Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

August, 2008

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    IE8 Beta 2 Releases

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    Internet Explorer Beta 2 released last week ( downloads ). Here is the current list of companies providing new accelerators, web slices, and search providers. It's an impressive list, and we expect other big names forthcoming. There is also a Videos site...
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    NBC Olympics, just cool

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    Check out the opening ceremonies on the NBC Olympics web site. The ceremonies were impressive. Beijing did a fantastic job to make this visually entertaining. NBC topped it by letting me watch this when I want to, and with no TV required. No cable TV...
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    What is Your Top Feature in .NET 3.5 SP1?

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    I was just reading an article in Application Development Trends, titled Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2008 and .NET SP1 . It has a nice walk-through of some of the new capabilities in .NET 3.5 SP1, and they are grouped into logical categories. They start...
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    Summer News Items

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    High school football practice has started, the wife is buying school supplies, Microsoft employees are on vacation all over - which means, summer is almost gone. However, just because we're in the summer doldrums, Microsoft is not slowing down. In this...
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    Make Your Own Synth

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    Photosynth is just cool! Now you can make your own photosynth and show it to your friends. It's certainly enjoyable to explore these synth's that they have online. You'll have to download a browser plug-in for the viewing experience (just takes a minute...
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    How do you get ready for .NET 3.5 SP1?

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    Yesterday, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET 3.5 SP1 released. And as I've been saying, there is a lot in there. ASP.NET Dynamic Data, AJAX enhancements, URL routing (used by ASP.NET MVC in a later release), Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services, WCF...
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    Silverlight 2 going for Gold Medal at the Olympics

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    I'm hearing lots of buzz about people watching the Olympics via Silverlight on the NBC Olympics site . I've run across some of the technical background of this effort. Chris Carper, on his Business of Silverlight blog talks about some of activity behind...
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    Now this is a fan?

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    From my buddy, Steve Frase, at Lenny's. This is a sure sign of someone who likes .NET. Honk if you see this car, and tell Steve hi.
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