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  • Blog Post: Beginning .Net development?

    In the deluge of email from the last week or two from corp around VS2008 (there was lots of excited emails with information about the new product in it), I missed one about the Express suite. The Express team have taken the Visual Studio Express site and moved it to http://microsoft.com/express . There...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash - Here comes the wave!

    Last week Visual Studio 2008 was released to manufacturing . If you have a MSDN Subscription, you can download it now. Visual Studio 2008 will hit store shelves in late Jan/early Feb. In spite of the fact that Visual Studio has only just been released, a number of customers have already been using it...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 RTMs - Get it now!

    Yup.  This morning (PST time) Visual Studio 2008 RTM'd.  Its already on MSDN, so go get it.. Soma has the full announcement here .  Scott has a list of top features on his blog (along with the announcement of course). Oh - this also means that .Net 3.5 has also RTM'd I should also mention...
  • Blog Post: VS2008 Screen cast #4 - Client Application Services

    If you are familiar with smart clients, you'll know that they allow you to use the full capabilities of the desktop including the screen real estate and connected devices as well as allowing a richer user experience. We are continuing to build on our smart client story, and Client Application Services...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #3 - WCF & WF

    In my last screen cast I showed how easy it is to use WCF in Visual Studio 2008. During my user group tour , I was asked whether we had done any work to integrate Windows Workflow with WCF. The answer is yes. In this screen cast you'll see how easy it now is to consume a WCF service from a Windows Workflow...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 screen cast #2 - WCF

    This is the second in my series of screen casts of new features in Visual Studio 2008. WCF has been out since we released .Net 3.0 in October 2006, however, with Visual Studio 2008 we introduce very good tool support for creating, configuring, debugging, testing and consuming WCF Services. Of course...
  • Blog Post: C#3 features in .Net 2.0

    In my presentation today at bootcamp I alluded to the fact that some of the C#3 features can be used in .Net 2.0. Daniel Moth (a developer evangelist in the UK) has done a couple of blog posts that have more details. Specifically he mentions that the following C#3 features work in .Net 2.0: Local variable...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 - Multi-targeting

    As promised, here is the first of my screen casts on Visual Studio 2008. This one focuses on Multi-targeting which allows you to target one of three versions of the .Net Framework in Visual Studio 2008. These screencasts will generally weigh in at around 5 mins long. The video is 1024x768, so you can...
  • Blog Post: Opening up the source of the .Net Base Class Libraries

    Today we've announced (through ScottGu) that we are opening up the source code (complete with comments) for some of the .Net Base Class Libraries. The purpose of this is to enable richer debugging support inside Visual Studio 2008 which will be released later this year. When you hit a breakpoint in Visual...
  • Blog Post: BootCamp 07 - November 3-4

    You may have already noticed the murmurings of another code camp - just weeks after the last one. This Code Camp is being organized by the Christchurch crowd ( Peter is the front man for it) and will therefore be the first Code Camp ever in the South Island. The other interesting thing about this code...
  • Blog Post: Day of Code will rock!

    Kirk and the guys have done a great job of promoting the Day of Code and with the fantastic speakers they have, why not?! One of the sessions I'm looking forward to is Tony Goodhew talking about how we build Visual Studio - that will be something different and should be interesting. Mahesh is also doing...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Sample coming your way

    Last year I was speaking on the Open XML file formats in Office 2007. Initially I wasn't thrilled to be speaking on the subject, however the more you dig into this area, the more compelling this file format is. The developer story around Open XML is particularly interesting and quite compelling. Part...
  • Blog Post: VB6 Migration Training with the VB Program Manager

    If you've got a VB6 application that you've been considering upgrading to .Net, we've got help for you! On Thursday August 16 at Microsoft House we will be hosting a VB6 to .Net Migration workshop. The workshop will help you understand how moving to .Net will help, what is involved in migrating to .Net...
  • Blog Post: MSDN & TechNet Flash: Get Ready for Tech Ed!

    Tech Ed is almost upon us. In less than two weeks, Tech Ed New Zealand is underway. This year’s event will be awesome - not just because we've worked hard to make sure that the best speakers are at Tech Ed, but also because the content and events that happen at Tech Ed will be available online during...
  • Blog Post: Day of Code

    I've been bad to my good community peoples and haven't posted about this (sorry guys), although Nigel did (thanks Nigel!). The .Net User Groups are having a day of Code the day before Tech Ed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland. This is a free event (registration required) where you can hear...
  • Blog Post: Launch date set

    At the World Wide Partner Conference Kevin Turner announced the date for the Visual Studio 2008/SQL Server 2008/Windows Server 2008 launch. These products will be launched at an event on February 27 2008 in Los Angeles. Note that the SQL RTM date will be after the launch date, but SQL 2008 will be launched...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash: What Multi-targeting means to customers

    One of the new features of Visual Studio 2008 is the ability to target multiple versions of the .Net framework with your application. I briefly mentioned this my last editorial , but I thought I'd expand on it here and help you understand why this is a very good thing for developers. One of the problems...
  • Blog Post: Background Motion - now live!

    Over the last few months the guys at Mindscape have been dotting i's and crossing t's in order to get BackgroundMotion up and running. This has meant getting a solid hosting solution up (thanks to ZeroOne for pitching in!) as well as ensuring things like the terms of use and such things are in place...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash - Focus on Orcas

    Over the last week or so our team has been planning what we will be working on over the next 12 months. One of the big deal things that is coming out in the next 12 months is Visual Studio “Orcas” – the next major version of Visual Studio. I thought I’d take the opportunity to highlight some of the high...
  • Blog Post: VB6 to .Net resources

    I sent an email to a VB6 developer this morning to help point them to some of the resources we have available and thought I'd share it here. If you are a VB6 developer and have not touched .Net you might like to look at some of these resources and use them to learn .Net. These resources are all on the...
  • Blog Post: .Net Code Camp - Architecture for developers

    If you didn't already know the .Net User Groups are holding their next code camp in Auckland on April 14-15. The theme is Architecture, Patterns and Practices. Even if you are not an architect this event will give you a great opportunity to improve your coding skills and help you step up a level. There...
  • Blog Post: Technical Briefings - over and out!

    I've just finished the keynote presentation for the Christchurch Technical briefings . Phew! Great to have that out of the way. I can now go back to normality ;-) The last few weeks have been great in many ways. I've now done my first ever keynote series, which itself has been a great experience. We...
  • Blog Post: Adding ASP.Net AJAX to existing websites

    I'm sure this has been posted a thousand times on other blogs, but I thought I'd put it up here anyway. If you want to add Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX (v1.0 RTM) to an existing website assuming you've installed the RTM edition you can do it by adding some stuff to the web.config file: Firstly - in the system...
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