Showing posts from December, 2007

Silverlight Christmas Cards

Keeping in the spirit of the Holiday, here are some Christmas wishes with a silverlight twist.

Online Spotlight, Norway
Happy Holidays from ObjectSharp
FranksWorld Special Presentation

If you have any cool Silverlight Christmas greetings, please email them to

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!

.Net Framework 3.5 Source Code to be released soon

Now that VS2008 is released, one of its accompanying features is the ability to debug and step-into the actual source code used in .Net Framework 3.5. They will begin by offering the source code for the following Base Class Libraries

System.Web (ASP.Net)
System.Windows.Forms (Windows Forms)
System.Data (ADO.NET)
System.Xml (XML)
System.Windows (WPF)

The source code will be released under the Microsoft Reference License (MS-RL). The final release of VS 2008 will support the ability to configure the debugger to dynamically download the .NET Framework debugger symbols (and corresponding source code) from a web server hosted by Microsoft. You'll be able to configure the .NET Framework symbols to be downloaded all in one shot, or manually retrieved on demand. Although this capability is not yet available, it soon will be. Microsoft developers have had some issues wit…

MCTS Study Resources

The MOSS MCTS track consists of 4 exams, each providing a level of certification:
Exam 70-630: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – ConfigurationExam 70-631: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – ConfigurationExam 70-541: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application DevelopmentExam 70-542: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ― Application DevelopmentMore information on Microsoft MCTS exams can be found at For those wishing to pursue any of the abover certifcations, listed below are a few resources to help achieve your goal.

Transcender Practice Exams - Transcender has long been a reputable source for providing accurate exams in Microsoft certification. The tradition continues as they offer practice exams for 70-630 and 70-631 (released earlier today). With each question, it offers an explanation of why that choice is correct and why the others are wrong. It also offers references to help expand your knowledge in that area. T…

December .Net Events

Listed below is a summary of the .Net events scheduled for this month. Attend a few and increase your .Net knowledge!

Dec 11th:
ONSQL User Group Meeting - This will be a "No content" meeting intended to celebrate the holiday season via high tech entertainment.

Dec 13th:
TechNet Event - Windows Deployment Services, VoIPMSDN Event - VS2008, Web Based Data Services, Silverlight.Net User Group Meeting - This will be a "No content" meeting intended to celebrate the holiday season via high tech entertainment
Dec 18th:
C#/VB.Net User Group Meeting - "Visual Studio 2008" by Mark Harr, MCSD