- SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Robert Bruckner highlights the RTM release of SQL Server 2008 R2. R2 represents a significant amount of development of the product, introducing a number of new features across the various editions.
- SQL Server 2008 R2 Released (RTM) - Download it or try the Hosted version from PASS! - Jacob Sebastian also features the SQL Server R2 RTM Release, with download links to the product, along wtih some documentation (in ebook format), some videos and highlights a hosted preview from PASS which will let you try it out without installing.
- SQL Server 2008 R2/SQL Server 2008 R2 Express RTM/RTW Today - Greg Duncan also focuses on the SQL Release, highlighting the Express edition release, and associated supporting tools
- DiffPlex 1.1 Released - Matt Manela highlights a minor update to the DiffPlex project, taking the version to 1.1, and improving the performance of this Diffing library for Silverlight and HTML based applications.
- WF State Machine Activity Pack CTP1 Released - Alan Ko, Program Manager on the Windows Workflow team shares the news of the release of the first CTP of the Windows Workflow State Machine Activity Pack, bringing support for statemachine activities to WF4. Full source and installs are available for this from the CodePlex site.
- Goodbye Teamprise, Hello Team Explorer Everywhere - Martin Woodward talks about the new Team Explorer Everywhere product, and how it relates to the acquisition of TeamPrise by Microsoft and what provisions are being made for existing Teamprise customers.
- VS 2010 Debugger Improvements (BreakPoints, DataTips, Import/Export) - Scott Guthrie takes a look at the improvements made to the debugger in Visual Studio 2010 showing via screenshots how you can use Breakpoint labels, Pinned DataTips and import/export of breakpoints and DataTips to improve your debugging productivity
- Setting up Visual Studio 2010 to step into Microsoft .NET Source Code - Raj Kaimal runs through the steps required to get Visual Studio 2010 to allow you to step into the .NET Framework Source Code by configuring the symbol server.
- That No SQL Thing: Modeling Documents in a Document Database - Ayende continues his series on NoSQL Databases with a look at how you can correctly design a data model for a Document Database, using his standard Blog based domain as an example.
- Simple-MongoDB - Part 2, Anonymous types, JSON, Embedded entities and references - Daniel Wertheim continues his series on using the MongoDB database with his Simple-MongoDB driver, looking at the concepts and use of Anonymous types, JSON, Embedded documents and References.
- NoSQL with MongoDB, NoRM and ASP.NET MVC - Part 2 - Shiju Varghese also continues looking at MongoDB using NoRM and ASP.NET MVC, in this post focusing on a Domain Entity which has a complex deep object graph. Supporting code for this series is available from CodePlex.
- Back to (Parallel) Basics: Do you really want to do that? or Why doesn’t the new Parallel.For support BigInteger? - Scott Hanselman, with some help from Stephen Toub, answers a readers question on why the Parallel.For function does not support the use of BigInteger, and discusses the amount of time it would take to iterate over a number this big.
- The Web Protection Library, plugins and naming - Barry Dorrans discusses the proposed implementation for a plug-in architecture for the Web Protection Library, using MEF under the hood, to allow developers to extend the WPL with additional functionality.
- Resource Usage: IoC Containers And Large Object Graphs - Updated: Link was broken, now fixed Derick Bailey looks at controlling the resource usage of the AutoFac Inversion of Control Container when satisfying large dependency graphs, and there seems to be some discussion in the comments about how other IoC containers achieve similar.
- Top 25 security issues for developers of web sites - Andrew James shares the top 25 Web Application security issues as found by CWE (Common Weakness Enumeration) using their general ranking. Well worth reading and informing yourself of these types of software defects.