• Nuget 1.8 – The NuGet Team announce the release of NuGet 1.8. This release brings significant performance improvements, making package installation and restore much quicker. Also added is support for satellite packages for localized resources, Package restore consent, along with bugfixes.
  • NServiceBus 3.2 Released – Udi Dahan highlights the NServiceBus 3.2 release, giving an overview of the new modeling tooling provided, and discussing their updated licensing model.


  • Extract to User Control in visual studio11 – Jalpesh P. Vadgama takes a look at one of the neat new features for WebForms developers included in Visual Studio 11 Beta, allowing you to easily extract a section of markup into a user control
  • ASP.NET MVC4: Bundling and Minification – BalaG Ganesan takes an introductory look at the new Bundling and Minification features for CSS and JavaScript which ship in the ASP.NET MVC 4 release.
  • Beginner’s Guide to Node.js on Windows Azure – Shiju Varghese gives an introduction to working with Node.js on Windows Azure, discussing some of the key Node concepts and providing resources to help you get up and running with node on Windows and Windows Azure.
  • Data in the Fast Lane – – Douglas Gantenbein discusses a recent success for Microsoft Research, setting a new record for the ‘World Cup’ of data sorting. The team processed the equivalent of 100 bytes for every person in the world – an impressive feat.
  • Starting today you need Windows Phone 7.5 to use Marketplace – Nick J Trogh highlights the news that as of today the Windows Phone Market Place will only be accessible from Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
  • A story on composable systems – Dru Sellers discusses a real world use of Composition via Inversion of Control and some static typing gave very positive results in a real application he worked on.