The .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) delivers more controls, a streamlined setup, improved start-up performance, and powerful new graphics features for client development and rich data scaffolding, improved AJAX support, and other improvements for Web development. Additionally it introduces support for the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services, which simplify data access code in applications by providing an extensible, conceptual model for data from any data source and enabling this model to closely reflect business requirements.
Visual Studio 2008 SP1 delivers:
Improved WPF designers
SQL Server 2008 support
ADO.NET Entity Designer
Visual Basic and Visual C++ components and tools (including an MFC-based Office 2007 style ‘Ribbon’)
Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server (TFS) addresses customer feedback on version control usability and performance, email integration with work item tracking and full support for hosting on SQL Server 2008
The following technologies have been tested and verified to work with SP1:
Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 2 & Silverlight Tools Beta 2. (If Silverlight Tools Beta 2 is already installed, you must upgrade it after you install Visual Studio 2008 SP1. To upgrade, use the installer on the Silverlight Tools Beta 2 page on the Microsoft Download Center Web site.)
.NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements:
ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding framework that enables rapid data driven development without writing code, and a new addition to ASP.NET AJAX that provides support for managing browser history (back button support). For more information, see What’s New in ASP.NET and Web Development.
Core improvements to the CLR (common language runtime) that include better layout of .NET Framework native images, opting out of strong-name verification for fully trusted assemblies, improved application startup performance, better generated code that improves end-to-end application execution time, and opting managed code to run in ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) mode if supported by the operating system. Additionally, managed applications that are opened from network shares have the same behavior as native applications by running with full trust.
Performance improvements to WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), including a faster startup time and improved performance for Bitmap effects. Additional functionality for WPF includes better support for line of business applications, native splash screen support, DirectX pixel shader support, and the new WebBrowser control.
ClickOnce application publishers can decide to opt out of signing and hashing as appropriate for their scenarios, developers can programmatically install ClickOnce applications that display a customized branding, and ClickOnce error dialog boxes support links to application-specific support sites on the Web.
The Entity Framework is an evolution of the existing suite of ADO.NET data access technologies. The Entity Framework enables developers to program against relational databases in according to application-specific domain models instead of the underlying database models. For more information, see Getting Started with the Entity Framework. The Entity Framework introduces some additional features, including support for new SQL Server 2008 types, default graph serialization of Entities, and the Entity Data Source. This release of the Entity Framework supports the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008. The graph serialization work helps developers who want to build Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services that model full graphs as data contracts. The Entity Data Source provides a traditional data source experience for ASP.NET Web application builders who want to work with the Entity Framework.
LINQ to SQL includes new support for the new date and file stream capabilities in SQL Server 2008.
The ADO.NET Data Services Framework consists of a combination of patterns and libraries, which enable data to be exposed as a flexible REST (Representational State Transfer)-based data service that can be consumed by Web clients in a corporate network or across the Internet. The ADO.NET Data Services Framework makes data service creation over any data source. A conceptual view model of the underlying storage schema can easily be exposed through rich integration with the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Services created by using the ADO.NET Data Services Framework, and also compatible Windows Live (dev.live.com) services, can be easily accessed from any platform. For client applications that are running on Microsoft platforms, a set of client libraries are provided to make interaction with data services simple. For example, .NET Framework-based clients can use LINQ to query data services and a simple .NET Framework object layer to update data in the service.
Windows Communication Foundation now makes the DataContract Serializer easier to use by providing improved interoperability support, enhancing the debugging experience in partial trust scenarios, and extending syndication protocol support for wider usage in Web 2.0 applications.
The .NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server (SqlClient) adds new support for file stream and sparse column capabilities in SQL Server 2008.
I just found Google Base (http://base.google.com/base), this is a web where you can index your websites by category (jobs, products, hotels, profiles, etc.). It is any steps to the Web 3.0 that Google, in silent, are retaking order information.
What do you think? Is Google prepairing a big change in his search engine?
Aurora is a concept video presenting one possible future user experience for the Web, created by Adaptive Path as part of the Mozilla Labs concept browser series. Aurora explores new ways people could interact with the Web in the future based on projected technological trends and real-world scenarios.
The Part 4 is coming and you can subscribe to their blog feed:
Are the rumors of a new Microsoft operating system code-named «Midori» developed from scratch killing Windows? I think that it isn’t. Microsoft has developing some research operating systems from some years.
Both are based on no-native-code applications. But this could finish in monopoly complaints. But I think… Isn’t Apple doing the same with his iPhone? I think so… Because, if you want to develop an iPhone application, you’ve to use his SDK… I think that it’s the same.
What do you think about? Is the Windows death? Only a research more? Or what?
Para os que me pediron que escribise en galego voulles adicar este post.
Onte comezaron as festa de maria pita 2008, comezou cunha actuación dun grupo de rapaces de Vigo e algún de Santiago tamén. Eles interon alegralo ambiente, cos seus malabares e os zancos. Despóis do pregón aberto polo alcalde, volveron a carga ata que comezou a Plaza de Maria Pita a encherse de xente para o concerto da Quinta Estación.
Hoxe eles volven para representala loita entre Hércules e máis Goliath. Así que xa sabedes as oito todos na Plaza de María Pita.