Windows Mobile 6.5 DTK available!

The DTK (Developer Toolkit) for Windows Mobile 6.5 has been made available for immediate download. The term “DTK” was a bit puzzling at first, but the Windows Mobile Team blog describes it well: The new DTK adds to the existing Windows Mobile 6 SDK which is required to run the new DTK. Both together deliver…


News from Mix 2009 – Day 3

And now for something completely different. Out of curiosity on the subject and because I wanted to see Chris Sells and Douglas Purdy live, I attended their session on “Developing RESTful services and client using “M” (Oslo). A very intense talk on “M”, a language for specifying data. Their demos in “Intellipad” were very impressive….


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…


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…


.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 und Office Development

Das kürzlich fertiggestellte Update zum .NET FW 3.5 bietet auch einige Neuerungen im Bereich von Office Development (Visual Studio Tools for Office). Dabei handelt es sich um die folgenden Neuerungen: Software Vorausetzungen auf der Ziel Client-Maschine Mit dem SP1 ist auch eine neue Version der Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime erschienen: Die Visual Studio…


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…


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″…


.NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit (final release)

Im Mai ist der Preview dieses Enhancements Training Kits erschienen und ich habe darüber berichtet: 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…


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…


Erweitern Sie Ihre Geschäftsapplikation auf Windows Mobile

Mit der aktuellen Version von Visual Studio ist Ende 2007 neben dem .NET Framework 3.5 auch das .NET Compact Framework 3.5 erschienen. Das .NET Compact Framework richtet sich an Entwickler, welche für Windows Mobile basierte Geräte Applikationen entwickeln möchten. Die aktuellen SDKs für Windows Mobile Das Betriebssystem Windows Mobile kommt auf den verschiedensten Geräten zum…