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March 11, 2008  10:52 AM

Bill Gates has been popping up a lot lately



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET programming downloads, General Microsoft news, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Bill Gates has been popping up a lot lately - at the Office Developer Conference, at the SharePoint Conference, and so on. An interesting leg on his journey - this is, after all, a

March 7, 2008  3:00 PM

Using Master Pages in Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: Brein Matturro
ASP.NET, General Microsoft news, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, WinForms

The way you use Master pages has changed in Visual Studio 2008.  Remember, how in Visual Studio 2005 when you add a new Web Form in ASP.NET applications - you get to choose a master page to apply to the Web form.  If you choose to use a Master page - then the page that is added, when you check...


February 21, 2008  10:07 PM

Microsoft again vows to promote interoperability – shares new API info



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation), Client applications, General Microsoft news

Microsoft said Thursday it will provide extensive documentation for APIs covering its major software products, including Office 2007, the Windows client and server, and the .NET Framework. Much of this information had been closely held, available only along with trade secret licenses or only within...


February 21, 2008  10:12 AM

Typed Datasets and the ConnectionString problem



Posted by: Brein Matturro
General Microsoft news

(Editor's note: This is the first blog post by Kalyani Sundaresan, who will be writing on the .NET Developments blog from time to time. Sundaresan is a .NET developer and teacher who is starting to familiarize herself with Visual Studio 2008, particularly its unit testing capabilities. Welcome...


February 20, 2008  10:27 AM

DreamSpark: Free Microsoft software for students



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET programming downloads, General Microsoft news

Microsoft's efforts to attract young developers entered its latest, and biggest, stage this week with the announcement of the DreamSpark program. Through DreamSpark, certified students can get free versions of the...


February 15, 2008  9:50 AM

Introducing the new .NET Developments bloggers



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
General Microsoft news

All good things must come to an end. This is my final week as the site editor of SearchWinDevelopment.com.

It's been a good ride -- I've seen Ajax and

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February 5, 2008  5:35 PM

Getting a daily dose of .NET perspective



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
General Microsoft news

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world. Nice, neat, ordered lists of what matters most are therefore wonderful. Chris Alcock is a British software developer who has taken it upon himself to write a morning roundup of .NET software releases, tutorials and general community news. He started last month and,...


January 9, 2008  1:29 PM

Gates offers preview of last day at the office



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
General Microsoft news

Sister blog Overheard in the tech blogosphere is pointing to a rather clever video from Bill Gates' keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week. It's a mockumentary of Gates' last day as Microsoft...


January 4, 2008  10:25 AM

Your name could be in lights



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
General Microsoft news

Our .NET Developments blog is approaching its two-month birthday. We certainly enjoy writing it, as it gives us a chance to bring you news and notes in a different, and hopefully more interesting and thoughtful, way than we have in the past. But, let's face it -- two guys sitting at computers,...


January 3, 2008  1:15 PM

Preparing for that job interview



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
General Microsoft news

Happy third day of 2008, dear reader! For many of you, the beginning of the new year may mean seeking out a new job, whether through promotion at your current company or by seeking new opportunities elsewhere. In either case, that'll likely mean going through an interview process and...


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