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Volume 1, Issue 2

September 4, 2007

Welcome to the second Gulf MSDN Newsletter, where you will get access to all developers related news, resources, articles, and more. This Newsletter consists of the following sections, Hot Topics, MVP's, Top News, Special Interests, Downloads, Blogs, Webcasts, Useful Links and Presentations. Enjoy Reading and learning.

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Who are MVPs?

Meet MVP in your Region

Implementing a WCF Service with high performance

Reliable Sessions on WCF

Managing your WCF Context and state

.Net 2.0 & .Net 3.0 Design Tips

Deploy WSS 3.0

Top News
Using ASP.NET Master Pages for Consistent Site Design
CodeGuru - August 07, 2007

Download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

A New Look for MSDN Subscriptions

Get the .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2

User Groups and Community Sites
Channel 9



New Learning Area

What are OBAs?

Learn how to build OBAs

Win a contest

Special Interests
Microsoft Virtual Lab Express:
Workflow Enabled Services and Other New Features in the .NET Framework 3.5 Take Lab

Mapping Your Objects to Database Tables with LINQ to SQL Take Lab

Microsoft Expression Virtual Labs Take Labs

.NET Framework 3.0 Virtual Labs Take Labs
Anton Delsink
Microsoft Gulf - Development Technology Specialist

Pooya Darugar
Microsoft Gulf - Architect Evangelist

Moustafa Arafa
Most Valuable Professional
Web Casts & Video training
Get up to speed on Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio Webcasts

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Useful Links
Microsoft Silverlight Development Center

Microsoft SilverLight Home

Visual Studio 2008 Express Developer Center


Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2
Earlier this year Visual Studio celebrated its tenth anniversary. As we move towards releasing Visual Studio 2008, let’s take a moment to reflect on the product's evolution.

Get the Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate (RC1)
Use Silverlight 1.0 to create rich interactive applications and rich media Web experiences. Download Silverlight 1.0 RC1 and try out the SDK today.

Silverlight Extensions for Visual Studio 2008
Add-on for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 for developing applications for Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh

Expression Blend 2 August 2008 Preview is available
A new version of Expression Blend 2 Preview enables designers to create Silverlight 1.0 experiences. The preview also lets developers share the same project file and code against the design using Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2008 Express
Get started creating cool fun projects with one of these Express Edition products. Click an Express Edition product to get started creating cool fun projects today.

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Beta 2
There are a lot of new features in Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio; you can try them all by downloading the beta bits today! If like me you don’t know where to start, try this video training.

Visual Studio code name "Rosario"
For a look into the future, you can download the Visual Studio "Rosario" Community Technical Preview.
Take a look at the "Rosario" white paper for a glimpse of Visual Studio's future.

Team Development with TFS
This guide shows you how to make the most of Team Foundation Server. It starts with the end in mind, but shows you how to incrementally adopt TFS for your organization. It's a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, Team System team members, and industry experts. This guide is related to our
Visual Studio Team System Guidance Project.

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