Microsoft

The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s user interface, you can choose to install either specific products or the…

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You can download VS 2008 sp1 and .Net 3.5 sp1 @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&DisplayLang=en This release offers major improvements in WCF and WF. Brief overview avaialble @ download page says: .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements: ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding…

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During the course of a week @ Seattle/Redmond I, along with other Connected Systems/BizTalk MVPs, got the chance to attend a number of OSLO SDR meetings. It was a great experience to discover what OSLO is going to bring to the table when it comes design, development and lifcycle management…

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I am back from MVP Summit 2008 that took place in Seattle last week. It was an absolutely amazing experience and I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information that was offered during the summit. From the Toby's welcome note to speech by Sean O Driscoll to the break…

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Web Client Software Factory is available for download now. The Web Client Software Factory provides an integrated set of guidance that assists architects and developers in creating composite Web client applications. The factory includes a reference implementation, QuickStarts, How-to topics, patterns, and Visual Studio .NET extensions. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=47755838-049B-4291-AFEA-A379AE28D7B3&displaylang=en

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Silverlight 2 beta 1 is out and available for download. It certainly is an amazing option for developing smart and rich internet applications (RIA). To me the best part is support for .net programming in a corss-browser / cross-platform environment. It truly makes the WPF-everywhere mantra come to live. For…

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