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June, 2006

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    Standard Microsoft Icons

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    A customer recently asked me if they can use the standard Microsoft explorer icons in their applications. The answer is yes! In fact Soma blogged about the extended set of Icons we have in VS2005 , but basically you can find the VS 2005 Image Library...
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    Even more on .NET Framework 3.0...

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    I wanted to respond to a few comments.. Keeron asked about what .NET Framework includes exactly. JasonZ does a good job with this one.. The Linq support for C# (and VB for that mater) is scheduled for Orcas... We have not locked on a final version...
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    Toward .NET Framework 3.0...

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    Wow – I am really happy about all the feedback we have received on Soma’s blog about the name change from WinFX to .NET Framework 3.0! I feel very lucky to work on a product that people care so passionately about. As you might guess, this decision...
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    Slide and Demo from my Keynote at CFUnited

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    I am having a blast this week at the ColdFusion conference CFUnited . Here are the slides from my keynote today... One interesting demo I did was a Atlas\ColdFusion demo .. Check it out and let me here what you think! Update (11/21/2006): I reader...
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    Check out Blinq...

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    What percentage of web applications would you say fall into the category of glorified View-Add-Update-Delete operations over a database? That is, you have data stored in a database and you want to expose a web front to look at the data in interesting...
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    Atlas in Spanish...

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    Andres Sanabria, the lead PM for ASP.NET and Atlas, happens to be from glorious Colombia recently did an interview in Spanish about Atlas ... While my high school Spanish clearly fails me, knowing Anders I know this is good stuff! If you can understand...
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    Two books on Atlas already?

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    Can you believe we already have two books published on Atlas? Makes me think we have hit on something big here ;-) Foundations of Atlas: Rapid Ajax Development with ASP.NET 2.0 Programming Atlas Oh and I just noticed that Matt Gibbs and...
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    What's my job?

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    Last months Dr. Dobbs has an interesting article on the changing face of software development jobs which rings true to me. As the software development discipline matures you might expect the roles to become better defined and specialized. Just like Eskimos...
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    You gotta love SeeWindowsVista

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    Have you checked out http://www.seewindowsvista.com/ ??? It is a very cool way to see some amazing things that developers are doing with Vista and .NET Framework 3.0. The site is clearly focused at end-users, but as a developer you might want to...
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    C# Online.NET Reviews the Framework Design Guidelines

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    C# Online.NET posted a very good review of the Framework Design Guidelines. .. Here is my favorite quote “ So, don't read it: incorporate it into your DNA.”
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    Framework Design Guidelines Review: The First 30 Pages...

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    José Lema posts a good review of the Framework Design Guidelines .. He is the first reviewer to mention the high level philosophical guidance Krys and I give in the first section of the book. In some ways I agree with Jose, this is the most valuable part...
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    CFUnited here I come....

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    Next week I head out to the DC area for a ColdFusion conference called CFUnited ... At the conference I will do a keynote that covers a building a great web 2.0 user experiences and I can’t help but demo a little of Atlas. Anyone else going? What...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Review from eggheadcafe

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    I just saw that the Framework Design Guidelines got a good review from Peter A. Bromberg over at EggheadCafe Book Review: Framework Design Guidelines A couple of quotes: This is what Framework Design Guidelines does for you as a .NET programmer...
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    MSDN Webcast on Atlas

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    David Barkol, one of our partners, recently posted a webcast of a good introduction to Ajax and Atlas... It is great fun for me to hear our story from one of our customers! Download and enjoy!
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    My team is going to TechEd....

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    Unfortunately I can’t make it to TechEd this year, but a fair number of folks from my team are going. If you get a chance please go check out these sessions! I bolded the sessions given by folks directly on my team, so if you make it to any of those...
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