If you’ve never used the RSS toolkit to generate and/or consume RSS feeds, then you’re missing out. It’s a very easy way to generate sound feeds and contains a datasource control to bind grids, etc directly to RSS. Some of the enhancements that I have made in the 1.0 version are now in 2.0. Hopefully I’ll get some time later this summer to help out on the project!
I came across this really cool demonstration and article by Simon Pang earlier today. I asked around awhile ago for a solution where I could create a PDF on the fly using SQL Reporting Services. Cool enough, he came up with a solution. Check out his article on the Code Project at http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/ssrs_pdf.asp.
I was reading Somasegar’s blog earlier trying to get caught up on what’s going on out there. I came across an interesting post from yesterday where he talks about how Microsoft uses TFS. According to the blog, over 600 projects are currently scattered across 21 TFS server instances. In addition, over 100 million files are under source control.
One of the “constant” complaints that you hear whenever Microsoft releases a new product is around its stability. I’ve been impressed as of late to find out how much Microsoft actually tests their products. In fact, Microsoft is using a beta build of TFS 2008 to store and test their new Visual Studio 2008 (formerly code-named “Orcas”) product. I guess that there’s a really good chance that if you are experiencing frustrating issues with the products, so are they!
Thanks for the interesting post Soma!
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Soma announced a couple of days ago that the new Scrum project is available for download on MSDN. eScrum is a web interface that displays project updates on a daily basis and integrates with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel.
The next .NET Valley Live! event will be on June 27th, 2007 in Scranton, PA. More details including event registration can be found at http://dotnetvalley.com/events/eventdetails.aspx?eventid=21.