Free Code Sample Request Service from the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework team

Just saw the following announced… we have a team of folks that will write code samples for free in order to save you time as a developer.  How cool is that? Today, the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework team announces an innovative “FREE” code sample request service for customers. This service is a proactive way for…


Ten Themes for SharePoint

If you want SharePoint to, well, not look like SharePoint… we just released 10 themes that look awesome! Download them here. They are packaged as SharePoint Solutions so you don’t have to do the messy work of going to all of your front end web servers and horking around with your C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web…


Web Application Installer

Wow… not sure how I missed this (especially as Scott covered it recently)!  A perfect companion to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer is the Web Application Installer.  Whereas the former installs and configures all of the plumbing (SQL, IIS, .Net, etc), the  Web Application Installer installs the web applications that run on top.  From the…


Web Platform Installer

Scott Hanselman has already done a good job of covering it, but if you do any sort of web development, you know it can be a pain in the butt to download, install, and configure all of the necessary components (Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, IIS, etc).  The new Web Platform Installer is an…


MIX '08 Sessions Up

Were you not able to wrangle a trip to MIX08 from your Boss?  Good news… the recorded session are up at


WPF Bootcamp

Awesome collection of training on Windows Presentation Foundation (free of course!).  Three whole days worth of recorded sessions, labs, demos, PowerPoints…. and a ton more training on Silverlight, ASP.NET AJAX, Gadgets, Expression, etc at the VisitMix University:


The VPC images keep coming...

Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server and Team Suite VPC Image (Trial) Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server is an integrated collaboration server for Visual Studio Team System. It combines team portal, version control, work item tracking, build management, process guidance, and business intelligence into a unified server. It allows everyone…


Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map

This is actually pretty cool! The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help them build solutions. It allows them to drill down to each product and technology and learn about new features, objects, Web services, namespaces,…


If you can't make it to Mix07

Watch from home… We’re in the final moments leading up to MIX07. The halls around my office are emptying out as people head to Vegas to prepare, or catch up on sleep in advance of 72 hours of activity. Starting on Monday morning, we’re going to be updating this page continually – people at home…


How did THAT security vulnerability slip through?

Michael Howard (of the Secure Development Lifecycle team at Microsoft) has posted a detailed analysis of the recent MS07-017 security vulnerability, and the lessons learned from examining the code responsible for the vulnerability.  Great read. A core tenet of the SDL is to take and incorporate lessons learned when we issue a security update, and…