January 2008 Entries

Running Visual Studio 2005 on IIS7, Windows Vista
If you are working with Windows Vista and IIS7 and developing web applications using Visual Studio 2005, you might want to know certain things before you panic on getting issues with creating http://localhost applications running out of the IIS Webserver. With Windows Vista, we ensured that security is the utmost important aspect and anything that needs an administrative privielege (could be running a script, could be creating a website in your webroot or simply could be changing your desktop resolution) ......

Posted On Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:57 PM | Comments (7)

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Website - MediaPlayer - Play Videos in ASP.NET Web Pages
In the earlier post, we saw the "Dynamic Data Website" shipped with ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview that can be used for rapid application development of data driven websites using Visual Studio 2008. The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview can be installed from here Once you install the same, you get a few things. One, is that you get the 'Dynamic Data Website' template I talked about earlier. The other thing is that you get the "ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Website" template that allows you to create an ASP.NET ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:18 AM | Comments (8)

ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview - Dynamic Data Controls
Earlier I had blogged about ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview and also the Dynamic Data Controls and how ASP.NET would be evolving into a comprehensive platform for rapid applicaiton development of Data Driven Websites. While the earlier preview I talked about (Dynamic Data Controls) was a part of the ASP.NET "Futures" CTP, there is now a much better build of the Dynamic Data Controls which we shipped as a part of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview. Simply putting, we would encourage you to try out the ......

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2008 10:06 PM | Comments (2)

MIX '08 is here, Las Vegas, where else !!!
I had blogged about MIX 07 last year. The event had siginifcant importance and the wonderful announcement of Silverlight which changed the way web programming and user experience is being talked about these days. Now, here is MIX 08 happening this year, March 5 - 8th at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. I dont think the address requies more details, though MIX 08 hosts Steve Ballmer Keynote, Scott Guthrie presenting on the new Silverlight release and few more exciting announcements. To check agenda ......

Posted On Sunday, January 27, 2008 6:40 PM | Comments (0)

ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Applications in Visual Studio 2008
Most of you who have worked with Visual Studio 2008 would love the fact that it supports multi-targetting i.e. targetting different versions of framework v2.0, v3.0 & v3.5. To give a quick background, earlier versions of Visual Studio were tightly integrated with the framework to give maximum benefit. See the chart below .NET Framework 1.0 Visual Studio .NET 2002 .NET Framework 1.1 Visual Studio .NET 2003 .NET Framework 2.0 Visual Studio 2005 .NET Framework 3.0 Visual Studio 2005 + Workflow Extensions, ......

Posted On Friday, January 11, 2008 12:13 AM | Comments (28)

ASP.NET Extensions 3.5 and Dynamic Data Controls
I have blogged about ASP.NET "Futures" and Dynamic Data Controls in my earlier post. You could create a Data Driven Website very quickly using the "Dynamic Data Website" template that shipped with the ASP.NET "Futures" July 2007 CTP. However, the ASP.NET Extensions 3.5 shipped in December 2007 bundles a bunch of Dynamic Data Controls that are more powerful and offer more extensibility than the ones shipped with the ASP.NET "Futures" July 2007 CTP. Let me clarify a few things here on the releases:- ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 9, 2008 4:49 AM | Comments (12)

A network error occured while attempting to read from the file: C:\Windows\Installer\Astoria[1].msi
If you were playing with the early bits of Microsoft Codename 'Astoria' MIX 2007 CTP you would have really loved the power of Data Services. Well, with ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions, ADO.NET Data Services (formerly 'Astoria') is built-in and while trying to install ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions it would prompt you to uninstall earlier bits of 'Astoria'. I had installed very early bits of Astoria and there was 3.3 GB Size CTP lying in my "Add/Remove Programs" . When I tried to uninstall the same, it would end up ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 9:22 PM | Comments (6)

Microsoft Security Summit 2007
We recently concluded the Microsoft Security Summit 2007 in 4 cities. I had blogged about this in my earlier post If you happened to attend the Chennai event, well, I was present over there doing keynote and other announcements, for a change. Well, the purpose of this post is to help you download all the presentations. You can download the same from http://www.microsoft.com/in... Cheers ......

Posted On Thursday, January 3, 2008 11:02 PM | Comments (0)