MIX is open for registration

MIX11 is open for registration!! If you are focused on Client, Web or Phone design or development and what to get access to all the latest experts from Microsoft this is a great event to attend. The added bonus is that this is hosted at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, which is also a fantastic…

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Ready to Launch WebMatrix

Tomorrow we are launching WebMatrix at the CodeMash Conference. WebMatrix is a free offering that provides everything you need to build Web sites using Windows.  It streamlines Web site development and makes it easy to start Web sites from popular ASP.NET and PHP open-source apps and includes IIS Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET Web Pages…

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Funny Animated Video on Web Sockets

Check our this very funny video on Web Socket support. http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7991991/   P.S. there is swearing if your are easily offended.

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Sending EMAIL from your Web Application

On my travels, one thing that I got asked a lot about is sending email from your web application. This is typically when you need to send a confirmation at the end of a transaction. I got a number of questions about how you do this without using Microsoft Exchange, etc, etc. While the full…

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Microsoft Ajax Library ( Preview 6 ) released

We have just released a significant update of the Microsoft Ajax Library (Preview 6).  This provides a set of new capabilities to the client-side AJAX library, and can be used with any version of ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC projects.  The major new capabilities are:- Better Imperative Syntax: A new, simplified, code syntax for creating client…

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Interesting Commentary into MySQL and why Oracle want to Keep it

Both articles point to an interview which Larry Ellison had with Ed Zander, who was once president and COO of Sun. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10365128-16.html http://visualstudiomagazine.com/blogs/data-driver/2009/09/why-larry-ellison-will-not-spin-off-mysql.aspx

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Web Application Toolkits

Last week we announced a number of Web Application Toolkits on the Web. The goal for the Web Application Toolkits is to provide Web Developers with resources such as project templates, controls, and code samples along with simplified documentation all in a consistent packaged format that is easy to download and run in a very…

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WebsiteSpark, Web Platform Installer RTM and the Web App Gallery RTM

Today, we announced the RTM of Web PI (Platform Installer) and Web App Gallery. We also introduced a new offering called WebsiteSpark. To introduce this, Scott Guthrie, VP of the .NET platform and web technologies talks about these on the home page of Channel9. For people that can not see the screencast, WebsiteSpark is a…

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SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

We have just released the SQLServer 2008 developer Training kit. This kit will help you understand how to build web applications which deeply exploit the rich data types, programming models and new development paradigms in SQL Server 2008. Roger has been pretty busy packaging this up into something that you will find is easy to…

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Get Me Off this Rock

I have just been checking out the latest Photosynth project on the NASA site. If you have kids, they are going to love this. You are able to zoom into a number of space stations, pan around and take a walking tour. This is all driven by silverlight and all works pretty smoothly and their…

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