• Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles – Maarten Balliauw highlights the Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles project from the Microsoft DPE Team which enables quick and easy deployment of multiple virtual web sites on a single Azure instance, and providing further tooling to support multiple instances (AKA failover)
  • Expression Web 4 Service Pack 2 – Alex Moskwa announces the release of Expression Web 4 Service Pack 2. This service pack release offers improvement to the workspace configuration and code editing functionality of Expression Web 4, including jQuery intellisense, snippets, and Interactive mode for snapshot previews allowing you to test cross browser interactions
  • New code sample release from Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework in July – Jialiang highlights the latest release of the All-In-One Code Framework which brings further samples to the collection, covering ASPNET (Fixed Header Grid, Spinner Image, Script Disabling, File Permission editing), Windows Driver Kit (WDK), Windows Azure Web Role Identity, Silverlight Session Cookies, a Tiff Image Converter, HexStringByteArrayConverter, Full Screen Slide Show
  • Project Silk Drop 13 – Karl Shifflett highlights Drop 13 of the Project Silk cross browser web application guidance, uilising HTML 5, CSS3 ASP.NET MVC 3 and other modern Web Technologies. This drop brings some minor code changes, along with early drafts of chapters on Modularity, Communication, Navigation and Design and Layout.


  • ASP.NET MVC 4 Roadmap – Phil Haack shares the ASP.NET MVC Team’s roadmap for the Version 4 release, outlining what they are currently planning to include in the next major release, focusing on improving development and deployment workflow, improved ASP.NET and .NET platform utilisation, improving Ajax support, and HTML5 and mobile device support
  • List of HTML5 Presentation Resources – Chris Bowen shares a nice collection of resources related to HTML5, CSS3, Canvas and SVG, along with HTML5 sample applications and the various Microsoft Web technologies including Internet Explorer, ASP.NET MVC, WebMatrix, etc.
  • Overriding Unobtrusive Client Side Validation Settings in ASP.NET MVC 3 – Imran Baloch takes a look at how you can manipulate the validation settings of the jQuery Validation library utilised in ASP.NET MVC to perform the particular validation your application may require.
  • Understanding Protocols – Eric Lawrence discusses the support in Internet Explorer for custom protocol definitional allowing you to have a particular protocol URL passed to custom code or applications in Internet Explorer
  • Detecting and Changing a File’s Internet Zone in .NET: Alternate Data Streams & MEF DirectoryCatalog Fails to Load Assemblies – Mike Hadlow investigates manipulating alternate data streams on files in NTFS after running into problems getting MEF based plugin assemblies to load after being copied from the network (which was resulting in the ‘Blocked’ status on the files)
  • Stacks and queues in JavaScript – Jef Claes continues a series of posts on implementing common data structures and algorithms in JavaScript with a look at an implementation of the Stack and Queue structures.
  • Smooth CoffeeScript – E. Hoigaard shares a free E-Book on the CoffeeScript programming language, based upon the book Eloquent JavaScript. This guide takes a look at the various features of CoffeeScript, starting from the basics of this ‘improved JavaScript’ language.
  • Exploring CoffeeScript Part 3 – More on Functions – Jan Van Ryswyck continues his series looking at the CoffeeScript language, digging a little deeper into functions, looking at scope, context, function binding, and splats.
  • NHibernate.Envers – Querying – part 2 – Giorgetti Alessandro continues his series looking at the NHibernate.Envers library which provides support for entity versioning in NHibernate taking a look at the querying of the different versions of the entity.
  • Introduction to Office Open XML – DannyMak gives a short introduction to the Office Open XML format, highlighting the developer tools available to assist in working with these file types, and showing a very simple example to create a Word Document.