Silverlight 3 Tools Beta Released!

Silverlight 3 Tools Beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available for download. This installer includes: Silverlight 3 Beta SDK Silverlight 3 Beta Developer Runtime for debugging XAP Compression Improvements Support for Caching Transparent Platform Extensions New Page and Project Templates XAP Compression Improvements The Silverlight 3 SDK creates XAPs compressed up to 40%… Read more

ASP.NET Web Development Server Stops Working

A Windows Defender and Microsoft Forefront Client Security signature file ( was released at 8:45 PM (PST) on March 9, 2009 to address a Win32/PossibleHostFileHijack issue.  This update modified the hosts file to prevent malicious redirection of websites.  As a result, the entry for localhost may have been removed from the hosts file.  When this… Read more