• LightSwitch Beta 1 Available to MSDN Subscribers! – The Visual Studio LightSwitch team announce the release of LightSwitch Beta 1 for MSDN Subscribers, Everyone else will have to wait until the public beta on 23rd August
  • Sync Framework 2.1 Available for Download – The latest release of the Sync Framework brings with it all the good stuff from the v2.0 release, supplementing this with support for synchronisation to SQL Azure, along with support for the SQL 2008 (and SQL Azure) table valued parameter, and much more



  • Don Syme is in town! – F#unctional Londoners Meetup Group (London, England) – The F#unctioanl Londoners User Group is being visited by Don Syme who will be talking on (you guessed it) F# on the Thursday 9th September 2010 at SkillsMatter
  • The New Brighton ALT.NET Wiki – Mike Hadlow announces the creation of the Brighton ALT.NET Wiki, the home for information about the Group and its regular meetings.
  • Early Bird is Open for the Patterns and Practices Symposium – John Papa highlights the opening of the Early Bird registrations for the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Symposium to be held in Redmond on the 18-22 October 2010. With a number of great looking sessions planned across a variety of technologies this $699 early bird offer looks like an excelent deal.
  • WPUG.NET: Second Meeting – register now! – The Windows Phone User Group will be holding their second meeting on Wednesday 25th August at the Theodore Bullfrog, in London. This event will feature Matt Lacey and Mike Ormond, discussing a variety of Windows Phone Development topics.