Exceptionless Goes Open Source

It’s a big day at Exceptionless. We are super excited to announce that we are open sourcing the Exceptionless code ! That’s right, now you can hack on our real-time error reporting tool yourself. Too many apps are throwing too many errors out there, resulting in confused users, lost business, and endless frustration. We believe Exceptionless can help the development community become more in-tune with their code by making those errors more transparent, trackable, and squashable. More importantly, we want to support developers building and shipping better code for their users . Cool,...

Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) Now Available

An update is available for SQL Server 2008. A list of all the fixes can be found here. Download at Source ( Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 )

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

"Reveals extensive enhancements for simplified application life-cycle management, provides sneak peek at all key focus areas for Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 29, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today provided the first look at the next version of its developer tools and platform, which will be named Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. Microsoft described the next release through the following five focus areas: riding the next-generation platform wave, inspiring developer delight, powering breakthrough departmental applications, enabling...

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Overview

"Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Designed to address the latest needs of developers, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework deliver key innovations in the following pillars: Democratizing Application Lifecycle Management Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) crosses many roles within an organization and traditionally not every one of the roles has been an equal player in the process. Visual Studio Team System 2010 continues to build the platform for functional equality and shared commitment across an organization’s...

Overview of CLR improvements in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Below is a list of all the sweet improvements made to the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 since the .NET Framework 3.5 was initially released! " NGen infrastructure rewrite: the new infrastructure uses less memory, produces less fragmented NGen images with much better locality, and does so in dramatically less time. What this means to you: Installing or servicing an NGen image is much faster, and cold startup time of your NGen’ed code is better. Framework Startup Performance Improvements: The framework is now better optimized for startup. We’ve tweaked the framework to consider...

Microsoft PDC 2008

I’m pretty sad that I will not be attending Microsoft PDC 2008. There are a lot of interesting sessions this year that sound appealing to me. For a complete list visit the Microsoft PDC 2008 site .

Microsoft Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio

"Windows Live™ Tools for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 are a set of control add-ins to make incorporating Windows Live services into your Web application easier with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008. Download the Community Technical Preview of Windows Live Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Now The six controls included in this CTP release are: Contacts Control ( reference ) IDLoginStatus Control ( reference ) IDLoginView Control ( reference ) MessengerChat Control ( reference ) SilverlightStreamingMediaPlayer Control ( reference ) Map Control ( reference...

ASP.NET MVC Preview 5

This ASP.NET MVC CodePlex Preview 5 is an interim release that contains some new features and some feature improvements for which the ASP.NET MVC team would like to receive feedback from the community. Note: Before you run the ASP.NET MVC CodePlex Preview 5 installer, be sure to uninstall any earlier previews of ASP.NET MVC that you might have installed. In addition, close all instances of Visual Studio 2008. The follwing issues are addressed in this release (see the Release Notes for more detail on any changes) Html Helpers need to look into ModelState to get attempted value Add a convenience...

FxCop 1.36 Released

After a very long time, an Microsoft FxCop update has been released. Here is a list of all that has changed: 200+ bug fixes that reduce noise, missing analysis and rule crashes Support for analyzing anonymous methods and lambda expressions New option for skipping analysis over tool generated code Spell checker libraries now ship in the box Changes in the way references are resolved and located Better support for C++/CLI and the Compact Framework Language 'friendly' API names in the UI and resolutions (ie Visual Basic syntax if running over a Visual Basic binary) New globalization, design...

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 RTM

I was so happy to see that Microsoft has finally release Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. It contains so many improvements and bug fixes; you can view the full list of the enhancements at Scott Guthrie's blog . " Unlike other Service Packs from Microsoft, the SP1 of . Net Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 not only contains bug fixes and improvements, it also contains new technologies such as ADO.Net Entity Framework v1 , ADO.Net Data Services v1 , ASP.Net Dynamic Data and the framework and tools support for working with SQL Server 2008 that was RTM'ed last...