Microsoft .NET Swiss Innovation Award 2010 Competition Opened

Microsoft .NET Swiss Innovation Award is a Microsoft Switzerland award that aims to reward the most innovative Swiss projects based on the latest Microsoft development technologies. A separate Microsoft .NET Swiss Innovation Award – Startup of the Year will be assigned as a reward to the most innovative Swiss Startup project. The awards are presented…

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News from Mix 2009 – Day 1

Here is a short summary about my key takeaways from the Mix 2009 conference in Las Vegas. Expression Web 3 Besides support for the latest web standards and various languages including PHP, the new “Super Preview” feature of Expression Web 3 really stands out. It allows web developers to preview their sites cross-browser in a…

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Windows Presentation Foundation – Line of Business Hands-On-Lab Material

Last December we held a hands-on lab on how to create a line of business application from scratch on Windows Presentation Foundation using Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 2. Windows Presentation Foundation together with the new WPF control toolkit offers a whole new set of controls to build state of the art business desktop…

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Update for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP 1 available

Being on holiday between Christmas and New Year I missed an update for the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, which solves a series of known issues. The update and the list of issues that this update fixes can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959209. Between them, there is one that relates to a topic I presented…

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Deploying .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

I decided to write this post after I found myself a little bit lost trying to find customer’s answers in the official MSDN documentation about deploying the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Luckily at the end I found Aaron Stebner’s Blog. Aaron previously worked for the setup team for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework and…

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Source Code For .NET 3.5 SP1

I just discovered a new blog, the Reference Source Code Center’s Team Blog. What is about? As you may know, one of the new features of Visual Studio 2008 was the ability to debug into the .NET Framework source code. This blog is exactly about that: you can find links to forum and relevant information…

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The art of successfully upgrading Visual Studio 2008 to Service Pack 1

Today I upgraded to the just released Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and as I was using various beta versions of the Service Pack and of the Silverlight SDK together with Visual Studio, I thought I should write down my installation experiences. First, any beta versions of the “Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1″…

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.NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit (final release)

Im Mai ist der Preview dieses Enhancements Training Kits erschienen und ich habe darüber berichtet: http://blogs.msdn.com/swiss_dpe_team/archive/2008/05/07/net-framework-3-5-enhancements-training-kit-preview.aspx. Zeitgleich mit der Veröffentlichung des .NET Frameworks 3.5 SP1, ist dieses Training Kit jetzt aktualisiert worden. Folgende Themen werden behandelt: ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP.NET AJAX History ASP.NET Routing ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Entity Framework WCF 3.5 SP1 .NET Framework…

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RTM of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 SP1 now available!

Today Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. This Service Pack is not a traditional service pack, which usually consists of bug fixes and performance improvements.  While Microsoft did fix some bugs and dramatically improved performance in several areas, Microsoft also decided to introduce…

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Support für die Parallelprogrammierung für das .NET FW 3.5 (Community Technology Preview (CTP))

Im Juni ist ein neuer CTP von den “Microsoft Parallel Extensions to .NET Framework 3.5” erschienen. Voraussetzung für diesen CTP ist das .NET Framework 3.5. Den Download finden Sie hier. Um was geht es hier? Multicore-Prozessor Maschinen werden zum Standard. Bereits handelsübliche Laptops werden heute mit einem Dual-Core-Prozessor ausgeliefert. Damit aber Programme effektiv auch schneller…

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