If you have installed Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 2 for Visual Studio 2008, then you might be facing probelm while designer page is loading and it might be throwing an exception as well.

The resolution to this is to un-install the Silverlight Tools Beta-2, and install the newly released 10/20/2008 Add-on for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 for developing Silverlight 2 application.

Silverlight Tools for VS 2008

Once this update is done, you will be able to find clean designer slate, and there will be no exception/errors/warnings while Silverlight page is loading in the IDE.

Microsoft published the 1st CTP of VS201 and .NET 4.0 on 26-Oct-2008.

As of now its availavle in the form of virtual image only,follow the link below to download.

Download Vs2010 and .NET 4.0 CTP

Before you begin with download, lets have look at:

System Requirements
* Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP
* Minimum 75 GB available HDD space
* The host computer must have a minimum of 2 GB RAM, with 1 GB allocated to the host operating system and 1 GB allocated to the VPC.
* We recommend that the host computer CPU be at least a Core Duo 2 GHz processor.
Service Pack 1 of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is required to access the VPC.

The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the Web Platform Installer’s simple user interface, you can select specific components or install the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer. To help you stay up-to-date with product releases, the Web Platform Installer always contains the most current versions and new additions to the Microsoft Web Platform.

Click here for Microsoft Web Platform Instller

Microsoft has launced a new section on MSDN for enhusiastic kids who wants to learn about computers, programming,VB .NET, C#, Window and Web applications.

This MSDN section provides various links for learning and downloading the development tools for kids.

SQL Server 2008 Experience

October 1st, 2008 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in SQL Server - (0 Comments)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Experience page on which you can watch many videos for Developers, decision makers and for fun as well.

You will watch and listen the real people who are behind the creation of SQL Server 2008.

Click here:
SQL Server 2008 Experience