• Tim Sneath

    Ahoy There, Shipmates!

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    Arrr! Shiver me timbers! Today is Talk Like a Pirate day.
  • Tim Sneath

    TechEd Europe 2004 Data Track

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    [Updated: This is the final list of sessions, based on some of the suggestions in the comments below...] I want to do something which I don't think has ever happened before: invite open peer feedback on one of the TechEd Europe tracks before it's completely...
  • Tim Sneath

    Being Don Malkovich

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    To anyone out there who aspires to be like Don Box - are you sure that's really what you want ?! (Hint: if you've got children or need more than 6 hours sleep a night, probably not...) Surprisingly, I can't see any time set aside for...
  • Tim Sneath

    Vacation and Vista

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    I've been on vacation for the last two weeks in Oregon. I always thought Oregon was a somewhat nondescript state to act as a buffer between Washington and California; a close friend who hails from the area was so incensed with my dismissal of their home...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF / Expression Technical Chat: February 21st

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    We had a pretty successful online technical chat in December , where we brought about twenty members of the WPF team together to answer your technical questions and listen to your feedback. Based on the response, we're going to host a similar event at...
  • Tim Sneath

    Blog Mode On

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    The PDC has started! I don't know how other bloggers will be covering it, but for the next few days, my blog entries will pretty much be the raw notes I take in each session during the day, followed by an evening summary entry that contains brief thoughts...
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    Bloggers Block...

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    Have been suffering from blogwriters block over the last week. Sorry about the lack of posts; I'm encouraged to see that this happens to even prolific bloggers like Robert . Hoping that normal service will resume.
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    Another Critical Security Update

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    Time to update your machines again... :-(
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC05: Build a Gadget for Windows Vista

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    Another site highlighted during Jim's keynote is Microsoft Gadgets . This new blog explains how to build gadgets to run within start.com (a new Microsoft portal), on the Windows Sidebar, or as part of the Windows Sideshow (the auxilliary displays that...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Global Rich List

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    It's Sunday - a good day for reflection. This site might be a good place to start...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC05: What Kind of Application Can You Build with Avalon?

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    If you're unconvinced that Windows Presentation Foundation is more than just a glitzy UI, you should take a look at Microsoft Codename Max. We announced this during Jim Allchin's PDC keynote, and it's a fantastic photo sharing application built entirely...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight 1.0 Issue Resolution Lab: November 2007

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    A couple of months ago, we conducted an experiment where we offered our lab facilities and technical resources here in Redmond to companies building Silverlight sites or applications that wanted assistance in resolving issues. We were really delighted...
  • Tim Sneath

    MIX: Will This Be The Next PDC?

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    Getting a new conference off the ground is hard. In contrast, marketing the PDC took comparatively little effort - as Steve Cellini , the event owner, joked the other day, "you could have just put one guy at the side of the road with a placard and the...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Only .NET Blog Entry You'll Ever Need to Read

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    He's right , you know...
  • Tim Sneath

    Microsoft's Photography Site

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    Photography is something of a hobby of mine. I'm not nearly as competent as even many of my colleagues (for example, Mike Swanson takes some fantastic macro photography ), but I gain great satisfaction from taking portrait photographs and candid, informal...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF Chat Transcript #2 Now Available

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    Thanks to the 120+ of you who showed up for the second technical chat with the WPF and Expression Blend teams. We really enjoyed hosting you all; the chat transcript is now available here .
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF Technical Chat: Thursday December 21st

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    Following on from a couple of requests, I'm delighted to announce that we'll be hosting our first ever live online technical chat with the WPF team on the MSDN site next Thursday, December 21st , at 12:30pm Pacific Time (that's 3:30pm ET, 8:30pm GMT,...
  • Tim Sneath

    Virtual PC Addendum

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    I just spotted that you can download a trial edition of Virtual PC 5.2 without even requiring an MSDN subscription. Just click here .
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight in the UK and Ireland...

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    Sorry - I temporarily fell off the blogging wagon. It's tough to keep it going - there's always new stuff to blog about, but finding the time to write and polish is more challenging. It's been a busy month with all the follow-up from MIX, a brief vacation...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC05: Expression Suite Announced

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    We've published our full plans for the Expression product suite: Sparkle is no longer just a rumor... http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/default.aspx
  • Tim Sneath

    What's New in "Cider" January CTP?

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    Although WPF itself is unchanged since the December CTP, the "Cider" Visual Studio integration in the new release shows the benefits of a full coding milestone. The main differences in this release include an improved grid experience and the ability to...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF - State of the Nation, January 2007

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    In celebration of the launch of Windows Vista (and of course, Windows Presentation Foundation), I sat down with Ian Ellison-Taylor yesterday to chat about what's next for WPF. We touch briefly on the inception of the project and the surprises and the...
  • Tim Sneath

    Public Service Announcement: MIX08

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    Just wanted to remind folk to register for MIX08 ! Registrations are coming in thick and fast, and last year we sold out unexpectedly quickly, leaving a whole bunch of folk battering down the doors to try and figure out ways to get an exception granted...
  • Tim Sneath

    SQL Server CLR Hosting

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    Draft v0.1 - 30th June 2004 In this white paper, we'll discuss the integration of .NET Framework development support into SQL Server 2005, through the integration of the Common Language Runtime directly into the relational engine. We'll examine the...
  • Tim Sneath

    MSDN Flash: Improving .NET Code Quality

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    Welcome back! My name is Tim Sneath , and I work in the Developer & Platform group in Microsoft UK. In the last issue of the new MSDN Flash, we looked at a number of helpful third-party utilities that can help you get the most out of the .NET Framework...
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