Thursday, March 19, 2009

ASP.NET MVC release version is now live!


MVC 1.0 release version was finally published and can be downloaded here.

This came as a surprise since the RC2 version was only published couple of weeks ago and the release version was quite silent.
The changes included in the RC2 where a bug fix and a JQuery version upgrade so no broken APIs should be expected.

While you are on it, I suggest downloading this free chapter of MVC book.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 CTP expiration problem

Couple of months ago, Microsoft published the Visual Studio 2010 CTP version at this link. The files total size was a whopping 7GB. when extracted it took another ~24GB of space. the reason is that it contains a full Virtual pc environment running Windows server 2008 and VS2010 already installed.

The problem was that on the first of January 2009 the version had expired and couldn't be used any more. Jeff Beehler posted a temporary solution in his blog on how to override this problem in case you need more time to evaluate it. Remember, do the change before you open the VS2010.

BTW, this will also solve the nagging windows activation message.