# Wednesday, 05 March 2008

I downloaded the documentation of the new Silverlight 2 Beta 1. When I tried to open it, after a successful download was this:

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Ok.... not really what I expected to see. After some asking around I found it thanks to this post. Apparently you have to open Windows Explorer and open the Properties window and push the Unblock button:

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And afterwards I was very happy to see this:

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Happy reading for this guy and I hope for you the same.

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 21:54:25 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

It's MIX and that always means great stuff coming to web developers. This year it's the ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 and Silverlight 2. Great times are ahead of us.

Grz, Kris.

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 20:31:17 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 01 March 2008

This is something that can make me laugh:

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Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 01 March 2008 20:30:36 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Since a couple of weeks I changed my IDE at work from Visual Studio 2005 to Visual Studio 2008 Team System for developers. We still target the .NET 2.0 framework but from what we found out, Intellisense in VB.NET has improved a lot. Since this morning I'm also using a new theme for Visual Studio since my collegue told me that he found it to be much better for his eyes. Scott Hanselman wrote a while ago about different available themes, and the one we took (several of my collegues started to use recently) is this one. I'll be testing it for a while to see if it's indeed better for my eyes.

Oh yes, it's always best to backup your current setting before trying out a new one. I wrote an article on how to do this in the past: Exporting and importing Visual Studio 2005 settings.

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008 09:56:22 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 23 February 2008
Scott Guthrie has written an exhaustive series of articles of the upcoming Silverlight 2. I guess this is the version the majority of developers is waiting for. Take a look here to find out about what's coming to you. I'll also be looking at it when I get back home from work this evening.

Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 23 February 2008 09:04:59 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 08 February 2008

Just launched on the ASP.NET website: the ASP.NET wiki. Take a look at it and see if you can contribute. Also take a look at the publishing guidelines.

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 08 February 2008 21:54:21 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
Just found out throught this link that Microsoft launched a new website dedicated to Visual Studio plugins. You can take a look at it here.

Grz, Kris.

Friday, 08 February 2008 08:18:30 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, 07 February 2008
Just read that Scott Mitchel has started another series on ASP.NET articles. This time he'll be covering security in ASP.NET. Be sure to check it out: Security tutorials.

Grz, Kris.
Thursday, 07 February 2008 09:47:35 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 28 January 2008
Just noticed this article: Belt-Tightening In Corporate IT Spending Will be Good For Web 2.0. With all those heavy loaded words of recession, rising prices, energy costs, ... it's nice to see something positive for a change.

Grz, Kris.

Monday, 28 January 2008 14:40:03 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 08 January 2008
Because Heroes happen {here}.

March 11 sees the official launch of brand new versions of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. But what the day is really about are the everyday heroes who transform our products into powerful products for solving real IT problems at work. In other words, you.

We are calling it Heroes Happen Here. And we're proud to invite miracle workers like yourself, not only to the launch itself, but also to our TechDays 2008. A series of technical sessions that take place on 12th and 13th March, during which IT professionals and developers alike will get the chance to go into every single aspect of each pack. So if you'd like to boost your powers even further, this is one event you don't want to miss.

I hope I'm able to see you guys/girls over there those days.

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 08 January 2008 12:31:16 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |