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    Framework Design Guidelines slides from PDC2008 Talk

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    Yesterday, Krys and I did a talk on Framework Design Guidelines and how they changed from when we started in 1998 to now in 2008.  They should have the video of the talk up soon, I will post a link when it comes up... in the meantime, check out the...
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    Enabling Firefox support in Visual Studio 2008

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    In the comments on a recent post a reader asked me how to enabled Firefox in Visual Studio 2008..   Luckily it is very easy..   You right click on the aspx page and select "Browser With"   Then select "FireFox"...
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    AjaxWorld Talk: Building Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 2

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    It was another fun day AjaxWorld .  I had a good time during my talk Silverlight 2 .    Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, cross-device.  Plug-in for building and delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences...
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    AjaxWorld Talk: Building a Great Ajax application from Scratch

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    I had a great time today at AjaxWorld during my talk on building a great Ajax Application from Scratch.  It was fun to get out from behind the powerpoint and show some real code!   For this demo, I only used freely available tools... In ...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Talk @ PDC2008

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    I am very excited to be giving a Framework Design Guidelines talk at the PDC this year.  Krzysztof and I think of this as our "victory lap" for publishing the Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition .   As we were talking about...
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    Silverlight 2 Interview on HerdingCode PodCast

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    Earlier this week Tim Heuer and I got a chance to be interviewed on the HerdingCode podcast.  Thanks to Jon Galloway and co for a great show!..  It was a very fun experience.   Here is the topic list we covered...  Fun, fun stuff...
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    On My Way to AjaxWorld!

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    I have very excited to be going to AjaxWorld in San Jose, CA next week.  I love getting a chance to get out of Redmond and talk to real-life developers and an industry wide event such as AjaxWorld gives me such a great opportunity to see what is...
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    Some Great Information Posted on the Silverlight 2 DataGrid

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    Scott Morrison has a great post on the Silverlight 2 DataGird.  There is everything you ever wanted to know about the Grid...  I bet you didn't know you could do so much..  Accessibility, Performance, Auto-sizing, sorting, re-ordering,...
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    Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition: Order Yours Now!

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    Amazon just put Framework Design Guidelines 2nd Edition up for pre-order.  If you are coming to the PDC in LA (and there are still slots open), you can be the first to buy a copy... Amazon and your local brick-and-mortar store will have them over...
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    .NET Framework: What do you use?

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    One of the common things we discuss on the .NET Framework prod uct team is around the popularity of different features of the .NET Framework. We have some very interesting semi-scientific methods for gathering data like this, but Hanselman and I thought...
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    Simple Introduction to Extensible Applications with the Managed Extensions Framework

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    Recently my team has been working on the Managed Extensions Framework (MEF)... I have gotten a chance to explain the concept to folks and I think I have discovered a way to talk about MEF that folks can easily get. So I thought I'd spend a little time...
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    CSLA.NET Comes to Silverlight

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    I have heard many customers ask about building business applications on Silverlight... the union of a great .NET programming model web-style deployment\update and rich user experience makes Silverlight an attractive option.  Rockford Lhotka recently...
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    Evolving a .NET Framework 2.0 Application to .NET Framework 3.5

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    I reader recently forwarded me an interesting case study that covers a very common scenario: Porting a .NET Framework 2.0 based application to .NET Framework 3.5.  The paper does a nice job of providing resources to get started with, how to learn...
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    Managed Extensibility Framework released on CodePlex

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    I am super jazzed that we released the Managed Extensibility Framework CTP2 on CodePlex.  http://www.codeplex.com/MEF     We have taken a lot of good feedback in from the community... a few cool things here:   1. We shipped source...
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    Building Business Applications with Silverlight?

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    I'd love to hear feedback and thoughts you have about building business focused applications with Silverlight.  What is motivating you to consider Silverlight?  if you have already started to evaluating, what is easy or hard about it? Related...
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    Looks like I created a new word: Peanut Buttering

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    Back in the early days of VS2008 planning, I captured some of our thoughts on planning and looks like some of them might be catching on.  I just ran across this entry .  I guess if a few more people use "Peanut Buttering" in this context...
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    VS2008 Multitargeting Gets Even Better with SP1

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    One of my favorite features of VS2008 is the ability to target older versions of the .NET Framework. This allows developers to use the latest and greatest tools even if some client machines can't be upgraded to the latest version of framework right away...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    .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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    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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    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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