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September, 2005

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    PreCon: Designing Reusable Class Libraries Slides posted

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    As promised , the good folks at MSDN have posted our precon slides. Please take a look. Remember that plagiarism is the highest form of flattery [:D] I’d be honored if you used these slides to push good design practices at your company… I’d love to...
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    CLR Sessions at the PDC....

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    I wanted to provide you a “cheat sheet” for the sessions given by CLR team members… More on where else to meet up with the CLR team later. Who from the CLR Team Day/Time Code Title Room BradA; KCwalina...
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    Framework Design Guidelines in stock...

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    Today I noticed that Amazon has the Framework Design Guidelines in stock (finally)... you can also post comments up there now. Especially for those of you that already have a copy of the book from the PDC, please do post a review and let us (and your...
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    Sudoku fun on the plane...

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    On an airplane ride recently when I ran across a Sudoku puzzle in the local newspaper…. Seemed easy enough… the first few rows and columns went easily enough, but boy it got harder at the end. The rules are very simple… Fill in the 9x9 grid so that...
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    The SLAR (vol2) on System.Net.Sockets.AddressFamily

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    Looks like the SLAR vol2 finally made its way to book sealer’s warehouses which means everyone that pre-ordered should be getting their copy soon. I’d love to hear what you think and I’d encourage you to help your fellow developers by posting a review...
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    PDC2005 WinFX Namespace Poster

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    The MSDN folks keep giving this morning… They just posted a highres version of the namespace poster we gave out here at the PDC. Enjoy! I’d still love to hear you feedback …
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    What's the differnece between CIL and MSIL?

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    I was recently asked what the difference between CIL and MSIL is… the short answer is not much. They both describe the underlying CPU-independent instruction set the CLR executes after a high level language (C#, VB, C++, Python, Ruby, Pascal, etc) has...
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    Download the WinFX September CTP...

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    You will love this drop of WinFX… it has the Windows Workflow Services stuff in there as well as Windows Presentation Foundation (“Avalon”) and Windows Communication Foundation (“Indigo”)… Just a note – it does work only with the BETA2 build of...
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    PDC: What do you think of the updated WinFX poster?

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    If you check out your attendee bag you will find a couple of posters… One of which is an updated version of the WinFX poster we first did at the 2003 PDC. Joe Duffy and I worked on it (with help from many others)… It was good fun to take a top-down look...
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    To blue shirt or not...

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    I am conflicted about my wardrobe for the week here at the PDC and I thought I would ask for your help ;-). The question is whether I should wear the blue shirt or not. On the one hand the “official” policy is for Microsoft speakers and staff to...
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    PreCon: Designing Reusable Class Libraries

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    Krys and I had a great time at our precon yesterday… It was especially fun to give away copies of the Framework Design Guidelines book. Krys and I (and the great folks at AW) worked double time to get the book ready for the PDC. It was an amazing high...
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    Getting ready for the PDC Panel: Looking Ahead to the Future of the CLR

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    By far the thing I like most about the PDC is hearing from customers… that means the Q&A part of any presentation is what I find most interesting. So it is no wonder that panels are my favorite format at the PDC… because they are nothing but Q&A...
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    The ingenuity and practicality of the PDC attendee

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    While I certainly think Windows Vista , Office “12” , WWF , Linq , VSTA and Expression are cool… I am personally blown away by the ingenuity and practicality of the attendees here at the PDC. Let me give you an example… But first, some background...
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    The SLAR (vol2) on System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException

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    Continuing in the series sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 2 with some information on AmbiguousMatchException. public sealed...
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    PDC: Download slides for the breakout sessions

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    Folks at the PDC can download slides from breakouts by going to… you guessed it CommNet … Here is the particular URL: http://microsoftpdc.com/content/downloads.aspx It typically takes 24 hours or so from the time the session is given until they...
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    PDC: Where is Commnet?

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    At the PDC you constantly hear about this wonderful place called “ CommNet ” where you see the schedules, get announcements, fill out evals , etc. But did you know you can access comment from any machine? As long as you are registered at the PDC with...
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    WinForms PDC follow-up

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    Jessica did a great post listing the frequently asked questions she received while at the PDC this year… I only hope more teams do the same thing. This is an excellent resource! http://blogs.msdn.com/jfoscoding/archive/2005/09/19/471492.aspx
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    PDC Prep: Talk on how to give a talk

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    As we are in full-swing in talk preparation for the PDC, I thought I’d reference a great talk on, well, how to give a talk .. Simon Peyton Jones is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and he gave this talk a few years ago, but it is equally valuable...
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    A great Sparkle blog...

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    FYI – one of the designers on Expression Interactive Designer “Sparkle” just started a blog… http://spaces.msn.com/members/manodesign/ Should be a good read..
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    New CLR blogger Kathy Kam

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    While it is not a requirement to start a blog when you join my team… there is certainly a lot of positive peer pressure to share with the community in some way… I was happy to see that our latest team member started a blog recently.. please welcome Kathy...
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    Future release focus groups at PDC2005

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    I just love it when things come together.. I have been completely slammed out the last couple of months mostly on two things: (1) PDC planning and (2) V.Next planning. And now those two things are coming together! At PDC 2005 we’re planning to conduct...
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    PDC Birds of a Feather Posted...

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    One of the things I love most about the PDC is hearing from developers using our platform… and there is nearly no better place to do that than the Bofs… these are all attendee driven and run. I love going to these, sitting in the back and listening. ...
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    Info for folks attending PreCon: Framework Design Guidelines: The Art of Building a Reusable Class Library

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    Krzysztof and I have been working hard to make this educational and entertaining precon. I hope to see many of you there. The PreCon is scheduled to start at 10a, but to help us with the logistics it would be great if you could plan to be there earlier...
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    One-on-Ones with the CLR team at the PDC

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    Joe blogged about the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the CLR team at the PDC. This is a great chance to hear from the CLR team and validate technical bets you are considering in a one-on-one format. In addition it is a good forum to give feedback...
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    SLAR2 gets a review..

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    Check out the recent review of the SLAR2 from http://www.larkware.com/
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