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  • Blog Post: The VPC images keep coming...

    Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server and Team Suite VPC Image (Trial) Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server is an integrated collaboration server for Visual Studio Team System. It combines team portal, version control, work item tracking, build management, process guidance...
  • Blog Post: WPF Bootcamp

    Awesome collection of training on Windows Presentation Foundation (free of course!). Three whole days worth of recorded sessions, labs, demos, PowerPoints.... http://www.visitmix.com/university/wpf/wpfbootcamp.htm and a ton more training on Silverlight, ASP.NET AJAX, Gadgets, Expression, etc at the VisitMix...
  • Blog Post: Orcas (Visual Studio 9) Beta 1 available

    In a preconfigured Virtual Machine environment no less! From the Virtual PC Guy's Blog: Here is another interesting virtual machine. The Visual Studio team have made Beta 1 of the next release of Visual Studio (codenamed 'Orcas') available as a virtual machine . It is quite a large download - but...
  • Blog Post: Free Code Sample Request Service from the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework team

    Just saw the following announced… we have a team of folks that will write code samples for free in order to save you time as a developer.  How cool is that? Today, the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework team announces an innovative “FREE” code sample request service for customers. This service...
  • Blog Post: If you can't make it to Mix07

    Watch from home ... We’re in the final moments leading up to MIX07. The halls around my office are emptying out as people head to Vegas to prepare, or catch up on sleep in advance of 72 hours of activity. Starting on Monday morning, we’re going to be updating this page continually – people at home will...
  • Blog Post: Ten Themes for SharePoint

    If you want SharePoint to, well, not look like SharePoint… we just released 10 themes that look awesome! Download them here . They are packaged as SharePoint Solutions so you don’t have to do the messy work of going to all of your front end web servers and horking around with your C:\Program Files\Common...
  • Blog Post: WPF/E is Silverlight

    And now has a pretty kickass logo if I do say so myself ;) There is much more information on our announcement yesterday at the following links: Silverlight website Silverlight Virtual Press Room Tim Sneath's Blog Tina Wood's On10 Blog Loke Uei's Blog Sean Alexander's Blog (no, he's not the running back...
  • Blog Post: Web Application Installer

    Wow… not sure how I missed this (especially as Scott covered it recently)!  A perfect companion to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer is the Web Application Installer .  Whereas the former installs and configures all of the plumbing (SQL, IIS, .Net, etc), the  Web Application Installer...
  • Blog Post: How did THAT security vulnerability slip through?

    Michael Howard (of the Secure Development Lifecycle team at Microsoft) has posted a detailed analysis of the recent MS07-017 security vulnerability, and the lessons learned from examining the code responsible for the vulnerability. Great read. A core tenet of the SDL is to take and incorporate lessons...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map

    This is actually pretty cool! The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help them build solutions. It allows them to drill down to each product and...
  • Blog Post: Web Platform Installer

    Scott Hanselman has already done a good job of covering it, but if you do any sort of web development, you know it can be a pain in the butt to download, install, and configure all of the necessary components (Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, IIS, etc).  The new Web Platform Installer is an...
  • Blog Post: MIX '08 Sessions Up

    Were you not able to wrangle a trip to MIX08 from your Boss? Good news... the recorded session are up at http://sessions.visitmix.com/ .
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Almost Wasn't

    The original product name that was almost approved was: Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation Live Rich Client ActiveX Player R2 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 CTP (or WPFLRCAPR2UESP1CTP for short) Find out more at Tim Sneath's blog.
  • Blog Post: Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Source Code released

    Get it while its hot! The Microsoft® Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) is best-practice guidance for desktop deployment. BDD is targeted at companies that want to reduce deployment time, effort, and cost by increasing the level of automation. It allows administrators to deploy...