Update: Thanks to Dan Atkinson for the comment that pointed to an updated MVC Contrib release- looks like the original link’s release was removed, so I’ve updated the post with the updated release.
MVCContrib – Release: MVC2 188.8.131.52Updated: MVCContrib 184.108.40.206 for MVC2 (RTW) – Eric Hexer has pushed out a new release of the ASP.NET MVCContrib library which brings additional features to the ASP.NET MVC engine. This release includes some changes to Portable Areas support, along with the usual bug fixes.
- "FAKE – F# Make" and NaturalSpec released – Steffen Forkmann highlights the release of updated versions of FAKE 1.0, the F# Make implementation and NaturalSpec 1.0, both of which target the F#2 release and the Release Candidate and RTM editions of Visual Studio 2010.
- Back to the future! – New version of the VB6 InteropForms toolkit is released!! – The Visual Basic Team share a new release of the VB6 InteropForms toolkit which has been updated to support both Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 whcih provides a means of developig controls and forms in .NET and consuming from VB6 applications
- Download details: Microsoft Sync Framework – An update to the Microsoft Sync Framework is now available, and this service pack release contains bug fixes for a number of know issues, along with changes to expose the public change tracking API in SQL Compact (with an associated performance impact)
- Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Released – Scott Guthrie gives his usual overview of the latest release from Microsoft, sharing the key features of the .NET 4 / Visual Studio 2010 RTM products, and providing links to further information on the new bits.
- 602 Pages of pure and complete VB’ness, the Visual Basic Language Specification 10.0 – Greg Duncan highlights the release of the Visual Basic 10.0 language specification, 600+ pages of detailed implementation information about the VB language in its latest form
- Wha’s happening? Loosely coupled events – Phillip Trelford takes a look at nice ways of handling loosely coupled events from an event broker in a way similar to the Reactive Extensions provide for CLR events, illustrating with some F# examples.
- Metroline: A VS2010 Color Scheme – Thomas Restrepo shares a dark colour scheme for Visual Studio 2010, his first created specifically for use in Visual Studio 2010
- SOSEX v4.0 Now Available – Steve Johnson announces the release of an update SOSEX Windbg extension taking its version to 4.0 and adding in support for .NET 4 compiled code. Both 64 and 32 bit editions are available.
- Connect – The .NET CLR team talk about how they go about handling Connect issue reports, so, if you have cause to file an issue report, you will know the likely process they go through
- MSDN Partner Benefits for Visual Studio 2010 – Mikael Svenson investigates the Visual Studio 2010 offerings available to partners of different levels, which depending on your organisations partner status could net you up to 35 licenses of Visual Studio 2010 Premium with associated MSDN Subscriptions
- Visual Studio 2010 MSDN Subscriptions installs the trial version? (directions on Activating Visual Studio 2010 Trial) – Charles Sterling talks about some confusion about the Web Install of Visual Studio 2010 fro MSDN Subscribers installing a trial version, and shows how you can activate the trial using the product keys in the ISO release.
- WordPress says the Network Solutions hack is not their fault. – Barry Dorrans talks about a recent hosting security incident at Network Solutions which illustrates (and mis-reports) the need for encrypting connection details in text config files, and talks about how you can do this on the .NET platform.
- How to implement UI testing without shooting yourself in the foot – Gojko Adzic discusses a three level approach to building good automated UI tests, along with talking about how you can achieve this, and the types of tools needed.
- Beginning Silverlight – Layout Part 1 & Part 2 & Styles – Neil Knobbe explores the layout and styles functionality in Silverlight, providing a introductory series of posts which will get you up to speed on the Silverlight way of working.
- MVC Portable Areas Enhancement – Embedded Resource Controller – Steve Michelotti takes a look at using the ASP.NET MVC Contrib portable areas functionality with embedded resources exposed through the Embedded Resource Controller allowing you to package your area and its associated assets in the one DLL.