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New Silverlight Toolkit v3

There's a new toolkit to go with Silverlight 3, essential if you are thinking of any serious development. Full details from Mike Taulty: http://mtaulty.com/CommunityServer/blogs/mike_taultys_blog/archive/2009/07/27/the-silverlight-3-toolkit.aspx Or download the toolkit straight from CodePlex: http://www.codeplex.com/Silverlight

Windows Azure Pricing

This just dropped in. Courtesy of http://geekswithblogs.net/iupdateable/archive/2009/07/15/azure-pricing-and-sla-announcements-plus-details-on-the-two.aspx Full pricing details: http://www.microsoft.com/azure/pricing.mspx Prices: Windows Azure: * Compute = $0.12 / hour * Storage = $0.15 / GB stored / month * Storage Transactions = $0.01 / 10K * Bandwidth = $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GB SQL Azure: * Web Edition – Up to 1 GB relational database = $9.99 * Business Edition – Up to 10 GB relational database = $99.99 * Bandwidth = $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GB .Net Services: * Messages = $0.15/100K message operations , including Service Bus messages and Access Control tokens * Bandwidth = $0.10 in / $0.15 out / GB

Shipping an application with SQL Server Express 2008 - Rights

Shipping an application with SQL Server Express 2008? Don't forget to register for free redistribution rights: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/express/redistregister.aspx Quoted from Microsoft: This redistribution license agreement grants you the right to redistribute with your software application the following components: *SQL Server 2008 Express *SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services *SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools

Helpful download links for SQL Server Express 2008 Prerequisites

Windows Installer 4.5: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5a58b56f-60b6-4412-95b9-54d056d6f9f4&displaylang=en .NET 3.5 SP1: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe SQL Server Express 2008 Redistributable: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=58ce885d-508b-45c8-9fd3-118edd8e6fff&DisplayLang=en

Enable Samesite for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package

Lifted from the full VS 2008 SP1 http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/2/8/A2807F78-C861-4B66-9B31-9205C3F22252/VS2008SP1Readme.htm#General%20Issues as I have seen quite a few people run into this. If the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package is selected in the Prerequisite dialog box for a Setup project or in ClickOnce publishing, and also the "Download prerequisites from the same location as my application" option is selected, the following build error is shown: The install location for prerequisites has not been set to 'component vendor's web site' and the file 'dotNetFx35setup.exe' in item 'Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5.SP1' cannot be located on disk. To resolve this issue: Update the Package Data Open the [Program Files]\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 folder or %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 on x64 operating systems Edit the Product.xml f

Visual Studio 2005 Bootstrapper - Using Packages from VS 2008

Visual Studio 2005 bootstrapper packages folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\BootStrapper\Packages The later, VS 2008, packages can be used in VS 2005 by installing the latest Windows SDK then copying the packages from C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages into the folder listed above for Visual Studio 2005. Launch a new setup project in VS 2005 and the packages will be available as prerequisites.