• Announcing the August 2011 Release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 – The Windows Azure Team announce the release of their August 2011 build of the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010. This release contains new profiling tooling allowing you to profile applications running on Azure, support for ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Roles, improved package validation and support for multiple service configurations in one project.
  • NOW AVAILABLE: August 2011 Update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – As is usual, the Windows Azure Team have updated their Platform Training Kit to reflect the changes in the August 2011 (1.4) release of the SDK Tooling.
  • Announcing Windows Azure Storage Analytics – The Windows Azure Team complete their trio of announcements with new abilities to monitor, track, analyse and debug the use of Windows Azure Storage, Blobs, Tables and Queues
  • Navigation for ASP.NET Web Forms – Graham Mendick releases version 1.2 of his Navigation for ASP.NET Web Forms project on CodePlex. This project provides a server side solution to building multi stage state based page flows, and is accompanied by a comprehensive sample application based on Nerd Dinner, and detailed documentation



  • SQLBits 9 conference schedule posted – Matt Masson highlights the provisional Agenda for the Friday (pay for) and Saturday (free community day) at SQLBits 9, hosted in Liverpool on the 30 September / 1st October. Once again it looks like there is going to be a great range of sessions available, and another conference well worth checking out if you haven’t already.
  • 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition Contest open for participation – Katrien DG highlights the 10k Apart contest, a joint effort between Microsoft’s MIX Online team and An Event Apart, looking for a fully featured web application for modern browsers all written inside 10K of code (compressed)
  • Upcoming FubuMVC Webinar Series & FubuMVC Webinar: F101 – Behaviors, Configuration, and Runtime – Josh Arnold is taking his FubuMVC series to the next level with three planned Webinar events looking at Behaviors, Configuration, and Runtime, View Engines and Html Conventions, and Custom Behaviors. The first of which will run twice, once on Friday 5th August and again on Friday 19th August