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  • Blog Post: Get ready to upgrade to Windows Visa

    As most of you know already, Windows Vista is knocking at the door and should normally be on the market early next year. There are many things you can do to get ready to this upgrade. If you're part of the Customer Preview Program then you do have access to the installation files. If you're not part...
  • Blog Post: Why is it called .NET 3.0?

    Why is it called .NET 3.0 ? Actually, when I first saw the annoucement of .NET 3.0 I had mixed feelings. Here's what I thought: The good This enforces the .NET brand that now becomes really known and appreciated by many of my customers. This is really perceived as a quality platform. .NET...
  • Blog Post: Javapolis was great

    Hi all, It's been a long time since my last post. I've been pretty busy those days and, on top of that, I decided to spend some time off with my family. That does not happen that often, so I try to make that a quality time. Anyway, Javapolis was a real success. It's been a great conference and I must...
  • Blog Post: .NET and J2EE Interop: Speaking at Javapolis in December 2004

    I've been invited as a speaker at Javapolis . The subject will be "Interoperability between the Microsoft Platform and the Java Platforms" . You can get the session details here . For the PPT's, you'll have to come! ;-) The content of this presentation will mainly come from the work my colleague Simon...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Yokohama has been great and a nice experience

    As I said earlier in my blog , I had the opportunity to speak at TechEd Yokohama. This was my first time in the far east and my first contact with the Japanese people in their own country. First of all, I felt ... lost! Actually, very few of them can speak english. This was very surprising to me since...
  • Blog Post: Tech'Ed 2004 - Yokohama - Conceptual Approach to Application and Platform Interoperability

    I must admit this is absolutely great: I've been invited to Tech'Ed 2004 in Yokohama in Japan by my colleague Masashi. The subject I'll be presenting will be " Conceptual Approach to Application and Platform Interoperability ". Simon has done a superb job focusing on the interop possibilities that exist...
  • Blog Post: About backward compatibility of XP SP2: Life has changed ...

    I read a lot of comments about the backward compatibility "issues" of Windows XP SP2 and I understand that this could be quite frustrating that an application does not run the way it always did but let me try telling why by using a real life example, not related to IT at all. I'm living in a very peaceful...
  • Blog Post: This Smartphone can change one's life ...

    About 3 weeks ago, I got a Smartphone Qtek 8060 powered with Windows Mobile 2003 . Well, it changed my life! Before having that device, I had a Nokia mobile phone and an iPaq PDA (read about new HP iPaqs here ). That was 2 devices to carry at all times. 2 devices to take care of, 2 cables connected...
  • Blog Post: "open" means "freedom" ?

    Hmmm, well I'm a bit skeptical when it comes to all the meanings (and consequences thereof) of the word "Open" these days in our beloved IT industry!! While reading the news, I found two interresting quotes: From Mr Peter Shay, executive Vice President of the Advisory Council, saying: "... the...
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