Saturday, August 30, 2008

Microsoft F#, September 2008 Community Technology Preview Available For Download

Microsoft F#, September 2008 Community Technology Preview Available For Download

The F# September 2008 CTP provides all the tools and resources needed to develop applications with the F# programming language.

F# is a functional programming language for the .NET Framework. It combines the succinct, expressive and compositional style of functional programming with the runtime, libraries, interoperability, and object model of .NET.

F# is well suited to a spectrum of development tasks - from interactive, explorative scripting to component and large-scale software development. The CTP release of F# provides further support for explorative development using F#, as well as improved Visual Studio integration to enable large-scale, tool-based software development.

Download the F# CTP here:

Friday, August 29, 2008

ASP.NET MVC Preview 5 Released

ASP.NET MVC Preview 5 Released

This ASP.NET MVC CodePlex Preview 5 is an interim release that contains some new features and some feature improvements for which the ASP.NET MVC team would like to receive feedback from the community

Get it here:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Microsoft launches Windows 7 blog

Microsoft launches Windows 7 blog :

Welcome to our first post on a new blog from Microsoft—the Engineering Windows 7 blog, or E7 for short. E7 is hosted by the two senior engineering managers for the Windows 7 product, Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky. Jon and Steven, along with members of the engineering team will post, comment, and participate in this blog.

Beginning with this post together we are going to start looking forward towards the “Windows 7” project. We know there are tons of questions about the specifics of the project and strong desire to know what’s in store for the next major release of Windows. Believe us, we are just as excited to start talking about the release. Over the past 18 months since Windows Vista’s broad availability, the team has been hard at work creating the next Windows product.

The audience of enthusiasts, bloggers, and those that are the most passionate about Windows represent the folks we are dedicating this blog to. With this blog we’re opening up a two-way discussion about how we are making Windows 7. Windows has all the challenges of every large scale software project—picking features, designing them, developing them, and delivering them with high quality. Windows has an added challenge of doing so for an extraordinarily diverse set of customers. As a team and as individuals on the team we continue to be humbled by this responsibility.

Read the rest of the post and subscribe here:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Coming August 11th, SQL Server 2008 is RTM

SQL Server 2008 was released today, here is the press release:

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 will be released August 11th