- Announcing Visual Studio Achievements Beta – The Team over at Channel9 announce the beta release of Visual Studio Achievements, a fun extension which brings an element of game play to writing code
- Visual Studio Achievements – Remember Kids They’re Just For Fun – Bil Simser discusses the Visual Studio Achievements, and reminds us that they are just for fun, rather than reflecting best practices in all cases
- Testing framework is not just for writing… tests – Krzysztof Kozmic discusses an alternative use for the testing frameworks we use, using them as a way of easily running sample code.
- What’s new in WCF 4.5? Improved streaming in IIS hosting – Ido Flatow is now on part 9 of a series of posts spanning back to September looking at the new features of WCF4.5. This post looks at streaming support in WCF when hosted on IIS, allowing better performance and memory use characteristics.
- Mango Sample: The ApplicationBar’s Secret Blend? – Jerry Nixon continues his series of articles looking at sample applications to demonstrate various features of Windows Phone Mango taking a look in this post at the Application Bar and looking at creating an Application Bar in both Expression Blend and Visual Studio.
- An analysis of SOPA and PIPA Protest "Blackout" HTML and CSS techniques – Scott Hanselman takes a look at the variety of methods which websites used yesterday to black out in protest of the SOPA and PIPA acts
- Microsoft IE6 Migration – Tarun Arora highlights the Microsoft IE6 Migration Roadshow events. These events, in conjunction with various partners, are taking place in February, March and April in Manchester, Chalfont St. Peter, London, and Reading. The idea behind the events is to help IT departments understand the issues with migration and why the need to perform migration
- Join me for a developer webcast for Windows Phone 7.5 – Paul Laberge’s Windows Phone 7.5 Developer webcast is today (January 19th) at 1PM EST / 10am PST. This web cast runs for 3 hours, looking at implementing a variety of Windows Phone features into your applications. The even better news is that the session will be recorded and made available after the event!