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One of my favorite recent blogs is Jensen Harris' excellent blog on the Office 12 user experience. As a former (and still occasional) instructor, I am very interested to see how they've re-thought almost the entire user interface for the next version of Office. I wasn't fortunate enough to get picked for the Beta 1 for Office 12, however. (Actually, its worse than that. I didn't even bother to sign up because I thought the Beta 1 would be available to MSDN subscribers. Oops.) I was very interested ...
I was just listening to the recorded PDC session on by Anson Horton (Download, Stream) on Tips and Trick for VC#2005, and he mentions that you could navigate backwards and forwards across the go-to definition stack using buttons on an explorer mouse. Thats when it struck me that a cool VS2005 power toy would be to have mouse gestures within the IDE. Infact this is not a new idea, the question has been asked by Sean Labaree before. Infact I am kicking myself in the ass for not seeing that post and ...
http://www.gavd.net/servers... This link may be a little outdated now, for proper screenshots (in english) see PDC05 SharePoint Presentations or videos on Channel 9 msdn ...
Hundreds of hours of PDC 2005 videos.

Here are a few links on mobile stuff from my slides... there will be more added on a regular basis I am sure... OpenNetCF SDF All things PPCNUnit for .NetCF Lots of .net stuff & .NetCF stuff Lots more .net stuff & .NetCF stuff Win CE Official Microsoft Mobility site SQLite Developer Nuggets Webcasts CE.Net team blog Camera Capture API .Net CF Performance Counters info PDC05 Presentations and slides ...
This post and more can be found on my active blog, here. Update: the CLR team has confirmed that this break was unintentional and has been fixed. The June CTP probably had it and the July CTP definitely had the fix. The other night we were performing tests of the Digipede Network on .NET 2.0 Beta 2 and came across an unexpected failure. The failing code instantiated a FileInfo object with the fileName argument of a nonexistent file. Then the code read the Attributes property. This resulted in the ...
Dan's “Grid Computing for Windows” PDC05 show-off video was just posted on Channel 9. Check out how easy it is to grid-enable your applications with Digipede Network. Good job, Dan ...
I talked with David Holladay at PDC05 (i.e., DOC | HOLLADAY). Today he published the interview here. I talk a bit about what Digipede does and what makes our product different from other Grid offerings out there. I also talk a little bit about the background of my team and what got us interested in this market space. At least I think that is what talked about -- I haven't watched the interview myself ...
This post and more can be found on my active blog, here. When I was at PDC05, I was talking to Faisal Mohamood about some interesting applications for the Digipede Network. I had a question about Intellisense in VS2005 and he said something like “Really? That should just work”. Finally I have gotten to sit down and spend a few focused minutes on this Intellisense issue. Our XSD works great in VS2003, but not in VS2005. Lots of warnings that look like this: Type 'x' is not declared in ...
Fitz alleviates some of our fears about FrontPage in his posting Ghosting Schmosting. While it is great that Microsoft has addressed most if not all of the problems associated with using FrontPage with SharePoint technologies I still have to question this Microsoft Office love affair with FrontPage. Microsoft has this grea This post has moved permanently to http://bargelt.com/pdc05-wh... ...

Chris Sells’ new book on WPF is popular… I put myself on the wait list today… I’ll be waiting for my cell phone to ring tomorrow! ;-)

As you may have read in my Keynote 03 posting – we received DVD 06 that contains Windows Server Codename Longhorn CTP:PDC05. What I neglected to mention is that we also received a double DVD case that contains Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate (two DVDs inside… DVD = 1 Visual Studio 2005 team Suite Release Candidate. DVD 2 = SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition September Community technology Previe This post has moved permanently to http://bargelt.com/pdc05-th... ...

 The t-shirt count is up to 15. Yes 15 FREE t-shirts so far at PDC05.

The opening video was awesome. Microsoft UK put together a gag video about a new feature that lets end users “share the pain” with the developer who caused the pain. It was great… on the client computer a dialog popped up when the program crashed, similar to the real “report and error dialog” but in this enhanced version there is a live audio/video feed of the developer who wrote the code that cau This post has moved permanently to http://bargelt.com/pdc05-ke... ...

