Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Microsoft WEBDAY at Chennai

CNUG is organizing the Microsoft WEB-DAY at chennai on 3rd June, 2007, Sunday. If you are interested in the latest Microsoft Web Technologies, visit the CNUG homepage and register yourself.

Monday, April 23, 2007

WPF/E from now on aka Silverlight!!!

WPF/E is now Silverlight. I don't understand why the name Silverlight. Visit the site here...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Contract-First or Code-First???

Just stumbled over this blog entry this morning. Quite interesting. Give it a read here...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Web Service Software Factory for WCF

The second version of the Web Service Software Factory has released. This new release has everything the first one had with the addition of loads of new stuff specifically for building WCF Web services using VS 2005. Though this was released in Jan itself, I couldn't peep into it for quite sometime.

The new features help you apply message-level security, construct services from WSDL/XSD, perform design-time code/config analysis, apply message validation, and migrate from ASMX services. If you're building WCF Web services, you would surely want to check this out at Web Service Software Factory.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Prescriptive Guidance for VSTS available now

The Patterns & Practices team at MS have come out with a new prescriptive guidanse for VSTS and can be available at http://www.codeplex.com/VSTSGuidance. Here you can find information on Practices, Source Control/Versioning, Extensibility, Project/Process Management, TFS, build, work items, reporting and much more.

Via: J D Meier

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Recommended Reading: NULL Vs NULL

Mike Coles has posted a follow-up article "NULL Vs NULL" to his previous article "Four Rules On Nulls"

I noticed that SET ANSI_NULLS is been deprecated and will be removed in future versions only when I read this article. Now I have started looking for other deprecated features in SQL 2005. How I see that MS has not documented alternatives for SET ANSI_NULLS and few opther deprectaed features. Check Deprecated Database Engine Features in SQL Server 2005 for more details.