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Link Rollup: New Documentation and Tutorials from Web Platform and Tools

January 15, 2011 Comment on this post [11] Posted in ASP.NET | ASP.NET MVC | VS2010
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Lots of cool stuff was released yesterday that I mentioned in the post ASP.NET MVC3, WebMatrix, NuGet, IIS Express and Orchard released - The Microsoft January Web Release in Context. The Web Platform & Tools Content Team has been working hard on new content and tutorials to get you up to date on all this fun new stuff.

Here's a link rollup from Wade's documentation team. Congratulations to Mike Pope, Tim Teebken, Rick Anderson, Tim Ammann, Keith Newman, Erik Reitan and Tom Dykstra on a great set of content.

Read on!

Web Matrix

Tim Amman (Lead Writer), Erik Reitan and Mike Pope (Editor)

ASP.NET Web Pages with Razor Syntax

Tim Teebken (Lead Programming Writer), Erik Reitan,  and Mike Pope (Editor)

Intro to ASP.NET MVC 3 onboarding series.

Scott Hanselman and Rick Anderson collaboration and Mike Pope (Editor)

Both C# and VB versions:


Updated and new tutorials/ API Reference on MSDN

Rick Anderson (Lead Programming Writer), Keith Newman and Mike Pope (Editor)


Keith Newman (Lead Programming Writer), Tom FitzMacken and Mike Pope (Editor)


Tom Dykstra, Tim Teebken and Mike Pope (Editor))

Website Panel

Mike Pope provided editing support for the WebsitePanel Guide, authored by the Website Panel development team.


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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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January 15, 2011 0:32
Your First Website Using WebMatrix is listed twice
January 15, 2011 2:49
SQL Server CE 4 RTM gets no love? I've never seen a link to the stand alone install, for one... Can you provide it, please, if it exists?
January 15, 2011 9:55
@Gabriel, here's the scoop from the SQL Server team:

@Scott -- hey, thanks for the shout-out! :-)
January 15, 2011 10:26
Gabriel - LOL. Sorry, I'll get you some details and do a post.

Thanks Mike! Question: This redirects somewhere wrong...?
January 15, 2011 21:24
Found the links to the stand-alone SQL CE 4 RTM installer:



Here's a good source of SQL CE info (blog):

January 16, 2011 12:24
Hi Scott!

Thank you for sharing so much good stuff with all of us!! I have like 10 friends who follow every single post you made :) Most particularly, thanks a lot for the Razor tutorials, I'm looking at the PDF and looks promissing.

January 17, 2011 0:11
Beautiful roundup!

I like the attention to detail, and structuring for simplicity.
January 17, 2011 1:24
WebGrid is great but I wondered why it doesn't support server-side paging or sorting automatically. For examle when you give an IQueryable object it can call "Count" to fetch the total rows count and use "Take" and "Skip" to paging and "OrderBy" for sorting & blah blah blah.

Of course, when I gave it an IQueryable object, it executed the same query for 6 times to load! I searched about that but it seems it doesn't support such things?

Is it actually as simple as I say to implement such automatic WebGrid, or I'm wrong?
January 17, 2011 14:02
Is anyone else experiencing really slow install times with the Web Platform Installer? I've been installing WebMatrix for the past 1 1/2 hours, and it's still on Step 1 of 5?
January 18, 2011 2:34
Excellent post Scott!!

Everything you'd ever need to get started with ASP.Net MVC 3!

Keep 'em coming!
January 20, 2011 20:47
Would you please look here! That is about inheriting from "RequiredAttribute".
Is it realy a bug in MVC3?


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