Friday, November 23, 2007

Verizon DSL redirects bad URL requests

I use Verizon DSL.  Verizon just activated a service that gets their DNS server to lie in response to requests for non-existent domain names.  Instead of returning a "domain not found" error, they redirect you to their own search engine, complete with their own ads. 

No, thank you, Verizon, I'll take the error message and fix my own typos.  Verizon doesn't advertise it, but customers can opt out of this service by visiting this URL:

http://netservices.verizon.net/portal/link/help/item?case=c33208

Monday, November 19, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 RTM today

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is done, and can be downloaded today to MSDN Professional subscribers.

See a previous post for some of the most exciting features of this new release.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 to ship this month

In a press release today, Microsoft announced it will ship Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 this month.

This is a truly remarkable landmark release.  My favorite new features include:

  1. LINQ
  2. WPF designer support built into the IDE
  3. Target .NET 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 all from the same IDE