# Monday, 12 December 2011

Recently the 1.6 version of the SDK came out and that usually is followed up by a new version of the training toolkit. You can grab the latest version here.

The December 2011 update of the training kit includes the following updates:

  • [New Presentations] 33 updated/new PowerPoint presentations
  • [New Hands-On lab] Running a parametric sweep application with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Hands-On lab] Running SOA Services with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Hands-On lab] Running MPI Applications with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Demo] Node.js On Windows Azure
  • [New Demo] Image Rendering Parametric Sweep Application with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [New Demo] BLAST Parametric Sweep Application with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler
  • [Renamed Lab] Connecting Applications through Windows Azure Service Bus (formerly Introduction to Service Bus Part 1)
  • [Renamed Lab] Windows Azure Service Bus Advanced Configurations (formerly Introduction to Service Bus Part 2)

Grz, Kris.

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# Friday, 04 March 2011

Last year the ASP.NET team released a Sprite and Image Optimization Toolkit which allows ASP.NET web sites to be optimized for higher performance where applicable by merging images together and lowering the number of request the browser must make to serve a page. Microsoft just released a new version of the toolkit today with many enhancements including support for MVC 3 and Web Pages 1. Here is a short list of the updates:

  • Updated to support Web Pages 1 and MVC 3 (still support Web Forms as well)
  • No module registration required for machines with Web Pages 1 / MVC 3 installed, dropping assembly in BIN just works
  • Automatic namespace registration in Web Pages, dropping in BIN automatically registers the namespace
  • Fully updated documentation
  • Common helper between Web Pages and MVC 3
  • Many improvements and bug fixes since the last release

You can grab the new release via:

NuGet: http://www.nuget.org/Packages/Search?packageType=Packages&searchCategory=All+Categories&searchTerm=sprite

CodePlex: http://aspnet.codeplex.com/releases/view/61896

Grz, Kris.

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