Happy New Year Everyone, and congratulations to this years crop of Microsoft MVPs.

My 2008 in Review post on New Years Eve seems to have been well received and I’d like to extend my thanks to those who commented or emailed kind comments.

Today’s edition of The Morning Brew is the last of the late editions – The Christmas holidays are almost over for me, and things will be back to the usual earlier posting time from next week.


  • NH Prof is in public beta – Ayende gives us all a great New Years gift, the first public beta of NH Prof, a profiler for NHibernate has been released as a 30 day trial.
  • Spark Language Package – Preview 1 – The Spark Language, which has had mention here before as a view engine for ASP.NET MVC gets its first installer which installs the DLL’s needed and adds registry keys to add colour and intellisense to .spark files in Visual Studio 2008
  • ScrewTurn Wiki Version 3.0 Beta – The ScrewTurn tram announce the release of the Version 3 beta, a beta release they believe is stable enough for use on low traffic and non mission critical wikis – as always with beta software if you find a problem let the developers know.