I've been Tagged: Five Things You Might Not Know About Me
I've been tagged by Paul, so here are 5 things to share about me:
Recipe: Deploying a SQL Database to a Remote Hosting Environment (Part 1)
You finish building a great ASP.NET application, have everything tested and working right on your local system, are taking full advantage of the new ASP.NET 2.0 Membership, Role and Profile features, and are ready to publish it to a remote hosting environment and share it with the world.
Tip/Trick: How to Run a Root “/” Site with the Local Web Server using VS 2005 SP1
One of the questions I'm often asked is whether it is possible to run an ASP.NET web-site project as a top-level root "/" site using the built-in VS web-server and the VS 2005 Web Site Project model.
HTML Source Editing Performance Improvements in VS 2005 SP1
VS 2005 SP1 shipped on the web last week. One of the overall goals with VS 2005 SP1 was to improve IDE performance and responsiveness for a number of common scenarios (a few examples: build times, managing large projects, refactoring, and intellisense).
Building killer Games using .NET and XNA Game Studio Express
In case you missed it, Microsoft shipped XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 last week. XNA provides a rich .NET based framework for building games, and supports development using C# and Visual Studio. The games you build with it can then be run on both Windows clients, and XBOX 360 consoles.
Installing VS 2005 SP1 on Vista (and how to uninstall the VS 2005 SP1 Beta on Vista)
Yesterday I blogged about VS 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) being released.
Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Released
Visual Studio shipped the final release of VS 2005 SP1 yesterday. It is available for immediate download in all 10 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and both traditional and simplified Chinese). You can download and install it here.
ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Release Candidate Now Available
Earlier today the ASP.NET team shipped the release candidate for ASP.NET AJAX 1.0. This is the penultimate release of ASP.NET AJAX - the next public release will be the final, fully supported, 1.0 product.
Gotcha: Don't use <xhtmlConformance mode="Legacy"/> with ASP.NET AJAX
Nice Continuous Integration Presentation
Roy Osherove maintains a great blog on .NET unit testing, agile development, and VS Team System. This weekend he posted a pointer to a free video of his "Implementing Continuous Integration: With and Without Team System" presentation at TechEd Europe last month.
Announcing the release of the first "WPF/E" CTP
This morning we released the first public community technology preview of "WPF/E". You can install it here, and then try out a few of the early samples that show off some of its capabilities below (note: some of the servers might not have finished propagating the samples, so check back later if the links don't work):
ASP.NET AJAX Under the Hood Secrets by PageFlakes.com Creator
PageFlakes.com is a cool, award winning, Web 2.0 startup (they were #1 in the Start Pages SEO awards category this year - beating both Google and Microsoft Live). Even cooler, it is built using ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET AJAX.