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  • Blog Post: NET4COM - .NET Toolkit for COM

    A few weeks ago I spoke at the Seattle .NET Developers Association user group . I did a demo-centric presentation (no slides) showing how to create a .NET wrapper class in Visual Studio 2005, expose them as COM objects with proper interface declarations, and then use it in Visual Basic 6.0 as well as...
  • Blog Post: February 2006 letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The February 2006 letter by Milind Lele contains information about recently released FFC source for Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP1, some of Sedna feature overview documents, and the news about my upcoming transition to the Windows Live team. Milind worked on SP1 for VFP 9.0, and he has been working on Sedna since...
  • Blog Post: From product manager to product planner

    After working as a product manager in the developer division for the past 4.5 years, I've decided to accept an offer to work in a new position at Microsoft. Starting in March, I will be a product planner working on developer community efforts in a new group with in the Windows Live division. I...
  • Blog Post: January 2006 letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The January 2006 letter contains information about the newly released XSource for VFP 9.0 SP1, plus recent community news and plans for next month.
  • Blog Post: December 2005 letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The December 2005 letter contains information about the newly released SP1 for Visual FoxPro 9.0, plus recent community news.
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 1 Released

    Download Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) . SP1 provides the latest updates to Visual FoxPro 9.0 combining various enhancements and stability improvements into one integrated package.
  • Blog Post: Behind the camera on Channel 9

    Recently, at the suggestion of Robert Scoble , I started going behind the camera on Channel 9 doing interviews and video recording. Listed below are the recent Channel 9 interviews I've done behind the camera. The most recent ones listed first along with Scoble's comments when he posted them on the Channel...
  • Blog Post: Back from fall 2005 European event tour

    I arrived home yesterday from my fall 2005 European event tour. I spoke at the Visual FoxPro Developer Network event in Utrecht Netherlands, in Frankfurt at the 12th annual Visual FoxPro Developer Conference 2005 in Germany , and at the Switzerland FoxPro User Group in Zurich hosted by Microsoft Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: VFP based Crew Chief Pro user wins award, demo shown to Bill Gates

    Jeannine Johnson of Puyallup, Washington is a Start Something Amazing Awards Winner - Sports & Games . On this web page you can see information and a short video about the award. Jeannine uses an application called Crew Chief Pro to help her compete in the sport of Drag Racing. Last week I exchanged...
  • Blog Post: November letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The November 2005 letter contains information about new content online about Visual FoxPro 9.0 and Sedna, VFP added to the MSDN Feedback center, more in-depth information about Microsoft's roadmap for Visual FoxPro, plus recent content and community news. I've been keeping my blog updated recently with...
  • Blog Post: VB and VFP, teams and technologies working together

    For many years, Microsoft has stated that there probably will never be a new VFP.NET language nor any conversion tools for moving VFP source code directly to .NET. The runtime, language, event model, etc. is all unique in VFP compared to the .NET CLR (common language runtime) and .NET Framework classes...
  • Blog Post: VB and C# considerations for VFP developers

    A few weeks ago, there was a thread on the Universal Thread asking which .NET language VFP developers should select for those interested in learning and using .NET, primarily those VFP developers adding .NET to their programming skill set. I received positive feedback from my UT reply post, so I thought...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 now available

    The final versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 are now at manufacturing. MSDN subscribers can download these products via MSDN Subscriptions . Redistributable packages , including the .NET Framework, are also now publicly available. More information and resources online for Visual Basic...
  • Blog Post: Visual FoxPro added to MSDN Product Feedback Center

    Visual FoxPro is now available in the Product/Technology drop down selection list on the MSDN Product Feedback Center . The VFP team will be monitoring bug reports and feature suggestions for Visual FoxPro 9.0, all VFP service pack efforts, and the Sedna project . By submitting suggestions and reporting...
  • Blog Post: Southwest Fox 2005 keynote slides available for download

    The complete unedited as-was-presented keynote slide deck on the Visual FoxPro Roadmap and community news from the Southwest Fox 2005 conference is now online, 1.6MB PPT download SouthwestFox2005_Keynote.ppt . Check out the UT conference report for Southwest Fox 2005 by Craig Boyd for details, plus lots...
  • Blog Post: Extracting the VFP 9.0 report system XSLT document

    When any VFP 9.0 report uses HTML output, the VFP 9.0 report system creates an XML output file and then uses one XSLT document (generic for all report outputs) to convert that XML to HTML. You can actually extract this XSLT file using the code below and store it as an independent file (example creates...
  • Blog Post: New book: Taming Visual FoxPro SQL

    A new Visual FoxPro book has announced, authored by Tamar E. Granor and Della Martin's latest titled Taming Visual FoxPro SQL: Real World Data Solutions in VFP . It is available for electronic download (2.3MB) purchase (PDF format only) by Hentzenwerke Publishing , 152 pages. Visual FoxPro offers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Mobile case study highlights VFP 9.0

    New case study from Microsoft Windows Mobile software for Pocket PCs team highlights use of Visual FoxPro 9.0: Fresh Mark, Inc. - Food Manufacturer Speeds Inspection Reporting with Wireless Mobile Solution Overview Fresh Mark produces processed meats for the retail and food service industries....
  • Blog Post: October letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The October 2005 letter contains information about new content online about Visual FoxPro 9.0, news about the SP1 for Visual FoxPro 9.0 beta download, more in-depth information about Microsoft's roadmap for Visual FoxPro, plus recent content and community news.
  • Blog Post: September letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The September 2005 letter is now online on the Visual FoxPro web site.
  • Blog Post: August letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The August 2005 letter contains information about Microsoft's roadmap for Visual FoxPro, new content on the Visual FoxPro Developer Center, and various VFP community news.
  • Blog Post: Two new Visual FoxPro 9.0 case studies on microsoft.com

    Microsoft has just released two new Visual FoxPro 9.0 case studies on the Customer Evidence web site to help highlight, promote, and market VFP 9.0 as a great developer tool for data-centric applications. There are just the first two in a series of upcoming VFP 9.0 based case studies to increase the...
  • Blog Post: July letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The July 2005 letter contains information about Microsoft's roadmap for Visual FoxPro, new content on the Visual FoxPro Developer Center, and various VFP community news.
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 video on VFP 9.0 interop with VS 2005

    A new Channel 9 Video interview has been posted titled Visual FoxPro 9.0 interop with VS 2005 with Robert Scoble interviewing me showing demos of new ideas for upcoming Sedna (see Microsoft Visual FoxPro Roadmap ) as well as examples of usages of VFP 9.0 interop with .NET today. These demos and a few...
  • Blog Post: June letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    This month's letter contains information about Microsoft's roadmap for Visual FoxPro, new content on the Visual FoxPro Developer Center, and various VFP community news.
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