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Iftekhar Ahmed Amit

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 …

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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:

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 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 (

Tutorials and other information about ASP.NET MVC are also available on the ASP.NET Web site

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


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 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:
Date Published: 6/3/2009
Language: English
Download Size: 1.4 MB


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


Unzip the included 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


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:


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

Code Samples

Get code examples for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1:


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


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.

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