.NET framework 2.0 and VS.NET 2005 have shipped!

MSDN subscibers around the world are now able to download and install any one of the retail versions of the Visual Studio family products from the MSDN subscriptions site. In additon the 32bit and 64bit versions of the .NET framework 2.0 and .NET framework SDK are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.


How I styled my blog

Since my first article on how I modified the look and feel of my blog I have made some additional changes. Here is a summary of all changes I made to the original “Marvin3 – green” Theme: Insert picture in title Move title text to right to give space for picture add a light border…


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Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2 has been released

Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. Some of the fixes included with SP2 have been previously released as separate updates. This service pack combines them into one update.


ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model Series

[Via jhawk] Kent Sharkey (who manages the ASP.NET Dev Center) says that the ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Model series of whitepapers are live on MSDN – 10 parts, 120 pages! The providers page at  http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/beta2/providers/default.aspx will be updated tomorrow. Introduction to the Provider Model Membership Providers Role Providers Site Map Providers Session State Providers Profile Providers Web Event…


Differences between Editors and Moderators

MCMS has two built in approval roles: Editors and Moderators. This leads to the common misunderstanding that MCMS ships with two levels of approval – which is not correct! Editors and Moderators are not approving the same things. To understand the difference we first need to have a look at the underlaying architecture of pages…


Portal Webcasts in November

[Via Eileen] Small Business Webcast: Take the “Work” Out of Teamwork with Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (Level 100)Wednesday, November 02, 2005 – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific TimeDarin Browning, Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation Tired of trying to figure out whether you are working on the latest version of…


IIS 6 Request Processing Basics

Have you ever wondered what happens inside IIS when a request comes in? There a several different scenarios depending on what file type the request accesses including static files, ISAPI extensions and CGI. David Wang has written a nice article explaining the details: HOWTO IIS 6 Request Processing Basics Part 1