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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...

patterns & practices Practices Checker for ASP.NET Applications

patterns & practices Practices Checker is a tool that helps you verify your applications against the patterns & practices performance recommendations for ASP.NET applications.

Contextual Autocomplete Guidance Bundle and ContextSensitiveAutoCompleteExtender Control

Check out the Contextual Autocomplete Guidance Bundle and ContextSensitiveAutoCompleteExtender Control.

MSDN Office Developer Center- Stuff Just Published

This is a great summary of the newest office information recently published by Microsoft.

Create Data Access Layer Using Repository Factory Guidance Package Screencast Part II Available

This screencast demonstrates using the Repository Factory Guidance Package to generate a data access layer for web and winform applications. Discusses differences between it and the older Data Access Guidance Package.

BizTalk Server2006 R2 Capabilities

There is a new poster and new datasheet available for getting an overview of the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Capabilities.

Silverlight Video Training Nuggets

There are now Silverlight Nuggets available. They are short videos on Silverlight.

Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) Project, SPARX Enterprise Architect (EA), and ALM Enablement

A problem that I see with a lot of process instances (RUP, OpenUP, etc.) is that the templates provided are static word documents. I know that has been par for course over the years, but SPARX EA gives us a better option for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Enablement.

When will Microsoft Sew their Nose Back On???

A few years ago Microsoft decided to cut off its nose to spite its face. The war on UML started with the DSL movement. Although Microsoft still claimed to see UML as an essential tool, they stopped trying to compete with the rest of the market and tried to lead us down a new path that did not include UML.

August 2007

Visual Studio 2008 Training Videos

There are some new Visual Studio 2008 Training Videos available on MSDN.

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Power Tools Release

There is a new release of the Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Power Tools available.

A Ton of ASP.NET 2.0 Data Access Video Tutorials

There are a ton of data access tutorials posted on the ASP.NET site that explore techniques for implementing common data access patterns in ASP.NET 2.0.

Acropolis August CTP for VS 2008 Beta 2 Available

Kathy Kam has just posted that the Acropolis August CTP for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is now available.

The Complete C# Language Specification Version 3.0 Download

My friend Jerry just sent me this link to the C# Language Specification Version 3.0. I have been waiting for this for a while.

July 2007

New Acropolis Expense Sample Overview

There is a new Acropolis sample available from the Acropolis team. It is definitely worth checking out. It includes a set of very thorough tutorial documents in the download.

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the Real World: Free Book from Microsoft

I am not sure where it came from, but Microsoft has posted a free 196 page book titled "Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the Real World" on their download site.

New Code Generation Tool- patterns & practices: Repository Factory

The Repository Factory is a guidance package that automates creation of entity classes that map to database tables and repository classes to read and write those entity classes.

Microsoft Code Name "Acropolis" July Community Technology Preview is Available

Microsoft Code Name "Acropolis" July Community Technology Preview is available for download.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 June 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP) Available

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 June 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is available for download.

SQL Server 2008 Videos, Webcasts, Courses, Datasheets, and Downloads

SQL Server 2008 is just around the corner, along with a lot of other releases from Microsoft. The SQL Server 2008 team is doing a pretty good job of get the information out in easy to digest formats. I have compiled a list of some of the best.