Why can’t I write .NET 1.1 apps with Visual Studio 2005?

I get asked this all the time.  Visual Studio 2005 has many new features that would be helpful for customers who are still targetting the .NET Framework 1.1.  However, Visual Studio 2005 only targets the .NET Framework 2.0.  John Rivard explains why here.  I came across this blog by way of Somasegar’s Blog. The VB…


ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQ / Wiki

From Brian’s blog — checkout the new ASP.NET 2.0 Security Wiki on Channel9…based on the patterns and practices content I blogged a few weeks ago, but now a Wiki on C9…enjoy! –Darryl  


New .NET Framework 2.0 features

In the latest MSDN TV episode, Kit and Ari talk about a bunch of new and not yet well known additions to the .NET Framework 2.0 Watch it (stream) or download it from here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en/20051117NETKG/manifest.xml  –Darryl


Great fleas have little fleas

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ’em,And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum. And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on;While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.De Morgan: A Budget of Paradoxes I always liked this quote, and…


Visual Studio Extensions for WinFX and Windows Workflow Foundation

Last week, we released the November CTP for WinFX.  This CTP works with the RTM versions of Visual Studio 2005 and the .Net Framework 2.0.  So, if you have been experimenting with WinFX, you can finally get rid of the beta 2 versions of Visual Studio 2005 and the .Net Framework 2.0.  You can download…


Embedding SQL Server Express into Custom Applications

I just came across this article by way of the Smart Client Data blog.  I have had quite a few conversations with customers about building occasionally connected smart client applications.  Smart client applications work whether connected to the Internet or not. Microsoft® Money and Microsoft® Outlook are two great examples. Smart clients can take advantage…


They fed him hemlock…

A grade student was asked to write a short report on Socrates:“Socrates was a philosopher. He went around telling everyone what they did wrong. They fed him hemlock.” Vincent Maraia, from The Build Master, ISBN 0-321-33205-9“If you want to know when your product is going to ship, just ask your Central Build Team or someone…


BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 Available

Scott Woodgate blogged it http://blogs.msdn.com/scottwoo/archive/2005/11/21/495528.aspx.  “Beta 2 had a strong quality bar (production beta for early adopters) so I think you are going to like it.”  If you are using the beta on a project for a federal customer, let us know. -Marc


Visual Studio Partner Product DVD

There’s a great resource DVD available for order from here that includes evaluation versions of many of our Visual Studio Industry Partners products, e.g.: AmberPoint, Borland, ComponentOne, Compuware, Dundas, and Logic Library just to name a few. See the web site to order and for the full list of VSIP products on the DVD. –Darryl…


Guide to Integrating with InfoCard v1.0 in WinFX

I just came across this whitepaper from the Web Services and Other Distributed Technologies Center on MSDN.  “The Beta 2 release of WinFX includes InfoCard v1.0 as a feature for using digital identities in a user-centric identity framework. Learn how to interoperate with the InfoCard system as either an identity provider or a relying party.” …