Released : Windows Azure Platform Training Kit –January Update

  Today we have released the January 2010 update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit(off line) & Training Course (on-line). The Kit & Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure,…


Visual Studio 2010 RC Training Kit RELEASED TO WEB

The team have just finished updating the Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET Framework 4 RC Training Kit. This includes many hands-on labs, demos and presentations. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features. There are  a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0 Visual Basic 10…

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Download the “Tailspin Travel Application” from Codeplex

In Bob Muglia’s keynote at the PDC2009, Cameron Skinner presented a demo focused on some of the exciting new features coming in Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4, and the server platform. The demo was built to show of  ASP.NET MVC 2, Windows Identity Foundation,  and the beta of the new Windows Server AppFabric. For…


Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Released

  Today we are releasing VS2010 Beta 2 to all MSDN subscribers with general availability on the web to follow on Wednesday. Beta 2 has a huge focus on increased stability, improve performance, and meeting many of the customers scenarios which they have been requesting in this release.  The other thing you might notice is…


10-4 Episode 26: Creating Extensible Applications with MEF

In the latest episode of the Visual Studio 10-4 show, Jason takes a look at a new library in .NET Framework 4 and how it helps developers write applications that are more extensible and easier to maintain than before.     The Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) presents a simple solution for the runtime extensibility problem….


ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 CTP Release

The ADO Data Services team released the first CTP of the upcoming ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 release (link). This is a preview of a number of enhancements, both client and server that will make the data service development experience much easier, including: Row Count: Ability for the a client of a data service to determine…

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Microsoft Ships Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008

At the RoboDevelopment Conference we announced the availability of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008. This new release includes a simple programming model to support building asynchronous applications, a set of visual authoring and simulation tools to aid in application development, and tutorials and sample code to help developers get started. This the third major release…

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Azure Services Training Kit – Now available

Today at the PDC we are making available the first preview release of the Azure Services Training Kit.  The Azure Services Training Kit will include hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize the Azure Services Platform.  This PDC preview release of the training kit includes 11 hands-on…

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Announcing the New .NET Logo

Ahead of the PDC, "Microsoft .NET" has stepped out into the limelight sporting a new logo. The old one has been around for the last 8 years or so and with the  the broad adoption of the Microsoft .NET technology on the PC, Web Server, Mobile, DB and Silverlight client, together with an industry direction…

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Parallel Computing with .NET

There is a lot more information becoming available of the Parallel frameworks in .NET 4.0. Here are some of the latest posts on the subject. One of the coolest screen casts you will want to see is from Jason Olson who talks about Race Conditions and how you can easily write applications which are not …