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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 14, 2008  9:08 AM

The elusive project properties



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Visual Basic, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, WinForms

So I put together my setup project using the in-grown version of MSI (don’t get me started on how cumbersome it is to add files!) and then built it. Looked good.

But when I tested it, the suggested path was “C:\Program Files\Default...


February 7, 2008  11:32 AM

They could have told me



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Visual Basic, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5, WinForms

(Editor's note: This is the first blog post by Chris Madsen, who will be writing on the .NET Developments blog from time to time. Madsen is a consultant who programs in Visual Basic and Visual Studio 2005. Her first few posts will cover the ups and downs of migrating from...


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...


December 12, 2007  2:57 PM

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates talks pasts and futures with blogger roundtable



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

Sports stars of renown sometimes announce a retirement year and then make the proverbial victory lap around the league, receiving accolades and honoraria as they go from town to town. Sports for Bill Gates seems pretty much confined to bridge - although he is probably a mean Mine Sweeper player...


December 12, 2007  9:52 AM

Office 2007 SP1 released; includes SharePoint updates



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
General Microsoft news, SharePoint

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 is now available. This includes updates to MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 so that they can support Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7. (Naturally, there are a few Hotfixes as well.) Joel Oleson, senior technical product manager for the SharePoint group, has put together a


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