• Extension Analyzer V3 – Mynor Ivan Muralles announces the release of Extension Analyzer V3 on the Visual Studio Blog. This extension provides exploration and diagnostic information for other extensions (covering VSIX, PkgDef, VS Packages and MEF components), allowing you to trouble shoot problems with extension loading
  • Introducing: Emaroo 1.0 – Roland Weigelt releases the first version of his Recently Used Files browser which gives a quick and easy way of opening recently used documents across a range of applications including Visual Studio, Blend and Office.



  • Brighton ALT.NET – The Brighton Alt.Net Community are meeting for beers tomorrow (Tuesday 5th October) at their usual venue, The Skiff. Th event is informal and follows the usual turn up, suggest topics, vote on them and then discuss the most interesting ones pattern
  • Europe Virtual ALT.NET: Recording of Andreas Öhlund on NServiceBus @ E-VAN 29 September 2010 – The European Virtual Alt.Net group have now posted the recording of Andreas Öhlund’s session on NServiceBus, in which he covered the message sending aspects of the service bus recorded at last Wednesday’s live meeting event
  • Europe Virtual ALT.NET: Glenn Block on "Embracing HTTP in the .NET platform" on 18 October 2010 – The European Virtual Alt.Net Group have their next event planned for the 18th October 2010, and will feature Glen Block talking on REST, and the improvements coming in WCF for working with REST and HTTP
  • NxtGenUG Event: C# Abuse with Jon Skeet – The Manchester chapter of the NxtGen User Group welcome Jon Skeet delivering a session on abusing the C# compiler creating code which causes the compiler (or your code reviewer) pain. The event is being held on Wednesday 20th October 2010 in Daresbury.
  • Event: SQL Server User Goup meeting in Edinburgh – Scottish Developers highlight a SQL Server User group event being held in Edinburgh this Thursday (7th October) at Microsoft’s offices. The event features Tony Rogerson and Allan Michell looking at implementing Hierarchies in relational data and exploring StreamInsight.
  • SQLBits videos (distinctly amateur) – Jamie Thomson shares a collection of behind the scenes interviews from this weekend’s SQLBits 7 event held in York giving a taste of what the event is all about. I had a great time at the event, and if you deal with SQL Server and you’ve never attended you really should.
  • WIN a FREE Phone with like NO effort and attend the Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch – Scott Hanselman has brokered a deal where (US Only unfortunately) you can win a Windows Phone 7 device in return for a small amount of promotion of the Windows Phone 7 Launch events