Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 – To be released in Nov 2007

Today, during the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007, S. “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft Corp., announced that Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 by the end of November 2007. Find press release here.


Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express announced

On 6th November, Microsoft announced Search Server 2008 Express, a new addition to enterprise search line up, which includes Microsoft Enterprise Server 2008 and SharePoint 2007 Server. This product includes powerful search features to search the content within an organization and is available for free download. The feature list includes simplicity of installation and ease…


How to upgrade from .NET Framework 1.0 to .NET Framework 3.5

Useful blog entry from Paul Endrew on ugrading your .Net Framework 1.0 application to .Net Framework 3.5 application:


SQL Server memory related performance counters

Some of the important performance counters related to memory in SQL Server are: SQL Server Cache Hit Ratios: A consistent value below 90% indicates that more physical memory is needed on the server. Memory Object: Available Bytes: On a server dedicated to SQL Server, SQL Server attempts to maintain from 4-10MB of free physical memory….


Microsoft Popfly

Microsoft Popfly (internally code named Springfield) is a web site that allows users to create web pages, program snippets, and mashups using Microsoft Silverlight runtime and a set of online tools provided. Following 3 tools are included in Popfly, based on Silverlight: Mashup Creator:Mashup is a web application that combines 2 or more web sites…


SQL Server memory architecture

SQL Server 2005 dynamically acquires and frees memory as required. Administrator does not have to specify how much memory should be allocated to SQL Server, although following options exist: Standard 32 bit addresses can map a maximum of 4 GB of memory. By default, on 32 bit operating system, 2 GB of this space is…


What’s new in Visual Studio 2008 code name ‘Orcas’

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 improvements can be classified into following 7 different technology areas: Develop Smart Client Applications:Visual Studio provides a new set of tools and classes which will enable developers and simplify the integration of their smart client applications with existing or new web based applications. Main development focus areas are: Integrated UI Designer Experience:…


Get an early look at Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2008 enables organizations to rapidly create more secure, manageable, and reliable applications that take adavantage of Windows Vista and Office 2007 System. 3 primary pillars of VS 2008 are: Improve Developer Productivity Manage Application LifeCycle Employ the Latest Technologies Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is available for you to download here.


SOA: What’s all the “noise” about?

Recently there have been lots of buzz around Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Along with this it has brought many other acronyms such as ESB, ESA etc. Let us understand what is SOA? SOA allows organizations to expand its existing business applications and integrate them with other applications without disturbing them too much. SOA takes a…


Introducing BizTalk Server 2006 R2

In today’s world, most of the modern business processes, in some way, depend on software systems. To automate these business processes it is necessary to connect various software systems. Following things should be considered when integrating these systems: Connect to diverese systems using different approaches. That is, while for some systems we may utilize web…