Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I have to pay attention again. Of course the biggest news is that Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

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Visual Studio 2008 by end of November

Somasegar’s WebLog : TechEd Developer in Europe. If you are doing WPF, WCF, and/or WF development this is great to have designers that actually work more than 25% of the time (in the case of WPF). The integration of WF & WCF in .NET 3.5 is something that just had to happen. Even if you are…

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Messaging, Workflow Roadmap announcement

I would also add SOA and model-driven development to the mix. The announcement is up on the Microsoft SOA & Business Process site. 

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Managed Services Engine hits CodePlex

If you are interested in service virtualization and a framework for building out an SOA with WCF, check out the Managed Services Engine that is now available on CodePlex. If you have struggled with service versioning, abstraction, management, routing, and policy enforcement, you’ll want to check this out.

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WPF and Composite Applications

Composite Applications became defined when the Patterns & Practices group released the Composite UI Application Block – well they might have existed before then, but CAB made them more “mainstream”. Acropolis was the supposed to be the next wave for building composite applications with WPF. The Acropolis team has made an announcement on the next phase…

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When Triple-Redundancy isn’t enough

IEEE Spectrum: Space Station: Internal NASA Reports Explain Origins of June Computer Crisis is an article detailing the root cause of the total failure of the International Space Station computers. This is facsinating and frightening at the same time! I recall a similarly baffling situation in a previous life when I worked on embedded controllers…

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ASP.NET MVC Framework

I know I get asked about MVC/MVP frameworks all the time. Finally have an answer for ASP.NET. ASP.NET MVC Framework – ScottGu’s Blog.

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Windows icons for your Vista application

I recall needing/wanting to use some of the stock Windows Icons way back when. Stumbled across this blog post from an internal discussion group which addresses using Stock Icons for Windows Presentation Framework. Gonna have to keep this handy. Rob Relyea blogs about it here as well.

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Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

I think this is great, knowing what is happening “under the covers” is something of a character trait for developers. Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries – ScottGu’s Blog

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Live Search updates and improvements

Live Search has been updated and improved, read the press announcement here. I noticed the UI is a little different, which caught me offguard at first. Couple of things I’ll comment on: Increased index – I have to admit to an occasional search on that other search engine to make sure I was getting comprehensive…

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