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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: SQL Server for PHP driver CTP released

    If you happen to be building sites in PHP and want to take advantage of SQL Server, we've just released a drive for SQL Server 2005 for use in PHP sites. This is not final code, but it is scheduled for release in February. In the meantime you can download the CTP of the driver and try it out And in good...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Express Betas released

    We released Beta 2 of the Express editions yesterday as well as the other Visual Studio 2008 SKU's . You can go to the pretty download page here . The express editions include some of the cool new features of the full version including the O/R Designer (for LINQ), RSS support via WCF and WPF integration...
  • Blog Post: IIS7 and Windows Server 2008 Core

    Did you know that IIS7 will ship out of the box on Windows Server Core? That means you can run a stripped down server on Windows Server 2008 Server Core and have it running as part of a web farm or just as a web server on its own. Server Core doesn't have a GUI, so you'll be managing via commandline...
  • Blog Post: Expression Suite and tools now available in NZ

    I've missed the boat on this one ( Nigel and Sean beat me to it), but if have been watching the expression stuff, you'll be interested to know that it is now available in New Zealand. From Seans blog: The full family of Microsoft Expression products is now available for purchase in New Zealand. Expression...
  • 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: 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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