Randy Holloway at Microsoft

Blogging from the field.

May, 2003

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    Longhorn UI and XAML

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    CRN has an interesting article on changes to the UI programming model in Longhorn. The article describes the displacement of GDI with a new framework that supports XAML, or XML Application Markup Language (sounds redundant). Apparently this will enable...
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    Get Ready For Yukon

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    .NET Magazine recently published an article on Yukon. There's not much new material here, its basically a recap of the recent conference talks that have been given on the upcoming Yukon release at conferences like VSLive! and DevConnections. If you haven...
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    Yukon Beta Approaching

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    CRN reports that the Yukon beta is close to being released, but may not be released by TechEd in early June as originally projected. I'm not surprised given the scope of the product and the issues caused by the Slammer virus earlier this year. While Microsoft...
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    Developers vs. Programmers

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    Eric has written a great piece on the difference between developers and programmers, and makes the case that a small ISV should not hire programmers per his definition. I think the distinction that Eric makes between programmers and developers (or engineers...
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    Microsoft's Weblog Strategy

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    I'm not sure if Microsoft has a strategy for weblogs or not. Mary Jo Foley writes about Microsoft's increased activity around weblogs, but from my perspective its been driven from the bottom up- many of the Microsoft employees have been participating...
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    Software Architecture and Bill Gates

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    As I pointed out in yesterday's post , I'm very curious about Bill's role contribution to the software development process at Microsoft. While reading some blogs last night, I ran across Rob Howard's recap of an ASP.NET design review meeting with Bill...
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    Matrix Reloaded- Mixed Reviews?

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    Say it isn't so. Slashdot has a story describing some mixed reviews for the movie. The gist of it is all action, no plot. Even a "favorable" review I read on Ain't It Cool News made a similar reference. I'm hoping that the context provided by the first...
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    Bill Gates at WinHEC

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    I recently read the Bill Gates keynote from WinHEC and I have a few thoughts: 1. Personally, I think Bill is a phenomenal speaker and presenter. I know many would disagree. His style is pretty subdued, yet every time I've seen him speak I always really...
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    T-SQL versus Managed Code in Yukon

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    Kent Sharkey is blogging about DevConnections, and has a blurb on Yukon. He writes: Many people hear the Yukon message ("You can create stored procedures in any managed language") and think you have to. T-SQL will still be there, and will still be...
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    Where's the Yukon buzz?

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    Tons of people have been blogging Longhorn this year, yet I've seen very little about Yukon . I'm hoping to change some of that in the coming days and weeks. But for now, searching Google News for updated information about Yukon leads to this... more...
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