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  • Blog Post: List of features to track in WPF4 and the details on beta1

    I am late to this but still wanted to share an “insider view” into the status of “WPF 4” in the recently released .NET Framework 4 and VS 2010 beta1. Status of the run-time (on the public beta 1). The WPF team cranked hard until last minute on 3.5 SP1 so they have been playing catch-up to .NET 4 and...
  • Blog Post: MIX09 recap series part3, The Microsoft Client Continuum

    In part 2 of the series, I explained the different target scenarios for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). I think at MIX09, we could have emphasized a bit more strongly our Microsoft Client Continuum. We demonstrated it a lot, but maybe did not take time to explain it, or explicitly...
  • Blog Post: MIX09 Recap series part2 , what about WPF

    In between all the positive feedback at MIX, there was a lingering question that I read a lot on twits, blog posts, and heard at the Q&A from some sessions and I think we missed it during our planning; I felt it is one of those “we can not see the forest cause the trees are on the way” mistakes....
  • Blog Post: MIX09 recap series part 1, favorite features and announcements

    I am finally caught up with my family and work stuff , so I want to share my belated recap and my lessons learned from observing and talking to people at MIX09. Since it is a lot, I partitioned it into three posts: Part1: Anything that inspired or excited me. Part2 : What we could have done (or messaged...
  • Blog Post: MIME Types

    I often know I need a mime-type ( e.g. .deploy or .xaml ).. Extensions are easy, but the types are hard to remember ( application/octet-stream is my favorite guess ).. Now, courtesy of Chris Knowlton, Windows Media Server PM, I don't have to guess... .323 text/h323 ...
  • Blog Post: WPF in Line of business applications ( aka "WPF DID GO to work")

    In a recent family trip, my brother-in-law hooked me up w/ a magazine for the long plane ride; it was Visual Studio Magazine with a " WPF Goes To Work " article in the cover. The article begins with a "Windows Presentation Foundation has been greatly underserved by Microsoft’s emphasis on glitz and glamour;...
  • Blog Post: Interesting posts for week of 6/4 to 6/10 ...

    I traveled most of the week so did not blog ... from the blogs, I read here are some of my 'faves' for the week.. Glenn Plock shares details on the future or Smart Client Software factory and migration to Acropolis Jon galloway shares his thoughts on SVG and XAML ... Only addition to his thoughts...
  • Blog Post: Acropolis CTP1 released to web...

    Acropolis is a set of components and tools (add-ins to Visual Studio) to help you build smart client applications.. To check out and download acropolis, you can go here . There is also a 12 min video there Just a few immediate thoughts on what excites me about acropolis: Framework-like features...
  • Blog Post: Astoria: data services for the web..

    This was one of several projects that did not surface much at MIX due to the silverlight hype.. I have gotten a few questions around it this week... so I thought I would at least share useful pointers: My interpretation: Astoria is a set of Data Services that exposes data via URIs over HTTP. Astoria...
  • Blog Post: Desktop matters conference report ..

    Tim Sneath ( my work boss) emailed me asking how it went , and since I am typing if for my team I thought: "what the heck ... just publish it..." I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Desktop Matters last Friday .. It is the "hard-corest" Java conference I have ever attended (disclaimer...
  • Blog Post: Choosing a smart client technology..

    Help us out .. Kevin Moore (wpf) , Scott Morrison (crossbow ) and I were guessing some of the criteria that you use to select a platform .. we are making two assumptions: 1) you want a windows smart client .. 2) and you are considering managed code ( so windows forms or wpf mostly) Here is where we...
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