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The ASP.NET Daily Community Spotlight - How posts get there, and how to make it your Visual Studio Start Page

One really cool part of my job is selecting the articles for the Daily Community Spotlight, on the home page of the ASP.NET website. The spotlight highlights a new post about ASP.NET development every day from a member of the ASP.NET community. You can...

CodePlex now supports ClickOnce

I’m really excited to see that CodePlex just added support for ClickOnce ! I’ve worked a few open source client applications for Windows in both WPF and Winforms, and found that deployment – especially updates – was always the most painful part. It’s...
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Getting started at Microsoft

So, I'm super excited to be on-boarded and efforting the realization of end-user recommends and asks! (Translation: I’ve been a Microsoft employee for three weeks now!) A month ago, Scott Hanselman announced that I was joining his team: We work for the...
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Windows 7 Betta

I’ve been running Windows 7 Beta 1 for a week now and really like it. But I’d been looking at desktop for a few days before someone pointed out the little “desktop Easter egg”. Here’s the desktop: See it? Kirstin Juhl pointed it out on Twitter : OK.....
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MSDN Low Bandwidth Bookmarklet

a.bookmarklet { border: 1px black dashed; text-decoration: none; padding: 2px; background: #fff9d8; } There’s a semi-hidden feature in the MSDN Library website : Low Bandwidth view. We’ll talk about how to use it, why I like it, and some tips for switching...

Upgrading to Visual Studio 2008 / .NET 3.5 SP1

Have your Visual Studio Installation Media Handy I was prompted for the original installation media both when uninstalling the SP1 Beta and when installing the SP1 RTM. The file it’s looking for is vs_setup.msi in most cases, but they’re not all created...

Jon's News Wrapup - June 25, 2008 Edition

Development Tools Here's the grab bag of tools, development toolkits, etc. url live.sysinternals.com Run Sysinternals utilities directly off the internet without having to install them. You can browse to them at http://live.sysinternals.com or open them...

TechEd 2008 Keynote Summary

Here are the highlights from the TechEd 2008 Keynote (as seen from afar by watching the TechEd 2008 Keynote and reading posts and press): Via Microsoft PressPass , here are the key announcements (with my notes): Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 will be available...

Jon's News Wrapup - May 8, 2008 Edition

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Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) Install - Easter Egg?

Exactly one week ago, I was testing something that required me to install the old Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) on a virtual machine. I got part way through the install when a bizarre set of circumstances led to my accidentally sitting on the keyboard....
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