.NET 3.5 SP1 is RTM and available for download

יום שני, אוגוסט 11, 2008

For all those who asked, .NET 3.5 SP1 is final and available for download. What’s inside? ASP.NET Dynamic data Core improvements for CLR A lot of performance improvements in WPF ClickOnce enhancements ADO.NET with Data Services and Entity Framework LINQ2SQL and Data Provider for SQL Server 2008, that was released last week WCF with easier DataContract serialization...

Arabic and Hebrew languages bidirectional support for Silverlight 2.0 beta 2

יום חמישי, יולי 17, 2008

Those days, I’m, together with guys from Microsoft Egypt and Santeon, finishing development of bidirectional input and output support for Silverlight. I want you to take part in alpha testing of this solution. Please see the test form here and try it. <noframes>Visit <a href="http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/tamir/archive/2008/07/17/arabic-and-hebrew-languages-bidirectional-support-for-silverlight-2-0-beta-2.aspx">original article</a> to test</noframes> Also, you can download latest development build or compiled binary version with debug symbols and try it yourself. Please, if you’re in any issue, report it, by using issue tracker in CodePlex. In order to use...

The Original Tetris on Windows Vista

יום ראשון, יולי 13, 2008

For last days I’m very busy with Bidi support for Silverlight development. Working a lot of hours in order to finish it until TechEd. So, I’m very tired and need relaxation. What can be better, then Tetris? But, there are millions of Tetrises. What to choose? What’s the question? The original one. This genius game was developed by Vadim Gerasimov, Alexey Pajitnov and Dmitry Pavlovsky about 20 years ago and it still working on Windows PC...
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Printouts of the slides, presented on Silverlight 2.0 open house today

יום שני, יוני 30, 2008

Thank you all, who participated today in Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications event. I uploaded printouts of the slides, presented during the session here. So, you can download it for reference. I’m really interesting within your feedback (leave comments) in order for me to be able to enhance it for future events. Also, I want to remind you, that due to lack of space we were unable to handle all those who want to attend, thus we...
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Silverlight controls library has been upgraded to Beta 2

יום ראשון, יוני 15, 2008

Finally this weekend I got  a time to upgrade one of my OpenUp submissions, Silverlight controls library to work with Silverlight 2.0 beta 2. It was very interesting to track changes between developer’s (beta 1) and production (beta 2) go-live licenses. Let’s try to understand what has need changed. Syntax of DependencyProperty registration. Now instead of DependencyProperty.Register(name, propertyType,ownerType,propertyChangedCallback) you should use DependencyProperty.Register(name, propertyType,ownerType,typeMetadata), which, actually receives only one parameter in constructor – propertyChangedCallback. This make Silverlight to...
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Backup and restore your wireless networks settings by using WirelessMigrator

יום חמישי, יוני 5, 2008

I had to reinstall my working notebook, so I begun to backup all it’s settings. I almost finished, when recognize, that Windows Vista has no tool for backup and restore wireless networks settings (tnx to Daniel Petri). You can manually add or remove it. You can even change the priorities, but you cannot backup or restore it.   What to do? How to save all my passwords for networks and all certificates. Digging a bit deeper I found...
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Quick note: New TechEd downloads

There is TechEd in Orlando, and this means, that there are a lot of new announcements. Let’s fill up our download managers with expensive fuel and start. New WM 6.1 images (both standard and professional) – absolutely required if you’re programming Windows Mobile Managed Extensibility Framework – I blogged about it a little in the past. Really cool approach for adding extensibility features to your applications. Krzysztof explains new features there. ...

Just released: Parallel Extensions – June CTP

יום שני, יוני 2, 2008

Today, Parallel Programming team released 2nd CTP for Parallel Extensions to .NET Framework 3.5. Major features in this CTP are declarative parallelist (LINQ-to-Object, LINQ-to-XML), parallel tasks and imperative data and, the most important (for me) – user mode work stealing scheduler. It makes very efficient use of parallel hardware. Additional information regarding this release can be found in team blog. Also, please, report bugs to Connect in order to help those guys to produce better product. Download June CTP of...
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What’s new in MSDN Downloads?

יום שלישי, מאי 20, 2008

Just look how many new releases those days in MSDN Download web site. Virtual PC 2007 SP1 – download and release notes Scriptomatic 2.0 - download (uses PowerShell 1.0) Windows PowerShell V2 CTP2 - download Office Live Update 1.1 - download .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 beta – download Visual Studio 2008 SP1 beta - download Microsoft Expression Blend 2.5...
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Gas Price Windows Vista SideBar gadget – new version is available for download

יום שישי, מאי 16, 2008

This post is dedicated to some people in Microsoft and it’s subsidiaries. It begun about year ago, when I developed Gas Price information gadget (do not download it there). Before I started, I sent some personal email to those in MSN, who maintains it’s Auto section. I wait two days and got no response, so wrote this post about HTML scrapping and then I finished the gadget, that uses this technology. © Christopher Robbins ...