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Katana License Lifts Windows-only Restriction

(cross-posted from http://codebetter.com/howarddierking/2013/07/23/katana-license-lifts-windows-only-restriction/) Over the past few months, a great deal of attention has been paid to the following clause used in most of the licenses associated with the NuGet packages that we and other teams at Microsoft ship.   “ a. Distribution ...

Links to ASP.NET WebAPI blog posts and Data Access blog posts

Here are some blog posts about ASP.NET WebAPI that we just released. Here are some ASP.NET Data access blog posts intended for newcomers to ASP.NET. The purpose is basic guidance for making data access choices for ASP.NET application development.  The two SQL Server docs may also be useful to people who have been using ASP.NET but ...

New Features for Web Development in Visual Studio 2012 RC

Visual Studio 2012 RC is now available to download. Please visit Jason Zander's Blog for detailed announcement. We have more web development enhancement and features in RC. We’ll discuss some of them in future blog posts. Here are a few web development enhancements and features in Visual Studio 2012 RC since Beta. Updated Web project ...

Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects RTW – Available Now

We are pleased to announce that the RTW version of Web Deployment Projects for Visual Studio 2010 is now available for download. If you’ve been using Web Deployment Projects in Visual Studio 2008 or 2005, you can upgrade to VS 2010 without hesitation with the availability of Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects RTW (for Visual ...

Hosting for ASP.NET 4.0 & Web Deploy from ORCS Web, DiscountASP, and MaximumASP

Visual Web Developer 2010 Express offers a great set of features for deploying web applications seamlessly.  One of the key features is the ability to publish your web application from VS 2010 to a remote hosted web server along with its dependencies like SQL Server database using “Web One Click Publish”.  VS 2010 ...

Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects Beta – Available Now

If you’ve been using Web Deployment Projects in Visual Studio 2008 or 2005, you can upgrade to VS 2010 without hesitation now with the availability of Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects Beta (for Visual Studio Professional and higher skus). The power tool named “Web Deployment Projects” originally shipped as an out-...

Visual Web Developer 2010 Express has Arrived!

Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express is a free and robust development environment for building, testing and deploying Web applications across the Microsoft Web Platform including ASP.Net, Internet Information Services and SQL Server. Unleash your creativity with powerful design surfaces for building standards-based Web applications and ...

Pre-Order Visual Studio 2010 Professional upgrade today, and save hundreds

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional will launch on April 12 but you can beat the rush and secure your copy today by pre-ordering at the affordable estimated retail price of $549, a saving of $250. If you use a previous version of Visual Studio or any other development tool then you are eligible for this upgrade. Along with all the great...

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 – Web Tools Overview

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 has officially shipped! If you haven’t already, download a copy from here. What New with Visual Studio If you are new to Visual Studio 2010 please check out all our previous blogs to get a understanding of all the changes we made for Beta 1 including this intro blog on beta 1: http://blogs.msdn.com/webdevtools/...

Software for building and hosting web sites at no cost for 3 years!

I’m excited to announce – WebsiteSpark – a new program from Microsoft that provides software and support for building web sites, at no cost for 3 years. What You Get Software: WebsiteSpark provides software licenses that you can use for 3 years at no upfront cost (there is only an exit fee of $100 payable upon exit from the program).&...