Software & Services - Bret Grinslade

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    WinFX and the .NET Framework 3.0

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    It is amazing how big an impact names and terminology have on how we think. If you haven't heard, Soma announced that WinFX has been renamed to .NET Framework 3.0 . I did expect this to cause a reation and it has. However, I didn't anticipate how the...
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    Target Software Platforms

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    Recently I have been thinking a lot about how software and content developers target different software platforms. Two very compelling recent developments are the adoption of Flash video and AJAX . Both Flash and DHTML have been around for a long time...
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    WinFX top level dev center

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    It is exciting to finally see WinFX as top level part of the dev centers. http://msdn.microsoft.com/winfx/ One question I have for developers, how do you anticipate distributing WinFX Runtime Components with your applications? There are several...
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    Virtual Earth and Google Maps

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    Here is a fun tool that you can use to see VE and G Maps side by side. You can really feel how web services are going to change everything soon... http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=47.63766&lon=-122.133539&z=19.1&r=0&src=1 This location...
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    CTP Madness and Ballmer

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    I don't know about you but all the beta / CTP downloads can just drive you nuts. I work on VS and .NET Framework setup and a lot of issues people hit are by trying to fit a square peg through a round hole (that is, the builds aren't supposed to work together...
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    MSN Search now live

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    I have been using the MSN Search service in its beta form for several months. To be 100% honest here, I started using it primarily because I work for Microsoft, but I was also very curious to see how the MSN search folks were doing. I know some of the...
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    Web services

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    Web services are still really big at Microsoft. I can't wait for the public releases of Indigo to make this all much easier to do. On the MSDN and SDK teams there has been a lot of talk about exposing web services, adopting RSS as a standard syndication...
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    MSDN is getting really good

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    I really like MSDN these days. Sure there are a lot of things that could be better or different. Dev centers, docs, samples, www.asp.net , RSS feeds and lots more. I work on the Longhorn SDK. Even though it is very early and things will certainly change...
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