Updates resource center for SharePoint 2010 Products

In addition to posting the lastest information about cumulative updates and service packs, the updates resource center links to up-to-date articles about the nature of software updates and our recommended approaches for mitigating downtime when you install an update on farm servers.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1 Available

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta helps you solve specific business needs by enabling you to quickly create professional-quality business applications, regardless of your development skills. LightSwitch is a new addition to the Visual Studio family. Visit the following page to learn more about this exciting product.

Visual Studio LightSwitch
http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/lightswitch

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 1

LinqPad: More than just a LINQ tool

LINQPad lets you interactively query databases in a modern query language: LINQ

LINQPad supports everything in C# 4.0 and Framework 4.0:

LINQ to Objects
LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework
LINQ to XML

Note: LinqPad also supports .NET Framework 3.5 as well

And that’s not all – you can also query:

OData / WCF Data Services – including StackOverflow
SQL Azure, SQLite and MySQL Enterprise Server
Mindscape LightSpeed ORM
(Even old-fashioned SQL!)

LINQPad is also a great way to learn LINQ: it comes loaded with 500 examples from the book, C# 4.0 in a Nutshell.  There’s no better way to experience the coolness of LINQ and functional programming.

Best of all, LINQPad standard edition is free..what are you waiting for…go give it a try!!!

Download LinqPad:
http://www.linqpad.net