Microsoft has launched a new advertising campaign called Defy All Challenges. Based on a highly interactive site you can learn more about the entire family of development tools (as used by some familiar gaming characters). The site uses video games to dramatize the challenges that developers face every day, and how Visual Studio can help them break through these challenges.
The site has great interactivity and you can make your own video and share it with others.
.NET Framework version 3.0 is Microsoftâ€™s managed-code programming model for developing software on the Windows platform. It builds on .NET Framework 2.0, combining the power of the existing Framework 2.0 application programming interfaces with new technologies for building applications that provide visually stunning user experiences, seamless interoperable communications, and the ability to model a range of business processes. .NET Framework 3.0 includes Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows CardSpace technologies. It provides a consistent and familiar development experience, bringing new technology to the millions of developers programming in managed code today.
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Microsoft recently launched a new resource called the Beginner Developer Learning Center that offers development tracks for both Windows and Web.
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Microsoft has released its fourth and final SDK (Software Development Kit) for Visual Studio 2005. The focus in this release, the company said, is to make the SDK easier to use for veterans and newcomers alike.
The Visual Studio 2005 SDK V4.0 is available for download here. To use the SDK, developers must have Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 installed.