• Tim Sneath

    Windows Vista Secret #7: The Oldest Component in Windows?

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    We go to fairly extreme lengths to try to maintain compatibility with older applications, as Raymond Chen's blog often demonstrates in vivid fashion. As an example of this, some of you may remember seeing Jim Allchin's demonstration of Visicalc (the earliest...
  • Tim Sneath

    Demo: The Power of Silverlight Video

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    As we were pretty explicit in declaring at the MIX conference last month, one of the key scenarios for Silverlight 1.0 is delivering rich video experiences. But since the word "rich" is something of a cliché in the web world, I wanted to give a small...
  • Tim Sneath

    50 New Silverlight Screencasts - Short and Snappy

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    I haven't seen these training videos receive nearly the coverage they deserve, so I wanted to try and "bump" them onto the radar. My erstwhile UK colleagues Mike Taulty and Mike Ormond have been hard at work over the last few weeks recording an amazing...
  • Tim Sneath

    I'm Leaving Microsoft...

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    This job has been the most enjoyable I've had in my professional career so far, but after four years of great fun, working with some great people and learning a huge amount, I've reluctantly decided it's time for a new challenge. I've therefore handed...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC Proceedings: The Book of the Conference

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    It’s Sunday morning, and I’m sitting back-stage in the huge keynote room here at the PDC in Los Angeles. Watching some great demo rehearsals; things are shaping up well for the “software experiences” keynote which is my area of responsibility, and it...
  • Tim Sneath

    Print Your Outlook Calendar in Style: with WPF...

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    I'm often asked for examples of how Microsoft are using WPF in our own applications. We're building up quite a nice little list of teams who are taking advantage of the technology, but inevitably (and unfortunately) most of them aren't ready for public...
  • Tim Sneath

    What You’ll Hear at PDC2008

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    My favorite conference is almost upon us. If I’ve been quiet for a little while on my blog, it’s because this has been a crazy busy season for me and my team, as we put all the pieces in place for PDC2008. PDC is Microsoft’s flagship conference, both...
  • Tim Sneath

    Announcing a New Font - Innate

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    Mike Gunderloy always comes up with the goods when it comes to cool new software. Yesterday he pointed to the winners of the Tablet PC development contest that PC Magazine has been running since last year's PDC. The well-deserved winner (in my opinion...
  • Tim Sneath

    Video.Show 1.0 Released to Web

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    After three public preview releases, I'm proud to announce the final version of Video.Show , a ready-to-run solution for hosting video content on the web! You might be interested in Video.Show if: Your company or school wants to distribute e-learning...
  • Tim Sneath

    We've Released the News Reader SDK!

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    Many of you have seen the New York Times reader application - it was featured as part of the portfolio I've been building up of Great WPF Applications . As I mentioned at the time, the New York Times reader is based on an SDK that we built to allow newspapers...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Is Here!

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    Get it from http://silverlight.net/GetStarted , along with the developer tools, documentation and the June update to Blend 2.5. Lots of new goodies – as ever, Scott Guthrie’s blog has a comprehensive guide. I’m not going to try and compete with him today...
  • Tim Sneath

    WPF "15 Puzzle" Sample Application

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    I want to start sharing a couple of small demos that highlight various facets of Windows Presentation Foundation. We've just finished delivering a one-day overview of WPF to a selected audience of ISVs here in Redmond, and from next week we'll be taking...
  • Tim Sneath

    So You've Installed Silverlight 2 Beta 1: What Next?

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    OK, so you've got all the bits downloaded and installed on your machine. What's the best way to start to get familiar with everything we've added to Silverlight 2? Well, you could do worse than start with the thirty page hands-on lab that I spent part...
  • Tim Sneath

    WinFX Runtime Components November CTP Now Released!

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    With every CTP, we're another step closer... This release is particularly exciting, because it is based on the final .NET Framework 2.0 bits. You've no excuse now for not installing WinFX and starting to prototype a great Windows Presentation Foundation...
  • Tim Sneath

    WinFX and the Visual Studio 2005 Final (RTM) Release

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    Today is the end of a long road for the Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 teams - many congratulations to them on shipping! The book I co-wrote five years ago concerning development for SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services may now be officially considered...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications: Introduction

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    So at last we're finally done. As of today, you can go to Best Buy , Amazon or countless other stores around the world and purchase a shrink-wrapped copy of Windows Vista. Of course, this is not really the end - as a developer, it's just the beginning...
  • Tim Sneath

    Silverlight RC2 On The Way - We're Getting CLose!

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    As we close down on the release, we're actually pushing out an update to the Silverlight RC build in the next couple of hours. The update is Sunday night's drop - build 20730 (the last release was 20724), and I'm going to informally dub it "RC2" for ease...
  • Tim Sneath

    DEV310: Top 10 Tricks for a Killer ASP.NET Web Application

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    1. Creating an n-Tier Design Firstly, create a data layer as a class library that encapsulates your SQL. This layer will typically return DataSets or DataReaders , or indeed your own object that implements IListSource or another bindable interface. If...
  • Tim Sneath

    Cleaning Up Old Avalon Installs

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    If you're upgrading to the latest version of Avalon (I really should start to call it Windows Presentation Foundation, I know, but I want to make sure that search engines find blog entries like this for both the codename and the final technology name...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC10: Introducing HTML5 Vector Graphics

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    The HTML5 family of specifications provide two different models for vector graphics : canvas and SVG . Why have both? What is the difference between them, and how do you use them? It’s important to start by understanding the difference between retained...
  • Tim Sneath

    Great WPF Applications #16: Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista

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    It's time for me to reboot this series that showcases great applications built on WPF. I left it on hiatus for some months because I felt that the point had been well made, but it's probably time to pick it up again, not least because there's a swathe...
  • Tim Sneath

    Why You Want To Book Your PDC2008 Ticket NOW...

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    If you're into any of the technologies that this blog covers, you'll be mad if you miss the Professional Developers Conference this year. It's actually been three years since our last PDC, so we're overdue! I'm really excited about all the things we're...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC10: The Future of C# and Visual Basic

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    At PDC 2000, we rolled out the .NET platform, including a new language called C#. A lot has happened since then! Each release has had a theme – in C# 2 we added generics ; in C# 3 it was LINQ . Most recently in C#  4 with VS2010 we introduced deeper...
  • Tim Sneath

    Twenty of the First Windows Vista Applications - Is Yours Ready?

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    Check out See Windows Vista if you haven't already to see twenty applications that give a glimpse of the new wave of rich client applications that Windows Vista will enable, built on top of the Windows Presentation Foundation. One of the first of these...
  • Tim Sneath

    Presenting IE6 with the Lifetime Achievement Award

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    I want to take you on a journey. A journey to a land that is at once both familiar and strange. Step into my time machine and let me take you back to the last decade. Sit down and buckle up! We’re eight months into the new millennium. George W. Bush has...
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