HTML / ASP.NET spell checker addin was updated with support for multiple languages. Spell checker is now able to detect lang attribute specified on elements, extracts ISO language and uses it to specify appropriate dictionary for the Office spell checking engine.
In order to be able to run spell check in multiple languages you may need to install Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools or an appropriate Office 2007 Language Pack.
One of the convenient new things in Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is the ability to set the built-in ASP.NET Development Server to use “/” as the Virtual path for when it runs. This is very useful for development of web apps that will eventually be deployed to the root folder of a web server,
19th of April we shipped Visual Studio Orcas Beta1. See Soma’s blog entry: . Downloads are here. This is also first time Express editions are available for download including Visual Web Developer Express. VWD Orcas Express download is bigger than in VWD 2005 Express largely because of the new HTML designer.
Back in December 2006, Microsoft released Expression Web, a designer tool that’s a great companion to Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio. You can read about this tool in this earlier blog post that we had made. Since then, we have received a ton of feedback asking why this as well as Expression Blend are not included in MSDN.