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  • Blog Post: Microsoft announcement of Silverlight 2 (Devices/RIA/Client)

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced a significant technology advancement in Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform development. This announcement was significant on many levels from my perspective. It solidifies (beyond SL 1) the ability to use .Net to develop richer (beyond video and media) web...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007 F.A.Q.

    Hola! I just returned from TechEd 2007 held in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city with incredible new and old architecture. The people are very friendly and even I was able to navigate the clean public transportation systems. Yes, I am one of those people that get lost easily and never...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Developers conference

    TechEd is shaping up to be a huge event in part due to the fact that we will not have a PDC this year. Jesse and I will be doing a presentation on the Add-in model, and participating in a chalk talk among other things. If you have an opportunity to attend the conference please feel free to stop by and...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in the .Net Framework 3.5 (Orcas)

    Visual Studio (VS) 2008 and .Net 3.5, code named “Orcas”, will be released in the near future. This release includes a number of new features and bug fixes. The release includes new major features such as LINQ , Cider (The VS WPF designer), “ Crossbow ” (WPF and WinForms interoperability), and my personal...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Europe Partner Senior Architect Forum

    Bonjour ! If you are in Paris attending the conference, I would enjoy meeting with you. I will be presenting on second day of the conference (5/24) on what’s new in the CLR and .Net Framework 2.0.
  • Blog Post: Hello World (ISV/VAR/SI)

    My job is to make your life easier My new role as a Software Architect on the Common Language Runtime (.Net), is currently focused on engaging with ISV/VAR/SI customers. I am interested in understanding your .Net architectural adoption issues and identifying desired platform feature requests and...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 Visual Studio Tools for Applications presentation

    Check out my previous post on VSTA . Check out the PDC05: Building Customizable Applications with VSTA . I believe this download will only be available for a limited time, so unless you attended the PDC 2005 event and you received the DVD, you better act fast.
  • Blog Post: Designing Managed Add-Ins for Reliability, Security, and Versioning

    Here is the free download from the FUN309 PDC2005 session. Here is the description from the download center " Speakers: Jim Miller; Thomas Quinn Most large applications allow customers to provide code to customize the application’s behavior. Examples are ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer and...
  • Blog Post: WinFX Developer reference

    As I mentioned in a previous post, the Managed Add-in Framework (System.AddIn NS) was announced at PDC 2005. The WinFX <Windows VISTA Developer reference> namespace high resolution poster can be found on the WinFX web site .
  • Blog Post: PDC05 - Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA)

    Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) Charter Provide a redistributable Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Design Time (DT), and Run time (RT) for hosts (ISV’s, etc..) providing a rich managed customization environment for developers. VSTA v1.0 was just announced in the...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 - Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)

    Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) Charter VSTO provides professional developers with a Visual Studio IDE for developing managed applications that extend the functionality of Office applications. VSTO version 1.0, code named White Rabbit, a Visual Studio project was available for...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 - Managed AddIn Framework (MAF)

    MAF (Managed AddIn Framework) The Managed Add-in Framework defines a programming model, built on top of .NET that allows applications to dynamically load and communicate with generic components at runtime. We provide a solution for creating independently versioning, mutually distrustful components...
  • Blog Post: PDC05

    Here I am in Los Angeles, attending the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2005 ( PDC05 ). As an attendee, you get an opportunity to speak with the Microsoft product development teams, as well as the opportunity to see potential <big disclaimer here> future product features and directions...
  • Blog Post: Tech-Ed, Smart Client, VSTO, and Outlook Addin's

    I want to appologize for the delay in posting Blogs, but we have been very busy on getting Whidbey out the door and adding a few new features like Smart tags as well as Outlook Addin's. Tech-Ed WebCasts for Smart Client as well as other interesting sessions. The link for the web casts will require...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Conference

    I mentioned the Office Developer Conference in a previous post due to its relevance to Smart Client applications. In the Bill Gates keynote, you will find references to Office as a platform and a demo of the Visual Studio for Office 2005 (VSTO) product which I have a personal interest and pride in. The...
  • Blog Post: In the News

    Office Developer Conference The first annual Office Developer Conference was held in Redmond, Washington last week and it was clear from the BillG keynote that Office is becoming the premier Smart Client platform. I counted at least 4 references from Bill Gates to Office as a platform. The conference...
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