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My good friend and fellow Microsoft Regional Director Adam Cogan asked me the following question today. I was curious what you thought so I decided to ask you as well:

What are you going to be using going forward (and why)?

1. WINDOWS 2008 R2 Release Candidate

2. WINDOWS 7 Release Candidate

3. VISTA ?



Respond in the comments if you would. I'm really curious! Thanks!


The hits keep coming! First they announced Beta 1, now here's a link to the piping hot WCF/WF4 Training Kit from Ron Jacobs!

"The WCF/WF 4 training kit contains a set 6 hands on labs that will help you quickly get up to speed with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) in .NET 4. The labs include Introduction to Workflow, Workflow Services, Flowchart, Workflow Designer, Service Discovery and Monitoring. "

Ps. Here's the video version from


Soma posted about the BETA 1 RELEASE of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4!!!! He waxes eloquently here about it!  This is a major release and you should be evaluating it to determine how best to apply it.

Here are some resources to speed you on your way:

Articles here at the MSDN .NET Framework Developer Center

Forums here

Microsoft .NET Framework: Overview and Applications for Babies - Scott Hanselman

Enjoy! I know I will!


The Microsoft Web Platform guys have released a video on youtube that pays homage to one of my favorite detective shows. Check it out here!  This is just a teaser and I can't wait for Episode 1!

Who knew that installing apps could be this exciting! Go Cannon PI!!!! Soma and ScottGu rock!