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I did an article on Subsystem branching (http://geekswithblogs.net/... as a result of a post on the Microsoft forums regarding this. Further, at the PDC 2008 conference now, Grant Holliday made me aware of the TFS Dependency Replicator, which also is a way to solve the problem. It corresponds to the solution I named Solution 3B, however, it's not using the branch/merge facilities, so the TFS itself is not "aware" of the file copied. Anyway, ...
In this issue: Joseph Ghassan, Bill Reiss, Jordan Knight, Jesse Liberty, Karen Corby, niravi, and Pete Brown. Bill Reiss reports that Silverlight Streaming updated to Silverlight 2 RTW (Finally), and he has his Stack Attack game running there. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2.0 Dependency Properties And Routed Events Joseph Ghassan sent me this extremely detailed blog post on Dependency Properties and Routed Events ... this is like a treatise on the subjects or something... I think that one ...
Oslo is a platform of technologies designed to help us create model driven applications. Currently Oslo is composed of 3 components; A language , a tool, and a database.
I'm currently doing some work with the Geneva Framework (formerly known as "Zermatt"), which I am very excited about; With the SOA wave and now the coming Cloud wave, federated identity becomes a crucial component in the enterprise and it is great to see such a good story for it from Microsoft. Using the "Zermatt" SDK (I now need to download the updated framework and align with it) I have succesfully, and quite simply, managed to create both an active STS scenario and a passive STS scenario, both ...


Greg Duncan has done the community a great service by working a little magic and posting links to all the video, audio, and ppt resources for all the PDC sessions on his blog.

Check it out here.

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Greg Duncan has made it real EASY to check out all the PDC content. He has listed all the sessions (including the keynotes) with links to the videos & slides presented. Great stuff!

Thanks Greg!

