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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Free e-Books & .Net Services

      Vey handy! Also some new white papers just came out for the .NET Services….. · An Introduction to Microsoft .NET Services for Developers . This overview paper introduces Microsoft® .NET Services, each of its building block services, and how they fit together. · A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Build management

    Thanks to Andy Reay for providing this update: A set of 200+ MS build tasks was recently released to CodePlex See: http://www.codeplex.com/MSBuildExtensionPack . There seems to a potential relation with the Microsoft UK SDC tasks. There is some contribution from nFocus and fromfrom Attrice who produce...
  • Blog Post: PDC Disk - All the links you need

    Very handy list of the “goods” that were made available at PDC08 courtesy of David Aiken in DPE. .NET Framework 3.5 ( SP1 ) .NET Micro Framework OEM Ready Toolkit Robotics SDK Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 SQL Server Express 2005 "Taking Parallelism Mainstream" Whitepaper...
  • Blog Post: PDC - Picks from "watching it live"

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Media/Videos/ C9 Bytes: Don and Chris explain Oslo in 5 minutes   The future of C# http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/TL16/ Blend - tips and tricks http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC47/ Windows Azure: Architecting & Managing Cloud Services http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008...
  • Blog Post: ie8 beta - site readiness

    Thanks to Lyndon Higgins for the following: Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to display content in its most standards compliant way by default.  Enabling Internet Explorer 8 to display web content in its most standards-compliant way by default is the right way to help move the Web...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Model View Controller Framework Quick Look

    A couple of weeks back I did a presentation that included some ASP.NET MVC Framework preview materials thanks to some help from Tatham Oddie ( Readify ). He was really great and walked me through his presentation he did for the Solution Development Centre local TechTalk . We covered the new routes framework...
  • Blog Post: .net 3.5 - my recent presentation resources

    Yesterday I presented to one of my financial services customers in the city on an overview of what's new from 2.0 to 3.5. The audience was a mixture of project managers, developers and architects. I thought I would post some of the content and sources here for future reference. What's new in 3.5 General...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services Developer Links

    Thomson Portia’s work with .Net 3.0 continues to get people’s attention around the company. A story regarding their work was the cover story in the August issue of Redmond Developer News. For more information please read "Developers find ways to open Windows to business-critical applications" The MSDN...
  • Blog Post: Name translation from Visual Studio 2005 to 2008 products

    According to Rob Caron recently : Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio 2008 Visual Studio 2005 Team System Visual Studio Team System 2008 Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects ...
  • Blog Post: New UP some Linq

    This post is yet another technology placeholder. I found the other day my PDC 05 notes and specifically Linq which I thought I better check in on again. I came across Wes Dyer's blog , which is sensational but my head hurts. Instantly like the guy as he has a good interest in board games. The PDC...
  • Blog Post: .net @ work - network mashup examples and links

    At a customer we are some creating a mini series of information sessions about key developments in the Microsoft development space Neal Cross demonstrated a nice mortgage gadget last night. Here is the link to the programmable web mashup site Neal was using. One example of a mashup Spyk was demonstrated...
  • Blog Post: Defining a basic Development Architecture

    What’s in a development architecture? I've had this posed at several customers where no set practices are evident. More often than not an organic development process is adhered to. Regardless of SDLC methodology a development architecture I propose will industrialize your application with many benefits...
  • Blog Post: The problem with incrementally fixing an application?

    I quote a recent article as it struck me as a rational for a comprehensive development architecture and environment. The article begins: "A software 'fix' sent up to NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in June 2006 ultimately led to its failure five months later... ...The incorrect June 2006...
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