FYI: System.Web.Mail is deprecated use System.Net.Mail

While we are on the topic of System.Web.Mail, it is important to note a new namespace in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework.  There is a brand new namespace for sending mail via managed code, it is called System.Net.Mail.  Have no fear, System.Web.Mail is still accessible in v2.0 but it is deprecated.  (Which means v2.0 won’t break your code but you should strongly consider using System.Net.Mail in new development.)  The documentation for System.Web.Mail is updated to reflect this.


 

Absolute Beginner’s Video Series to Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

Do you have some students who want to learn Visual Basic .NET or C# on their own? Or perhaps you want to learn them as part of your own professional development. Well if so, Microsoft has a free series of lessons for absolute beginners. They look pretty good to me. I am sure that may others will find them useful as well.


Visual Basic Express – http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/learning/default.aspx


Visual C# Express – http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/visualcsharp/learning/default.aspx

Why Upgrade to Version 2.0 of the .Net Compact Framework?

Steven Pratschner, Program Manager, .NET Compact Framework, lists down reasons why one should upgrade ot the latest version of the .NET compact framework.


Highlights:


  • Applications run faster
  • Developers are more productive
  • Developers are more productive
  • Developing secure applications is much easier
  • Access to Data is faster and more scalable
  • Developers can build more sophisticated user interfaces
  • Platform stability and security continues to increase

Need more information? Check out his blog post at https://blogs.msdn.com/stevenpr/archive/2005/11/30/498481.aspx

WinFX November CTP Released!

Download links



 

Developer Blogs to watch out for

With a plethora of blogs floating on the internet, it is hard to find the blogs which make a difference. Below is a collection of blogs of authors whose books we have read and blogs of people who make the technology.


I spent some time to find out such information and post it so that it will be useful for people who want to hear (read) from the horse’s mouth.


Below are the links of blogs of personalities whose blogs I find interesting to read:






Name

Covers

Blog Link

RSS

Atom

Charles Petzold (Windows programming guru)

Windows programming, C#, Indigo

http://www.charlespetzold.com

RSS

 

Don Box

Windows Architech (Microsoft)

http://www.pluralsight.com/blogs/dbox/default.aspx

RSS

 

Stanley Lippman

C++ guru

http://blogs.msdn.com/slippman/

RSS

Atom

Somasegar

Corporate VP, DevDiv, Microsoft

http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/default.aspx

RSS

Atom

Brad Abrams

CLR, .NET

http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/

RSS

Atom

Scott Hanselman

ASP.NET guru

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/

RSS

Atom

C# Faq

C#

http://blogs.msdn.com/csharpfaq/

RSS

Atom

Sahil Malik

ADO.NET

http://codebetter.com/blogs/sahil.malik/

RSS

Atom

Robert Scoble

Various Technology

http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/

RSS

 

Larry Osterman

Core technlogies

http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/

RSS

Atom


 





There are many others whose blogs I read and I will be updating this site as soon as I get some time. If you feel that there is more to the list, please leave me a comment and I will check it out.


 


Who’s who in the list above:


 


Charles Petzold: The guru of Windows programming. Since Windows 3.1, he has been writing books on Windows programming. If anyone can talk on Windows programming, he can.


 


Don Box: The architect of the next version of Windows (Vista) and the geek (not Greek) mythology that shadows it can be answered by him and him only. When not confusing (enlightening) me on the future of Messages & designing the next generation of Windows, he takes time to write a blog and is quite humorous in his style.


 


Stanley Lippman: C++ guys should watch out for his blog


 


 


Somasegar: When the Corporate VP of Developer Division at Microsoft writes, the developers across the blog read, coz what he writes about affects their bread and butter. His is the blog to look out for happening in the Microsoft Developer Tools camp.


 


Brad Abrams: No one speaks of the CLR internals with as much clarity as the Lead Program Manager of CLR team at Microsoft.


 


Scott Hanselman: ASP.NET guys and .NET developers in general cannot afford to miss this blog. His post in the questions every .NET developer should know (link) should be familiar to anyone appearing for interviews for .NET positions.


 


C# FAQ: The C# team at Microsoft has a FAQ blog, which is updated by C# team and C# MVPS.


 


Sahil Malik: Kiss-ass attitude is what I like about his blog. His latest book Professional ADO.NET 2.0 is selling wonders. His language may be rough, but he gets his point across.


 


Robert Scoble: Think blog! Meet Robert Scoble. No, RSS does not stand for Robert Scoble Syndication, but this guys writes all about Microsoft, good and bad. Hats off to him.


 


Larry Osterman: His is a very geeky blog and he explains everything in detail.


 


Comments are very welcome and if my limited reading should be expanded, please mention who I missed in this list.


PS:.As I am writing this, I know Robert will scold me for not formatting it nicely. Sorry Robert, but I am a HTML dummy.