Have a day. :-|

Just got back from the PDC 2008 and hereby some notes about installing Windows 7. The plan is to install it side by side (dual boot) on the primary computer that has now Windows Vista Home Premium installed (Dutch version) 1. First step is to backup the disks. The system has 2 disks in a RAID 0 configuration. I tried initially when I just got Vista to use the Vista backup application. Vista backup will skip however some files types: .exe, etc and I just wanted to backup everything in c:\users. I ...
In this issue: John Stockton, Pierlag, Mel Lota, Ning Zhang, Carole Snyder, Martin Grayson, Jesse Liberty, Public Sector DPE Team, Mike Ormond, Andy Beaulieu, and Arturo Toledo. Somasegar has an Application Architecture Guide 2.0 referenced on his site that bears reading. The Swiss MSDN Team Blog invites you to Try out the DeepZoom app on our Shape Website ... and this is very nicely done... Dan Wahlin reports his Amazon.com AlbumViewer Application for Silverlight 2 Released . From SilverlightCream.com: ...
I was getting caught up on my RSS feeds after PDC today and I ran across this Engadget article. I then thought, hey that photo looks familiar. Oh I know why, because I took it! Technorati Tags: PDC08,Photography ...
With the latest release of the SQL Data Services (SDS) we announced a tech preview of the work we did with ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria/adods) team (http://www.microsoft.com/a... As part of this preview we made available a new SDS service head that supports a subset of conventions outlined by ADO.NET Data Services. A number of people stopped at our PDC demo booth and ask for details. Here are some of the answers. Keep in mind that this is just a tech preview and can change in future ...
After the PDC closed at 3PM, a group of us went over to the Liberty Grille again for a bite to eat. We’d been there the night before and had a really good experience, so thought we’d try it again. Everything was going fine until 5:00 came around and I had to leave. First, our waiter was nowhere to be found and I asked another waiter to get him for us and if he could bring my bill that would be great. Our waiter shows up with the bill for the entire table. I explain that I only am paying for my portion. ...
PDC has come to an end and I’m sitting here reflecting on what I've experienced over the last few days. The PDC experience has been quite different than the Tech Ed or Dev Teach events I've attended in the past. There's a different vibe to PDC, and a different message that Microsoft is trying to get across. Where Tech Ed is all about teaching, PDC is all about telling. At PDC, Microsoft is describing the direction they're heading in for the next few years. They're giving us a glimpse into where they're ...
So I've been following PDC this week as much as possible, and came across this gem on Vance Morrison's Blog. Slides for our All Day PDC 2008 talks on: Performance By Design I recommend the Parallel Talk as it is more in depth than mine (they had more than 10 minutes for their presentation ). Two things to take away: You can run your Garbage Collector on a separate thread: EXE.Config <gcServer enabled="true" /> Shared state is the enemy! The ASP.Net slides are good too, and go into great length ...
In this issue: Pencho Popadiyn and Lee. Enjoy a small post... if history holds, when everyone returns from PDC there will be a flood! From SilverlightCream.com: Developing Silverlight Analog Clock - pattern oriented approach Pencho Popadiyn assigned himself a task using MVC to get up to speed on various technologies and he produced an awesome analog clock... tons of informaion in this post... love it! Changing Treeview Template Lee shows how to change the Toolkit TreeView by going in through the ...
Microsoft have announced "Dublin" in September, but up until now (PDC) there' has been very little information about how that is going to look now. Over at PDC are finally able to see some sessions as well as visit the various .net booths and get first hand look at the "bits" and ask questions about the new technologies. However, at this time of writing this, I have not yet attended any Dublin sessions, which really means anything I write here currently is stipulating on some stuff I've seen and ...
This is Guru's First blog from the Windows 7 M3 PC that I got from PDC 2008. I like Windows 7 so far. I installed it on VMWare Workstation 6 running on windows Vista. Here is the screen shot of Windows 7 running on Windows Vista. Some initial observations are: Windows 7 is quicker to respond and snappy, eventhough it is running as virtual machine. I do not see the taskbar in icon form. Not sure whether it is not part of the M3 bits or because of running in VMWare workstation. Need to look at it futher. ...
This video was taken back on Sunday...just getting around to posting it now. It shows what we got as part of our swag package here at PDC, as demonstrated by Jeff Julian. Video: PDC Swag Bag ...
Recent news from PDC is that the CTP for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 are waiting to be tested by you! Chris Koenig’s blog has more information: http://blogs.msdn.com/chkoe... You might want to check out what he has to say, because it sounds as if the preview is a little quirky to get started, but if you can’t wait to start downloading the files, go ahead to the download page here: https://connect.microsoft.c... ...
So my PDC report for today (never did run into Eric Cote to do our report tonight)… Today was a day of big announcements…but I didn’t see any of them. Mainly because I spent my day hanging with my tribe. Partially because I can view the keynotes at any time (I would be viewing it right now, but my hotel Internet is being stupid, so it’ll have to wait). I can tell you that the tribe was in its full social mode and we had a great time. I caught up with Joey deVilla, the new DE in Canada, and also connected ...

I will be doing an additional book signing today.

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It has been surprising to talk to the attendees of the PDC about blogging and participation in communities. Most don’t seem to have blogs, but have lots of things to talk about. Most like the concept of Geekswithblogs.net after reading our bag insert and we have had a lot of registrations. But, there are a number of them who just want to read the blogs and we are completely ok with that. Our goal out here has been to register more bloggers who are interested in these new technologies Microsoft is ...
Finally got my videos converted over! Here is the first Canadian Report with myself and Eric Cote! And its bilingual! Video: Canadian PDC Report ...
Went to an amazing demonstration of Windows 7 today. The UI changes are very nice. Although they still stick to the mostly tired start menu on the right > start > programs, the taskbar UI has been given a complete make over. It is hard to describe the changes in words, but once you see it, you will immediately understand. Things like new alt+tab live preview and switching (even amongst tabs in IE), hot color highlighting, aero peek, applications grouping, JumpStart and other things. Unfortunately, ...
I've gotten my hard drive with all the PDC 2008 goods on it. Very cool. Windows 7 demo what very cool in this morning's keynote. Really what Vista should have been, but I guess they needed the baby step of Vista to get to Win 7. I look forward to loading this OS up and trying it out. Scott Guthry had a good keynote on WFP and Silverlight. Interesting news: silverlight outside the browser. Something we've asked for and are excited about.... ok, batteries low.... gotta go. -Andy ...
Microsoft announced at PDC 2008 yesterday that the project they have been working on for cloud computing called Red Dog has a final name as Azure (azh'?r). At a dinner function last night there was some debate on the proper pronunciation of the word, but it's origins are pretty clear. It comes from the Persian, for the location of the Lapis Lazuli.

Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Scott Guthrie about tools and app development

 New APIs for multitouch and other Windows 7 API.

Note: Lots of attention put in Win32 development with C++.

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If you’re at PDC 08, there’s a great opportunity to discuss Windows 7 and give feedback. Steven Sinofsky, the Senior VP of Windows, will be available for a 30 minute open spaces session this afternoon (Tuesday) at 12:45.

I’m guessing the more people hear about this, the bigger the crowd, so get there early to get a good seat.

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Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Bringing together software + services

Presents Windows Live Essentials and Windows Live Services. Using Windows Live Services is optional, so you can use your own services (pop for example) instead.

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Note: The Wireless network at the keynote failed miserably, so this will be posted with a delay.

Here we go again, PDC day 2 also features a keynote. Expecting Silverlight news and demos :)

The keynote starts with an impressive video of products built in .NET, mostly WPF and Silverlight stuff as far as I can say.

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I’m back from my vacation, and I’ve attended the first day of CISD (missing the second day because of a bout of illness) I want to recap how things went for vacation and continue on with the articles soon, so keep an eye out. To those of you enjoying PDC and PDC swag, I’m very, very jealous :| Technorati Tags: PDC ...
They should have called it “Stockholm” instead of “Oslo”; they really should. “08”, pronounced “nollåtta”, or “jävla nollåtta” in the north of Sweden, is the nickname for Stockholmers (08 is the area code for Stockholm), so “PDC 08” would mean “PDC Stockholm” in Swedish. David Chappell Article As always, David Chappell has been following the development of “Oslo” and realted technologies from the early days. He has just had an article published on MSDN “Workflows, Services, and Models – A First Look ...
Great news everybody! I just got word that Day 2 of the PDC (that's Tuesday), at 12:45pm, Steven Sinofsky will be giving a 30 minute Open Space session on "Windows 7 Keynote Discussion." Yes, that's correct. The Senior Vice President of Windows and Windows Live will be in Open Space at 12:45pm to discuss with you, our customers, what you think about the announcements made in Tuesday morning's keynote on Windows 7. So if you want to get the ear of the man in charge of Windows (who only answers to ...
So, as a thousand bloggers have probably already blogged.... Today at PDC was all about the cloud: Windows Azure. Not sure where MS is going with this, but it is interesting. I've got a couple of ideas for things I might want to try out with it on my personal time... More interesting to me and my immediate development projects was ASP.NET MVC. This is what my project wanted a year and a half ago and on ASP.NET 2.0... Oh well, better late than never. Also interesting was MS's support of jQuery. Why ...

 

Microsoft announced its new cloud operating system at PDC on Monday. Its called Windows Azure. Read more about it at cnet site

I checked out Phil Haack’s MVC presentation this afternoon, and I’ve gotta say that Phil did a phenomenal job communicating the story behind the product. From establishing why the framework was created, how it fits in the ASP.NET strategy going forward, and explaining the how’s and why’s to an audience that more than likely was comprised of webform devs. Phil did a great example app as well, mimicking stackoverflow.com and providing a great real world example. However, as a great follow up, Jeff ...
The VS 2010 CTP is out!!! It's very timing - the CTP was released for public download just one day before PDC 2008. Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 mark the next generation of developer tools. If you want to know the key innovations in this new release, please visit the official overview from Microsoft. This CTP is available only as a Virtual PC image, which can be downloaded here. Please note this VPC image requires Virtual PC 2007 SP1. If you haven't upgraded your VPC to SP1 yet, ...
I just learned that Windows Azure has been announced, presumably at PDC 2008. It's brand new, so visit the site to learn more and download the ctp. Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting, and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft data centers. Between this and Live Mesh, I feel ...
We still have a handful of shirts here for the attendees of PDC who requested them.  We are in booth 100 on the edge by the Channel 9 area so swing by!


