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    Awesome Jim Gray video (by yag)

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    Jim Gray was interviewed for Behind The Code back in early March. Jim's a Technical Fellow here at Microsoft and manages our Bay Area Research Center. For data folks like me, he is one of the people that came up with the theories that underly transaction...
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    Speaking at Devteach in May (by yag)

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    Kate's blog entry reminds me that I haven't mentioned that I'll be speaking at Devteach in Montreal on May 8-12. It's a great conference - I spoke at the first one, and have missed the past few years - looking forward to being back again. My keynote...
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    Latest OzFoxRocks podcast

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    ttp://www.ozfoxrocks.com/Default.aspx?tabid=57 In this podcast Craig and Scott discuss design and testing, and a chat with Craig Boyd about Vista and Visual FoxPro 'Sedna'. In the introduction they talk about Ken Levy, his great work with FoxPro...
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    Visual FoxPro ‘Sedna’ March CTP now online (by Milind)

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    We have released the first CTP (Community Technology Preview) of Sedna. This March 2006 CTP includes the latest build of NET4COM — a library of COM wrappers around a selected subset of the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. We will release other CTPs periodically...
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    VFP and Team Foundation Server (by yag)

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    As I've mentioned, we're always looking at ways to connect Visual FoxPro and Visual Studio . More and more of our VFP customers are also using .NET for various purposes. At PDC, John Miller (jMM) asked me if we'd be hooking up VFP and Team Foundation...
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    Visual FoxPro feature overview available online (by yag)

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    One thing that we've been working towards for a while is getting the community involved earlier in our development processes. This is something that's happening across the developer division . We're pleased to let y'all know that we've posted overview...
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    Ken goes Live! (by yag)

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    Had to borrow the title from Andrew . Ken Levy, our VFP Product Manager is moving on to a Product Planning position in Windows Live . It's been awesome working with him these past few years. For those who don't know, Ken used to work with me at my own...
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    Cool VFP Tool and Welcome Tom! (by yag)

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    Just wanted to provide some quick pointers to two new VFP resources: A Win32 API viewer for VFP developers. You can access it via the web or download and register an offline version (in a VFP database) that can be updated whenever the API is added...
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    Data Access Layers and a LINQ update (by yag)

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    Sorry it's been a while since I posted. The launch in Israel (and the user group meeting) went great. Lots of folks, lots of good conversations with people there. I just wanted to point out a few interesting things that went online in the last day or...
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    Four part paper on generics in VS 2005 (by yag)

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    Juval Lowy (who I'll be seeing tomorrow at the launch - did I mention we're launching Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk Server 2006) tomorrow? <g>) has a four part, 107 page paper on generics in C#, VB and MC++ that has been published...
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    SSEUtil RTM version is now available (by yag)

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    For all you developers who love the command line, or want an easy way to perform simple administration functions on SQL Server 2005, you can now download the SQL Server Express Utility . Among its capabilities, you can: Connect to the main instance...
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    EBay starter kit (by yag)

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    Getting ready for the launch of Visual Studio 2005 and I run across the EBay Selling Starter Kit for VB - ready for Visual Studio 2005 already. Pretty awesome!
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    MSDN Feedback now includes Visual FoxPro (- MilindL)

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    Visual FoxPro is now added to the MSDN Product Feedback Center . This will allow VFP users to send feedback to the team on bugs as well as suggestions for upcoming releases. Visual Studio and several other products have successfully used MSDN feedback...
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    LINQ updates for VS2005 RTM (by yag)

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    Now that we've shipped Visual Studio 2005, we've put updated versions of the LINQ downloads that work with the RTM bits. Enjoy! LINQ tech preview update for .net 2.0 rtm VB LINQ tech preview update for .net 2.0 rtm C#
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    VFP on Product Feedback site (by yag)

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    As Ken notes , Visual FoxPro has now been added to the MSDN Product Feedback site . While we will obviously continue to look at enhancement requests and bug notices from the usual community sites like the UT , Wiki , etc., this has the advantage of going...
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    We're shipping and launch info (by yag)

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    As noted by soma and others, we've officially shipped Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework 2.0 and SQL Server 2005. The bits are online for download by those with MSDN subscriptions (and the servers are somewhat, er, busy ). The next step is the launch...
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    OOPSLA Bird of a Feather talk on LINQ (by yag)

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    Next week, on October 19th, Erik Meijer , Mads Torgersen and Amanda Silver will be presenting a BOF on LINQ. It will be held in the Royal Palm Salon 1+2, 5:00 – 7:30pm. If you're in San Diego for the conference, stop on by. It should be a great session...
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    Global launch events (by yag)

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    I'll be in San Francisco at the November 7th launch event for Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk 2006. If you are there, please stop by and say hello. I'll be hanging out at the Visual Studio area. If you can't make it, we'll be having global...
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    Updated list of bug fixes in VFP SP1 (by MilindL)

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    The VFP SP1 Beta download page has an updated list of bugs fixed in this service pack. Based on user feedback from online forums we have refreshed the content, including formating and better organization of the bugs by feature categories. Also, the...
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    Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP1 Beta released (by MilindL)

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    A public beta of SP1 for Visual FoxPro 9.0 is now available for free download on msdn.com. This is the first time the VFP team has posted a free public beta of a SP (Service Pack) for Visual FoxPro. The download page has a text file download with the...
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    Language design choices and query comprehensions (by yag)

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    An interesting part of Project LINQ is the concept of Query Comprehensions. In essence, they allow you to perform a translation from a more declarative syntax to a more object based one. For instance the following internal LINQ syntax in C#: expr ...
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    New paper on XLinq (by yag)

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    Erik Meijer and Brian Beckman have written a paper titled "XLinq: XML Programming Refactored (The Return of the Monoids)" for the XML2005 conference . I found it very readable and a really good explanation of the XLinq API. Check it out! As an aside...
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    Tragic News (by yag)

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    I got an email today that an old friend and a long time VFP MVP, Drew Speedie and his son Brent died on Friday while hiking in Yellowstone Pa rk . Drew and I spent many years speaking at the same conferences all around the world – and he was one of the...
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    Some LINQ related videos on Channel 9 (by yag)

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    Some say that seeing is believing. There are three videos on Channel 9 that discuss LINQ. Anders Hejlsberg and Dan Fernandez discuss LINQ and C# . Paul Vick and Amanda Silver discuss the future of VB . Paul Vick and Erik Meijer discuss dynamic...
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    Going to Southwest Fox 2005 Conference... (Milind Lele)

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    This October (13-16) I will be at the Southwest Fox 2005 Conference . I will be speaking about " Integrating Visual FoxPro data sources with Visual Studio " -- about developing an ADO.NET provider for Visual FoxPro and using DDEX to integrate with VS...
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