Windows Vista, 2007 Office System and Exchange 2007 Developer Launch: Technical Links

On December 5th, Microsoft Ireland launched Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and Exchange Server 2007 at Croke Park in Dublin. If you were one of the 3,000 people there on the day, you got to experience a whistlestop tour of those three very important releases, a drill-down presentation into Vista’s security features, and also…

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WPF/E — Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere — Community Preview

Interested in developing applications in the Windows Presentation Foundation that you can run… everywhere? “WPF/E” is the Microsoft solution for delivering rich, cross-platform, interactive experiences including animation, graphics, audio, and video for the Web and beyond. Utilizing a subset of XAML-based Windows Presentation Foundation technology, “WPF/E” will enable the creation of content and applications that…

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Express Yourself (Expression Web, Expression Blend)

The Expression line of applications are a suite of designer tools that help integrate the designer and developer’s workflows. Expression Web Expression Web was released earlier this month. It’s a professional design tool for creating modern, data-driven, standards-compliant websites, and although it’s targeted at designers, it has deep ASP.NET 2.0 support. You can find out…

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Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals – Released

A very impressive addition to the Visual Studio Team System has been released for database professionals – and I’ve been neglecting to write about it! Team Edition for Database Professionals is designed to manage database change, improve software quality through database testing, and bring thebenefits of Visual Studio Team System and life-cycle development to the…

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MSDN Flash Ireland – International Resources – 20 Dec 06

[Default] Spotlight on: Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Power in Simplicity Are you interested in building robust and reliable, mission-critical applications? From architecture through development and testing, the integrated tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System enable you to be more productive throughout the stages of application…

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Interact with 2D in 3D: 3D Tools for the Windows Presentation Foundation

With the 3D Tools for the Windows Presentation Foundation library, which is now available on CodePlex, the Windows Presentation Foundation team has reduced the 3D case back to 2D, and made it possible to interact with 2D objects within a 3D scene.  See the WPF 3D Team blog for more details, samples, and all the links you…

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XNA Game Studio Released, just in time for the holidays

Vista has launched here in Ireland, and I’m long overdue for writing about that (soon, soon)… but what better way to wrest myself away from Gears of War than to say that XNA Game Studio Express has been released, and now you can author your own games for the XBox360 in C#! So much for…

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