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VS 2008 and .NET 3.5


January 30, 2008  3:11 PM

Visual Studio 2008 availability expands



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Visual Studio 2008 is now available the old-fashioned way -- through retail and volume licensing. The new IDE has been available to MSDN subscribers for a good two months now, and MSDN availability has expanded as well. Microsoft's

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January 21, 2008  2:36 PM

Custom password validators in .NET Framework 3.5



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Web services (Windows Communication Foundation), VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

In its first incarnation, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) did not support custom validators with transport-level HTTP security. That changed with .NET Framework 3.5. But how do you make it...


January 16, 2008  1:51 PM

Poll: Are you using Visual Studio 2008 yet?



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

As New Hampshire proved, polls can be pretty darned meaningless. But they're fun. It is for that reason that we bring you a poll about Visual Studio 2008 adoption. The new IDE came out at the end of November, and we're kinda curious about what kind of adoption rate it has seen so far. So go take...


December 28, 2007  12:06 AM

Visual Basic 2008 documentation just about ready



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Visual Basic, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

The Visual Basic 2008 language specification has been posted. It's not 100% totally officially ready, as it needs some copy edits, but it is available for download

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December 18, 2007  12:37 PM

.NET Framework 3.5 re-released to include .NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET programming downloads, VS 2005 and .NET 2.0, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Forgive our gratuitous use of .NET in the headline there, but Microsoft has re-released its download of.NET 3.5 so that it now includes the Service Pack releases of .NET 2.0 and 3.0. Here's the

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December 10, 2007  1:10 PM

On Visual Studio and SQL Server 2008



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Database development and architecture, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Two years ago, Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 were released simultaneously. This time around, as you well know, Visual Studio 2008 is ready now, but SQL Server 2008 will not be out until the end of February. As a result, Soma Somasegar, corporate vice president in Microsoft's Developer,...


December 6, 2007  1:14 PM

Training kit available for VS 2008 and .NET 3.5



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET programming downloads, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Need help with Visual Studio 2008 and that newfangled .NET Framework 3.5? Fret not, young Skywalker. Microsoft has assembled a training kit for Visual Studio...

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December 3, 2007  11:51 AM

Introduce yourself to LinqExtender



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
Database development and architecture, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

LINQ, the Language Integrated Query, is well known for its ability to query data types like SQL, XML and objects. However, you may not know that LINQ is extensible -- that is, it can be programmed to query data types other than those cited above. For example, there's a

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December 3, 2007  11:02 AM

ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit updated for VS 2008



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
.NET programming downloads, Ajax, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

You can add the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit to the list of products that has been updated to target Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5. The toolkit itself is hosted on the

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November 26, 2007  1:24 PM

How to install Visual Studio 2008



Posted by: Brian Eastwood
VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Can't wait to dive into the hot-off-the-presses Visual Studio 2008 RTM? Well, before you can do that, you have to install VS 2008 RTM. And before you can do that, you have to uninstall VS 2008 Beta 2 and its various and...


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