Using an Access 2007 database with ASP.NET 3.5 and Expression Web 3

One question that we occasionally hear from Expression Web users is “How do I use my Access 2007 database on my ASP.NET site?” First, the not so great news: Expression Web 3 supports ASP.NET 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5. These versions of ASP.NET do not support Access 2007 data connections. Now, the great news: ASP.NET 4.0…


Twitter on PHP VERSUS ASP.NET

NETTUTS is a good website for web development and design tutorials: http://nettuts.com/. Jeffrey Way, the person behind the NETTUTS website also maintains a NETTUTS profile on both Facebook and Twitter. Turns out he innocently posted an update to TWITTER in support of ASP.NET with a slight knock against PHP, and apparently that brought a lot…

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Understanding and Unleashing the Power of CSS Layouts

The latest version of the Expression newsletter was emailed to subscribers today and includes the following two articles: “Understanding and unleashing the power of CSS layouts”, written by our newest Expression Web MVP, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, Creative Director of Pink & Yellow Media. Read it online here: http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd434643.aspx The other article is “Introduction to ASP.NET Master…

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Training: Web development essentials

Joshua Eklnud recently published a series of training videos on how to use Expression Web, including videos on: CSS-based layout Rich data presentations Server technology All are available at http://www.microsoft.com/web/search.aspx?tagcb=Expression%20Web

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Free BETA version of Microsoft Web Platform Installer

Microsoft has released a free BETA version of the Web Platform Installer which corrals together all the free components you need for developing web applications on Windows Vista. To download the installer, go here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx . The first screen of the BETA installer lets you select Complete, ASP.NET Developer, or Your Choice: If you select…


Free online Training from HP

Hewlett Packard is providing a free online training for Expression Web 1 (not version 2 of Expression Web) by Virginia O’Connor. Even though the course is for version 1 of Expression Web, I didn’t see anything in the content that can’t be applied to version 2. The training consists of four lessons from May 8…


ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool

The ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool lets you configure different aspects of your ASP.NET website through a simple interface in your web browser. You can use the ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool to setup users and passwords, create roles (groups of users), and create permissions for your website. (For more information about this tool, see…