Friday, May 30, 2008

TechEd 2008, Orlando, FL & Web Development Features


Simon and myself are doing a talk at TechEd 2008... The primary agenda of the talk is going to be as below:

  • Visual Studio 2008 & .NET FX 3.5
    •    Web Application Project, Website & Multi-targeting
    •     The design Surface & CSS
    •     ListView server control and ASP.NET AJAX
    •     JavaScript Intellisense enhancements
  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1 & .NET FX 3.5 SP1 (Beta)
    •     JavaScript Formatting  & 3rd Party Frameworks
    •     ASP.NET Dynamic Data
    •     ASP.NET AJAX enhancements
  • Out of Band Previews (OOBs)
    •     ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 (Model View Controller)
    •     Visual Studio Web Deployment Projects

The session details are:

Session code: WUX306: A Lap Around the Newest Features in ASP.NET and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 for Web Developers

Session Day/Time: 6/3/2008 10:30AM-11:45AM


If you are coming to TechEd then we will look forward to seeing you there...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

ReSharper v 4.0 beta for VS2008 is out

I just now receieved an email from Jet Brains team informing that ReSharper v 4.0 beta for VS 2008 is out... Below is the verbatim email in case anyone of you was interested...

"I just wanted to let you know that ReSharper 4.0 beta for Visual Studio 2008 is now available for a test drive at:

In addition to enhanced productivity features, ReSharper 4.0 beta offers several new features for C# 3.0 including:

- New code analysis, context actions and quick-fixes;
- New refactorings (such as Convert to Extension Method, Convert to Automatic Property, Convert Anonymous Type to Named);
- Updated IntelliSense.

Final release of ReSharper 4.0 is coming soon! If you would like to learn more about upgrade availability, please contact me directly."

Some of you had reported some bugs in VS that ReSharper was causing some failures for you... Please go ahead and try this version, I am guessing those issues must be resolved here...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta Released


Just today we released Visual Studio 2008 SP1 beta...  VS 2008 SP1 beta is truly a feature packed release for Web Developers...  From enhancements in WCF space to including WAP (Silverlight and MVC with download) in VWD Express there are tons of things you can do with VS 2008 SP1...

John Dundon has written a very detailed post about the release on our team blog below:

Also ScottGu has put forward a much more broader blog post about SP1 beta on his blog below... Do take time and read through the these two posts... 

If you have question, queries or feedback do not hesitate to write to me at

Dynamic Data's new Code Gallery SP1 Version Released


Our team just released new version of ASP.NET Dynamic Data in Code Gallery.  This version of Dynamic Data release works on VS 2008 SP1 and also contains the new Blinq wizard for Dynamic Data.  You can read more about it at:

Code Gallery is a new model that our team is using to share early previews of our work in Dynamic Data.  This allows our team to share the latest developments with the community as soon as they meet the minimum quality bar.  Usually we would release something only after it goes through rigorous quality bar but this model allows community to view and provide feedback while we are still completing our work on the feature...  Hope you will enjoy looking at this more transparent model of technology releases from Microsoft...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Computer World survey ranks MS Web Development higher than Google, Yahoo & Facebook

Web 2.0 developers rank MSN/Live higher than Google, Yahoo and Facebook

The top 7 web-based developer programs ranked:

  1. Microsoft
  2. Google
  3. Yahoo
  4. eBay
  5. Amazon
  6. Facebook
  7. PayPal