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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags microsoft & .NET4.0

September 2012

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. Now more than ever an architect needs a lot of assets to keep up.

July 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed Book Review

Everything about this book rocks!!! It is in color which makes for a great read. Being able to see the code and screenshots in color doubles the value of a book like this.

April 2012

C# 4.0 The Complete Reference Book Review

Get the Complete Picture of C# 4.0. All in all I highly recommend this book to every C# developer!!!

January 2012

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations for 2012

Another year has gone by. Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad.

September 2011

METRO = Microsoft's Embarrassing Try Recreating iOS

Hopefully I am wrong. That would be great. I have been wrong before. I stepped on a mud ball once, thinking it was something else. To my pleasant surprise I ended up with just a muddy shoe.

Today Microsoft Killed .NET Good-Bye WCF, WPF, WF, and Silverlight

After today's BUILD keynote I would switch to JAVA in a heartbeat if I could, but I have spent too much time in a Microsoft world.

July 2011

Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework Book Review

This is the perfect book for the beginner and the advanced MVC developer. It is a one stop shop for learning the ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework.

June 2011

May 2011

Practical Code Generation in .NET: Covering Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010 Book Review

One of the things I like the most about the book is that the author really shows you how to take advantage of existing tools and libraries that are intended to be used for code generation.

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed Book Review

This book has moved Blend from a tool I use once in a while to one that I feel confident enough about to use for any UI development.

March 2011

February 2011

Good Bye .Net Reflector

It was nice while it lasted. I received the email below this afternoon announcing a $35 charge will soon be in place.

January 2011

Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform Book Review

This is a book that would be good for anyone that wants to get a snapshot of the current Microsoft technology stack.

December 2010

SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Book Review

This is definitely the book to have for SharePoint 2010 development with Visual Studio 2010. The book is laid out in a great format that makes for an easy read as well as a great reference.

Tool Update for Reverse Engineering SharePoint 2007 and 2010 into HTML, Text, and DGML Sitemaps

You can now have the option to list the users on the sites, and flag sites that have not been updated for a while to show in RED. The user's emails are listed as well as their administration status.

Pro Silverlight 4 in C# Book Review

This book is by far the best resource for Silverlight 4.0. In this version the author added a whopping 273 pages to the last edition. He added chapters on File Access and Out-of-Browser Applications.

November 2010

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2.

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 which includes Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications.

In the Box – MVVM Training

In the Box is a high quality, multi-media training that is consumed within Visual Studio 2010. Content is navigated and delivered using a next generation computer based training (CBT) experience, the Visual Studio 2010 Feature Extension.