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August, 2008

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    Some Results from Visual Studio and .NET Framework Developer Documentation Survey

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    Recently our documentation team hosted a survey on how you use VS and .NET Framework documentation.  Here are a few things that I thought was interesting.  I'd love to have your comments as well...  Any thoughts from you on this?  ...
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    .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Allows managed code to be launched from a network share!

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    This has got to be one of the most consistently asked for "features" of .NET from the start!     Download .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Run off a network share with local permissions - You have voted and we have listened...
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    CLR Updates in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

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    Kevin Frie, development lead for core parts of the CLR recently posted about what CLR updates that come in 3.5 SP1 ....   NGen infrastructure rewrite :  the new infrastructure uses less memory, produces less fragmented NGen images with much...
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    Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition Available today on Rough Cuts

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    Krys and I just finished writing the update to the framework design guidelines and you are can already get the "Rough Cuts"!   That is right, in today's instant information world why wait for copy editing, printing and shipping time...
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    What Changed in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1?

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    Patrick Smacchia , of NDepend fame, has done a detailed, low level look at exactly what changed in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.   Some data he lists: # Assemblies    112 # Namespaces    919 to 935      ...
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    FxCop 1.36 Released

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    David Kean announces FxCop 1.36 Release Here are a few of the goodness from David's blog: 200+ bug fixes that reduce noise, missing analysis and rule crashes Support for analyzing anonymous methods and lambda expressions New option for skipping analysis...
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    New Tools for Framework Designers Published

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    Mircea recently published a set of tools we have been using recently in design and Architecture reviews of the .NET Framework.  You can download the three new tools Deps, Layering, and potentialCallers here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/fxarch...
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    100+ PDC Sessions Posted

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    I just saw that we released another round of PDC sessions... This is the first PDC for years where I have not been personally deeply involved in the planning, so it is fun for me to watch in unfold..  https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/sessions...
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    New Web Developer Tips and Tricks Blog

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    We recently launched a very cool tips and tricks blog series just for web developers .  The goal is to get a similar format to Sara Ford's successful tips and tricks series.  We are of to a very goo start! Did You Know… Tip #1 –...
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    Book Plug: Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5

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    I recently got a copy of Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5 .  This promises to be a great book.   With .NET Framework 3.5, Ajax is really interesting the mainstream and the Ajax Server Controls make it very easy...
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    PodCast: Glenn Block on Prism, Unity, and MEF

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    HerdingCode has recently posted a PodCast with Glenn Block where he talks about Prism , Unity and, of course MEF ! Episode 11: Glenn Block on Prism, Unity, and MEF (part 1)   You gotta love the fast forwards in here.. I wish I had those in my meetings...
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