that .NET FX 3.5 still does not provide such an…


Starting out with SharePoint development

If you are starting out with WSS/MOSS development, as I am, you might be interested in downloading some of the following resources.Hands on labs: Hands on Labs for Developing Applications on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: this is a very nice set of 10 focused hands-on-labs PPTs and Demos for Introductory SharePoint Developer Modules: another, smaller, set…

Newbie to coding? Want to do some .NET development?

If you are starting out with writing code and want to try your hand at .NET development, the first thing you should do is get yourself a development environment. You can download for free your prefered Visual Studio 2008 Express development environment from here. From the same page you can also download a copy of…


Read this excellent blog post about how to link the OS CRT (C Runtime Library) instead of the ever changing VC++ CRT.

Enterprise Library gets to 4.0!

Enterprise Library in its 4th edition is now available for download here. This is the final version and includes the Unity Application Block and the integrated Visual Studio 2008 configuration tool.

Windows command reference ebook

For anyone who frequently uses Windows shell commands, this ebook will probably become a precious reference to always have one-click away right on the desktop.Over 200 commands are documented in this searchable CHM.