The Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE) from Microsoft is a specification that extends RSS allowing a bidirectional flow of data. I haven't read through the entire FAQ yet, but this sounds awesome! The SSE specifications are being licensed under the Creative Commons license, which allows anyone to use it and extend upon it as they see fit.
Microsoft's SSE FAQ states:For example, SSE could be used to share your work calendar with your spouse. If your calendar were published to an SSE feed, chan... [More]
The one big limitation of the URL Mapping functionality built in to ASP.NET 2.0 is that it doesn't support regular expressions. I ported my v1.1 URL Mapping implementation over to v2.0 and added support for regular expressions. It really wasn't too difficult; I only had to modify two lines of code to port it over to ASP.NET 2.0. Then I had to modify 4 lines of code to add RegEx support. My implementation works just like the ASP.NET 2.0 URL Mapping functionality with the addition of RegEx... [More]
The Express Editions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 are now available for Free download. According to the site the Express Editions will be available for download for a period of 1 year. And the best part about the license agreement is there are no licensing restrictions that prohibit you from developing software with the Express Editions for commercial use.
Download Site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/