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Steve Clements .Net and then some.... User Group Bristol Dot Net user group
.net 2.0 in VS2008
I attended a user group presentation from Daniel Moth last night on Visual Studio 2008 and .net 3.5. I won't go on about the wonders of .net 3.5 as I'm sure you are well aware of them, but what did take me last night was the backward compatibility of it. I knew that VS2008 supported .net 2.0 and 3.0, but wasn’t aware that I could take advantage of so many new features still using .net 2.0. I would expect javascript intellisense to be supported and CSS, they aren't anything to do with .net, right! ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:27 AM

Bristol (UK) User Group:
Last night was the first user group meeting of 2008, and it was my first meeting - I have blogged about it before, just being the socially inept loner that I am!!, I just haven't got round to going. The presentation was on Test Driven development TDD (Another post coming on that!) from a guy called Craig Murphy - this is a really interesting subject to me as we adopt TDD as best we can, it does however sometimes gives way to deadlines!! It was reassuring to see that we go about TDD in the right way ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:26 AM

MIX UK 07: Day 2 - .Net 3.5, New controls, Live Services.
MIX is over and this is the first of two posts covering the final day. I am currently on the train home with my lappy in power saving mode, minimum CPU etc etc. 1.5 hours left so I should get enough time to say what needs to be said! Today I decided instead of going the main stream route all the way I would slip off to a smaller session. After a chat with Scott Guthrie (!) I decided to miss the first of his two part session on VS 2008 and 3.5, I read most of the content on his blog and have ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:21 PM

MIX UK 07: Sneak Peaks and Free Stuff!
The final session of Mix:UK 07 was a sneak peeks session. This covered about 8 new things that we can expect to see from Microsoft and a partner or two. The pick of the bunch were (in my opinion): A product called SeaDragon that will be released as part of Silverlight 1.1 next year, its a way a handling/rendering/doing something with high res images so you can use very high res images in your Silverlight app to enable the user to zoom right in and still be clear without having huge performance overheads, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:30 PM

MIX UK 07: Panel Discussion - Cloud versus Client
The final session yesterday was a panel of developers including ScottGu, Angus Logan, Danny Thorpe from MS and some guys from other companies associated with MS (sorry I forget there names, perhaps someone would be kind enough to leave them in the comment so I can add them in?!). This raised some interesting points regarding, single point of failure for all web applications (being the users connection), this was then a fall guy for things in the cloud never being "as good". Points raised around security, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:04 AM

MIX UK 07 - Day One! Silverlight, hosting, Live Services and ants!
Day one is over at MIX UK. As my first experience of a Microsoft conference I must say I was not disappointed :) The conference opened with a keynote from George Moore and Scott Guthrie and lots of small demos from third party companies and the little apps they have developed using MS technologies, mainly Silverlight, which is the main theme of the conference, well day one at least!! In the first and second session I stayed with ScottGu and watched as he ripped through the power of silverlight, present ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 7:21 PM

Just registered for my place at MIX 07 on September 11th & 12th in London. Anyone going?? Technorati Tags: MIX UK ......

Posted On Friday, August 3, 2007 8:06 PM

Bristol (South-West England) has a Dot Net user group
If you are based in the southwest of England you are probably aware that there isnt a dot net user group and if you want to see any presentations you have to either be lucky enough and well planned to get in when MS come to Bristol but most likely theres the drive up the M4 to Reading. (I guess you could brave public transport and risk being late, getting lost or perhaps just not getting anywhere - bollox to that!!) I did post sometime ago enquiring how one would go about starting a user group - ......

Posted On Saturday, April 21, 2007 2:19 PM

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