March 2006 - Posts

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Upcoming ASP.NET Releases in April by ScottGu

I was chatting with someone at the MIX conference who mentioned he’d love to have an easy way to stay up to-date with all of the things Microsoft is coming out with in the ASP.NET space. To help folks better track things I’ve decided to try and do a monthly...
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Pointers to Great ASP.NET Atlas Content by ScottGu

June 21st Update : Here is a pointer to even more content . http://atlas.asp.net is the best place to visit to learn more and download the latest Atlas CTP Release (which now supports Go-Live deployments). If you haven't had a chance to dive into Atlas...
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Great Atlas Map Mashup Tutorial by ScottGu

Jonathan Hawkins from the Atlas/ASP.NET team just posted a nice tutorial walking through how to build a map-based mashup using the Atlas Virtual Earth control and some custom web-services that serve up mountain information (note: Jonathan is an avid hiker...
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New Publish Feature with VS 2005 Web Application Projects by ScottGu

May 8th Update : The final release of the VS 2005 Web Application Project is now live. You can learn more about it here . We are finishing up the final week of work on the feature-complete build of the VS 2005 Web Application Project option. This build...
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Upcoming ASP.NET and IIS Deployment, Debugging and Operations Web-Casts by ScottGu

There are some excellent web-casts scheduled over the next few weeks that you should consider watching and joining (registration and attendence is free). Some of them are being held by senior engineers on Microsoft.com, who will share tips and tricks...
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RSS ToolKit for ASP.NET 2.0 Update by ScottGu

Dmitry just posted an updated version of his RSS Toolkit for ASP.NET (you can read all about it in my previous blog post ). You can download his updated version here . I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't yet already (my tutorial here is...
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Handling 1.5 Billion Page Views Per Day Using ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

One of the highlights for me at the MIX conference earlier this week was being able to chat with customers about the success they’ve had with sites they’ve built on top of ASP.NET 2.0 and IIS 6. MySpace.com was definitely the biggest highlight. For those...
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Drag and Drop ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts in FireFox (with Atlas) by ScottGu

One of the cool features that the recent March CTP drop of Atlas enables is drag/drop support with FireFox for ASP.NET 2.0 WebParts. This doesn't require any coding changes -- all you need to-do is update your web.config file with a few Atlas entries...
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Access to a page's head element using ASP.NET 2.0 by ScottGu

One of the small, but nice, feature additions in ASP.NET 2.0 is support for a <head runat="server"> tag that you can access via the page object's "Header" property. This is added by default to a page when you create a new one with Visual Web Developer...
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Using .NET to Build Cool Games for XBox by ScottGu

In case you missed the cool news from earlier this week, it will be possible to build games for the XBox using managed code (C# or VB) and a new .NET API for the XBox graphics engine. Mike Zintel (whose team builds the execution engine to support it)...
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