A handy link for VS 2008 product comparisons.
A lot of questions pop up regarding specific features
Check it out http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/products/cc149003.aspx
I found this interesting blog post containing links to posters about Microsoft technologies.
I have been carrying around a copy of the C# shortcuts, and I have been unable to memorize them, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the VS 2008 are already out!
Well, It has finally arrived and it Rocks!
If you want the fine print and details check out Jeff Beehler's Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/
There is a dedicated page on msdn as well: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/bb725993.aspx
You can get to the downloads from there!
Get Inside and cool down using Rosario!
Very interesting, a question asked very often in fanatical circles...
This post really caught my eye because once someone told me that Microsoft had no zealots!
I think Visual Studio has a few...
Self Explanatory, Great Site
With the acquisition of TeamPlain, the reach of VSTS has been extended.
I just wonder why the product team did not implement this earlier, but what do I know?
Teamplain will be available as a free download to users of VSTS!
I am going to be spending an interesting week in Seattle for the http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/MVPsummit MVP summit.
I am really looking forward to see what is coming up next in the Dev Division and in Microsoft !
Plus I get to see Bill Gates.
As I was traversing several sites searching for insight on this topic I found these two posts which are really interesting:
An analysis of Don Box's post on the subject, read the original Box post http://pluralsight.com/blogs/dbox/archive/2007/01/18/45762.aspx
Guy Kawasaki's blog really kicks butt!!
If you search around you might encounter different opinions on the value of attending a conference.
In this day and age of fast communications and the ubiquitous internet, you might think that you can get all the information in electronic form without going trough the hassle of travel, lodging and local transportation.
But I think you might be missing the element of peer networking which I think has the highest value in terms of sharing experiences, new ways of looking at old problems, and proven shortcuts for daunting problems.
There are some interesting conferences coming up this year:
MEDC is a mobile oriented conference and it is happening at the same time as MIX07 (a web oriented entanglement)
TechEd has something for everyone, and PDC07 shows some highlights of the future in programming in the MS platform
Well, I am a happy camper (so far so good with Vista), and I am glad that is finally launching to consumers at the end of this month. There would be some people with higher expectations, but I think most everyone will be satisfied.
Hearing rumours about Fiji and Vienna? Well I sincerely hope Fiji incorporates FS.
Having looked at some Orcas Specs, I think the general focus would be to design and develop at a higher level, which would allow developers to design apps that recognize voice and "interact" in a more "human like" way.
(I do not think we will get to the Star Trek Level Voice recognition anytime soon) but lets see the Ford announcement that will innovate Car Radio.
Have a fun filled, exciting and happy New Year 2007
Well, Its about time....
Atlas is coming before the end of the year.
Check out these resources
Atlas is going to be divided into three modules:
- Microsoft AJAX Library for the Client Library
- Microsoft AJAX Extensions for ASP.NET 2.0 for the Server Library
- Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit for the Control Library
Some interesting links found around the net - http://atlas.asp.net
Let me know of any others or if the links are broken!
I have been away from this blog for a while, but I will start to pull together a series of resources for VS 2005 beginners.
A really good resource is Scott Guthrie's Blog
It also has a bit of good news on Atlas: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/09/11/_2200_Atlas_2200_-1.0-Naming-and-Roadmap.aspx
Well, finally made it to Boston. I am working on the HOL area for Developers and DBAs
It has been a terrific show, with a lot of traffic and interest on the VSTS for DB Professionals and WPF stuff.
Will post more details soon (I am writing this standing up and my feet are killing me...=
Sorry to see Scoble go.... MSFT surely will miss him.
Well it caught my eye that Don Box is doing LINQ and VB9
That will give VBers a boost and maybe win a few converts
New VS 2005 Web Application Project V1.0 Released
For all of you Web Developers on VS2003, there is an easier way of organizing the web project structure on VS2005, read all about it in Scott Guthrie's blog: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/05/08/445742.aspx
This is great for ASP developers who do not want to spend a lot of time migrating to a different file organization in VS2005
Out of the hundreds of pages I glance over everyday, this one caught my eye:
I found it on http://blog.guykawasaki.com
Here you go:
There Is No Indispensable Man
by Saxon N. White Kessinger, Copyright 1959
Sometime when you're feeling important;
Sometime when your ego's in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified in the room,
Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that's remaining
Is a measure of how you will be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you'll find that in no time
It looks quite the same as before.
The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There's no indispensable man.
This is an interesting take on Web Branding
I guess we better titles like MSMVPS.COM FINANCE MSMVPS.COM MAPS, MSMVPS GROUPS
I guess Hell is freezing over because of the Vista Delay... I strongly think there would not be a 60% code rewrite, go figure
Look at this post http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/03/26/new-shared-source-cli-rotor-shipped/
Now Scoble is a poster child.... http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/03/27/scoble-poster-child-for-not-blogging/