The first version of Silverlight (formerly WPF/e) was recently released and can be downloaded from Microsoft’s web site. Contrary to what many people believe, Silverlight is not simply a rich media player for the web. Nor is it just a replacement or a competing product for Adobe Flash. Silverlight is a technology that allows developers… Read More


If you run Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation setup from a folder that already contains a setup.exe, your old setup.exe may run giving you the illusion of installing the WWF extensions. When you open up a WF project in Visual Studio 2005, you may receive an error message stating “Project type is… Read More


Last week Microsoft officially released .NET Framework 3.0. .NET Framework 3.0 is the latest managed code programming model for Windows. It combines the power of the .NET Framework version 2.0 with new technologies for building applications that have visually compelling user experiences, seamless communication across technology boundaries, and the ability to support a wide range… Read More


Since .NET 3.0 is going to ship with a first class workflow designer and run-time engine, someone asked me whether they should still be investing in BizTalk Server 2004 / 2006. The answer really depends upon what they plan to use BizTalk for. If their primary use of BizTalk is to design simple workflows /… Read More