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

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  • Blog Post: Announcement: Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a new product for non-programmers

    Announced today at VS Live. From the LightSwitch site : Want to create custom business applications—without breaking a sweat? Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is your answer. Get to know the newest member of the Visual Studio family… The targeted architectures are: Desktop Client, 2-tier deployment...
  • Blog Post: What are the Microsoft codenames “Oslo” and “Dublin”?

    What is "Oslo"? (from the “Oslo” developer site ,) "Oslo" is the code name for our platform for model-driven applications. The goal of "Oslo" is to provide a 10x productivity gain by making model-driven applications mainstream. At the core of this platform are domain-specific...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Case Study of LAMP Application moved to VS and .NET

    Ran across a case study with some very interesting quotes. This case study is from Earth Class Mail. Check out some of the comments: Benefits Saved U.S.$750,000 and six months on development Scales to support business growth Enables mobile solution with managed code Fastest Time To Market “Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Probably no more important MIX than this year’s

    Well, it’s that time again. MIX is an important event where we show our thinking and direction for the web. Again targeted at designers and web developers, this event continues to bring in voices from the online companies – like frog design, Yahoo!, MySpace, Baidu, ESPN.com, Adobe, Digg, Facebook, schematic...
  • Blog Post: How do you get ready for .NET 3.5 SP1?

    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 enhancements including REST additions, WPF Enhancements...
  • Blog Post: .NET StockTrader 2.0 and Configuration Service 2.0 now live on MSDN!

    As you may have seen a year ago, Microsoft released .NET StockTrader 1.0 to show how .NET 3.0 could work in the context of the IBM WebSphere's Trade 6.1 reference application. We've now upgraded ours to reflect the enhancements in .NET 3.5 and Windows Server 2008. The new one is called .NET StockTrader...
  • Blog Post: DinnerNow 2.5 - supports .NET 3.5, Vista, Vista SP1, and Windows Server 2008 RTM

    James Conard blogged this recently. You can download the source code from CodePlex today. Also, read from the man behind DinnerNow, David Aiken . Also note the issues with x64 (with workarounds).
  • Blog Post: New blog aggregate on BizTalk and related technologies

    BizTalk Blogs brings the latest news and opinion from Biz Talk experts all over the Web to one place. You will also find timely content on the .NET Framework -- Windows Communication Foundation and Workflow. Posts are updated in real-time without moderation. This note came from my old RD Mom ...
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