Good News !!
The new generation of Microsoft Certifications focussing towards Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 are officially announced and will be available in early 2006.
It is also stated that the Beta Exams for these new certifications will be available from November 2005 through February 2006.
To learn more, read the informative FAQ at
Visit the new generation of Microsoft Certification website at
MSDN has posted some good getting-started video material on ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Web Developer. You can check them out in both VB and C# versions here:
[via Scott Guthrie]
From the National Newspaper of India
HYDERABAD: President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Saturday expressed concern over a free mapping programme from Google Inc. that he said could help terrorists by providing aerial photos of potential targets.
Google Earth, an Internet Web site launched in June this year, allows users to access overlapping satellite photos. Though not all areas are highly detailed, some images are very high resolution, and some show sensitive locations in various countries.
``You will realise that some of the developing countries, which are already in danger of terrorist attacks, have been singularly chosen to provide such high resolutions,'' Mr. Kalam told a meeting of top police officials here. South Korea, Netherlands and Thailand have expressed similar concerns.
South Korea has already raised the issue with the United States. South Korean newspaper reports have said the Google Earth service provides images of the Presidential Blue House and military bases in the country, which remains technically at war with communist North Korea.
Looks like its worth a concern!!
I am reading the latest MSDN Magazine (Oct 2005) and noticed this new section Extreme ASP.NET by Rob Howard.
It looks like Rob Howard is planning to present a series of column on the new features of ASP.NET 2.0, Its amazing. I really liked his first series where he explains about the Page Navigation by covering features of Cross-Page Posting and Wizard Control.
Thanks Rob, for this great column!
Looking forward to read the next series :) Cannot wait :(
In the recent MSDN Magazine (Oct 2005), Jeff Prosise explains in detail about this cool new feature Asynchronous Pages in ASP.NET 2.0
The following are the topics covered in this article:
- Asynchronous Pages in ASP.NET 1.x
- Asynchronous Pages in ASP.NET 2.0
- Asynchronous Data Binding
- Calling Web Services Asynchronously
- Asynchronous Tasks
Its very interesting and worth a read.
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