Here's a quick roundup of some links that I found interesting or worth reading over the course of April, but didn't merit an individual posting.
- Version 3.0 of the Microsoft Enterprise Library has been released, and it's is a significant update (the first for over a year) to the library with 2 entirely new application blocks - the Validation Application Block and the Policy Injection Application Block. Fully compiled, strong named binaries are included if you don't want to change the provided functionality but source code is also there if you do.
- Since Scott Guthrie mentioned these I figure everyone has probably seen them already, but if not, ASP.NET 2.0 Data Tutorials is a large series of tutorials covering many different aspects of Data access in .NET. Categories include
Introduction, Basic Reporting, Master/Detail, Custom Formatting, Editing, Inserting, and Deleting Data, Paging and Sorting, Custom Button Actions, Displaying Data with the DataList and Repeater, Filtering Scenarios with the DataList and Repeater, Editing and Deleting Data Through the DataList, Paging and Sorting with the DataList and Repeater, Custom Button Actions with the DataList and Repeater, Accessing the Database Directly from an ASP.NET Page, Enhancing the GridView, and Working with Binary Files.
- SQL Server 2005 isn't new, but this MSDN article has a quick summary of what exactly IS new in 2005.
- MOOdalbox is similar to Modalbox (the name helped you work that out already right?), but is based around the Mootools library.
- This is a quick way to determine your version of SQL server inside of a query. Useful if you're dealing with lots of servers and don't happen to have RDP / Console access.