28 October 2008 18:04
New Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP released with about same times new .NET logos.
Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 mark the next
generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Designed to address the
latest needs of developers, Visual Studio delivers key innovations in
the following pillars:
Democratizing Application Lifecycle Management
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) crosses many roles within an
organization and traditionally not every one of the roles has been an
equal player in the process. Visual Studio Team System 2010 continues
to build the platform for functional equality and shared commitment
across an organization’s ALM process.
Enabling emerging trends
Every year the industry develops new technologies and new trends. With
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, Microsoft delivers tooling
and framework support for the latest innovations in application
architecture, development and deployment.
Inspiring developer delight
Ever since the first release of Visual Studio, Microsoft has set the
bar for developer productivity and flexibility. Visual Studio 2010
continues to deliver on the core developer experience by significantly
improving upon it for roles involved with the software development
process. .NET Framework 4.0 contains numerous improvements that make it
easier to develop powerful and compelling applications.
Riding the next generation platform wave
Microsoft continues to invest in the market leading operating system,
productivity application and server platforms to deliver increased
customer value in these offerings. With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET
Framework 4.0 customers will have the tooling support and the platform
support needed to create amazing solutions around these technologies.
Click for download Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP VHD Image
Click for more information about Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0
29 September 2008 02:26
intellisense-annotated versions that provide great Visual Studio
intellisense and help-integration at design-time like my published
jQuery intellisense file. I believe that Microsoft will grow jQuery intellisense futures and usability of jQuery included ASP.NET applications.
Microsoft use jQuery as one of the libraries used to implement higher-level controls in the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, as well as to implement new Ajax server-side helper methods for ASP.NET MVC. New features we add to ASP.NET AJAX (like the new client template support) will be designed to integrate nicely with jQuery as well. Microsoft also plan to contribute tests, bug fixes, and patches back to the jQuery open source project. These will all go through the standard jQuery patch review process.
Nokia is looking to use jQuery to develop applications for their WebKit-based Web Run-Time. The run-time is a stripped-down browser rendering engine that allows for easy, but powerful, application development. This means that jQuery will be distributed on all Nokia phones that include the web run-time. To start Nokia will be moving a number of their applications to work on the run-time (such as Maps) and building them using jQuery. jQuery will become part of their widget development platform, meaning that any developer will be able to use jQuery in the construction of widgets for Nokia phones.
You can read these posts for additional information :
22 August 2008 03:15
Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Released.
The following technologies have been tested and verified to work with SP1 :
- Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 2 & Silverlight Tools Beta 2. (If
Silverlight Tools Beta 2 is already installed, you must upgrade it
after you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1. To upgrade, use the installer
on the Silverlight Tools Beta 2 page on the Microsoft Download Center Web site.)
- MVC Preview Release #3
- ASP.NET Extensions/Dynamic Data Preview
- VC 2008 Feature Pack
- VB PowerPack Controls (2.0 & 3.0)
- Expression Studio 2 (RTM)
- SQL Server 2008
- .NET Framework 3.5 SDK
- XSLT Profiler
- VSTA 2.0 SDK
- Visual Studio 2008 SDK
Click for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Web Installer.
Click for ISO file.
Click for Express Editions with SP1 included.
18 August 2008 07:04
SyncToy helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers quickly and easily.
- Dynamic Drive Letter Assignment: Drive letter reassignment will now be detected and updated in the folder pair definition.
- True Folder Sync: Folder creates, renames and deletes are now synchronized for all SyncToy actions.
- Exclusion Filtering Based on Name: File exclusion based on name with exact or fuzzy matching.
- Filtering Based on File Attributes: The ability to exclude files
based on one or more file attributes (Read-Only, System, Hidden).
- Unattended Folder Pair Execution: Addressed issues related to running scheduled folder pairs while logged off.
- Folder Pairs With Shared Endpoints: Ability for folder pairs
associated with the same or different instances of SyncToy to share
- Command line enhancements: Added the ability to manage folder pairs via the command line interface.
- Re-Architect Sync Engine: The SyncToy engine has been rearchitected
to provide scalability and the ability to add significant enhancements
in future releases.
- Sync engine is also more robust insomuch that many single, file
level errors are skipped without affecting the entire sync operation.
- Sync Encrypted Files: Sync of Encrypted files works when local
folder and files are encrypted, which addresses the common scenario
involving sync between local, encrypted laptop PC folder and remote,
unencrypted desktop PC folder.
- 64-Bit Support: SyncToy now has a native 64-bit build (x64 only) for 64-bit versions of Windows.
- Folder pair rename
- Sub-folder Exclusion Enhancements: Descendents created under
excluded sub-folders are automatically excluded. Usability improvements
for the sub-folder exclusion dialog.
- Folder Pair Metadata Moved: Folder pair metadata removed from
MyDocuments to resolve any issues with server-based folder pair
- Setup Improvements: Integrated setup with single self-extracting
archive file and no extra downloads if you already have .NET Framework
2.0 installed. Enabled silent install for the SyncToy Installer file
(see readme.txt file for more information). Removed combine and
- Removed combine and subscribe actions.
26 June 2008 10:23
How to manually extend the evaluation period
When the initial 60-day evaluation period nears its end, you can run the Slmgr.vbs script to reset the evaluation period. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.
2.Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of your evaluation period.
3.To reset the evaluation period, type slmgr.vbs –rearm, and then press ENTER.
4.Restart the computer.
This resets the evaluation period to 60 days.
How to automate the extension of the evaluation period
You may want to set up a process that automatically resets the evaluation period every 60 days. One way to automate this process is by using the Task Scheduler. You can configure the Task Scheduler to run the Slmgr.vbs script and to restart the server at a particular time. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Task Scheduler.
2.Copy the following sample task to the server, and then save it as an .xml file. For example, you can save the file as Extend.xml.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task version="1.2" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/2004/02/mit/task">
3.In the sample task, change the value of the following “UserID” tag to contain your domain and your alias:
4.In the Task Scheduler, click Import Task on the Action menu.
5.Click the sample task .xml file. For example, click Extend.xml.
7.Click the Triggers tab.
8.Click the One Time trigger, and then click Edit.
9.Change the start date of the task to a date just before the end of your current evaluation period.
10.Click OK, and then exit the Task Scheduler.
The Task Scheduler will now run the evaluation reset operation on the date that you specified.