Software

Nevron .NET Vision Q4 2007 Released - Nevron announce the latest release of their commercial data visualisation components

Microsoft SharedView Beta2 - This beta screen sharing software has been generating quite a buzz this week.

Information

Creating Your Own Provider Framework - Detailed run through of creating you own providers in the MS way.

Monorail Hands-On - Using MonoRail to build a sample application against the NorthWind database

Incorrect Results With Path.Combine - Hilton Giesenow demonstrates a case where Path.Combine might not do what you think it does - this is good to know, as I make quite a bit of use of Path.Combine

.NET 3.5 Client Product Roadmap - ScottGu gives an outline of the future for .NET Client Product developers

Using Localization in ASP.NET - A quick run through of using Resource files in ASP.NET applications

Tools for Digging Deeper Into .NET - A brief round up of some must have .NET tools - all well worth a look if you don’t already use them

Microsoft DreamSpark - If you are a student in one of the countries supported, this is an excellent opportunity to get full versions of Windows 2003 Server, Visual Studio Pro 2005/8, Expression studio, SQL Server Developer Edition. Its a shame I’m not a student any more - this is a great offer.

Why are the Microsoft Office file formats so complicated? (And some workarounds) - Following the release of the Office Document specifications, Joel Spolsky reviews some of the reasons they are so complex