Download PDC 2008 Sessions and Watch Offline
personally prefer watching sessions regardless of my Internet connection status, so I decided to download PDC08 sessions and watch offline.
I collected the list of available sessions from PDC 08, and they are easy to download. I personally use Free Download Manager for simultaneous efficient downloads - you can try it yourself. Just select all the text in this post, right click and select “Download Selected with Free Download Manager”.
For a full list of downloads and links, you can download this excel file that contains all the information.
KYN01 - Day 1 Morning Keynote Ray...
Download Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit
With the release of Visual Studio 2008 RTM earlier today, the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit is also available for download. (120Mb of training materiel...)
This kit contains Labs, Demos and PPTs about various technologies coming up with Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5. So If you're a little behind, this is your chance to catch up!
Fundamentals: Framework and Language Enhancements
Lap around Visual Studio 2008 & .NET Framework 3.5
.NET Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Using LINQ with Relational Data
What's new in C# 3.0?
Commonly Used Types and Namespaces in .Net Framework 3.5 If you want to make sure you've read enough articles and blog posts about .Net Framework 3.5, or you just happen to have an empty wall in your office, download the Commonly Used Types and Namespaces in .Net Framework 3.5 poster. Enjoy!
Acropolis Out, WPF Composite Client Applications in!
Back in June 2007, during Teched Orlando, Microsoft has announced the new Client Application Framework: "Acropolis". In the mean time, the patterns & practices team has announced that there are no plans for future releases of CAB and the Smart Client Application Block, and the support for WPF in CAB will be limited to Winforms Interop scenarions only (covered in SCSF May 2007 release).
As many incubation project in Microsoft, some are decided to be closed, as well as the Acropolis project. Yesterday, The Acropolis team has announced that the core Acropolis concepts will...
IOException: Cannot locate resource app.xaml -WPF in Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 I tried to convert some WPF applications from Visual Studio 2005 to Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2). The conversion went all fine, but when I started debugging this application, I received an IOException: Cannot locate resource app.xaml: The solution I found for this issue is to remove the Custom Tool from the file properties and setting it back to MSBuild:Compile. I hope this workaround works for you as it worked for me. If you have any other solution, I'd love to hear! Update (August 8th, 2007)...
Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Orcas Beta 2 Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008 (formerly "Orcas") and .Net Framework 3.5 are available for download in several editions: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Visual Studio Team System 2008 Beta 2 Team Suite (Virtual PC) Visual Studio Team System 2008 Beta 2 Team Suite Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Team Foundation Server Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Professional Edition Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Standard Edition For an overview of Visual Studio 2008 and a list of features that are available in this...
This week at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Kevin Turner announced that Microsoft will be launching Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles on February 27, 2008. This event will kick off a “launch wave” of hundreds of events that Microsoft will host worldwide. But... This announcement doesn't mean than these products will not be RTM'ed before that date. Most important for me is Visual Studio 2008 of course, that will be released by the end of the year, according to some Microsoft sources (Soma, Scott Guthrie and more). Regarding Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 -...
The Acropolis Team has changed the naming of the CTP's and aligned it with other Microsoft products CTP's names. This second CTP of Acropolis is called July 2007 and it is available for download here. This CTP works with . Enjoy!
As promised earlier, the first CTP of Microsoft "Acropolis" Client Application Framework is available for download. You can download the CTP from here, and the additional documentation from here. If you have any questions, visit the Acropolis MSDN Forum. Note that this CTP should work with and not with Visual Studio 2005. Enjoy!
This Teched in Orlando the new client application framework called "Acropolis" will be announced. From the session catalog: DEV302 - Windows .NET Client: Introducing the “Acropolis” Client Application Framework - David Hill DEV318 - Windows .NET Client: Building Rich Client UI with the “Acropolis” Framework - Kathy Kam From the "ClientFX" Blog: "Unfortunately, developing smart client solutions can be challenging. The lack of an application model, supporting infrastructure, and out-of-the-box implementations for commonly used client-side services forces each developer to address these sometimes complex issues themselves. Acropolis aims to remedy this situation by providing an application framework and...