Why NAnt Is Almost Better Than MSBuild

Earlier this week, Travis Illig wrote about Why NAnt Is Better Than MSBuild. It seems he is taking the opposite position that I have been lately. He makes some interesting and valid points in this post that I wanted to address. NAnt lets you run tasks before... [Read More]

Porting an NAnt Task to MSBuild

I have been working and talking a lot about MSBuild over the last few months. As part of that work, I have implemented several custom tasks for MSBuild. Most of those tasks were ones that I had written as part of an NAnt based build system while others were part... [Read More]

Free Microsoft Press E-Books Offer?

I’ve been seeing several people blogging about the free Microsoft Press E-Book offer. All you need to do is register and you get access to 3 e-books from Microsoft Press that you can download in PDF format. If you pay close attention to the details for... [Read More]

Sync Services for ADO.NET

A few months ago I talked about the Microsoft Sync Framework. One part of that Framework is Sync Services for ADO.NET, which enables synchronization of information between database systems. Steve Lasker has some good information on the Sync Framework and Sync Services. Joe Healy did... [Read More]

Windows Live Tools December 2007 CTP

I just noticed this announcement from last month, but if you are doing any Windows Live development you should check out the latest CTP release.The biggest improvement is that the CTP is now compatible with Visual Studio 2008 and the ASP.NET 3.5 Extension Preview. There are a lot of... [Read More]