Source Control Tools

Aug 06, 2008

H.O. Studley Tool Chest

The limitations of your tools are your limitations. Choose your tools wisely. More...

Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle

Jul 30, 2008

Did you ever want a reason to upgrade? Before you start a new project on a mature stable Microsoft technology, you might want to check to see if it is still supported.  Microsoft typically provides support five years after the product general availability.

For example, did you know that Microsoft .Net 1.1 mainstream support ends in October 2008?

For more information on currently supported products, refer to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Index. More...

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview Released

Dec 10, 2007

On Dec 9, Microsoft released the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview for Visual Studio 2008.  Scott Guthrie outlines some  ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions CTP Preview key features this preview release provides.

These include:

  • ASP.NET Ajax Improvements
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data Support
  • ASP.NET Silverlight Support
  • ADO.NET Data Services

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Visual Studio 2008 Express Free

Nov 30, 2007

Microsoft announced on Nov 19, 2007 the availability of Visual Studio 2008.  It also made available to the public a free version of the developer tools.  Check out the following links to obtain your free copy of these tools.

The Visual Web Developer version includes a significantly improved HTML web designer also used in Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft Expression Web.

Visual Studio 2008 Released

Nov 30, 2007

On November 19, 2007, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008.  Scott Guthrie outlines some of the Visual Studio 2008 key features.

Some reasons on why you may want to upgrade.

Key VS 2008 Features

  • Full tool support in VS 2008 for WF, WCF, and WPF
  • Target builds for .Net 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5
  • Java Script intellisense and richer Java Script debugging
  • Nested ASP.Net master pages
  • Continued support for web site and web application project models
  • ASP.NET AJAX support
  • ASP.NET 3.5 ListView control
  • LINQ (language integrated query) support
  • Intellisense code editing improvements

Key .Net 3.5 Features

  • LINQ support
  • ASP.NET AJAX
  • New WCF Protocols (including AJAX, JSON, REST, POX, RSS, ATOM, and several new WS-* standards)
  • New base class library features

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How To Recover Hard Deleted Outlook Items

May 17, 2006

If you have accidentally pressed SHIFT-DELETE in Outlook 2003 and erased an important item and need to recover it, this is a summary of how to restore the item before it is permanently deleted. More...