Virtual Earth v6

A few days ago, Microsoft released a pretty major upgrade to Live Search Maps with the release of the Virtual Earth 6 API. There are some pretty cool enhancements, and, with the exception of two bugs found by Joe Healy, is as simple as change the “v=5”... [Read More]

Live Search

At the end of September, Microsoft launched a major upgrade to Live Search that makes it faster and easier to use. Some of the areas that have been improved are: Relevance: The size of the Live Search index has quadrupled, which means more correct results for searches. Enhanced... [Read More]

Model View Controller vs Model View Presenter

You’ve probably heard all of the buzz around Microsoft’s new ASP.NET MVC Framework. This is a framework methodology that divides an application’s implementation into three component roles: models, views, and controllers. You’ve probably also heard about a slightly different approach called Model View Presenter (MVP). If you ever wanted... [Read More]

MCP 2008

If you are a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), you should be sure to check out Georgeo’s blog. He is the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Community Marketing Manager (as of June) and before that he managed the MSDN Webcasts Program. Yesterday he announced some new benefits for MCPs worldwide... [Read More]

FxCop 1.36 Beta

I just came across this post the other day by the Visual Studio Code Analysis Team talking about the latest beta release of FxCop. There are a lot of changes since the FxCop 1.35 release, which was a while ago. Some of the changes are: Over... [Read More]