Developer Blogs for watch out for

With a plethora of blogs floating on the internet, it is hard to find the blogs which make a difference. Below is a collection of blogs of authors whose books we have read and blogs of people who make the technology.


I spent some time to find out such information and post it so that it will be useful for people who want to hear (read) from the horse’s mouth.


Below are the links of blogs of personalities whose blogs I find interesting to read:


Name

Covers

Blog Link

RSS

Atom

Charles Petzold (Windows programming guru)

Windows programming, C#, Indigo

http://www.charlespetzold.com

RSS

 

Don Box

Windows Architech (Microsoft)

http://www.pluralsight.com/blogs/dbox/default.aspx

RSS

 

Stanley Lippman

C++ guru

http://blogs.msdn.com/slippman/

RSS

Atom

Somasegar

Corporate VP, DevDiv, Microsoft

http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/default.aspx

RSS

Atom

Brad Abrams

CLR, .NET

http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/

RSS

Atom

Scott Hanselman

ASP.NET guru

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/

RSS

Atom

C# Faq

C#

http://blogs.msdn.com/csharpfaq/

RSS

Atom

Sahil Malik

ADO.NET

http://codebetter.com/blogs/sahil.malik/

RSS

Atom

Robert Scoble

Various Technology

http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/

RSS

 

Larry Osterman

Core technlogies

http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/

RSS

Atom


 


There are many others whose blogs I read and I will be updating this site as soon as I get some time. If you feel that there is more to the list, please leave me a comment and I will check it out.


 


Who’s who in the list above:


 


Charles Petzold: The guru of Windows programming. Since Windows 3.1, he has been writing books on Windows programming. If anyone can talk on Windows programming, he can.


 


Don Box: The architect of the next version of Windows (Vista) and the geek (not Greek) mythology that shadows it can be answered by him and him only. When not confusing (enlightening) me on the future of Messages & designing the next generation of Windows, he takes time to write a blog and is quite humorous in his style.


 


Stanley Lippman: C++ guys should watch out for his blog


 


 


Somasegar: When the Corporate VP of Developer Division at Microsoft writes, the developers across the blog read, coz what he writes about affects their bread and butter. His is the blog to look out for happening in the Microsoft Developer Tools camp.


 


Brad Abrams: No one speaks of the CLR internals with as much clarity as the Lead Program Manager of CLR team at Microsoft.


 


Scott Hanselman: ASP.NET guys and .NET developers in general cannot afford to miss this blog. His post in the questions every .NET developer should know (link) should be familiar to anyone appearing for interviews for .NET positions.


 


C# FAQ: The C# team at Microsoft has a FAQ blog, which is updated by C# team and C# MVPS.


 


Sahil Malik: Kiss-ass attitude is what I like about his blog. His latest book Professional ADO.NET 2.0 is selling wonders. His language may be rough, but he gets his point across.


 


Robert Scoble: Think blog! Meet Robert Scoble. No, RSS does not stand for Robert Scoble Syndication, but this guys writes all about Microsoft, good and bad. Hats off to him.


 


Larry Osterman: His is a very geeky blog and he explains everything in detail.


 


 


Comments are very welcome.

PDC content on Office 12 for free*

For 6 months, this content is free


OFF307: “Access 12”: Developing Collaboration Solutions with “Access 12” and Windows SharePoint Services “v3”
Speaker: Clint Covington – Broad overview of many new features.


OFF201: “Office 12”: Introduction to the Programmable Customization Model for the “Office 12” User Experience (Part 1)
Speaker: Jensen Harris – explains the philosophy behind the new UI and the ribbon changes.


OFF302: “Office 12”: Developing with the Programmable Customization Model for the “Office 12” User Experience (Part 2)
Speaker: Savraj Dhanjal – explains how to customize the new UI.


OFF310: Windows SharePoint Services: Developing Collaboration and Tracking Applications
Speaker: Mike Morton – explains many of the changes to WSS that can be used while building Access applications with WSS link tables.


OFF417: Visual Studio Tools for Office “v3”: Creating Office Application Customizations
Speaker: Andrew Whitechapel – details around how to develop managed task panes and addins for Office including Access


OFF415: Windows SharePoint Services: Developing Custom Workflows
Speakers: George Hatoun; Pravin Indurkar – details about workflow that can be used while building applications with WSS. Access will have hooks for working with WSS workflow.

Express Editions of Visual Studio and SQL Server for free*

Yes, for a limited time (1 year), Visual Studio express editions are going to be free. SQL Server Express editions will be free always.


More details at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/


Start downloading folks.


Clarifications on the free offer at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/support/faq/default.aspx#pricing


Complete FAQ at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/support/faq/default.aspx


And yes, you cannot develop V1.1 applications with VS2005 Express editions. :( tsk tsk