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Does Microsoft Released the Latest SQL Server 2008 R 2 Yet?

Earlier this year, Microsoft officials said to watch for a Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of SQL Server 2008 R2 sometime this summer.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Evaluation & SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition CTP have just appeared on MSDN”. Microsoft officials have said to expect the final release of SQL Server 2008 R2 in the first half of 2010. Given the tight ties between Office 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2. The public will get access to the test build on Wednesday, August 12, according to them and there are more updates to come.

Below are some of the new features on SQL Server 2008 R2 that webmasters / developers can get:

1 – Include self-service analysis tools (codenamed “Gemini”) that Microsoft is saying will allow information workers to better “slice and dice data and create their own BI (business intelligence).

2 – Add-in exerpiences based on Excel, and deeper SharePoint integration, enbling users to share analysis.

3 – Improved with data-warehouse appliance.

4 – PerformancePoint (scorecarding) Server for organization-wide BI and SQL Server for data-platform needs.

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ASP.NET MVC Version 2 Previews with new features

As for your information, Microsoft released an initial version of ASP.NET with MVC (model-view-controller) support in December 2007. Since then, more and more ASP.NET developers has switch and adapt the new ASP.NET MVC technology for their web applications.

MVC is an architectural pattern used primarily in the Java world, and perhaps used most famously in the Ruby on Rails framework. MVC decouples data access and business logic from data presentation and user interaction, by introducing a “controller” as an intermediate component.

Whats new on ASP.NET MVC V2?

1 – ASP.NET MVC 2 now includes built-in support for the DataAnnotation validation support that first shipped with .NET 3.5 SP1—and which is used with ASP.NET Dynamic Data and .NET RIA Services

2 – ASP.NET MVC V2 includes new HTML user interface helpers that enable developers to “use strong-typed lambda expressions when referencing the view template’s model object

3 – From this new infrastructure, bugs can be found at build-time as opposed to run-time, and also enables better code IntelliSense support within view templates.

4 – This helps manage the complexity when building a large application and facilitates multiple teams working on a single application together by using the “relative isolation [from] other sections” where each area of the application can be implemented as a separate ASP.NET MVC project.

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Which ASP.NET Development tools Suitable for you?

1 – ASP.NET Intellisense Generator

ASP.NET Intellisense Generator offers a rich and easy-to-use interface that allows you to provide intellisense symbol definitions for your custom server controls.

2 – Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Visual Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It can be used to develop console and graphical user interface applications along with Windows Forms applications, web sites, web applications, and web services in both native code together with managed code for all platforms

3 – CodeGear Delphi

CodeGear Delphi, formerly known as Borland Delphi, is a software development environment for Microsoft Windows applications. It has always supported development of native Windows applications in the Delphi programming language, a further development of Object Pascal.

4 – Macromedia HomeSite

HTML editor owned by Adobe Systems (formerly owned by Allaire and Macromedia). Unlike WYSIWYG HTML editors such as FrontPage and Dreamweaver, HomeSite is designed for direct editing, or “hand coding,” of HTML and other website languages. It is available for the Windows platform.

5 – Microsoft Expression Web

Microsoft Expression Web, code-named Quartz, is a WYSIWYG HTML editor and general web design program by Microsoft, replacing Microsoft FrontPage. It is part of the Expression Studio suite.

6 – Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer

Microsoft SharePoint Designer (full name Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer) is a WYSIWYG HTML editor and web design program from Microsoft exclusively for SharePoint sites and part of the SharePoint family of products. It is part of the Microsoft Office 2007 family but not included in any of the Office 2007 suites.

There are many more applications that you can use to develop your .NET website or applications. All of the published ASP.NET applications are compatible with most and latest ASP.NET hosting plans nowadays.

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Main Reasons Why ASP.NET Better than Classic ASP

1 – Enhance Language Support

ASP.NET supports full server side programming languages and not just scripting languages. Only VBScript and Javascript are available for scripting in ASP Classic where as, in ASP.NET there are no such restrictions. With ASP.NET several programming languages like C# and VB.NET are available to program in accordance to the developers preference where both of them can even be used in the same application. The benefits of using server side programming languages can be seen in the previously mentioned compilation of code and the fact that rich control sets and complex frameworks are available to applications. In summary, the language support of ASP.NET allows for the development of robust, feature rich applications with deep programmatic support.

2 – Application Compilation Features

ASP.NET however compiles the code the first time it is accessed. The compiled code results in .NET classes housed within assemblies and allow subsequent page requests to be serviced with previously compiled code. ASP.NET therefore inherently provides a more secure and largely efficient rendering model by incorporating compilation and specifically the reuse of the compiled code. This ultimately means a better experience for the end user.

