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Jan 25 2008   1:56PM GMT

.NET reference posters: Great things come in large packages

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Posters make good conference swag, but they don’t always fit into the suitcase. Fortunately, many of Microsoft’s greatest hits — .NET Framework namespaces, Visual Studio 2008 and 2005 keyboard shortcuts, Silverlight 2.0 Developer References and so on — are available for download on MSDN.

Chris Bowen recently did the world a favor and compiled the most recent .NET reference posters in a single blog entry. As he admits, “I didn’t realize just how many until I searched for ‘poster’ on MSDN downloads.” (For the curious, 22 posters pop up in the search results.)

Bowen points to numerous useful .NET posters, including the aforementioned Namespaces and Silverlight references, keyboard shortcuts for C# 3.0, C++ 2008 and Visual Basic 2008, BizTalk Server 2006 charts and Microsoft Office 2007 features.

Meanwhile, one comment from Bowen’s entry points to the Developer Readiness Program, a South African .NET technology training company. DRP offers dozens of reference posters, with particular attention paid to SharePoint 2007, Team Foundation Server and the .NET 3.0 technologies. In addition, TFS posters are available in Spanish and Portuguese in addition to English.

Nearly all these .NET reference posters are rather large, so go find yourself a nice color printer if you intend to redecorate the walls of your cubicle.

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