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WCF Virtual Labs - One Minor Erratum

There are two well written WCF Virtual Labs up on MSDN. There is an error on page 9 of the Fundamentals Lab Tutorial. Step 2.k should have you add the app.config to the Host project, not the Service p

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ASP.NET Videos

Lots of great ASP.NET videos up on www.ASP.net http://www.asp.net/learn/videos/default.aspx?tabid=63

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Learning Platform v3 is live!

The project I’ve been working on since I joined IDEO last October has finally shipped! Learning Platform v3 can be found at http://learning.microsoft.com/ The Learning Platform allows you to Purcha

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Cons of Response.Redirect(url, false)

The second parameter overload of Response.Redirect is nice because it doesn’t call Response.End, which is responsible for throwing the ThreadAbortException. BUT… The drawback to using this is that the

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VSTS Performance Tools

Check out Ian Huff‘s intro video about VSTS Performance Tools. It’s a great overview and covers just about everything you need to know about them.

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Convert.ChangeType for Nullable types

Convert.ChangeType doesn’t support nullable types. Peter Johnson has a post which shows how to test and cast from object to Nullable types. The can obviously be extended with generics. http://aspallia

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Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Let’s say an algorithm does what we need it to do really well 90% of the time. We have a choice to build the app to handle the other 10% which could come at substantial cost, or introduce a human work

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Mix Day 1 Part 2

Overview of Expression - Brad Becker Splitview and XamlPad are included in the WinFx SDK. You can use them to create the Xaml by hand, but I would stay away if you can and go with Expression! It is w

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Mix Day 1 - Part 1

My day started off by having a quick bite with Doug Seven of DotNetJunkies and SqlJunkies fame. Amazingly enough we work in the same building @ ms, but have never met - it’s cool b/c we both started c

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Office 12 - What do you think?

Just installed Office12 yesterday….I know a bit late, but I’ve been working like crazy lately and just starting to get caught back up on what else is happening in this world ;) Wow - it is slick. I’m

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Mix it up!

Just found out that I’ll be hanging in LV for a few days next week at Mix06. For those of you that can’t go - what sessions would you like me to attend on your behalf? Here’s a link to the sessions:

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Great ASP.NET 2.0 Overview with ScottGu

ScottGu‘s ASP.NET 2.0 webcast is a great overview of the new features and has a cool demo which builds a site from scratch. The demo starts at section 20 of the webcast- be sure to disable popup block

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WirDirStat - Disk Usage Utility

I ran out of disk space today and did a quick search for disk usage analysis tools. With WirDirStat I was able to find out quickly that my tempdb ldf file was 27 GB. http://windirstat.sourceforge.net/