November 30, 2006
Windows Communication Foundation Resource Roundup
Search VB has a great roundup of WCF resources.
You can (Finally) download hotfixes for Visual Studio 2005
You can finally download various hotfixes for Visual Studio 2005. Good news since the VS2005 SP1 Beta has closed, but SP1 hasn't released.
November 15, 2006
The Nameless Developer Podcast
I really like the podcasts that Derek Hatchard and Mike Mullen are putting together. This week's is "Show me the smack." These guys are up on everything new, and it's chock full of good stuff.
November 09, 2006
Microsoft Ships Windows Vista
In a banner week for the software maker, Vista has released, along with the .NET Framework 3.0, and 2007 Microsoft Office System. You have at least one week to enjoy the shinnyness before Microsoft starts referring to those products as "legacy" and starts pimping things like the .NET Framework 3.5, Orcas, et al.
Download the Sysinternals Suite
What process is accessing this folder, preventing me from deleting it? What process has this DLL in use, preventing me from overwriting it? The Sysinternals tools are the solution to these sorts of troubleshooting issues. Now you can download the whole suite from Microsoft in one shot. And, it's only 8MB.
November 08, 2006
Search Smarter, not Harder
Ed Kaim offers tips on how developers can search more effectively.
November 07, 2006
.NET Framework 3.0 Ships
Get yours here. For some reason, it appears under the Vista developer center, even though it runs on XP and Windows Server.
Oh, and the full redist is 50MB.
November 06, 2006
Office 2007 Ships
Microsoft has announced that Office 2007 has shipped. I wonder if this also means that the .NET Framework 3.0 has shipped? Vista, anyone?
November 05, 2006
Known Folder Browser for Vista
From Kenny Karr, "Are you finding all the "special folders" in Windows Vista a bit overwhelming? Which are real folders and which are virtualized? Which are profile-specific and which are common to all users? Which are rooted and which are relative?" Known Folder Browser shows you what's what.
November 03, 2006
Free Online File Converters
Media Convert will let you convert files from one format to another, for example, from Word to PDF, online (no converter to install). There doesn't seem to be a file size limit, but they make you stare at a lot of ads.
Another option is Neevia, which does away with the ads, but limits you to a 1MB source file.