Update: As pointed out by Gordon in the comments, this post was missing its Tags – I’ve now added them, so hopefully no-one will have missed this post.



  • The F# PowerPack Released on CodePlex – Matthew Podwysocki takes a look at the newly released F# PowerPack, a CodePlex project contributed to by the F# Development team, and containing a number of libraries and tools that they have found useful, such as FsLex a Lexical Analyzer, FsYacc a parser generator, FsHtmlDoc a documentation generation tool, along with libraries for Linq and Parallel Linq Integration, OCaml compatibility and much more.
  • Installing ASP.NET MVC 2 RC 2 on Visual Studio 2010 RC – Phil Haack talks us through the process of ensuring we have the most up to date ASP.NET MVC2 release up and running inside Visual Studio 2010 RC installations, explaining how the install order can mean you need to do a liitle extra work to get up and running.
  • Manually Upgrading an ASP.NET MVC 1.0 application to ASP.NET MVC 2 (RC2) – Martin Aatmaa talks through the official process for updating ASP.NET MVC 1 projects to ASP.NET MVC 2 RC2, and offers some additional notes based on his experiences doing the process across a number of projects
  • Intellisense Crashing fix for VS 2010 – Scott Guthrie shares a work around for one known problem with Intellisense in the Visual Studio 2010 RC release which can occur if your computer uses UI Automation and certain devices. A patch is on the way, but for the time being Scott offers a workaround.
  • ASP.NET 4.0, Part 1: New Visual Studio ‘Code Optimized’ Profiles – Dan Maharry continues his tour round ASP.NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010 RC with a look at the IDE profiles that are now available, and talks about finding a happy medium for Web developers.
  • Getting Started with WPF : Hello World in multiple flavors – Pete Brown takes an introductory look at Windows Presentation Foundation by way of the traditional Hello World application, getting that up and running and then modifying it to introduce further WPF techniques.
  • Chaining simple assignments is not so simple – Eric Lippert takes a look at some of the confusion that can occur when using chained assignment statements in C#
  • Tamper Proofing – an implementation (Part 1) – Paul Mason begins looking at adding Tamper Proofing to NCloak to provide further levels of protection to assemblies, and in this part looks at creating a bootstrapper to wrap the actual assemblies and perform the checking.
  • Still On Windows 7 Release Candidate? – Jim O’Neil reminds anyone on still running the Windows 7 Release Candidate that from the beginning of March they will be seeing their machines shutting down ever 2 hours, and that the RC release will finally expire completely on 1st June. Make sure you are not caught out, and use the next couple of weeks to get on to a final release build.


  • Dr. Don Syme – Introduction to F#, 2 of 3 – Channel 9 release the second part of Don Syme’s series on F# for the C9 Lectures series. Part 2 reviews Functional Data, Pattern Matching, the basics of Imperative programming, and Sequences.