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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tag Mircosoft


Windows 10 Review

Released too soon with way too many issues. I completely regret putting it on my bare metal. Issues include but are not limited to-


Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (2nd Edition) Book Review

This book does an excellent job of showing the architect how to achieve their part of the many pieces of the puzzle that are needed to create an agile environment


NEW MSDN Video Series: How to explore unfamiliar code in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

Microsoft has put out some pretty cool videos on the new visualizations tools available in Visual Studio 2010

Silverlight 4 in Action Book Review

Finally someone has given Matthew MacDonald some competition when it comes to Silverlight books. This book is a great read.


Has Microsoft Implemented the Software Factory? I think not.

What I have seen come out of patterns and practices are not software factories as prescribed by the initial movement.

Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008 Available

The Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator is a sample line of business application that showcases the latest design principles and technologies in the mobile space.

Download the Software Tools Featured at MIX08

Attendees at MIX08 were provided with copies of developer tools and a fast download location to grab newest copies of the software. Now most of these tools are available for free download! The list includes: Expression Studio Beta Expression Media 2 for MAC IE 8 Beta IE 8 Virtual Machines Expression Blend 2.5 Preview Deep Zoom Composer Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1 ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 ASP.NET server controls for Silverlight ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview (December 2007)

ASP.NET 3.5 MVC Preview 2 Available for Download

The ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 provides an early look at an upcoming framework for building ASP.NET web applications using the Model-View-Controller pattern.

Visual Studio 2008 tooling for Microsoft Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Available

This package is an add-on to the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 to provide tooling for Microsoft Silverlight 2 Beta 1. It provides a Silverlight project system for developing Silverlight applications using C# or Visual Basic.

Microsoft Expression Blend 2.5 and Studio 2.0 Downloads Available

Microsoft has made Expression Blend 2.5 Preview and Expression Studio 2.0 Beta downloads available.

Source Code Outliner PowerToy for Visual Studio 2008

The Source Outliner PowerToy is a Visual Studio 2008 extension that provides a tree view of your source code's types and members and lets you quickly navigate to them with filtering inside the editor.

Essential Windows Communication Foundation (WCF): For .NET Framework 3.5 Book Review

If you are going to get into Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) with .NET Framework 3.5, you will want this book by your side.

GAX/GAT February 2008 Final Release for VSTS 2005 and 2008 Available

The February 2008 Release of the GAX / GAT for Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 are available for download.

Get Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System FREE from Microsoft

In order to get people up to speed on Microsoft's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) strategy, Microsoft is offering a free copy of the book Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.

Microsoft patterns & practices Unity Application Block (Unity)

Microsoft patterns and practices has released the February CTP of the Unity Application Block (Unity). The download comes with a nice help document and 2 QuickStarts.

Cool Links IV- .NET 3.5, Architecture, AJAX, UML, EPF, Patterns, GOF, VSTS 2008, WPF, Silverlight, SQL 2008, XAML

This is the fourth installment of cool links. It includes links on .NET 3.5, Architecture, AJAX, UML, EPF, Patterns, GOF, VSTS 2008, WPF, Silverlight, SQL 2008, XAML, SPARX EA, Visio, Seam Carving, New Books, FXCop, etc.

C# 3.0 Design Patterns Book Review

I found this book to be a very good treatment of the GOF patterns. The content is well organized and has a very clean feel to it. All in all I think this is a great C# GOF Patterns book and would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn to implement the GOF patterns with the latest C# language features available.

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Links, Videos, and Downloads

This ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview release includes an ASP.NET model-view-controller (MVC) framework, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, Silverlight controls for ASP.NET, ADO.NET Data Services, an Entity Framework runtime, and new features for ASP.NET AJAX.