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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful 2010. Here’s to an exciting 2011! Speaking of which, I was forced to check my calendar earlier this month because I thought Christmas had arrived for the second time in three weeks. In case you might have missed it,  Scott Guthrie  announced the  release of ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet, IIS Express, SQL CE 4, Web Farm Framework, Orchard, and WebMatrix . In his blog post, he indicates that these products are free, build upon the  .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010  release, and add a ton of additional value to  ASP.NET and the Microsoft Web Server stack.

Microsoft WebMatrix is a tool that makes creating a new web site incredibly fun and easy. Getting started is a snap; WebMatrix helps you get started through built-in or online templates or the Web Applications Gallery. From there, you can customize your site using the code and database editor. Finally, WebMatrix provides access to offers from our hosting partners and makes it incredibly easy to publish your work to the web.

ASP.NET MVC 3 is a framework for building scalable, standards-based web applications using well-established design patterns and the power of ASP.NET and the .NET Framework.

NuGet is a free, open source, package management system for .NET that simplifies the process of finding, installing, and using open source libraries in your projects.

Got a question? Drop me a line! I’m here to help.

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NEWS IN A FLASH

Student Developers-Join the Battle of the Apps

Join the Battle of the Apps, the app competition for Windows Phone 7 for student developers and designers. You could win some amazing prizes and career opportunities, like a trip to Australia to attend Tech·Ed 2011, a Windows Phone 7, and the opportunity to interview for the chance to land a co-op position with Microsoft, or a company in the industry. All you have to do to enter is build an awesome app for the new Windows Phone 7, and post a quick video demo, or photos on the competition page. Learn more about the Battle of the Apps .
Automatically convert ASPX view templates to Razor

Microsoft partner Telerik has made available this free tool for automatic conversion of ASPX View Templates. This tool takes care of the bulk of the conversion, leaving the finer points to developers. Telerik uses this tool in their internal product development, but has also made it available to developers at large.
Is Data Trapped in Your App? Set It Free with the Microsoft Platform

High-impact custom interactive reports can be integrated right into your solution, or you can whip up self-service reporting and let users manipulate the data on their own.
Virtual Lab: Developing with the Microsoft Chart Controls

After completing this lab you will be better able to add a chart to an ASP.NET web application using Microsoft Chart Controls and add a text annotation to a chart.
Web Application UI Testing with jQuery

The jQuery library is an open source collection of JavaScript functions. Although jQuery was created with Web development in mind, the library has several characteristics that make it well-suited for lightweight Web application UI test automation. Learn more .
Improving ASP.NET Security with Visual Studio 2010 Code Analysis

Anyone doing ASP.NET development probably admits, openly or not, to introducing or stumbling upon a security issue at some point during their career. Developers are often pressured to deliver code as quickly as possible, and the complexity of the platform and vast number of configuration options often leaves the application in a less than desirable security state. Learn more .

Events & Webcasts for Canadian Developers

Ottawa: DevTeach presents a full day of training on TFS 2010

Professionals of the industry are doing a full day of training on TFS 2010, Microsoft Test Manager and the new Lab Manager in Ottawa on January 29th. This training is free and anyone can attend by registering using the link below. A complete description of the event can be found at in the agenda below. Register early, space is limited.
Join us at Web Camp Toronto East on February 19th, 2011

rosoft's Web Camps are events that allow you to learn and build websites using ASP.NET MVC, WebMatrix, OData and more.
Students in Calgary & Winnipeg- Go DevMental

Come join us for an evening of coding and fun. If you’re a computer science student this is for you. Using scenarios and demos we’ll show you some cool and easy tools that are accessible for free. We’ll show you the potential you can unlock in your browser, your computer and  even your phone. We’ll also hand out DreamSpark tokens and  free stuff to everyone who attends. Register for Calgary on Feb. 7th and  Winnipeg on Feb. 10th.
Let us know about your community events

We want to know about your community events. Learn how to get your event in our newsletter and your event may also qualify for sponsorship with our community sponsorship model. Email Ted Chun  to learn more.
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