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  • Blog Post: Essential WCF Featured on ARCast.TV

    Thanks to some great work by my colleague Bob Familiar , there's a new ARCast.TV episode featuring interviews with Steve Resnick , Rich Crane , and me.  In this episode, Bob interviews us about WCF and our new book " Essential Windows Communication Foundation for .NET Framework 3.5 "....
  • Blog Post: Got Tech Posters?

    Have a blank wall (and access to your company's color printer)? There are plenty of technology posters and charts for developers available on MSDN. I didn't realize just how many until I searched for "poster" on MSDN downloads . Here's a list of the more recent ones: .NET 3.5 Namespaces Poster The .NET...
  • Blog Post: New Deitel Resource Centers: ASP.NET 3.5, LINQ, Popfly, WPF, and SharePoint

    Deitel recently released more topics of interest to .NET developers in their excellent Resource Center series . Created to help you find articles, tutorials, blogs, downloads, FAQs, and more, here are the new centers: ASP.NET 3.5 LINQ Popfly WPF SharePoint I find these valuable since they're not simply...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 and Training Kit Released!

    Visual Studio 2008 & .NET 3.5 We've just announced the RTM (release to manufacturing) of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5! MSDN subscribers can download the English versions now, plus there are trial editions and the Express editions available as well. Where to get it? Visit the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Major Visual Studio 2008 Announcements Today

    We've taken the wraps off some big announcements related to Visual Studio 2008. As Soma mentions on his blog , he made the announcements at TechEd Developer Europe today. The highlights: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 are expected to ship before the end of November With Visual Studio 2008, license restrictions...
  • Blog Post: Speaking on WF at NE VB Professionals User Group Tonight (8/2)

    Just a reminder that I'll be speaking with the New England Visual Basic Professionals User Group in Waltham tonight (8/2) from 6:15 to 8:30. By request, I'll run through the basics of Workflow Foundation, then we'll devote the remainder of the meeting to more intermediate topics such as persistence and...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to the Newly-Released Developer Updates

    Though I managed to sneak away for some vacation time this week, it's clearly been a busy time for the product teams. Here's a summary of the recently-released betas and updates with links for more information: Silverlight Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate ( windows | mac ) Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh...
  • Blog Post: New CTPs of .NET Framework 3.5, Acropolis, and ADO.NET Entity Framework

    This week brought a host of new CTPs (Community Technology Previews) to the MSDN Download Center: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 June 2007 CTP download .NET Framework 3.5 builds incrementally on the new features added in .NET Framework 3.0, for example, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication...
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