November 2008 Entries

Blog engine updated

Phil has signalled a flaw on the Subtext 2.0 engine and so the upgrade was a must. From now my blog runs on Subtext 2.1. I've read that there are ideas on moving Subtext to ASP.NET 3.5. This is for me a great idea (at least for Subtext 3.0), but I think that not all the hosting providers are ready now for ASP.NET 3.5 so I've a little request to the team: please maintain the ASP.NET 2.0 versions at least for a while...

posted @ Friday, November 28, 2008 3:48 PM | Feedback (0)

Application Architecture and Design: a useful set of checklists

One of the greatest work that the Microsoft community is sharing on Codeplex is certainly the Application Architecture Guide project. This is really a big project rich of useful informations. One of the greatest news recently addes are the Application Architecture checklists. I found it very helpful when you've to architect a new .NET application or you've to re-engineering an existing one. Having these checklists printed on paper helps a lot on making the right choices. If you're interested, these are the links: Application Architecture Checklists Architecture and Design Checklist Communication Guidelines Checklist Layer Checklists Presentation Layer...

posted @ Monday, November 17, 2008 4:44 PM | Feedback (1)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5.0 features

If you're interested to know what will be the key features of the future Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5.0, I recommend to check Simon Hutson's post. Remember that the next Microsoft CRM version is actually planned for release late 2009/early 2010 (there's not a codename now), so this is a really first preview. This is the Simon's feature list (cross posted here): New Features For End Users Enhanced Navigation - I guess it was inevitable, but CRM5 uses the same "Fluent UI" (aka the Ribbon) as Office 2007. This new "command bar" replaces the CRM 4.0 "tool bars" at the...

posted @ Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:18 AM | Feedback (102)

.NET 4.0 Poster

Brad Abrams has published a cool .NET Framework 4.0 poster: We created a very cool poster that shows off the new stuff in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 4.    Thanks to Kit George for running this effort to get a very cool view of .NET Framework 4 and for the great folks at Addison Wesley for helping with the creative end and the printing costs! And of course, here is the DeepZoom version! (use your mouse wheel or click and control-click to zoom in and out) Download the .NET Framework 4 Poster PDF...

posted @ Tuesday, November 04, 2008 9:09 AM | Feedback (3)