The other day I did a screencast for folks on .NET 4 Beta 2. In it, I discuss profiles and deployment options. It is slated to go on Channel 9 sometime after PDC. I got a couple of questions and want to answer those here.
Now that Beta 2 is out I can talk more freely about what is happening with the .NET Framework. The most visible changes are the installation size, speed, and error rate of the Framework. There are also a lot of great new features
Have you ever wonder how to keep up with the flood of information coming from Microsoft? It turns out that there are lots of resources provided by Microsoft. And a good place to look turns out to be a blog, specifically BlogMS! BlogMS was started by Daniel Goodman (a Sr. Technical Account Manager) in his words he started BlogMS in May 2008 in response to customers who wanted to feel closer to Microsoft in order to keep up-to-date with what's going on across Microsoft including the products groups. Think of this website as connecting the dots!
Reed Robinson has been talking about the Mobile LOB Accelerator lately. This got me thinking how I could make it easier to write applications based on it. This then lead me to CodeDOM. Ok I am lying but then I can't give away all of my secrets.
The new Mobile Line of Business Accelerator 2008 includes a new data layer that can be used in your own projects to speed up development. When the Add Item screen for example is displayed, the user uses a combo box filled with inventory objects to pick inventory items to add to an order. This article walks through how the data gets from the database to the UI.