Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2 virtual machines

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2 virtual machines are available for Hyper-V, Windows Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1. If you want, you can get the ISO for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 here. Great walkthroughs for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are…

"Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2009" presentations and recordings

Videos and presentations of the 19 technical sessions that took place in May 09 in London during the “Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2009” are online for you to download them. Covered topics go from Software + Service to IT trends, from Oslo to Windows Azure. Go get them all here.

BizTalk project fails at being created

It seems that Visual Studio 2008 updates may break BizTalk projects creation. To fix this situation you need to edit a system registry value. On x86 machines set the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Projects\FAE04EC0-301F-11d3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}\PossibleProjectExtensions=”csproj;btproj” on x64 machines set the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Projects\FAE04EC0-301F-11d3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC\PossibleProjectExtensions=”csproj;btproj”

Evaluate Biztalk 2009

If you are in the process of evaluating the Biztalk 2009 (the Microsoft platform for EAI, B2B and BPM) you might be interesting in reading the “Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Technical Overview” whitepaper and the “Understanding BizTalk Server 2006” whitepaper by David Chappell, that is still a valid document to provide an overview of the latest Biztalk…

Run Wireshark on Windows 7 x64

Today I tried installing the latest version of Wireshark (version 1.2.1 rev 29141) on my Windows 7 x64 laptop. What happened is that installation of WinPcap 4.1 beta5, bundled with Wireshark, failed making Wireshark unusable. What I did next was to go on WinPcap’s website and download WinPcap 4.1 beta5. On the downloaded WinPcap’s setup file…

Free ebook on Microsoft virtualization technologies

Microsoft is offering for free “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, 2nd edition”, a very interesting ebook (452 pages) covering all MS virtualization technologies, including server virtualization (Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008), application vrtualization (App-V), desktop virtualization (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), presentation virtualization (Terminal Services) and profile virtualization (roaming user profiles, folder redirection…

Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit

Over 400MB of hands-on-labs, demos and presentations in the “Windows Server 2008 R2 developer resource kit” (July 2009 edition). The following are among the covered topics: NUMA The C++ Concurrency Runtime Server Core Application Development PowerShell V2 for Developers Windows Web Services API (Native Web Services with WWSAPI) Background Services and Tasks Instrumentation and Performance…

"Threading in C#" free ebook

You can get a pretty much complete ebook on threading using the C# language from here (the link for downloading the ebook is on the lower left). The ebook content is the same that is also available for you to read online. The ebook content is up-to-date with version 3.0 of the C# language and version 3.5 of the…


Free "Illustrated C# 2008" ebook

RedGate is offering for free download of the ebook “Illustrated C# 2008” (730 pages) from Apress. Go here to download your copy.


All MIX09 videos available online

MIX is the Microsoft conference for designers and developers who build innovative web sites. At MIX, coders, strategists, information architects, visual designers, UX professionals and digital marketers get exposure to new Microsoft web-related technologies. All the session videos (and most of the session slide decks) are available online here.