Thursday, April 19, 2007

Visual Studio "Orcas" and .Net 3.5 Beta 1 released

Microsoft has released  You can download it from the Microsoft download site. It can be downloaded as a VPC image of the Team Suite or if you're an MSDN subscriber the Pro version has already been posted.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

SQL 2005 SP2 Re-release and post fixes

Bob Ward has posted an article that explains the re-release of SQL 2005 SP2 and the various hotfixes posted later. If your using, deploying or developing solutions for SQL 2005, you'll want to check the article out. You can check it out here.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Workflow starter kit released

Microsoft has released the first starter for Windows Workflow foundation. The starter kit is a web based task oriented workflow example. The starter kit demonstrates predefined roles for creation, approval and monitoring.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Expression Blend and Web are finally added to MSDN

 Microsoft has been sending conflicting and ambiguous messages regarding these products for some time.

 At one point they attempted to make the distinction between designers and developers, but let's face it, I have yet to see a small to mid-sized organization that had that separation. In reality we often wear both hats. So to me it just makes sense to be able to have the right toolset available to accomplish the task at hand.

You can catch all the details at Somasegar's WebLog.