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  • Blog Post: Windows Vista border issue and SP2

    We've figured out the Vista border issue (we think). We couldn't reproduce it here, but Jim Slater noted that it happens for him when he changes the bordertype in the init. As Calvin mentioned in these blog entries: Windows Vista Aero BorderStyle Paint problem as non Administrator Fix your forms...
  • Blog Post: SP2 comments

    I've been reading the comments here and on some sites about SP2. I wanted to give my point of view about it and ask for a few things from the community. Milind, Calvin, Aiwen and I have been going thru the reports and trying to reproduce them here on multiple OS' and on SP1 and SP2. We haven't been...
  • Blog Post: Updated SP2 now online

    It may take around a 1/2 hour to propogate to all the servers, but it's now online.
  • Blog Post: Whoops!

    As some of you have noticed, we had a bug in our SP2 release. We forgot to update the file with the splash screen in it. Nice getting back online to messages about it. My thanks to those of you who mentioned it nicely. <g> Anyway, Milind and I have already started putting together the files...
  • Blog Post: Free DBI Controls with VFP9 SP2

    Now that SP2 is out, you can go ahead and download the free ActiveX controls being made available by our friends at DBI. The controls include the following: ctTray Offers developers direct access to the standard Windows System tray for presentation of application icons for example...
  • Blog Post: VFP9 SP2 Ships!

    As stated in the latest monthly letter , we just shipped Service Pack 2 (SP2) for VFP 9! You can download it here . We've also made the bug list available . The source code to the VFP and VB.NET components will be made available next week. My thanks to everyone on the team that worked so hard to...
  • Blog Post: German VFP, SQL Server and .NET conference in October

    I'll be speaking at a conference in Frankfurt, Germany on November 8-10. I'll be keynoting the VFP conference and doing a session on VB.NET (including things like LINQ, Silverlight and future releases). This is one of my all time favorite conferences - Rainer really focuses on the attendees - great food...
  • Blog Post: VFP and the VB Interop Toolkit

    I'm here in Prague , have to head back to the conference for the Q&A session, but spent some time reading my RSS Feeds. Bernard Bout has a "How To" article on using the VB Interop Control Toolkit with VFP. I showed this in my keynote here, using a similar example. I also used the kit to create a...
  • Blog Post: Off to Prague!

    I'll be leaving this week for the annual VFP Devcon in Prague , Czech Republic. This is the largest VFP conference in the world and I had a great time there last year. Great speakers, great price.
  • Blog Post: How I feel about making the VFP announcement

    I said earlier that I wasn't really ready to talk about how I feel about the announcement. I did, however, post something on the Universal Thread last week in response to a question that a few folks have told me I should post here. Interestingly enough, since I know so many people on the UT personally...
  • Blog Post: More thoughts and comments

    Had a few more questions come up. I'm still at the MVP summit, but keeping up as much as I can. What about the MVPs? The MVP program is tied to the communities, not to the products…so to the extent there are active/vital communities, we would expect to continue to recognize and award outstanding...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts and comments

    Since we made the announcement, I’ve been reading comments on this blog and others as well as various community sites like the Universal Thread . The comments have ranged from the good to the, er, not so good <g>, to the challenging. I’ve also personally spoken to over 50 different companies, people...
  • Blog Post: Mary Jo Foley: "Microsoft to release FoxPro ‘Sedna’ as Shared Source"

    The first article from the announcement today (that I've found) is from Mary Jo Foley: At the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle this week, Microsoft officials shared Shared Source news with the Visual FoxPro faithful and other attendees. The latest: Microsoft plans to release...
  • Blog Post: Twenty years and counting...

    I was talking to some of the MVPs today about the VFP announcement that we've made and we started talking about some of the things we've shared over the years. I've been involved with Fox since Foxbase days back in 1986 or so. Many of my best friends come from the community. I'm not really ready to...
  • Blog Post: Message to the VFP Community

    We just posted the following to the VFP site. I'll write more later: A Message to the Community We have been asked about our plans for a new version of VFP. We are announcing today that there will be no VFP 10. VFP9 will continue to be supported according to our existing policy with support...
  • Blog Post: MVP Summit!

    Tomorrow afternoon, the fun begins. First, a BBQ at Rod Paddock's house, followed by the Palermo Party . Lots of folks from my team will be at the latter - should be great. Then, on to business, our Community team is throwing breakfasts on Monday and Friday for around 20 MVPs each - to talk about some...
  • Blog Post: Sedna CTP Articles

    We released the latest Community Technology Preview for Sedna - and it's made Application Developer Trends magazine .
  • Blog Post: CoDe Focus Magazine: Sedna

    We've been working with CoDe Magazine to put out another free CoDe Focus issue - this time centered around Sedna and post-VFP9 information. The magazine articles will all be available online, and you can get a free copy just by asking! Click here to sign up for a free copy - be sure to mention that...
  • Blog Post: Off on another speaking tour

    I'm heading out tomorrow morning to Atlanta and Knoxville where I'll be speaking at the following locations: Atlanta FoxPro Users Group - speaking about Sedna Atlanta Code Camp - speaking about Test Driven Development East Tennessee .NET User Group - speaking in Knoxville about Test Driven...
  • Blog Post: Great video on Sedna CTP Reporting Enhancements!

    Lisa posted a video about the new Report Writer enhancements coming in Sedna (and available in the most recent CTP). You can find it in a few places (Lisa gave permission to rehost it to save on bandwidth): http://www.spacefold.com/lisa/SP2Demo/SednaDemo.htm - Original http://www.craigbailey.net...
  • Blog Post: VFP 9 app running under Windows Vista

    Doug Mahugh has a post where he took an existing VFP9 app that uses a lot of Office Automation, and ran it under Windows Vista with Microsoft Office 2007. We're doing a lot of testing of VFP with Windows Vista (especially for SP2 - part of our Sedna efforts). Nice to see that things work pretty well...
  • