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Iftekhar Ahmed Amit, Managing Director of Radiance Trading Ltd. (Sweater Manufacturing Industry), near Dhaka Export Processing Zone, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Co-Founder of DotNetShoutout (Microsoft Dot Net related developers Community), Founder of AMC Online (Broadband ISP, Jessore, Bangladesh), Web Developer, Network Administrator, Technology Evangelist ... Blog - http://blog.iftekharahmedamit.com

Syncfusion is Offering Free ASP.NET MVC User Interface Controls for Microsoft WebsiteSpark Subscribers

Free ASP.NET MVC controls from Syncfusion

 

Give your web applications a 360˚ transformation with Syncfusion’s ASP.NET MVC user interface controls!

 

Microsoft WebsiteSpark Subscribers are eligible for a Free license (calculated at over $1,000) and a 90-day subscription.

 

 

Syncfusion’s ASP.NET MVC user interface controls
User Interface Edition for ASP.NET MVC

  • Create high performance AJAX Web applications with ease
  • Now supports MVC 3 Razor Engine

Jump start your ASP.NET MVC application with the market leader. Components developed with speed, AJAX and client side interaction in mind. Experience the difference.

Essential Grid

Essential Grid for ASP.NET MVC is a lightweight, AJAX-enabled, high-performance grid component built especially to suit the programming model of the ASP.NET MVC framework. It has a rich feature set that includes hierarchies, grouping, sorting, paging, data binding, editing, filtering, and several built-in styles.

Essential Grid is designed for performance and can easily handle millions of records. AJAX is extensively used to reduce traffic—only the required data is sent between the client and server, minimizing data transfer and response time.

Essential Tools

Essential Tools for ASP.NET MVC is a collection of lightweight, AJAX-enabled, professional user interface components built especially to suit the programming model of the ASP.NET MVC framework. It contains a comprehensive set of components including tree views, tabs, rich-text editors, accordions, sliders, masked-edit text boxes, numeric text boxes, AutoComplete text boxes, generic drop-downs, menus, and date pickers.

A unique feature of Essential Tools is that several controls—including accordions, date pickers, sliders, and tabs—are based on the jQuery JavaScript framework, which is a powerful industry standard. This approach ensures that the components are extremely stable and rich in features. The controls have also been enhanced to enable easy integration into ASP.NET MVC applications. The enhancements also include several new built-in skins in addition to those provided by the jQuery framework.

Also, AJAX is extensively used to reduce traffic between the client and the server; this minimizes data transfer and response time.

Some of our MVC controls like Rating and File Upload use HTML 5 to provide a truly rich user experience.

Essential Chart

Essential Chart for ASP.NET MVC is a high-performance charting component that is very easy to use and is also visually stunning. It includes 35 chart types ranging from simple column charts to specialized financial charts. The charts are also highly customizable and have a powerful data model which makes data binding simple.

Essential Diagram

Essential Diagram is an extensible, high-performance .NET diagramming framework built on HTML 5 for ASP.NET MVC applications. It can be used for developing Microsoft Visio-like interactive graphics and diagramming applications. It stores graphical objects in a node graph and renders those objects on the screen. It supports both vector and raster graphics on the drawing surface.

Essential Gauge

Essential Gauge for ASP.NET MVC contains radial, digital, rolling, and linear gauge controls. All gauges are visually stunning and behave like real gauges. The appearance is also very customizable in that all the elements in the gauge—including scales, ticks, and labels—can be fully tailored to your needs.

Essential Schedule

Essential Schedule for ASP.NET MVC is an Outlook Calendar-like Scheduler control that lets you add rich scheduling capabilities to your Web applications. It includes an advanced set of features including data binding, multiple resource views, rich interactivity, support for AJAX, client-side events, and much more.

Essential PDF Viewer

Essential PDF Viewer is a 100% managed .NET component that will have the ability to view and print PDF files from your WPF and Windows Forms applications. This feature supports exporting PDF files to various image formats such as, BMP, JPEG and PNG.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 is now available

Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is now available for download!  The service pack was released to MSDN subscribers on March 8 and became generally available on March 10.  SP1 includes fixes that improve reliability and address the most commonly-reported customer bugs.  It also adds some of the most requested feature improvements, including a new local help viewer, IntelliTrace support in more scenarios, and built-in Silverlight 4 tooling.

