My Blog has Moved

I recently decided to move my blog to a location that gives me a little more control. I will still occasionally post references to new posts here but I suggest people who are following this blog, switch to . I migrated a bunch of the content to the new location already.

.NET: The Client Profile and Chip Specific Packages

In .NET 4 we have quite a few deployment options available for redistribution. There are basically 2 pivots. The Client/Full profiles and 32bit/32+64bit packages. Here are the four redistributable options and their corresponding sizes. Redistributable Size 32bit Client Profile 28.8 MB 32bit Full 35.3 MB 32+64bit Client Profile 41 MB 32+64bit Full 48.1 MB The…


The .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2 Installer Improvements

Thanks to everyone that gave feedback both on my blog and through other forums about .NET Framework installs. Beta2 just got released on MSDN so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk a little about the stuff we have done to improve the installation. My team and I have been focused over the past year…