Since we’re here in LA, its only fitting that we have PDC gang signs to flash around the conference. And thanks to our new Developer Advisor, Joey deVilla, we’re ready to start a whole new era of the VB/C# battles.

http://www.globalnerdy.com/2008/10/26/pdc2008-gang-signs/

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In this issue: Walt Ritscher, Shawn Wildermuth, Dave Burke, Terence Tsang, and Gerard Leblanc. In addition to all the festivities surrounding PDC2008, for those of use NOT at PDC2008, a twitter feed has opened of the name NotATPDC, a NotAtPDC website, and there are going to be sessions given ... this is very cool.... now we need something for people NOT At PDC and unable to be on Twitter... lol. From SilverlightCream.com: Shazzam Tool Walt Ritscher announced this yesterday on Twitter as he was leaving ...

So, I was unable to make my way to LA for this year’s PDC.  However, the keynotes are being webcast live from the event.  You can catch them at the PDC site:

Blog Bling

So while I wait for my roomie to finish getting ready, figured I’d mention a kewl little side game at this year’s PDC. Various product groups, events, areas, and individuals are giving away Achievement Cards. The size of a business card, these just for showing off to everyone else how active you were at PDC (I guess?). AFAIK, there’s no prizes or anything for collecting them…its all more just for fun than anything, but it does add another aspect to the conference. D ...
I’ve just heard that my MVP status has officially been switched from “BizTalk Server” to “Connected Systems Developer”. I’ve been considering the switch for a while, and the kick off at PCD seems to be perfect timing for this. It will allow me to focus more on WCF, WF, and the Oslo and related technologies, whilst still being involved in the BizTalk Server community (BizTalk is the most connected system there is right?). Over the past few months I have been getting more involved with the WCF/WF side ...
One event at PDC that you shouldn’t miss is the open spaces area, which has an amazing set up for this years event. Lots of whiteboard, space for accommodating any size of group, and of course Jason Olson! Here are some pics of the area… ...
If you like sushi and are attending PDC 2008 in Los Angeles, then join us for some great sushi and networking Wednesday night. If you're attending The Underground @ PDC, be sure to join us since Oomasa (in Little Tokyo) is only a few blocks away. The registration is free, but the sushi isn't. Prices, however are very reasonable. Technorati Tags: PDC, Geek Dinner ...
Well, this is the first day at PDC 2008. This is, by far, my favorite conference. This year's PDC has a lot of energy and excitement. I think, partially, the reason is due to the fact that the last PDC was canceled (I had signed up for that one). The last PDC was in 2005 - so this one was due. I was invited by Microsoft to the conference as part of the Microsoft Regional Director program. You can find more information on the RD program by reading some of the blog posts from other fellow RDs at www.theregion.com. ...
So I am at the PDC this year with the Together @ PDC2008 program from Microsoft. This allows various people to go to the PDC with Microsoft Employees. This year I am buddied up with Chris Bowen, my Regional Developer Evangelist.
One of the most important aspects of attending conferences for me is the networking opportunities. As I am currently an MVP in BizTalk Server, still a fairly minority technology, it’s usually only at these events that I get to meet up with the people who really know the technology (apart from the BizTalk User Group Sweden of course). There are quite a few of the MVPs and “influencers” out this year, and I’m looking forward to catching up on old times and having intelligent and informed discussions ...
PDC is starting today (well, the pre-conference is, and the conference starts tomorrow) and I reached Los Angeles last night. The trip went well, even though we started (and arrived) one hour later than planned. Yesterday I joined Mike Brown and Bill Reiss for dinner, and then called it a night. Read the rest of this entry » ...
A few days ago Microsoft announced that the PDC website was going mobile. Go to: http://m.microsoftpdc.com/ for the PDC mobile experience. I think it’s great that you can get the agenda and sessions on your phone, but what is sorely lacking is the ability for me to log in and get my sessions. That would have really been useful. Technorati Tags: PDC ...