Visual Studio 2005 SP1 released – details about changes for web tools

As many of you may heard Visual Studio 2005 SP1 was officially released several days ago.  There have already been a couple of blog posts announcing the release from ScottGu and Soma.  One item of feedback I saw on those posts was a request for more information about the actual fixes in SP1. I’m writing this blog… Read more

Expression Web 1.0 Released, Perfect Companion to Visual Studio

Here’s a quick announcement about the release of Expression Web 1.0. If you use Visual Studio 2003 or 2005 to build ASP.NET applications, Expression Web is the perfect companion tool to help you create sophisticated CSS and XHTML designs.  You might be thinking — “I use Visual Studio in combination with Adobe Dreamweaver just fine.  Why is Expression Web a… Read more

Part 3 of 3: Creating sub-projects using the Visual Studio Development Server and Web Application Projects

This is the Part 3 of a 3 part series on using sub-projects with the Web Application Projects add-in for Visual Studio 2005.  Part 1 of the series can be found here.Part 2 of the series can be found here. This post covers the final concept I wanted to share when using sub-projects with the Web Application Projects add-in, that is using a… Read more

Getting started with ASP.NET AJAX in Visual Web Developer

  Once you download ASP.NET AJAX, you are ready to start using Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio 2005 for your development.  The first thing you will notice when you open up Visual Web Developer is that you now have a new project type called ASP.NET AJAX Enabled Web Site as seen below.   Selecting… Read more

Visual Web Developer Starter Kits

  Many of you are probably aware of Visual Web Developer/Visual Studio web site starter kits that are available online.  If you have not seen or used these yet, they are complete end-to-end working web site templates that you can either use a starting point for your project or as a learning aid to get more familiar… Read more

Live from Redmond – webcast series

  Over the past month, we have been doing a round of webcasts titled “Live from Redmond”.   These are technology presentations made by team members working on the various products.  You can get more details on these from Simon Muzio’s blog.  The upcoming web talks are listed below.  In particular, I’d like to draw your… Read more

Beta2 of ASP.NET AJAX (formerly Atlas) has shipped!

  This Monday we shipped Beta2 of the ASP.NET AJAX framework – formerly known as “Atlas”.  You can visit the ASP.NET AJAX website or Scott Guthrie’s blog article for details.  The bits can be downloaded from here.   We have made sure that the already shipped version of Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Web Developer 2005… Read more

Visual Web Developer Express turns one!

This week marks the first anniversary of Visual Studio 2005 and the Express editions.  Almost a year ago to the day – 11/7/2005 to be precise – was the day we launched Visual Studio 2005.  That also marked the debut of the free Express Editions that have since proven to be a huge hit in the developer… Read more

Visual Studio 2005 vs. Dreamweaver 8

Last week, a new set of videos comparing Visual Studio 2005 with Macromedia Dreamweaver8 became available.  You can view these videos here.  This series shows how you can use Visual Studio 2005 to build, debug and deploy web sites more effortlessly than Dreamweaver8. The free Visual Web Developer Express features most of the functionality outlined in these… Read more