3 – Scalability

ASP.NET was built to provide specific enhancements that allow scalable and efficient application updating. The ‘xcopy’ deployment model of .NET allows replacement of pages and components in real time and does not require a restart of the web server. If an update needs to be made to a current production application, developers can simply make the change and the infrastructure can account for that change the next time a request is made to the altered page or component. This means that content updates, fixes and enhancements to ASP.NET applications can be made in real time with little to no impact to the user base.

4 – Stability on Development

ASP is running under the inetinfo.exe (IIS) process space, making it susceptible to application crashes. This happens because the IIS needs to be stopped or restarted on a regular basis. The ASP.Net process is separate from inetinfo.exe, meaning that it is not susceptible to these types of application crashes. This means that the final product will be much more stable.

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Some Overview on ASP.NET Content Management System

The role of ASP Content Management System is not limited. The tools available help in publishing, formatting the content. Even if you want to search, index or retrieve the site them this is too possible. So many features doesn’t mean that one requires specialized knowledge (HTML or FTP).

So if you are the one who owns a website and want to make the changes all by yourself, then you can do so. Similarly, if you are a content writer and want to upload new blogs/ articles, news section, categories or press releases, simply with the help of ASP Content Management System, you can do so. Even webmasters/ admin managers on logging through the secure area on site and make required changes.

Some of the advantages of using ASP content management systems are:

* Cost effective and efficient way of uploading making the changes on the websites.

* Helps you in tracking the possible changes made by different content editors.

* Facilitates easy uploading of the content and making updates.

* Greater flexibility in terms of using of content and its presentation.

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Microsoft Silverlight 3

Silverlight 3 Toolkit New Features for New Silverlight Application and Hosting Experience

The following list encompasses all changes made between the Silverlight Toolkit March 2009 release and the Silverlight Toolkit July 2009 release.

1 – TimePicker / TimeUpDown
* Setting an initial value will be propagated correctly.
* Full UI Automation hierarchy implimented.
* Renamed the BalloonHint states to TimeHint.
* Various minor bug fixes.

2 – TransitioningContentControl
* Changed the template to have two ContentPresenters instead of ContentControls.
* Fixed bug where switching between content would raise exception in certain scenarios.
* Handles setting the Transition to a transition that is not yet there (if template hasn’t been loaded yet).

3 – DomainUpDown
* Space bar now moves the DomainUpDown into edit mode.
* Better handling of mouse-events in edit mode.

4 – Charting Faetures
* WPF is now an official platform for Charting!
* Breaking Change: IRequireGlobalSeriesIndex’s GlobalSeriesIndexChanged method takes a nullable int parameter.
* Improved performance of internal data structures for many common scenarios.
* Numerous bug fixes for animation inconsistencies between Silverlight and WPF.
* Fixed handling of data objects with non-unique hash codes.

5 – AutoCompleteBox
* Breaking Change: The “DropDownToggle” template part of type ToggleButton has been removed.
* Breaking Change: New template part: “Selector”, typeof(Selector).
* Breaking Change: Renamed virtual method: TryGetSelectionAdapter(object o) is now GetSelectionAdapterPart().
* Breaking Change: AutoCompleteSearchMode is now AutoCompleteFilterMode (enum).

6 – ItemsControlExtensions
Provides useful extensions to ItemsControl:

* Get various collections representing the items and their containers.
* Get an items host or ScrollViewer.

7 – ScrollViewerExtensions
Provides useful extensions to ScrollViewer to make basic scrolling tasks easier:

* Enable mouse wheel scrolling in XAML!
* Scroll by page or line.
* Scroll to top, bottom, left or right.
* Scroll items into view.

8 – TreeViewExtensions
Provides useful extensions to TreeView and TreeViewItem to greatly simplify common TreeView tasks:
* Set selected item
* Easily add connecting lines and CheckBoxes
* Expand and collapse items.
* Get items and their containers for parents, siblings and descendants.
* Get path.

With the new Silverlight Toolkit, you can now enjoy more seamless web development experience with Silverlight 3.

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As a reseller, you should know which features would draw in more customers, and give them better value for their money. Here are just some of the features you can offer as a reseller:

1 – Scripting support. Some customers will want to play around with scripts like PHP, ASP, ColdFusion and Javascript. Scripts are needed to make more dynamic webpages, which is why many web hosts make it a point to make their servers support as many scripting languages as possible.

2 – Webpage templates. If you’re targeting first-time owners of webpages who are quite new to HTML and dynamic scripting, you may wish to offer ready-made templates that they could just fill up. Added services like web design, development and database management may be worth paying for if your client wants a one-stop web solution out of his or her reseller.

3 – Technical Knowledge and Support – You as the reseller are the first person to approach by your clients regarding his / her hosting account issues. So, equipped yourself with solid knowledge will be great in the sense that offering fast and efficient solutions before you seek help from your web hosting providers.

4 – Merchant accounts – This would prove especially useful for people who are into building secure online stores. A more reliable online shopping experience necessitates the inclusion of payment gateways, which would facilitate all financial transactions made online.

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