ASP.NET Futures and Silverlight

To go along with the release of Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft has also released the Release Candidate (RC) 1 of Silverlight 1.0 and a refresh for Silverlight 1.1. You can get more information about the releases on Tim Sneath’s blog. If you install both... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Now Available

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 has been officially released as both disc images and Virtual PC (VPC) images.  After the installation has finished, you should run this script to ensure that the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 will not affect the development of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 applications. To... [Read More]

Using Garbage Collection in .NET

Garbage collection is one of the most fundamental aspects of the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) and is available to all .NET programming languages. Unfortunately, it also seems to be one of the more difficult concepts to understand correctly, both how it works and how to use it. Understanding how... [Read More]

Microsoft Learning Exam Delivery Provider Changes

Earlier this month, Microsoft officially announced their decision to move all Microsoft professional certification and Microsoft Dynamics exams to Prometric. Pearson VUE will no longer be selling exams after August 31, 2007. For anyone who purchases an exam from Pearson VUE through August 31, Pearson will be able to... [Read More]

Cell Phone Stolen

A word of advice: Don’t ever leave your cell phone in a theme park. That’s what happened to me on Thursday night, and in less than 5 minutes (the time it took for me to walk away, realize I didn’t have it, and go back) it... [Read More]