December 21, 2006
Getting Started with Windows Workflow Foundation
Get the details in my latest newsletter.
December 18, 2006
Print the same way in .NET as you did in VB6
Microsoft has just released the Microsoft Printer Compatibility Library 1.0 to let you migrate your VB6 printing code right over to .NET (or let you print as easilly in .NET as you did in VB6).
Download the Microsoft Printer Compatibility Library 1.0 here.
Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 has released
Start your downloads from here.
December 08, 2006
MSDN Wiki Goes Live
This is likely the most important thing that Microsoft has done for developer documentation since the invention of .CHM files. With MSDN Wiki, you can add directly to the online Microsoft documents.
You can read my interview with the Microsoft team that created it here.
The Statistics page: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/default.aspx
RSS Feed: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-US/library/Community-Edits(d=rss).aspx
For Visual Studio: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fx6bk1f4(VS.80).aspx
For Visual Basic: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2x7h1hfk(VS.80).aspx
For .NET Framework 2.0 reference: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms229335(VS.80).aspx
For .NET Framework 3.0: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa388745.aspx
MSDN Subscribers not free to express themselves
The Microsoft Expression Studio, which is used to build Windows Presentation Foundation user interfaces, will not be included in MSDN subscriber downloads. Yet another reason why I'm not rushing to care about WPF.
December 01, 2006
Pre-configured Virtual Machine Images Downloadable from Microsoft
Microsoft has recently started letting people download pre-configured virtual machine images. To date, you can download the following:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition VHD
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition VHD
- Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 VHD
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 VHD - 32-bit version
- Internet Explorer 6 Application Compatibility VPC Image
- Visual Studio 2005 Team System Basics Training
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Virtual PC Demonstration