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Steve Clements .Net and then some.... September 2007 Entries
iPhone hits the UK....finally! :) @ £269 ($540) might be worth waiting to see if it drops in price after a month or so :) Technorati Tags: iPhone UK ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2007 5:32 PM

MIX UK 07: Day 2 - .Net 3.5, New controls, Live Services.
MIX is over and this is the first of two posts covering the final day. I am currently on the train home with my lappy in power saving mode, minimum CPU etc etc. 1.5 hours left so I should get enough time to say what needs to be said! Today I decided instead of going the main stream route all the way I would slip off to a smaller session. After a chat with Scott Guthrie (!) I decided to miss the first of his two part session on VS 2008 and 3.5, I read most of the content on his blog and have ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:21 PM

MIX UK 07: Sneak Peaks and Free Stuff!
The final session of Mix:UK 07 was a sneak peeks session. This covered about 8 new things that we can expect to see from Microsoft and a partner or two. The pick of the bunch were (in my opinion): A product called SeaDragon that will be released as part of Silverlight 1.1 next year, its a way a handling/rendering/doing something with high res images so you can use very high res images in your Silverlight app to enable the user to zoom right in and still be clear without having huge performance overheads, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:30 PM

MIX UK 07: Panel Discussion - Cloud versus Client
The final session yesterday was a panel of developers including ScottGu, Angus Logan, Danny Thorpe from MS and some guys from other companies associated with MS (sorry I forget there names, perhaps someone would be kind enough to leave them in the comment so I can add them in?!). This raised some interesting points regarding, single point of failure for all web applications (being the users connection), this was then a fall guy for things in the cloud never being "as good". Points raised around security, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:04 AM

MIX UK 07 - Day One! Silverlight, hosting, Live Services and ants!
Day one is over at MIX UK. As my first experience of a Microsoft conference I must say I was not disappointed :) The conference opened with a keynote from George Moore and Scott Guthrie and lots of small demos from third party companies and the little apps they have developed using MS technologies, mainly Silverlight, which is the main theme of the conference, well day one at least!! In the first and second session I stayed with ScottGu and watched as he ripped through the power of silverlight, present ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 7:21 PM

No Javascript intellisense or colour in VS 2008 beta2
I just noticed that there was a serious problem with my javascript editor in VS 2008, goes to show how much JS I write! I have had VS 2008 installed since beta 1 :) Anyway, I had no intellisense or an colour at all, all the text was just black. After a little searching I found this blog post from the webdevtools blog. You need to change a couple of values in the registry... [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR... "CodeBase"=file:///C:\\Program ......

Posted On Saturday, September 8, 2007 7:25 PM

Can I get FREE Sharepoint hosting?
Does anyone know where (if at all) I can get free sharepoint hosting? I'm looking for a very basic service, its for personal use :) Thx Technorati Tags: Sharepoint ......

Posted On Friday, September 7, 2007 8:50 AM

Hosting company with .net 3.5

My hosting company who are normally quick to install new technologies have just installed .net 3.5 beta 2 framework.

Pretty rare indeed :)

If you are looking for a host then check them out, they are top draw and I think you get a 14 day free trial.

Posted On Monday, September 3, 2007 9:11 AM

Live Mail catching up : Mail in Outlook for Free
One of the biggest draw backs of using Live Mail versus Gmail, in my opinion, is that you cant use Outlook for Live Mail unless you pay for the premium services and paying for an email service seems nuts to me. This morning I was greeted with an email from Live Mail which had this in it... Update to Windows Live Hotmail and you can manage your Hotmail account in Outlook – for free! With Outlook Connector, you can easily manage your Hotmail messages, folders, and contacts alongside your other e-mail ......

Posted On Saturday, September 1, 2007 8:46 AM

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