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October, 2003

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    Great notes from the CLR Panel

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    JasonZ wrote up some excellent notes from this morning’s CLR panel at the PDC.
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    Demos from ARC200: .NET Framework Overview: A Roadmap

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    Jeff we kind enough to let me post the demos he did during my talk. Enjoy . Slides are up on http://mymsevents.com/MyMSEvents/
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    Going to universal tonight?

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    Scoble tells me a few bloggers are going to get together at 8p Let's meet tonight at the Hollywood grill inside of Universal Studios (#19 on the map, close to the entrance) http://www.pazsaz.com/unimap.html . I will certainly try to make it...
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    CLR Perf Architect Rico Mariani joins the frey

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    Rico (of Pit of Success fame) decided to jump into the blog crazy. His is a must-read site on managed code performance. From now on before I will listen to anyone complain about the performance of their managed code based application I will ask them...
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    Softcopy of the Namespace poster

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    For those of you that could not make it to the PDC…. Here is a softcopy of the WinFX Namespace poster .. ( PDF Version ) … If you are already experienced with the .NET Framework you will see many namespaces you already know. You will also find some...
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    PDC: Repeat session: ARC310 Managed/Native Interop Best Practices and Comon Pitfalls (That We Learned the Hard Way)

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    PDC: Repeat session: ARC310 Managed/Native Interop Best Practices and Comon Pitfalls (That We Learned the Hard Way) I just came from out from Sonja and Adams talk – it was packed out.. many folks sitting on the floor and out front. If you were...
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    The BCL team's site goes live!

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    We have been working on this for a while – well, really the idea came up in a team meeting two weeks ago… We wanted a place where the BCL team can push out samples, FAQ, and articles very easily… In fact the whole team can directly publish… I am looking...
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    Check out 64bit CLR in action

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    At my talk today I made the point that it is super easy to move to 64bit with managed code… By writing in managed code today you are best prepared for 64 bit in the future. In fact our experience is many applications require NO changes at all (not...
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    Good disscusion on the newsgroups...

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    You should check them out.. a couple I responded to: Is WinFX, the Win32 replacement, Managed or not? Winodws Forms and Avalon ( And, equally good, from Dave )
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    Fill out session evals...

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    We really do take the session evals seriously – if you are at the PDC, please take time to go to commnet and fill out a eval for today’s sessions.
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    ARC200: .NET Framework Overview: A RoadMap

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    Now that you have seen the keynote, you know what the roadmap is all about… We will talk about the great stuff in Whidbey and how it prepares you for Longhorn and WinFX. I am sitting in 502AB getting ready to give this session.. Come by and say hey...
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    Making WinFX great...

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    Very cool to see JimAll at the PDC talk about the lengths we are going to in order to make WinFX a fantastic API. I would like to invite you to be an active part of ensuring WinFX is great…. Even though the bits we are giving out to the PDC attendees...
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    Rotor BOF

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    Sam posts a little about the Rotor BOF we did … It was very fun... Would have been better to have Peter Drayton there, but turned out very well. In addition to the distinguished panel Sam notes, we had Miguel from Mono fame and Joel Marcey (from...
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    The PDC brings out the blogger in all of us...

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    I love how the atmosphere at the PDC brings out the desire to blog in all of us…. I was just talking with Jonathan Hawkins, a Lead PM on the CLR team and he just got his blog going too. Check it out .
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    Best Story on getting to the PDC???

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    Here at PDC central we have heard some great stories about speakers giving it all to make it to the PDC on time. For many of these speakers, the PDC is one of the few chances they get talk to a few thousand developers. These speakers don’t want to...
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    John Montgomery in the house...

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    John decided to stop just reading and become a “contributing listener”… In his new blog he proves that he is a grammarian as well as his many other talents. Subscribed.
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    Peter Golde's Blog...

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    Ok, I am sure this is old news, but I just ran across Peter’s blog. As you may know, Peter was one of the lead designers of the C# programming language – he even got his name on the book … Anyway, he decided to stop working for Microsoft, but...
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    Made it to LA...

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    Cooped up in my hotel room putting the finishing touches on my presentation…. But I did score a room with DSL access! Between that and the wireless in the lobby and all over the PDC I should be able to be online a lot…. Feel free to IM me at brad_abrams...
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    "Whidbey" Content at the PDC

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    Longhorn has certainly gotten a lot of buzz leading up to the PDC and rightly so. But we are also talking in depth about the V2.0 release of the .NET Framework, codenamed Whidbey. I put together a little list of the talks that will primarily focus...
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    Programming Language and Component Developers at the PDC

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    If you are a programming language implementer or component developer going to the PDC you may find this interesting... -------------- Next week, in Los Angeles at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) , Microsoft will be describing major...
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    PDC: Repeated session: .NET Framework: Tips and Tricks for Building Managed Components

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    Based on the interest we have seen in ARCL02: .NET Framework: Tips and Tricks for Building Managed Components we have decided to repeat it. It will now run Monday at lunch AND Tuesday lunch. Hope that helps a little in your PDC scheduling… what...
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    See CLR Perf architect in action..

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    We just posted a talk from Rico Mariani ( of Pit of Success fame)… Worthwhile checking it out… This is from some internal training we did for the CLR team and some of our internal partners. 300kps ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=20783...
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    Book Plug: Network Programming for the Microsoft .NET Framework

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    Lance Olson dropped by the other day with a copy of his latest work: Network Programming for the Microsoft .NET Framework . He has a very good introduction to the .NET Framework and drills into some meaty networking areas. Lance should know, he has...
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    I walked in on Chris and Don...

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    I happened by a conference room today where ChrisAn and DonBox were going through some of their art as they plan for the big show at the PDC. Like any of the rest of you would, I crashed. I gotta say even just watching the dry run was very cool. ...
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    Small Design Guideline Update: Overriding Exception.ToString

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    One of the folks on my team just added a minor update to the Design Guidelines document about overloading ToString() on Exceptions. As always, comments are welcome. Do override ToString when your exception provides extra properties. The...
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