Overview


This download installs Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This service pack release addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. These service packs offer Visual Studio users improvements in responsiveness and stability, as well as completes some high-impact scenarios requested by customers. The full list of updates included in this service pack can be found here.

Important:

  • Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will upgrade all editions and languages of Visual Studio 2010 you have already installed. If you install any other editions or languages of Visual Studio 2010 after SP1, you must reapply SP1.
  • If you installed Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta, you should not uninstall it before installing this release of SP1.
  • Prior to installation, you should carefully review the readme to be aware of any known issues with this release.

Please Note: This installer is for all editions of Visual Studio 2010 (Express, Professional, Premium, Ultimate, Test Professional).

Note: Do not install this service pack if you have downloaded and installed the stand-alone ‘Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 (Windows SDK v7.1)’ and you are using the x64 or IA64 compilers that were included in that download. Please see the related article for more information.

System Requirements


  • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86);Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions;Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2;Windows Server 2008 R2;Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2;Windows Vista Service Pack 2;Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3 – all editions except Starter Edition
    • Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 – all editions except Starter Edition
    • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows Server 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 – all editions
      • Users will need to install MSXML6 if not already present
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64) – all editions
    • Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2 – all editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) – all editions
  • Supported Architectures:
    • 32-Bit (x86)
    • 64-Bit (x64) (WOW)
  • Hardware Requirements:
    • 1.6GHz or faster processor
    • 1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine)
    • 5.5 GB of available hard-disk space
    • 5400 RPM hard drive
    • DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
    • DVD-ROM drive
  • Compatible releases with Visual Studio 2010 SP1 RTM:
  • Download Link:

For users who wish to distribute physical media of the service pack or who may not have consistent Internet connectivity, an ISO image of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 can be found here.

Please Note: This installer is for all editions of Visual Studio 2010 (Express, Professional, Premium, Ultimate, Test Professional).

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta is now Available

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta includes previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms.

Overview

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta will help you:

  • Keep your PCs supported and up-to-date
  • Get ongoing updates to the Windows 7 platform
  • Easily deploy cumulative updates at a single time
  • Meet your users’ demands for greater business mobility
  • Provide a comprehensive set of virtualization innovations
  • Provide an easier Service Pack deployment model for better IT efficiency
  • In order to download and install the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta you must currently have a Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 already installed.

    To learn more about piloting, deploying and managing Windows 7, visit the Springboard Series on TechNet.

    To learn more about SP1 Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2, visit the SP1 Details Page.

    *Windows 7 Minimum System Requirements:

    • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 1 GB of RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    • DVD-compatible drive
    • Internet access (fees may apply)

    Note: Some product features of Windows 7, such as the ability to watch and record live TV, BitLocker, or navigation through the use of “touch,” may require advanced or additional hardware. Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and 15 GB of available disk space.


    Each version is available in these languages:
    English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

    For More Details

    The Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Betas are concurrent releases that are in a single download for a more streamlined and cost effective deployment.  Businesses can begin realizing the advancements of the Windows Server platform for virtualization through two key features:  Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.

    Download SP1 Beta Software

    The Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta is a joint release for both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.  SP1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2 includes previously released updates and delivers a number of powerful new features for virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX.

    By registering for the Service Pack 1 Beta, you will receive updates on new builds and beta expiration dates. You are encouraged to register but if you wish, you can opt out of registration and proceed directly to the download. If you choose to opt-out of registration, you will not be contacted further. To opt-out, please proceed to the download.

    ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 is now available for download

    ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 is just launched and available for download.

    Overview


    ASP.NET MVC 3
    is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model. ASP.NET MVC applications are easily testable using techniques such as test-driven development (TDD).

    The installation package includes templates and tools for Visual Studio 2010 to increase productivity when writing ASP.NET MVC applications. For example, the Add View dialog box takes advantage of customizable code generation (T4) templates to generate a view based on a model object. The default project template allows the developer to automatically hook up a unit-test project that is associated with the ASP.NET MVC application.

