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  • Visual Studio Data

    Language design choices and query comprehensions (by yag)

    An interesting part of Project LINQ is the concept of Query Comprehensions. In essence, they allow you to perform a translation from a more declarative syntax to a more object based one. For instance the following internal LINQ syntax in C#: expr ...
  • Visual Studio Data

    New paper on XLinq (by yag)

    Erik Meijer and Brian Beckman have written a paper titled "XLinq: XML Programming Refactored (The Return of the Monoids)" for the XML2005 conference . I found it very readable and a really good explanation of the XLinq API. Check it out! As an aside...
  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    Chinese Gadgets

    I just got a call to appear on CNN and to talk about cool Chinese gadgets from China. Now we all know that almost anything plastic and somewhat electronic is made or partially assembled in China. However, many of the cooler products are really not sold...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    A Shirt Tale

    I got the following email this week from Rob Irwin . I met Rob earlier in the year when I participated in the Breakfast Bytes Panel . Anyways this was the email: From: rob irwin Sent: Wednesday, 21 September 2005 10:57 AM To: Frank Arrigo Subject...
  • MikeZintel's WebLog

    WPF/e and the .NET Compact Framework

    I'd like to share some thoughts on integrating WPF/e, announced at the PDC, and the .NET Compact Framework. WPF/e is a C++, cross platform implementation of a subset of WPF (Avalon). It will be able to execute XAML, in addition to exposing dual mode...
  • SharePoint Apps: Alexander Malek's weblog

    I heart lists

    During my time here on FrontPage (coming on 3.5 years!), I've spent most of my waking hours on features that help users build dynamic web applications for SharePoint. Now, it wouldn't surprise me if many of you haven't even heard of SharePoint - it's...
  • Tim Sneath

    Looking for a Good Photo Sharing Site

    Over the last few months, I've been developing my interest in photography, in particular as a result of acquiring a new digital SLR camera earlier this year (a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT - it's a great camera, incidentally). Despite my best efforts at...
  • Owen Braun: OneNote 12

    A squadron of notebooks

    For this first post, I’m going to start with an area that’s foundational to some of the things I’ll be talking about later: the changes to OneNote’s organizational system. Since shipping the first version, we've gotten some great feedback about where...
  • RemLog

    XNames and Expanded Names

    At my XLinq PDC2005 talk and in the XLinq Overview Document one of the differences I mentioned between XLinq and DOM is the treatment of XML Names in XLinq. XLinq's abstraction for XML Names is a class called XName which is the only way an XML Name shows...
  • Owen Braun: OneNote 12


    I’m writing this blog to tell you about the next version of OneNote (“OneNote 12”), which is currently under development. For those of you unfamiliar with OneNote, we’re a product in the Microsoft Office family for collecting personal and business info...
  • Owen Braun: OneNote 12

    Looking Good

    No flames as yet. Emboldened, in next post, will experiment with actual content.
  • Owen Braun: OneNote 12


    Hmmm, first post to my first blog. Dum de dum.
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