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    .NET Framework 2.0 Wins JOLT Best Framework Award

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    The 16th annual JOLT awards were held last night. Microsoft did quite well this year: VS Team System winning a productivity award in the Enterprise Project Management category VS Team System winning the Jolt award in the overall Development category...
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    New Challenges

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    A while back Brad mentioned a new challenge for himself. Now it's my turn. I recently took the role of General Manager for the Developer Frameworks team. This team brings together Brad's new team (which includes Winforms, ASP.NET, Atlast, etc), the CLR...
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    IronPython Beta 1 ready to go

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    I'm back from some long vacation, and got one last gift for the year in the form of beta 1! I want to congratulate Jim and team on shipping the beta, which can be down loaded here . This release represents a lot of hard work and commitment. I'm very excited...
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    Don't panic: V2.0.50727.42 is the answer...

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    I'm very happy to announce that we have signed off on Whidbey and it will be available later today on the MSDN down load site. This is by far the best version of the product we have ever shipped. There were four big themes for the CLR: SQL integration...
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    David Treadwell, VP of .NET Technologies, has a new blog

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    David is the Corporate Vice President of .NET Technologies , including the CLR, Asp.Net/IIS, .NET Compact Framework, the SDK, and other centralized technologies like UE, loc, and release. He's also my boss :) Dave's new blog is here . Welcome...
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    Who needs value types anyway?

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    I've totally lost my voice (quite literally cannot talk) here at the PDC and had to miss the Ask the Experts session just to try and get it back before my panel discussion tomorrow. But while I could still talk I've enjoyed conversations with all sorts...
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    September WinFX CTP Online Now

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    The September release of the WinFX comonents have just been dropped following Eric Rudder's key note. The key set of links are: WinFX Runtime Components WinFX SDK VS Extensions for WinFX RC WinFX RC September RC "Readme" Enjoy!
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    Meet the CLR at the PDC

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    We made it to LA and took a Taco break in Culver City at Tito's Tacos , which Don says is one of the best taco joints in LA. The food was indeed great. Unfortunately we were not as smart as Don who rented a van. Brad found a cab in about 30 minutes, but...
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    64-bit Show and Lisp Conference Notes

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    Recently Larry Sullivan did a couple of 64-bit sessions. Larry is the development lead for our 64-bit effort, and one of the original CLR developers (trivia: we actually got the very first CLR app working on Larry's machine since he owned the loader at...
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    A Cure for CTP Madness

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    Brad Abrams and Jason Sutherland have come up with a nice little site on Channel 9 which keeps track of compatible versions of CTP's . The utility uses your browser caps to see what you already have installed, and publishes an XML file that shows valid...
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    Public Symbols for Beta 2 Now Posted

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    When I was in Atlanta debugging a customer application, I noticed that the Symbol Server didn't have the Beta 2 public pdb's posted. It took a little while, but the Release team has confirmed they are now available. The easy way to verify this is to install...
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    Catchy headlines? Sure, but get the facts

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    Well it's been a fun and creative couple of days for headlines: Microsoft Recruits for .Net Framework Compatbility Testing (started off being called "Microsoft .NET Framework Breaks Apps") Ouch! .Net Framework 2.0 Breaks Apps .Net Developers...
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    Calling all interns! Come work on IronPython, Rotor, CLR Profiler and more...

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    We're gearing up for another round of summer internships on the CLR team and I'm looking for more candidates. We have openings for dev, test, and PM, covering a wide range of topics from: IronPython and Dynamic Languages Rotor (SSCLI) New...
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    Missing Avalon or Indigo templates in VS 2005

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    I ran into a problem yesterday trying to create Avalon/Indigo projects in VS 2005 after installing the SDK (which has the templates). After successful completion, the template types were not registered in the system. Couple of hints to fix this: 1...
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    Atlanta Visit, SOAP Formatter Issue

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    (note: I posted this originally on Thursday night right after a reboot of blogs.msdn.com but it disappeared from the database; some aggregators did pick it up so I didn't imagine it. Sorry if you are getting this twice) This week Brad Abrams , Kit...
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    How Was Your App Compat and Visual Studio 2005 Project Upgrade Experience?

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    We have been spending a huge amount of time working on application compatibility between V1.x and V2.0 in the .NET FX, as well as Project Upgrade in Visual Studio 2005. As the Windows folks can tell you, this is a never ending task and very hard to get...
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    Beta 2 is done, eWeek visits the Whidbey ship room, time to go live!

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    By now hopefully you've seen that beta 2 has shipped. There are several interesting links: You can find Beta 2 here With this version you can deploy in production using this Go Live license agreement Soma's background on Beta 2 ScottGu...
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    Questions around the IronPython License, Shared Source, and more

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    There have been a lot of questions about Microsoft's Shared Source program and the Licenses that come with offerings under that program. The easy way to think about Shared Source is as a kind of umbrella program from Microsoft to put code in the hands...
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    .NET Compact Framework Perf Improvements

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    My peer on the Compact Frameworks team Mike Zintel has an interesting post about new performance improvements in version 2.0 . I was at the product review and was very impressed by everything they've accomplished in V2. Mike is also an accomplished photographer...
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    Why should your language target the CLR?

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    In my post on a meeting with some JVM experts , I mentioned a few high level notes on our dynamic language support. James Barnes asked for a response to Patrick Logan's article on the subject . Patrick points out my post wasn't deep on details, and could...
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    Announcing IronPython 0.7 Ready for Download

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    Today at PyCon, Jim Hugunin announced the availability of IronPython 0.7 which you can download from this site . We are releasing the code under a BSD style Shared Source license . This version runs on the Whidbey CLR (V2.0) which has features like LCG...
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    Microsoft Technology Summit Notes on the CLR

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    This morning I met with a group of industry influencers who are more exports in the JVM community. I brought with me a few folks from the CLR team, including Jim Miller, Brad Abrams, and Jim Hugunin. Rather than do a lot of presenting (I had only 9 slides...
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    March CTP of WinFX (Avalon, Indigo, .NET FX) now posted on MSDN

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    I'm back! I was OOF for a bit after getting pretty sick coming back from Bucharest and Tel Aviv. But I had to report that the March CTP was just posted today on MSDN . This is the first combined drop of Avalon and Indigo targeting the same CLR, as well...
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    Bucharest .NET User's Group

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    We just wrapped up our recruiting trip to Bucharest. On Monday 24-January, Brand, Ronald, and myself attended the .NET User's Group hosted by Dorin Badea of the Microsoft office and Microsoft MVP Aurelian Popa who did a talk on OSS for the group. The...
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    Headed to Romania for recruiting

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    A small group of us (from the CLR, Visual C++, and Visual Studio Team Systems teams) will be headed to Romania Jan 21 through Jan 28 to do some campus and industry recruiting. I'm planning to attend the .NET user group at the Bucharest Microsoft offices...
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