    Because the ASP.NET MVC framework is built on ASP.NET 4, developers can take advantage of existing ASP.NET features like authentication and authorization, profile settings, localization, and so on.


    More Info

    You can read more about new features from ScottGu’s Blog posting Introducing ASP.NET MVC 3 (Preview 1).


    Download

    ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1

    ASP.NET MVC 2 RC is released today

    Release Candidate of ASP.NET MVC 2 is released today.
    Brief Description
    ASP.NET MVC 2 is a framework for developing highly testable and maintainable Web applications by leveraging the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. The framework encourages developers to maintain a clear separation of concerns among the responsibilities of the application – the UI logic using the view, user-input handling using the controller, and the domain logic using the model. ASP.NET MVC applications are easily testable using techniques such as test-driven development (TDD).

    The installation package includes templates and tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 to increase productivity when writing ASP.NET MVC applications. For example, the Add View dialog box takes advantage of customizable code generation (T4) templates to generate a view based on a model object. The default project template allows the developer to automatically hook up a unit-test project that is associated with the ASP.NET MVC application.
     
    Because the ASP.NET MVC framework is built on ASP.NET 3.5 SP 1, developers can take advantage of existing ASP.NET features like authentication and authorization, profile settings, localization, and so on.

    Installation Notes

    The ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 can be downloaded from the following page: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=157071

    ASP.NET MVC 2 can be installed and can run side-by-side with ASP.NET MVC 1.0.
    Note:  Because Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 share a component of ASP.NET MVC 2, installing the ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate release on a computer where Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is also installed is not supported.

    Documentation

    Documentation for ASP.NET MVC 2, which includes tutorials, technology overviews, code samples, and API reference, is available on the MSDN Web site. A good starting point is the ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) topic (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159758).

    Tutorials and other information about ASP.NET MVC are also available on the ASP.NET Web sitehttp://www.asp.net/mvc/.


    What’s Next?

    RTM of course! The RTM release of ASP.NET MVC will be included in the RTM release of Visual Studio 2010, which is slated for some time in March. The VS2008 version of ASP.NET MVC 2 might release earlier than that. We’re still working out those details.


    Microsoft Expression Studio 3 is available for download

    Microsoft Expression Studio opens up a new world of creative possibility. Its professional design tools give you the freedom to make your vision real—whether you’re designing for standards-based Web sites, rich desktop experiences, or Silverlight. Includes Expression Web, Expression Blend, Expression Design and Expression Encoder.

    Design compelling user interfaces for the Web and desktop using Microsoft Expression, tools purpose built to compliment the industry leading development tool Visual Studio.

    Prototype your ideas rapidly, engage and interact with your customers and get your projects off to a flying start, then immediately bring your prototypes to life without throwing anything away.

    Microsoft Expression Studio 3 includes four professional design tools with many worthy features worth checking out. Below I will pick just one new feature for each tool included.

    Expression Web 3SuperPreview, multi-browser visual debugging

    Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlowSketchFlow along with Silverlight 3 support

    Expression Design 3Improved Photoshop Import

    Expression Encoder 3 – new Screen capture functionality

    An Expression Studio 3 is available for download right now.

    Microsoft Day @ Dhaka – 20June 2009

    Microsoft Day @ Dhaka

    msdaydhaka

    Microsoft Community in Bangladesh proudly presents Microsoft Day @ Dhaka. This is a special day dedicated to all Microsoft technology professionals and students in Bangladesh. We will be having the best Microsoft community technologists from Bangladesh – Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) delivering sessions at the event. This technology marathon is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with each other.

    Both Microsoft developers and networking professionals would find the event worth attending.

    The event will also feature a demo bonanza with Windows 7 and an extensive Question and Answer panel with the Bangladesh MVPs to answer your queries.

