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  • Blog Post: Top Tip: Web Design Localisation Tip

    Today’s top tip is all about design and it comes from Dave Sussman. Smashing Magazine is a great resource for anyone interested in Web design, and while the articles aren't always programming based, they are always interesting. The articles vary from customer interaction, responsive design, graphics...
  • Blog Post: Event: Scott Hanselman’s User Group Tour of Scotland

    by Gary Ewan Park . No, really, Scott Hanselman is coming to Scotland I am very happy to announce that Scott Hanselman ( @shanselman ) is doing a User Group tour of Scotland in July. He is going to be over here for 1 week, and while he is here he is going to be doing 4 User Group sessions. The...
  • Blog Post: Article: More OSS Love from Microsoft

    by Ashic Mahtab Microsoft and Open Source Software (OSS) have not always seen eye to eye. They have even been portrayed as foes – adversaries on two sides of an intellectual war. However, things have been changing in recent years. Groups in Microsoft have been gradually embracing – even...
  • Blog Post: How to: MVP Friday Five from 30 March … on a Monday

    This week’s five blog posts kick off with ASP.NET MVP Chris Love’s ‘Here’s what’s right with Windows 8’ article. The other four cover Hadoop in the Enterprise, a new feature in C# 5.0, Windows Phone performance and the business and technical benefits of Hyper V and...
  • Blog Post: How to: MVP Friday Five… on a Monday

    Introducing the MVP Friday Five… on a Monday . Every Friday evening all the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals blogs from around the world are scoured for the best tips, tricks and how to’s. Since this comes out a bit too late for us in the UK we’re highlighting them for you each...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Ninja

    by Chris Eargle The ninjas of legend evoke images of a mysterious figure in black, able to perform super human feats and defeat enemies with cunning tactics. Nowadays, the term is applied to those that have mastered a skill to such an extent they are considered more than mere mortals. Telerik JustCode...
  • Blog Post: Umbraco in 4 minutes

    Just saw this little episode on MSDN Bytes where they interview Paul Sterling (A member of the Umbraco core Team) . If you have never used Umbraco this 4 minute video is a great introduction explaining what you can do with it.
  • Blog Post: Bagging the MIX11 Videos You Want

    [This post was x-posted (albeit manually) from my own blog at http://bit.ly/mikeormond ] If, like me, you weren’t lucky enough to be at MIX this year, chances are you’ve got a bit of catching up to do watching session videos . I always dread trying to download videos over my lousy broadband connection...
  • Blog Post: More news from MIX11

    Scott Guthrie announced an refresh of ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update, which enables web developers to innovate quickly and easily via new HTML5 markup support, Entity Framework 4.1 with Entity Code First now built in for easier database Web solution development, and expanded NuGet capabilities for finding...
  • Blog Post: A little server deal with Fasthosts

    Just thought I'd let you know of a deal we have cut with Fasthosts , if you call 08445832496 and quote FHSPARK2 in the next couple of days they will give you 2 months free when you sign up for 12 months on one of their dedicated windows servers   . This offer is only available by phone, and while...
  • Blog Post: MSDN virtual lab: Introduction to Microsoft ASP.NET Web Forms 4.0

    Take a moment for some personal development…this virtual lab helps you to take advantage of the new ASP.NET Project Templates, control server control ClientIds, enable bi-directional routing support, and control the View State at application and page level. Get started .
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash feature article– An Insiders Guide to Learning

    When I was first shown around the Microsoft campus Learning Centre I stood, mouth ajar, in awe at the number of technical books on display and remarked "What an amazing resource!" My tour guide promptly corrected me, saying "The best resource in that library isn't a book, it’s David Stewart"...
  • Blog Post: Get started with ASP.NET

    Find out what ASP.NET is, what it does and build your first ASP.NET web app. When you’ve mastered the basics you can also find some more bits and pieces to further your knowledge. What more could you ask for, eh? Enjoy !
  • Blog Post: Umbraco UK Festival

        Tomorrow is the Umbraco Festival in London where our very own Martin Beeby will be presenting. Developed by Niels Hartvig in 2000, Umbraco was released as open source software in 2004. It was later described by CMS Wire as one of the leading .NET-based open source CMS systems. This year...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Flash technical article - Extending ASP.NET MVC’s Validation

    This week’s MSDN Flash feature article is all about enhancing the validation support in ASP.NET MVC using the specific example of cross-field validation. We’d like to thank David Bending for writing the article which is a little more “code-heavy” than a typical MSDN Flash article. What do you think?...
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