Monthly Archives: February 2007

What’s new in .NET Framework 3.5.20209 (March 2007 CTP) Part 1

The .NET Framework 3.5 build 3.5.20209 was released earlier this morning as part of the Visual Studio Orcas March 2007 CTP. Find the downloads here: Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” March 2007 CTP (Self-extracting Install) Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” March … Continue reading

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The Office meets Microsoft

During our Microsoft Solutions Framework training here at Class-A we discussed some movies and series over lunch. A pretty common subject, but this time The Office was mentioned. The Office is a British production of the BBC and is a … Continue reading

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Linq support in Compact Framework 3.5

Tonight I did some more browsing through the January 2007 CTP version of Visual Studio “Orcas” and stumbled upon the .NET Compact Framework 3.5. The .NET Compact FX 3.5 is first included in this CTP version. To my great surprise … Continue reading

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Sniff your network: Microsoft Network Monitor 3.0

A little over a week ago Microsoft has released the third version of Network Monitor, a network sniffing utility. With this tool you can capture network traffic that passes over your network card. It allows you to see what really … Continue reading

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Valve to introduce in-game advertising

Way back I posted about the potential of in-game advertising and other forms of virtual marketing. Now, more than two years later Valve (producer of the excellent Half-Life 1 and 2 engine) catches onto this very same idea and has … Continue reading

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Hosting the LoginService in .NET 3.5

The January 2007 CTP version of Visual Studio “Orcas” has .NET FX 3.5 version 3.5.11209. One of the assemblies is System.Web.Extensions and hosts some great new additions to the ASP.NET stack. It has new classes in the namespace System.Web.Security, two … Continue reading

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XPS Essentials

Windows Presentation Foundation also introduced the Xml Paper Specification (XPS): Microsoft’s counterpart to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Where you need the Adobe Reader application to view PDF files, you will also need a viewer to see XPS documents. This … Continue reading

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