July 08 CTP Refresh

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Released: Oct 15, 2008
Updated: Oct 16, 2008 by skannan
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Release Notes

July 08 CTP Refresh

Important Notes for the user
  • This is still a read only version but with several enhancements / fixes ( Please read the Key Features section below for details).
  • Also note that forum service is hosted off a CTP server and not a regular production server just give the community users an opportunity to try out the release and give us feedback.
  • There are limited forums you can subscribe to with this. When v1 is released you would have access to most of the forums.
  • The ability to post back to the forums is very much in the plan for future release. You can always download the latest version of the sources and build it, if you don't want to wait for the release.


Install Instructions
  • The prerequisites for this version are the same as for the previous release July 08 CTP. If you have already installed them there is no need to re-install any of those.
  • If you have the previous version (July 08 CTP) installed please uninstall them (Use Add / Remove programs) before installing this version.

Key Features
  • Synchronization Scenario
    • Automatic Synchronization
    • Options Dialog that allows the user to change synchronization parameters
  • UI Improvements
    • Enable the vertical scroll bar on the Forum Folders TreeView
    • Fix Keyboard navigation of forum threads
    • Improved application themes
    • Better / Good looking Toolbar
    • Threaded View now shows the post attribute as icon (Question, Comment, Answer )
    • Show Thread Modified Date on the ThreadedView
    • Sorting implemented on ThreadedView
    • Several look & feel changes to improve the user experience
    • Tool tips added to Forum Names & Post Subjects
    • The scroll viewers and the column header re-sizing for Threaded View was improved
  • Client Side Performance Improvements
    • Submit to local db after downloading each thread to improve user experience
    • Connection Pooling to address SQL CE issues
    • Additional DB index were added to improve performance
    • Improve the UI update on synchronization
    • Query all root posts upfront instead of incrementally
    • ForumId added to Post Table to elimate expensive join
  • Filtering Scenario
    • Show Answered Threads only
    • Show Discussion Threads Only
    • Show Proposed as Answer Threads Only
    • Show Discussion Threads Only
    • Show Threads with no replies
    • Show helpful Threads
    • Support Filtering in Subscription Dialog
  • General
    • Have schema version in db and make sure the app / db schema match.

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