    Microsoft Day @ Dhaka

    Venue: IDB Auditorium, E/8-A Rokeya Sharani, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Agargaon, Dhaka 1207

    AUDITORIUM – Developer Track

    9:00 9:30 Opening Speech Feroz Mahmood & Abhishek Kant
    9:30 10:30 Development in ASP.NET Tanzim Saqib
    10:30 11:15 My First ASP.NET MVC App Mehfuz HossainMVP
    11:15 11:45 Unit Testing in MVC and Deo of dotnetshoutouts.com Kazi Manzur RashidMVP
    11:45 12:30 Developing in Silverlight Faisal Hossain Khan
    12:30 1:30 Lunch
    1:30 2:00 Introduction to MS Sharepoint Server MJ Ferdous
    2:00 2:45 Production Challenges of ASP.NET Websites Omar Al ZabirMVP
    2:45 3:15 Windows Azure Ashic Mahtab
    3:15 3:45 Tea Break
    3:45 4:30 Overview of Visual Studio Team System 2010 Mohammad Ashraful AlamMVP
    4:30 5:00 Features of Windows 71 Omi AzadMVP
    5:00 5:30 IE8 and Windows Live Features1 Irtija A. Akhter

    Meeting Room 2 – IT Professional Track

    9:30 10:30 Session on MS Project & EPM M. Manzurur Rahman
    10:30 11:30 Talking Windows Server 2008 and R2 Anwar Hossain
    11:30 12:30 Q & A with Microsoft Anwar Hossain
    12:30 1:30 Lunch
    1:30 2:00 Network with MVPs
    3:15 4:00 Exchange 2010 – Via LiveMeeting Ismail MohammedMVP
    3:00 3:30 Tea Break
    3:30 4:30 Introduction to SQL Server 2008 – Via LiveMeeting Amit BansalMVP

    This session is common for Developer Track and IT Pro Track

    For more details, visit: Microsoft Developer Network Bangladesh

    Microsoft F# PowerPack for .NET 4.0 Beta1 is available for download

    Microsoft F# PowerPack for .NET 4.0 Beta1 is now available for download

    Brief Description

    The F# PowerPack contains useful additional libraries and tools for building F# applications.

    Quick Details

    File Name: FSharp-PowerPack-4.0-Beta1.zip
    Version: 3.9.9.995
    Date Published: 6/3/2009
    Language: English
    Download Size: 1.4 MB

    Overview

    The F# PowerPack contains useful additional libraries and tools for building F# applications. This release enables developing applications using the F# PowerPack using .NET 4.0 Beta1 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1.

    The F# PowerPack includes:

    • FsLex and FsYacc tools for generating F# lexers and parsers
    • F# LINQ bridge
    • F# CodeDOM implementation
    • F# metadata reader API
    • OCaml Compatibility Helpers
    • Simple F# Math Libraries
    • Simple F# Charting

    System Requirements

    Instructions

    Unzip the included FSharp-PowerPack-4.0-Beta1.zip to the local machine. The included assemblies can be referenced directly in .NET 4.0 projects and in Visual Studio 2010 F# applications.
    Note: By installing, copying, or otherwise using this software, you agree to be bound by the terms of its license.

    Resources for learning how to use Visual Studio 2010


    Resources for learning how to use Visual Studio 2010

    Documentation

    Learn how to create applications by using Visual Studio in the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 documentation:

    What’s New?

    Learn about the new features in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1:

    Walkthroughs

    Learn about Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 features in these walkthroughs:


    Code Samples

    Get code examples for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1:


    Training

    Learn how to use Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 features in these hands-on labs, demos, and presentations.

    Forums

    Visit the MSDN Forums to ask questions about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.


    Channel 9 Videos

    Watch screencasts and interviews with the Visual Studio product team members on Channel 9.

    MSDN Developer Centers

    Visit the MSDN Developer Centers to access code samples, videos, community sites, documentation, and more.

    .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 is now available for MSDN Subscribers

    .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 is now available for MSDN Subscribers

    .NET Framework version 4 Beta 1 is an integral Windows component that supports building and running the next generation of applications and Web services. The key components of the .NET Framework are the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library, which includes ADO.NET, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). The .NET Framework provides a managed execution environment, simplified development and deployment, and integration with a wide variety of programming languages.

    For an introduction to the architecture and key features of the .NET Framework, see Overview of the .NET Framework.

    Downloads Details:

    .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 (ia64) – (English)
    Size: 145.95 (MB)

    .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 (x86 and x64) – (English)
    Size: 157.84 (MB)

    .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 (x86) – (English)
    Size: 76.70 (MB)

    MSDN Subscribers download link:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx

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