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Ron Jacobs just blogged about how .NET developers can provide feature feedback and vote on WCF/WF features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rjacobs/archive/2011/04/14/how-you-can-make-wf-wcf-better.aspx Many Microsoft product teams are doing this nowadays. It still surprises me how many .NET developers don't...
14 Apr 2011
Entity Framework 4.0 Sneak Previews
If you haven’t been keeping up on the ADO.NET team blog , but you want to get up to speed with what’s coming in the next release of the Entity Framework (.NET 4.0), then now is the time to start monitoring their blog. Since 5/11, they’ve cranked out seven posts on new features. I like what...
19 May 2009
DevDinnerOnDemand: Overview of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
With the .NET Framework 3.5 (the version native to Visual Studio 2008) coming up on its first anniversary, Microsoft is poised to release the first update to the framework in the form of Service Pack (SP1). This Service Pack is unlike your standard Service Pack, in that it will introduce new features...
9 Nov 2008
Preventing SQL Injection with the Entity Framework and Data Services
Yesterday, at the Developer Dinner, I answered a bunch of questions around SQL Injection in the various usage scenarios of the ADO.NET Entity Framework & ADO.NET Data Services. For the most part, my responses were correct. However, the last question asked was specific to Entity SQL queries...
21 Aug 2008
FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Thanks to everyone who attended! You can download the deck and links to the code here: Normally, I make my actual demo code available for download. However, this time around, my demo code was based on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit. I blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn...
21 Aug 2008
Free training on .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and ASP.NET MVC
Looking for free introductory training on the .NET 3.5 SP1 & ASP.NET MVC? Head over to Jonathan Carter's blog to get all the details on the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit RTM . What will you find? Information and links to download a kit that has presentations, demos, and labs...
18 Aug 2008
FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Nashville, TN)
Thanks to everyone who attended. Sorry about the overflow into the hallways. There was much less dropoff between registration and attendance than we normally see. Some of the content isn't published yet. Once it is, we'll make sure to update this post with the appropriate links...
6 Jun 2008
FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Downers Grove, IL)
Thanks to everyone who attended! Here are the links to the decks and code for the sessions. I don't have the content from the LINQ & VSTO sessions yet, but will update this post when I get them. However, I did promise to have a post up this morning. How Visual Studio Team System...
16 May 2008
Free training on .NET 3.5 SP1
I just came across this update to the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit from Jonathan Carter . If you've seen my ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview webcast and are looking for the code, then you will want to download the kit. I used the kit as the starting point for my demos. I do a few...
14 May 2008
WPF for Line of Business applications
I'm a big believer that WPF is a great UI technology for LOB applications. Yes, there are some shortcomings in the designer experience if you compare the WPF designer to the Windows Forms designer in Visual Studio 2008. Yes, WPF is missing some controls that people expect like a DataGrid...
7 May 2008
WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Overview of the Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview
Thanks to everyone who attended! Sorry about the demo hiccups / going over. As I mentioned in the beginning, I had a hard time trying to get everything I wanted to cover into 90 minutes. As you can see, there's quite a bit in the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. Normally, I make all of...
30 Apr 2008
WEBCAST: Overview of the Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview
The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is a new release that provides new functionality being added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET in 2008. This release delivers a set of new features that target: Enabling High Productivity Data Scenarios - including MVC, Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services and Dynamic Data...
24 Apr 2008
WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET
UPDATE: I have added a recording link for this webcast to My Recorded Webcasts list. Thanks to everyone who attended. Sorry about the Live Meeting slide animation issue. Hopefully the webcast was still valuable even with the difficulties. Here are the links to the deck & demo code: Deck ...
27 Mar 2008
DC Launch Follow Up
Thanks to everyone who stuck around for my "Defy Occasionally-Connected Challenges With Smart Client Applications" session at the DC Launch. The deck and demo files are available here: Deck Workflow Services Demo Sync Services for ADO.NET Demo Server Database The demos require Visual...
26 Mar 2008
WEBCAST: Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET
Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET makes building applications for occasionally connected environments a logical extension of building applications where you can count on a consistent network. Rather than simply replicating a database and its schema, the Synchronization Services application...
21 Mar 2008
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