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About Jack Gudenkauf (JackG) WebLog

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When I decided to try this blogging thing years ago, I was looking for a theme, a subject, something with continuity. I first started with “Smart Client” as I believe this experience (Occasionally Connected) is the right experience that bridges the local resources of a PC with the power of connectivity (Intranet and Internet).<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
 
Then I wrote about everything .Net. I wrote about .Net framework/CLR releases, Tools, Extensibility, Add-in’s, Versioning, etc.. <o:p></o:p>
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So now I have finally realized what my blog is really about.<o:p></o:p>

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My blog is about my career and life’s journey. I guess in some respects it is a journal or diary of sorts. I often wondered why anyone would care what I’m doing or have done, but I think there is value in sharing ones experiences so that others may (?) benefit. I hope you find value in my sharing.

 

  • Jack Gudenkauf (JackG) WebLog

    Tech-Ed, Smart Client, VSTO, and Outlook Addin's

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    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...
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    Visual Studio 2005 and .Net 2.0 Beta2 available!

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    Visual Studio 2005 Beta2 is now available. You may have heard about the code name "Whidbey", which is used to refer to the Visual Studio 2005 tools as well as the .Net CLR. Where did this naming convention come from, you ask? Well, the previous version...
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    Office Developer Conference

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    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...
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    Client definitions

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    Thin Clients · Network dependency - required o A thin client relies heavily on the ability to connect to the Intranet and/or the Internet in order to retrieve and display data to the user. Data is almost exclusively stored in a central repository and...
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    In the News

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    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...
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    Smart Client Scenario

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    From March 1993 through October 1994, I was consulting to the state of Washington , Department of Labor and Industries. During this period I worked on a project to build the first Windows Client-Server application. This project was used to prove out the...
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    Thin Clients - Web clients

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    The late 1990's saw growth in the Internet through the utilization of an underutilized network infrastructure and the browser wars. PC's were everywhere and they contained an application Host (IE, Netscape, Mozilla, etc..) for running code (script). Corporate...
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    Taking advantage of the distribution of power - Rich Clients

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    The superior usability of the PC with its mouse for input and the ability to quickly relay information in a language neutral manner via a graphical user interface became the client platform with which we could develop rich applications. These applications...
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    Let's get personal

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    Around the late 1980's Personal Computers (PC's) were starting to provide functionality suited to individual user usages like word processing and spreadsheet functionality. This brought processing and data storage down to the user and away from the central...
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    We get smarter as we evolve

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    Back in 1984 I was attending college and the classes reflected the current computing architecture. I took Assembly, Cobol, CICS, and DL1. Assembly and Cobol where the languages of choice for mainframe applications. Cobol was a higher level language and...
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    Introduction

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    The idea of what constitutes a Smart Client Application and the architecture to support this model very much chronicles the evolution of my career. So I decided to blog about this subject in the hopes of sharing, debating, and contributing to this evolution...
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