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March 2008

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.

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.

February 2008

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.

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.

January 2008

Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison Data Sheet

Microsoft has compiled a very nice product comparison data sheet for Visual Studio 2008.

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations

We have updated our .NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations page on the Real World Software Process Engineering site. We have posted a version of what is there in this blog. We will however only make updates to the page on the SPE website.

Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 Book Review

This book claims to be about code, code, and then more code. I completely agree with the author's claim, it is code from front to back.

Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform Book Review

Andrew hits the mark again. This is the 3rd version of this book I own. Everyone of them does an excellent job of covering all the new features in the latest release.

December 2007

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview Updated Release Available

The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is a preview of new functionality being added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET. The release includes an ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, Silverlight controls for ASP.NET, ADO.NET Data Services, Entity Framework runtime, and new features for ASP.NET AJAX.

Visual Studio 2008 Linq Samples and the Query Visualizer

If you haven't had the chance to check out the linq Samples that come with Visual Studio 2008, I'd suggest you do. It is a great way to get familiar with the linq syntax. Microsoft has included a that allows you to see the code and the results of the code. It also organizes the examples based on attributes in the code.

October 2007

Options for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 VPCs Early Expiration

Jeff did some experimenting to find out what is actually going to happen when the OS trial period expire on November 1st.

Microsoft will be releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

Today Scott Guthrie announced that Microsoft will be allowing .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries. They will be providing this with the .NET 3.5 and VS 2008 release later this year.

September 2007

Cool Links III- .NET 3.0, 3.5, Acropolis, TFS, AJAX, Visual Studio 2008, CAB, WPF, Silverlight, WCF, SQL Server 2008

I posted a few sets of links a few months ago. Here is another list. There has been a ton of new info to keep up with. Topics - .NET 3.0, 3.5, Acropolis, TFS, AJAX, Visual Studio 2008, CAB, WPF, Silverlight, SQL Server 2008, Architecture, WCF, LINQ, MVP, Repository Factory, etc...