VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Training Kit

The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management. I’ve downloaded this, if any one require this, you can drop me a mail or can collect from me.

Microsoft Products at No Cost – Free

Who says that Microsoft manufactures products only to sell ?? Microsoft has many products that are free to download. As am into .NET and specially with Visual Studio, am aware that Visual Studio is free to download from Microsoft’s website. Yes, that’s true.. Microsoft give Visual studio 2008 Express Editions, MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 as well as the Runtime for the latest .NET framework 3.5. Here is the link to learn more towards free products as well as priced products. To know more about the product information about Visual Studio 2008, click here.

Laptop under $100

That’s true, you read the title correct. BBC recently wrote about this on 6th Dec 08. Microsoft is working out towards the XP operating system to be a reality on the co called $100 laptop or XO. If things go as scheduled, $100 Laptop or XO will be a reality by the mid 2008. James Utzschneider, GM for Marketing and Communications from Microsoft, wrote about this at his blog. According to him, about 40 engineers are working towards mid 2008 to come out with a production-quality release. The XO laptop works with 1GB Flash memory, when compared with traditional Hard … Continue reading Laptop under $100

Servers at Home

Servers, no more belong to Office. All these days, wife’s worry that their husband not only work wholly with LapTop, on top of this, Microsoft is coming out with one more product titling as “Stay at Home Servers“. Don’t you believe this .. pay a visit to their product page. Microsoft addresses this as “WindowsHomeServer“. The advantages explained in nice video. This video has all the possible places that every home can have and what every one can do from every location of common home. Where are we going .. and where is the infrastructure is moving to ?? anyhow, … Continue reading Servers at Home

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview provides a glimpse of new, powerful functionality being added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET next year. This release delivers features that enable high-productivity data scenarios and creates the best server for rich clients. The release includes an ASP.NET model-view-controller (MVC) framework, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, Silverlight controls for ASP.NET, ADO.NET Data Services, an Entity Framework runtime, new features for ASP.NET AJAX and a wide variety of API References as hosted at ASP.NET Official site. You can download the ASP.NET 3.5 Preview, which contain all the Siliverlight controls, ADO.NET Data Services and many more. There is a … Continue reading ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

Calling .NET Component from a classic ASP page

After a long time, today, got a requirement from ASP page. Our current client has a major application written in classic ASP 2.0, and we have given him an extension functionality written in .NET with VB as programming language. Now, we have 2 different applications running at the same box with 2 different technologies, ie., an ASP application and an ASP.NET application. For both of the applications, there is a common functionality talking to the database via a webservice written in Java. The current situation demand a common library that will be reused at both ASP.NET pages as well as … Continue reading Calling .NET Component from a classic ASP page

Mix: UK 07 Vedios

For all those who didn’t attend the Mix at UK during Sep 07, here is a good news. The good news is not only for those who didn’t attend the MIX, but for all the technology lovers as well as persons who are passionate about latest technology happenings. The two day event is now available for offline viewing at their website. Here is the link that give you the download of all the videos of all the sessions that happened. Isn’t nice for all of us, who missed the event and who couldn’t afford to attend the event. It’s time … Continue reading Mix: UK 07 Vedios

Live goes deep while searching

Most of the industry say that, Google is the top search engine and will give you lot of results when you search. But the missing point is that, Live Search gives you deeper search when compared to Google. Surprising !!!! i just did a small search for my name, Chakravarthy, at both the search engines. To make the figures matter, i go upto 100 pages in Live Search results. Where as, Google takes me only upto 84 pages. To my surprise, when i go back to the 83 page, then i see the search pages count is increased from 84 … Continue reading Live goes deep while searching