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August, 2005

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    PDC Panel: Looking Ahead to the Future of the CLR

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    I am super excited to get the opportunity to moderate the Looking Ahead to the Future of the CLR panel at the PDC.. While the panelist and I have some great ideas of what we could talk about, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Where do you want to go with...
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    ROTOR Exceptions and XP SP2

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    Possibly old news, but I wanted to archive the answer here for posterity. XP SP2 made some security related changes that impacted ROTOR … in particular a customer recently reported: The issue revolves around exception handling. It would appear that...
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    The things we do to make PDC great....

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    Monday we start our 2 nd set of dry runs for nearly all the breakout sessions content at the PDC. These dry runs not only serve as an excellence forcing function to get the talks done, but they give the MS folks here in Redmond a chance to see the PDC...
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    What's the CLR doing at the PDC?

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    Check out these great channel 9 spots… My only regret is that the PDC is sold out so we will not see the spike in registration I was hoping for ;-). But maybe we will see more people is coming to these sessions at the PDC.. http://channel9...
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    Sample Chapter from the SLARv2 posted

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    DevX.com recently posted a sample chapter of .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2 They choose System.Xml.XmlReader … some good annotations on this one. I’d love to hear your comments on this sneak peak…
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    Bonus One-On-One sessions at the PDC

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    Coming to the PDC? Looking for a way to maximize your time? I have just the idea for you. The truly unique thing about the PDC is the level of technical expertise in both the attendees and staff. We have gather some of the best staff to provide you with...
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    My PDC interview on Channel9

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    The channel9 guys just posted an interview we did focusing on the PDC. Check it out … Love to hear your comments.. Anything you didn't know before? BTW, I don't think it is too late to register for the PreCon if you are already comming to the PDC, you...
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    My DotNet Rocks! show posted

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    Joel and I had a great time on this show … a few highlights to get you to listen to the whole thing ;-) Lots more jewel’s in the show… A lot of talk about GC, only for you “Core Geeks…” History around the dispose pattern (on BHarry’s post...
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    GAC in CLR 2.0

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    Richard does a great series of 4 posts on the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) in CLR 2.0 ..more than you need to know for sure! The Wonders of the Whidbey GAC -- Part I: Processor Architecture The Wonders of the Whidbey GAC -- Part II: Interop with...
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    Power Management

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    I talked a while back about some issues around battery life , but recently a co-worker set me a really interest set of factoids about power management I thought I’d share with you.. There are no “miracles cures” on horizon for the issue of battery...
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    Crashing a DotNet Rocks show

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    Joel Pobar invited me to crash his chat with DotNet Rocks tomorrow (or is that later today now…) I am really looking forward to it… I download their shows all the time.. It should be really fun to be on. My understanding is that Joel and I are going to...
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    A new VB theme song?

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    A co-worker just forwarded me his VB theme song… best I have heard.. Nothing like a song about a “Big Cold Beer” to make me code better in VB.. http://www.fosters.com.au/enjoy/docs/VB_song_original.mp3 Oh, btw, VB in this case is Victoria bitter...
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    .NET Framework 2.0, SLARvol2 and FDG

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    With the SLARvol2 and FDG being published very right around the time that the .NET Framework 2.0 (“Whidbey”) is shipping people are naturally asking about how applicable these books are to .NET Framework 2.0… The short answer is very applicable. ...
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    The Framework Design Guidelines Gets its First Review

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    …and it is not even published yet. We asked Bill Wagner (of Effective C# fame) to review a draft of the manuscript. His feedback was very helpful polishing the text and hopefully you will find his review (or is that preview) of the book helpful as well...
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    Shamless book plug: Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries

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    If it is on Amazon it must be for real ;-) Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries How should we refer to this one? We affectionately call the others SLAR1 and SLAR2 … what should this be? I...
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    Environment.MachineName truncates after the first 15 characters

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    When in a domain, a machine’s name is limited to 15 characters, but in a workgroup a machine name can be much longer. However, as one of our internal customers noticed, Environment.MachineName truncates after the first 15 characters. This is because Environment...
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    PDC2005 Birds of a Feather Sessions

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    Check it out, we opened up the Birds of a feather suggestion center … this is your chance to lead your own discussion at the PDC on topics YOU care about. PDC is a great forum for this because the best-and-brightest developers targeting windows will be...
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    A couple of great CLR concurrency papers

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    I just ran across these and thought they are worth sharing: http://research.microsoft.com/~birrell/papers/ThreadsCSharp.pdf http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/08/Concurrency/default.aspx Enjoy!
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    Page Proofs for Design Guidelines book complete!

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    Oh, what a great day… I * just * finished doing the final page proofs for the design guidelines book that Krzysztof Cwalina and I have been working on .. it has been a long road, but this thing is almost in the bag. Doing page proofs is always hard for...
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    CLR team having an impact down-under

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    Good to see the CLR team’s trip down-under is having an impact … Not just long days in the pub ;-)
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    A date with Rico at the PDC

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    Well, not like that ;-) But Rico is open for business at the PDC. .. We got him hooked up with a small office where he can meet 1-1 with anyone that is having perf issues. He can live debug your application or just talk architecture with it. Rico...
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    Unique opportunity on the CLR's Rotor team

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    We are just starting to kick off the hard core planning for the next release of ROTOR , a shared source version of the CLR. One of the first tasks here is to staff up the team! We need at least 1 PM and 2 developers that have a vision for what ROTOR should...
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