Thursday, 22 May 2008

Mix 2008 Presentation

I am sure that like me you did not have thousands to attend Mix 08 in Las Vegas, however the whole conference was very well supported online, now they have made over 14 hours of presentations available covering topic from Ajax with Silverlight to creating web sites for Internet Explore 8.

To see the full list of online presentations visits the site here

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Enterprise Library v4.0

Version 4.0 of the enterprise library was released this month.

Version 4 adds the following new features

  • Integration with the Unity Application Block
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) 2.0 support and improved instrumentation
  • Performance improvements (particularly, in the Logging Application Block)
  • Pluggable Cache Managers
  • Visual Studio 2008 support
  • Bug fixes

To find out more and download the latest version visit the codeplex site @

For those of you who use the Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) and want to use the new Enterprise Library you can find information on how to update your recipes and existing projects here

Thursday, 15 May 2008

ASP.NET Extensions

There have been mention, CTPs and demos of some new technologies which look very interesting.  These include;

  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data
    • Data driven applications without code
  • ASP.NET AJAX browser history
    • Tracking page navigation on the client
  • ASP.NET AJAX script combining
    • Reducing the script download sizes
  • Entity Framework
    • Data modeling framework

I had originally thought that each one of these new technologies would be released as separate downloads but Microsoft have decided to include them in the next service pack for version 3.5 of the .NET framework (it seems like only yesterday it was released).

There is no firm date for when the service pack will go to RTM but to find out more about these exciting new technologies please go here

Job Position @ Hotelscene - Senior Applications Developer

I have been working for a great company called Hotelscence for over two years now and we are currently looking for another developer.

The person who applies will need to have a strong knowledge of .NET, C# and SQL Server with knowledge in ASP.NET and Delphi being advantageous but not required.

Due to the size of the IT department a Senior Application Developer will have the opportunity to get involved in all all aspects of the development cycle but will mainly be responsible for designing, developing and supporting .NET applications.

Salary range will be 25-30K depending on experience.

If you sound like the right person and want to find out more please contact me @

Thursday, 8 May 2008

The .NET Developer Network - May 2008


Silverlight 2.0 Unplugged with Chris Hay

Next Tuesday, 13th May, Chris Hay will be coming down to present the highly popular topic of Silverlight 2.0.  Bryan Avery will also be attending to give us a micro-resonation on nDemand.

The demand is so high that we only have a few places left so don't delay sign up now.

To find more information about this local FREE user group and to register for attendance please visit our site at

If you have a LinkedIn account show your support by joining 'The .NET Developer Network' group.