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Quick news for the day, SP1 for SQL Server 2008 has been released and you can download it from here.
As with most service packs, its a roll up of all of the hot-fixes since RTM. There is nothing major in terms of new functionality, mainly just enhancements to the installation/un-installation process and Report Builder 2.0 which was initially shipped OOB.
Read more about it on the Data Platform team’s blog.
In a quick bit of news, Scott Guthrie has posted an announcement declaring that the code for ASP.NET MVC has now been officially open sourced under the MS-Pl license.
Nice work guys – we appreciate it!
I was cranking some table tennis with Tokes, OJ and Lee from Intergen today at lunch and Tokes mentioned that he had just pushed out a great new Silverlight app timed with MIX 09 so I thought I should check it out
It’s a Silverlight based audio book reader and was developed in conjunction with Microsoft for The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind. You can check out Tokes’s post on this and then have a look at the reader itself.
Awesome work guys!
In case you haven’t heard the news already, ASP.NET MVC was officially launched as part of MIX 09 today and you can now grab it in either source or binary forms (or both if you are like me)
Check out the ASP.NET site for all the links and details you will need – I noticed they had a nice set of tutorials available as well so worth checking out
One of the other interesting tidbits to come out of the keynote this morning was Azure now supporting full trust deployments which will make life a lot easier for everyone. Great stuff!