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  • Service Bus Routers And Queues .Net Services March 2009 CTP

    A new significant addition to the .Net Services CTP is an the introduction of long-lived, system-inherent messaging primitives that exist and operate completely independent of any active listener that sits somewhere on a machine plugged into the Service Bus.

  • F# September 2008 CTP Was Updated

    Shortly after it was released, the F# September 2008 CTP has been updated. This is a minor update, which is supposed to address some issues left open in the CTP released a week ago. "Support for units of measure on decimal types was limited in the first CTP release, and this has now been addressed", according to Don Syme, a researcher on the F# team.

  • Demo by Virtual PC?

    Microsoft has released the next CTP of Visual Studio as a Virtual PC image. Is this a new trend or a one-off experiment?

  • Development Tools for .NET Framework 3.0 August CTP

    On Sept 7, Microsoft released the "Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name 'Orcas' Community Technology Preview – Development Tools for .NET Framework 3.0". These tools are designed to add Visual Studio support for developers working on.NET Framework 3.0. The release has nothing to do with LINQ.

  • August Sandcastle CTP is Now Available

    Last week Microsoft released another community tech preview for Sandcastle. Sandcastle is the tool Microsoft currently uses to produce the API documentation for Visual Studio 2005. Anand Raman of the Sandcastle team claims that they can compile the documentation for the entire framework API in about 30 minutes.

  • Team Edition for Database Professionals ("DataDude") CTP 5 Released

    Microsoft has released the 5th CTP of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals, Microsoft's new database development product designed for managing all database change. Team Data for short, or "DataDude", is the first Microsoft tool to provide automatic support for database unit testing, generating test data, and refactoring.

  • Atlas June CTP Released

    Microsoft has released a new Community Tech Preview (CTP) of Atlas, Microsoft's AJAX framework for ASP.NET. Note that Atlas can also be used with other web technoloogies such as PHP or ColdFusion via the Atlas client-script libraries.

  • .NET Framework 3.0 June CTP is out

    The June CTP of the .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly, WinFX) is now available for download. This is an update since the Beta 2 release, and is intended for use with Windows Vista build 5456. Note that there is no Go-Live license available for this release.

  • Big Turnout for Ruby Meetup in San Francisco

    Close to one hundred people attended last night's Ruby meetup at C|Net offices in San Francisco.

  • Collaborative Technologies Conference, Boston, June 19-22

    How much technology is really needed in the Agile world of "do the simplest thing that could possibly work"? For those needing improved technological support for their collaborative teams, the Collaborative Technologies Conference features thought leaders and technology innovators, including Google and 37 Signals, who will explore both the power of collaboration and its potential pitfalls.

  • RailsDay 2006 Announced

    RailsDay 2006 is a 24 hour competition scheduled to be held in mid-June, right before RailsConf. During the contest, teams of Ruby on Rails developers from around the world will compete for valuable prizes to see who can author the best Rails application in just a day.

  • Microsoft Releases Expression Web Designer First Community Technology Preview

    Microsoft has posted for download the first Community Technology Preview of the new Expression Web Designer. Microsoft Expression is a new suite of tools that work together to enable you to produce user interfaces for web and desktop based applications. It consists of a Graphic Designer, Interactive Designer, and a Web Designer.