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IIS 7.0 Rocks the House!
Yes, we have Windows Server 2008 coming. Yes, also SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, the .NET Framework 3.5, and more - but probably one of the more exciting new items to come at this same time is IIS 7. As Scott Guthrie states in his recent blog post on IIS, this is a major update to the technology. IIS 7 will allow for a plug-in architecture and allows you to take out all the pieces of the IIS stack that your applications don't need. It also allows you to build your own extensions and plug ......

Posted On Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:55 AM

New Version of ODP.NET for .NET 2.0 Released as Beta Today
Oracle has released a new version of ODP.NET as a Beta today. You can find it here. This release offers some outstanding features ODP.NET developers have been waiting for. The new feature list is as follows: Oracle Data Provider for .NET Features Instant Client Support: Smaller ODP.NET client installation User-Defined Types: Map Oracle objects and collections to .NET custom types and support REFs to object types Process Database Down Events: ODP.NET automatically frees connections of a downed Data ......

Posted On Friday, June 1, 2007 4:26 PM

Uploading Files In ASP.NET 2.0

I just noticed when looking at the ASP.NET Developer Portal on MSDN that my new article on uploading files in ASP.NET 2.0 has come out. You can read the article here:


Posted On Friday, January 6, 2006 5:55 AM

Want to go to outer-space for free?
Well, not exactly you, but NASA is allowing for us common folk to send our name into outer space aboard the spacecraft Dawn which is heading to the asteroid belt. Your name will be placed on a microchip and sent on the spacecraft! I'm signed up ... are you? The link:http://dawn.jpl.nasa.g... HEY .. BTW ... the site is built on ASP.NET ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 7, 2005 8:41 AM

New Book - Professional VB 2005 with .NET 3.0!
Another book! I and some friends just finished a new release of our Visual Basic book. This is another book I wrote with the wonderful Kent Sharkey! :) We really cleaned up this version of the book. This book came together quite well and shows not only the core of .NET 2.0 in depth - but it also covers the new ground of .NET 3.0. The .NET Framework 3.0 includes the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). The table ......

Posted On Monday, May 28, 2007 10:03 PM

Scott Guthrie Gives Short Review of Professional ASP.NET 2.0 SE

It was nice to see "Mr. ASP.NET" himself (Scott Guthrie) give a nice review of the latest version of my ASP.NET 2.0 book on Amazon just recently!

Posted On Sunday, January 28, 2007 3:05 PM

MIX07 – The Web Developers Conference
Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie are the keynote speakers to this Microsoft-centric Web Developers conference held in the beautiful desert of Las Vegas. The conference is from Monday, April 30th till May 2nd and has sessions on everything from Windows Live, to AJAX, to LINQ, to the topic I am most interesting in right now - WPF/E. I wonder if my friend Laurence is going to be there ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 3, 2007 8:11 PM

Microsoft's Sandcastle Released as CTP
Microsoft's Sandcastle was released as a CTP just recently. This is a tool for .NET 2.0 that allows you to create documentation from the XML comments that are found in a DLL. This is a tool that is meant to compete with NDOC which hasn't really had the greatest support for generics found in .NET 2.0. I haven't tried Sandcastle myself yet, but here is the link: ......

Posted On Monday, October 9, 2006 3:04 AM

Club Web Site Starter Kit

Looks like my Club Web Site Starter Kit articles made it out and are now available on MSDN:

Introduction to the Club Web Site Starter Kit
Extending the Club Web Site Starter Kit


Posted On Friday, July 1, 2005 10:27 AM

Personal Web Site Starter Kit
For those that haven't seen it yet, the Personal Web Site Starter Kit based upon ASP.NET 2.0 is out and I have a couple of MSDN articles for you on how to work with it: Introduction to the Personal Web Site Starter Kit Extending the Personal Web Site Starter Kit Enjoy ......

Posted On Thursday, June 23, 2005 10:08 AM

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