The main reason I lugged my heavy Dell 8600 with me was so I could install some of the new cool software that I knew we would receive in a VM… my Dell is beefy enough to have a couple VMs running and still seem snappy.

Yesterday we received an really cool little DVD portfolio with over 30GB of software on 6 DVDs. Impressive but also a bit disappointing. Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 which I’m pretty sure in available via MSDN – the MSDN download site is currently unavailable or I would verify this fact. Here’s the full list of software in the package: This post has moved permanently to http://bargelt.com/pdc05-th... ...

http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=114720 – cool a video is worth like 1,000,000,000 words. ;-)

I gotta say this first: The BillG video with Napoleon Dynamite was awesome. It was so good that even after all of the cool announcements I was wishing that there would have been one more video break with our buddy Napoleon. No? FINE! IDIOTS!

I've already seen much of the technology here at the PDC05, so I've been looking for presentations that would teach me something new. One of the sessions that popped out at me was TLN410, CLR: CLR: Writing a Dynamic Language Compiler in One Hour. I haven't written a compiler since classes in college, so this was a nice review of a writing a basic scanner/parser that targets the CLR. The scenario is a made-up language called Good For Nothing (GFN). I would have called it GFN# or GFH.NET, but that's ...
I will be at PRE13 Patterns and Practices for Designing Service Oriented Applications,for the day. I am here with DonXML. Last night I had dinner at a tapas restaurant with Vin, Beat, Ron, Don, DonXML and Peter. Peter talks about the dinner and the first part of the session here. Dinner was a lot of fun with good company, good food, and good conversation. Ron also pointed to a XSD Object Code Generation on gotdotnet that he uses. PDC05 ...

Made it to LA. I have already stopped by the convention center and did my registration.

So I am officially on my way to my first PDC. I should be in LA by 1:00PM. If you want to meet up with me just contact me with your phone number and I will give you a call right back (if I can).  Otherwise I will most likely be on the Don plan.

I'll be at the PDC in Los Angeles! Just weeks ago I didn't think I'd be able to go, but the planets aligned and everything worked out. I'm looking forward to meeting up with people out there and enjoying the energy that comes along with the event. Should be fun!

PDC'05 - Developer Powered

Hello, and welcome to my "Blogging my way to the PDC" entry. My name is the Channel 8.9 Guy and I'm taking over the blog belonging to my pal Peter (Stack Of Toast) Stathakos to tell you why I should go to the PDC. You see, I was just like all the other Channel 9 Guys that have been sent out to the Channel 9 faithful all over the world except that I was brought by Robert Scoble himself to Montreal and dropped off during the Montreal Geek Dinner last year. But somewhere along the way in Robert's bag ...
Okay, so I need to write a post that will impress upon the fine folks at Channel 9, including Jeff, why I need to get a free trip to this year’s PDC. Well, I should start with the obvious, I cannot spring for the conference fee, airfare and hotel myself. And even though my new employer seems to be awesome, I am not in a development discipline, so I cannot see them footing the bill either. So I am left to throw myself at the mercy of Microsoft. Now, I am not a developer. Okay, you’re not ...
Normally I’m not a fan of giving myself even more competition, but there is a way to write code or an impressive blog entry and win a trip to PDC05. Hallelujah!
Jeff Sandquist posted concerning some new changes to Microsoft's Channel 9 site. There's lots of new stuff including two contests to win trips to the PDC, video, Podcasts and a new C9er? Cool. Check out Jeff's post or Channel 9 for more details ...
Will you be there? PDC05 offers six tracks: Presentation: Latest innovations in user experience technology: drill into "Avalon," ASP.NET 2.0, Internet Explorer 7, and integrating with Windows "Longhorn." Data & Systems: Advancements in data access, storage, and server technologies, including deep dives on SQL Server 2005, SharePoint® Services, and "WinFS." Communications: The infrastructure for connecting applications and systems. Go deep on new innovations including "Indigo," IIS 7, peer-to-peer, ...