Posts Tagged ‘Web’
The new release of Visual Studio 2010 has plenty of compelling new features and updates that will make every developer more productive.
- Visual Studio 2010 allows users target of the right platform for their application, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint. Office, Windows Azure, and Windows Phone 7 applications using their existing skills.
- Visual Studio 2010 is a rich, personalized development environment. We know that software developers spend much of their time in the IDE, and features like the new editor and multi-monitor support make your time in Visual Studio more productive and enjoyable.
- Teams are able to work more efficiently using Application Lifecycle Management tools. We’ve done a great deal of work in Visual Studio 2010 to improve testing and debugging tools. Features like IntelliTrace and easy project management help your team ensure high quality.
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Here’s a list of relevant IE9 content from MIX2010. Check out the Platform Demos and Dean Hachamovitch’s Keynote on Day 2.
Internet Explorer 9: Platforms Demos <- Get a copy of the preview and run the demos
Mix10:IE9 Keynote Day 2 with Dean Hachamovitch. IE9 Preview Demos
Mix10: In-Depth Look at Internet Explorer 9
Mix10: Advanced Web Debugging with Fiddler. Eric Lawrence
Mix10: How jQuery Makes Hard Things Simple
Mix10: Internet Explorer Developer Tools. John Seitel
Mix10: HTML5: Cross-Browser Best Practices
Mix10: HTML5: High Performance Best Practices for Web Sites
SVG: The Past, Present and Future of Vector Graphics for the Web
IEBLOG: HTML5, Hardware Accelerated: First IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers
IEBLOG: More Standards Documentation Available
IEBLOG: SVG in IE 9 Roadmap
IEBLOG: The CSS Corder: About CSS Corners
IEBLOG: The Internet Explorer Testcenter Welcome page: Clarification & Corrections
IEBLOG: Introducing the IE9 Developer Platform Preview
IEBLOG: IE 9 and SVG – Past, Present a…of Vector Graphics for the Web
CHANNEL9: IE9 at MIX10
CHANNEL9: First look at the new JS Engine
CHANNEL9: IE 9 – Surf on Metal with GPU Powered HTML5
CHANNEL9: IE 9 Performance Pipeline Overview
CHANNEL9: IE 9: Surfing on the GPU with D2D
CHANNEL9: IE 9: Standards and Interoperability
Trying to find information on our websites is often a frustrating task. I often spend time aggregating information and posting it here. However, multiply this effort by thousands of Microsoft bloggers and it only contributes to the problem.
One of the hardest tasks is trying to find a starting point. If you’re new to the platform where do you go? Then once you arrive at any number of our sites the real grunt work begins. Change happens over time and I’m glad to say that we’ve redesigned the ASP.NET website. T
he four large buttons at the top of the home page make it simple:
Click Getting Started and you find 5 choices
Click Number 2 and you can get access to FREE software via the WebsiteSpark Program. Not the “Free” Express Edition, but the full commercial editions.
Options 1, 3, and 4 are self-descriptive, but Option 5 was a task unto itself before they simplified it here.
Hopefully visiting this site will make the process of learning new platforms or just finding the right resources a whole lot simpler.
Here’s a summary of updates for PHP on Windows for January 2010.
January 2010 – Summary
· PHP 5.2.12 has shipped
· Windows Azure support added in Zend Framework
· FastCGI 1.5 RTW has shipped
· WinCache Extension 1.0.1 for PHP has shipped
PHP Core – PHP 5.2.12 release
The PHP 5.2.12 has been released and is available on http://windows.php.net and is also offered via Web Platform Installer. The release has more than 60 bug fixes, some of which are security related.
FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1
IIS team has released to web FastCGI Extension 1.5 for IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1. This version is based on FastCGI Extension 1.0 and it adds several important improvements and features, including most notably:
· Monitor changes to a file. The extension can be configured to listen for file change notifications on a specific file and when that file changes, the extension will recycle FastCGI processes for the process pool. This feature can be used to recycle PHP processes when changes to php.ini file occur.
· Real-time tuning of MaxInstances setting. This MaxInstances setting dictates the maximum number of FastCGI processes which can be launched for each application pool. If it is set to 0 then FastCGI extension will automatically adjust the number of instances up or down every few seconds based on the system load and number of requests waiting in the queue.
More details about the FastCGI Extension 1.5 can be found in the release announcement.
Windows Cache Extension for PHP
WinCache 1.0.1 – Servicing Release
IIS team has released an update to Wincache 1.0. The update fixes several important bugs reported by customers. More details about WinCache 1.0.1 servicing release can be found in the release announcement. The update can be downloaded from here. The source code is available on pecl.php.net.
New version of Zend Framework adds support for Microsoft Windows Azure
Zend Technologies Inc. has announced the availability of Zend Framework 1.10, which among other new features includes support for Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services. We’re very excited about this key milestone, which is the result of a fruitful collaboration! This particular project started last year when we announced the Windows Azure SDK for PHP CTP release and upcoming support in Zend Framework. With the new Zend Framework 1.10, by simply using the new Zend_Service_WindowsAzure component, developers can easily call Windows Azure APIs from their PHP applications and leverage the storage services, including Blob Storage, Table Storage and Queue Service, offering them a way to accelerate web application development and scale up on demand.
Tutorial: Creating PHP CRUD Apps with SQL Server on your Server or in the Azure Cloud
Do you know PHP and have data in a Microsoft SQL Server database? Well we have an application wizard that will make your lives a little easier. The project, open source and hosted on CodePlex, will help you build a simple CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) application that works against Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure and Windows Azure Storage. The application is installable on Windows and supports data navigation, paging, sorting and UI customization using simple CSS.
Enabling PHP Applications on Windows
Windows Web Application Gallery
The following applications in Web Application Gallery have been updated to their latest versions:
· WordPress (English and Japanese) – 2.9.1
· MySQL – 5.1.43
· SugarCRM – 5.5
· Moodle – 1.9