• SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Report Builder Update – Robert Bruckner highlights the release of Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008, which rolls up Cumulative Updates 1,2 and 3 with a few more fixes, and the April update to the Feature Pack which includes an updated ReportBuilder 2.0
  • MEF preview 5 released – Wes, of the Managed Extensibility Framework Team announces the release of Preview 5 of MEF including a range of new features, improvements and the odd breaking change
  • Announcing Velocity CTP3 ! – The Velocity Team announce their 3rd Community Technology Preview of Velocity the .NET distributed cache from Microsoft. With performance, security and installation improvements along with revised APIs and some new features this looks to be an interesting release.
  • NHibernate Mapping – <property/> – Ayende starts a series of posts exploring some of the building blocks of NHibernate Mappings. In this post he looks at the property mapping



  • TechEd 2009 Party with Palermo RSVP site just launched! – Jeffrey Palermo announces the launch of the accompanying website for his ‘Party with Palermo’ event to be held during TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles. As always this event is free (requiring just 1 business card to get in) and will doubtless be a great way of meeting your fellow conference attendees.