.NET Developments:

December, 2007


December 13, 2007  10:34 AM

Free book! No, really, a free book on C# and VB code guidelines

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there are free books -- and this one is definitely worth a look. SubMain, which makes refactoring and code documentation products for .NET Framework applications, is hosting on its site a free book by Steven Sartain. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

December 12, 2007  2:57 PM

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates talks pasts and futures with blogger roundtable

Yuval Shavit Profile: YuvalShavit

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

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

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


December 11, 2007  1:39 PM

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions — Silverlight, Astoria, the MVC, oh my!

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Microsoft is taking this season of giving thing pretty seriously. First there was Visual Studio 2008 and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 10, 2007  1:10 PM

On Visual Studio and SQL Server 2008

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

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 10, 2007  9:37 AM

Silverlight 2.0 and the Carbon Calculator

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Silverlight 2.0 may only be in alpha, but that didn't stop Applied Information Sciences from using it to build the Carbon Calculator, an application that the group Conservation International rolled out for this year's Live Earth event. Pete Brown, lead architect and project manager at AIS,...


December 7, 2007  1:04 PM

Brushing up on .NET architecture

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

One primary aim in relaunching SearchWindevelopment.com is to focus greater attention on .NET architecture. Web services, workflow, object-relational mapping and other concepts continue to change...


December 6, 2007  1:14 PM

Training kit available for VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

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 6, 2007  12:56 PM

Microsoft looking to acquire SAP? In a word, no

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

SAP Watch, the blog for sister site SearchSAP.com, has a short (but nonetheless sweet) post about re-swirling rumors that Microsoft plans to acquire SAP.

Writes Jon Franke: "When asked,...


December 3, 2007  11:51 AM

Introduce yourself to LinqExtender

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

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 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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