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

Iā€™m excited to announce ā€“ WebsiteSpark ā€“ 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).&...

IIS7 Load Balancing & Routing Module Now Available!

The IIS team has just shipped the Microsoft Application Request Routing 1.0 module for IIS7!!!Application Request Routing (ARR) enables Web server administrators and hosting providers and to increase Web application reliability and scalability through rule-based routing and load balancing of HTTP server requests. With ARR, administrators can ...

Downloadable Hotfix: False C# compilation errors for ASP.NET code-behind files in SP1

In SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008, C# introduced a new feature to provide 'live' reporting of compilation errors. Unfortunately, the introduction of this functionality also introduced a bug where in certain cases, false C# compilation errors appear in the Error List for ASP.NET Website projects.  Specifically the...

Web Development Updates in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Web Developer 2008 SP1 are now available for download.  This blog post highlights the major changes in SP1 related to web development. New Web Development Features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 The following is a list of new features in SP1 which relate to web development: Class Libraries and Web Application...

Using IIS7 with Visual Studio 2005 & Visual Studio 2008

Mike Volodarsky on the IIS team just published some very useful articles describing how to setup and configure IIS7 to properly work with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005.The article covers necessary components needing to be installed, and the required configuration needed to create, edit and debug web applications using IIS7 and ...

Solution: web applications using DHTML Editing Control do not work in Windows Vista

Last year, we made a post to the IE team blog about the removal of the DHTML Editing Control from the Windows Vista.The removal of the control affects three types of applications: Just this last week, we released one more solution for web applications that rely on the DHTML Editing Control and do not work in Vista.  The solution is ...

Better Javascript intellisense with Silverlight 1.0

If you are using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, and are building applications for Silverlight using Javascript, there is a cool project from Justin-Josef Angel, which I recommend checking out.  Using Justin's library and Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, one can get much richer Javascript intellisense experience for Silverlight.  ...

Mix07 Video: Web Development using Visual Studio "Orcas"

At the Mix07 conference this week, I did an overview presentation of the web development features being delivered in Visual Studio "Orcas".  The folks at Mix have been kind enough to make videos of all the sessions from the conference available to the public.Click here to watch my session on Web Development using Visual Studio "...

Visual Studio 2005 Update for Windows Vista Available

I recently posted some tips about how to have success doing web development with Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista.  One recommendation in that post was to install the "Beta" release of the Visual Studio 2005 Update for WIndows Vista.  I'm happy to announce final version of the Visual Studio 2005 Update for...