I hope everyone is having a Happy New Years!

2010 has been a busy blogging year for me (this is the 100th blog post I’ve done in 2010).  Several people this week suggested I put together a summary post listing/organizing my favorite posts from the year. 

Below is a quick listing of some of my favorite posts organized by topic area:

VS 2010 and .NET 4

Below is a series of posts I wrote (some in late 2009) about the VS 2010 and .NET 4 (including ASP.NET 4 and WPF 4) release we shipped in April:

Visual Studio

Below are some additional Visual Studio posts I’ve done (not in the first series above) that I thought were nice:


We shipped Silverlight 4 in April, and announced Silverlight 5 the beginning of December:

Silverlight for Windows Phone 7

We shipped Windows Phone 7 this fall and shipped free Visual Studio development tools with great Silverlight and XNA support in September:


We shipped ASP.NET MVC 2 in March, and started previewing ASP.NET MVC 3 this summer.  ASP.NET MVC 3 will RTM in less than 2 weeks from today:

IIS and Web Server Stack

The IIS and Web Stack teams have made a bunch of great improvements to the core web server this year:

EF Code First

EF Code First is a really nice new data option that enables a very clean code-oriented data workflow:

jQuery and AJAX Contributions

My team began making some significant source code contributions to the jQuery project this year:

Patches and Hot Fixes

Some useful fixes you can download prior to VS 2010 SP1:

Videos of My Talks

Some recordings of technical talks I’ve done this year:


I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who follows my blog – I really appreciate you reading it (the comments you post help encourage me to write it). 

See you in the New Year!


P.S. In addition to blogging, I am also now using Twitter for quick updates and to share links. Follow me at: twitter.com/scottgu