September 2008 Entries

Please Help us Help you !!!
UPDATE: September 29, 2008 You have heard us talk. Let us now hear from you. You use our technologies, build solutions for your customers, and participate in architecture discussions, platform decision meetings. Tell us about your experiences and how we can help you Click here to send your suggestions You have attended MSDN Days, TechMela and Visual Studio Roadshow. Tell us what you feel about the sessions. Tell us how it impacted or didn’t impact your work, improved your skills and more importantly ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 23, 2008 6:03 PM | Comments (0)

Windows Live Wave 3 Beta Download
If you are using Windows Live Services, here is an update for you. The Wave 3 of the Windows Live Services Beta is now available for download from http://download.live.com The things which attracted me the most were Windows Live Movie Maker Beta Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta Windows Live Messenger New Version (super cool UI) Windows Live Calendar & Outlook Integration for Windows Live Contacts Enhancements to Windows Live Writer Beta (Now, one can upload videos to Soap Box directly) Optionally ......

Posted On Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:59 PM | Comments (5)

ASP.NET MediaPlayer Control - Playing Audio Files
Earlier I had blogged about playing video files in ASP.NET using MediaPlayer Control which was then part of the .NET 3.5 Extensions Beta. The update is that now it is no longer ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Beta. You just have to install the .NET 3.5 SP1 to get this feature/control. Today I was exploring on how I can play audio files (plain audio in wma format without any video). Sounds simple right? Use the same MediaPlayer and point it to the wma file. But it was a little more than what I thought of. ......

Posted On Friday, September 19, 2008 12:19 AM | Comments (16)

Virtual TechDays - September 2008
We are back with Virtual Tech Days on September 17th - 19th. If you had attended our Virtual Tech Days event last time we did in April 2008, you would have realised the wide range of speakers we get to speak in this event. We get experts from our product teams, consultants as well as industry experts like our MVPs present in this event and share their knowledge. This time we have four Tracks each day spread across 3 days covering everything from Windows Forms Client Development to Virtualization. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 12:42 AM | Comments (3)

Visual Studio 2008 Multi-Targeting, .NET 3.5 after installing SP1
UPDATE : September 29, 2008 The update from the Web Development Team is that, this behaviour is only related to Click Once Deployment. However, when you create a website/project, the runtime targeted is 3.5 SP1 if it is present without any manual effort (if you are using the .NET 3.5 option from the version selector in Visual Studio 2008 while creating the website/project) If you are wondering what the post title is all about, it is precisely about it I had an interesting question on how to target ......

Posted On Thursday, September 4, 2008 1:47 AM | Comments (6)