Annoyed that you can't use Visual Studio 2008 Server Explorer to connect to a SQL Server 2008 CTP installation? This CTP enables developers to use Visual Studio 2008 with SQL Server 2008 February CTP.
As always... Have fun ;-)
Well, as promised we put the Microsoft Office Binary (doc, xls, ppt) File Formats under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise and made them available for everybody. Ever wanted to look behind the scenes? Find the Microsoft Office Binary (doc, xls, ppt) File Formats at http://www.microsoft.com/interop/docs/OfficeBinaryFormats.mspx.
Microsoft Visual Basic Power Packs 3.0 includes a new DataRepeater control and updated versions of the three previously released Visual Basic Power Packs, Line and Shape controls, the PrintForm Component and the Printer Compatibility Library.
The download can be found on the Microsoft Download Center http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=371368a8-7fdc-441f-8e7d-fe78d96d4063&displaylang=en
Today we’re excited to announce the feature-complete February CTP for SQL Server 2008. Available for customer download today, this CTP delivers all of the key functionality planned for this release. :-)
Get the download from http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/prodinfo/download.mspx (will be available soon).
Dan Waters published a series of 14 videos on his blog detailing how to build a 3D game, complete with audio, input, and character animation. Each of the videos details a different part of the project.
Find the details on http://blogs.msdn.com/dawate/archive/2008/02/05/building-a-3d-game-in-xna-from-scratch-free-video-tutorial-series-now-available.aspx.
A COOL JOB IS AVAILABLE: We are looking for a new Visual Studio Program Manager (Germany)
The Program Manager’s mission is to influence the quality and features of Microsoft developer tools (e.g. Microsoft Visual Studio & .NET Framework) in order to increase customer satisfaction. The PM‘s network of contacts include local developer customers, partners, and communities. The goals are to learn and understand common issues and scenarios in the local market, collect feedback and suggestions, and communicate the findings to the product teams. The PM represents Microsoft and the developer teams in the local market. This is an important position with the possibility of influencing big changes in future versions of Visual Studio. The PM works closely with several worldwide Microsoft groups, including dev teams, product planners, localization teams and marketing teams.
Well, in case you wondered here’s the answer. Hilarious ;-)
way too cool ;-)