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Get your Training Kit for VS 2008

What do you need to learn about any new technology? Demos, Presentation and Hands-on-Lab.... my experience says these things are enough to start experiencing any new technology ... Training Kit of Visual Studio 2008 containing QUALITY Demos, Presentations and Hands-on-lab about new features and technology in VS 2008. The Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2008 features and a variety of framework technologies including: LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual Basic 9, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, VSTO, CardSpace, SilverLight, Mobile and Application Lifecycle Management. You can download your kit here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/a/2/aa24aa27-3e51-4d52-b223-6c3dc40efe42/VisualStudio2008TrainingKit.exe   P.S. If you are from Karachi and having bandwidth constraint then drop an email at mqpasta (at) gmail (dot) com to get your copy :).

Microsoft Released Visual Studio 2008

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008 (a.k.a. Orcas). According to Microsoft, there are around 250 new features in this release. Interestingly, it brings new platforms of development (as per MS) ... now have a consistent, secure and reliable solution for developing applications for the latest platforms: the Web, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, the 2007 Office system, and beyond. Well now Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Office 2007 included in platforms :) ... To read more or download (MSDN Subscriber) click here.

Google For Educators

Few months back, I posted some thing about Google Research and Google Code for Educators . But today I came to know about something really great from Google, Google for Educators !!! At this place you can find different material, ideas and posters for class, lab and libraries. You can also find that how a teacher can use Google Map, Google News, Picasa or others Goolge's products in a class room. I also spent little bit time as Educator and I understand the need of such thing, especially in Pakistan where there is no standard curriculum or event book for Computer Education. We still have been following ooooold books and curriculum, even we are teaching GWBASIC.. ahhh! If you have school going kids then don't wait for your children's teachers, check this out yourself. You can teach your child that how he can use/enhance his geography knowledge by using Google Earth or how he can find pictures of birds and upload on Picasa to share with his teacher and colleagues ... is it