Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4 Available Today for MSDN Subscribers

General availability is 21st October. Visit the Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Fx 4 Beta site for more information, downloads, forums and to submit feedback. There have been significant changes to the SKU line-up / packaging and licensing to simplify the SKU structure and provide better value for money. You’ll also notice that MSDN website…

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Windows Azure Migration from USA-Northwest

If you’re on the Azure CTP (and specifically one of the early participants, eg a PDC attendee) then there’s a good chance you’ll have received an email like this one: I do have a couple of problems with this mail. i think it could be a bit clearer in some respects and it gives me…

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Search Engine Optimization in ASP.NET

A few days ago I posted about my adventures with the SEO Toolkit and some of its features for ensuring your site is as SEO friendly as possible. Today I noticed that K.Scott Allen has an article in the September issue of MSDN Magazine entitled "Search Engine Optimization with ASP.NET 4.0, Visual Studio 2010 and…

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Silverlight 3 Firestarter Event – Download the Videos

Via Mithun Dhar Kickoff | Mithun Dhar & Mark Hindsbo | Download Keynote | Scott Guthrie | Download Silverlight Key Scenarios & Features | Tim Heuer | Download Expression 3 Overview | Adam Kinney | Download Sketch Flow | Janete Perez | Download Toolkit & Controls | Marco Matos | Download RIA Services | Brad…

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Boot Windows 7 from VHD without installing a native OS

I’d already started to install Windows 7 as a “host OS” on an old machine simply to be able to use boot from VHD to fire up an existing (VHD based) Windows 7 installation when I stopped myself with the thought “surely you don’t need to install a whole OS just to be able to…

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More on Boot from VHD – Disk2vhd

A little while ago I wrote about how impressed I was with boot from VHD in Windows 7. This morning I was trying to convince Mike that using this technique with a base Windows 7 VHD and differencing disks would be a great way to get VS2010 Beta1 and Beta2 (when it arrives) installed on…

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Adventures with the SEO Toolkit

Well, TBH, things didn’t get off to the best of starts as my attempts to install the SEO Toolkit via the Web Platform Installer failed. I hunted around but couldn’t find it. Funny though that if you click the link on the SEO Toolkit page, Web PI fires up and offers you the option to…

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