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Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

May, 2005

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    Don't let the facts obscure the truth

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    I was reminded of this quote that that I always attribute to a master of communication on talking about complex issues. Many times when we explain something we force ourselves to point out every small detail which causes the audience to miss the...
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    Mike Downen, CLR Security PM jumps into blogging

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    Mike is the PM for the CLR security system… excited by his recent CLR RoadTrip to Arizona he jumped into blogging with some good info on obfuscation …
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    CLR RoadTrip III: Alberta in June

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    Well, the CLR roadtrip continues on… the week of June 13 th several members of the CLR team will be in Alberta Canada! You can catch them at the Alberta .NET User’s Group June 15, 2005 @ 11:30 AM. The team will have the same mission: Meet real customers...
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    Take the .NET Framework 2.0 Compatibility Challenge

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    Lots of buzz around the issue of .NET Framework 2.0 running your current applications… I could wax on about why this kind of compatibility is important, what we have been doing to make sure your apps keep working, how side-by-side really helps here, why...
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    Download the Beta1 RC of our WinFX Technologies

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    I am excited to announce that the Beta1 Release Candidate (that means all-but-final) build of Avalon and Indigo is available for everyone to download off MSDN. Microsoft® Pre-Release Software Code Named “Avalon” and “Indigo” Beta1 RC This build...
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    PDC Lunch sessions

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    As you Euan said, we are deep into session planning now… I gotta say, I LOVE the PDC . It is by far my favorite conference. As a product team member at MS, the quality of the feedback from customers at the PDC is amazing. As someone occasionally involved...
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    Morning Edition on Blogging

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    NPR’s Morning Edition ( RSS ) has a good spot on blogging this morning . It reminded me of a debate Peter and I had about blogging a while back. Does blogging take more deep thinking than other forms of public writing (articles, books, etc) or less? ...
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    History of programming Lanugages

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    I stumbled on this site Computer Languages History recently.. Very cool… Often the current generation of developers assumes that their programming language of choice came up with every interesting feature… It is great to see the long heritage of Lisp...
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    Happy first birthday PInvoke.net

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    I see my favorite interop site, PInvoke.net is one year old! Adam gives some great stats : 66 DLLs over 2,600 signatures and types! 46 pages of constants 9 delegates 125 enums 42 interfaces 215 structures, and 2,175 APIs. ...
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    Dr. Dobb's Programmer's Bookshelf on the SLAR

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    I was very happy to see that Dr. Dobb's Programmer's Bookshelf did a short review of the SLAR . Other comments\feedback welcome!
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    The Admiral’s Pipe

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    I was recently reminded of a story one of our development managers told me. Before he started his career in software he was a sailor aboard a Russian sub. Inspections by the admiral were a regular occurrence and involved a huge investment of time to clean...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Book

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    Krzysztof spilled the beans … He and I are working on bringing all the goodness of the Framework Design Guidelines into book format with lots of good real world annotations. One of the early reviewers gave us high praise: “This is an experience-based...
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    Rico and Raymond: Some Performance Comparisons

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    It seems Raymond is starting a series of posts around Developing a Chinese/English dictionary and Rico could not help but write the managed version … It will be interesting to see how this unfolds. Clearly the managed version is easier to read, but could...
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    Clean up Beta1 install before installing Beta2

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    Just found this link… looks I thought I had Beta1 removed from my machine but it found some Sql stuff laying round… If you are having trouble with your Beta2 install, try this out and see if it helps. The auto uninstall tool at http://go.microsoft...
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    .NET Framework 2.0 Beta2 Go Live and Compat

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    A reader recently asked if applications built against Beta2 will run when RTM comes out. The short answer is “basically, yes”… There are really two parts to this question… The first part is “will we change the assembly version number between...
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    Atlanta Rocks!

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    I am having a great time in Atlanta this week. Kirk and Doug have done a great job so far in setting us up with key customer visits and (my favorite part) engaging with the thriving .NET community here in Atlanta… but rather than hearing from me, here...
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    .NET Show 50th Episode posted

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    Looks like good stuff… what do you think? How did we do? What else could we have covered in this episode? Oh and the most important question, who as the best hair ;-) That's right, the .NET Show has been "on the air" now for over 5 years, and we've...
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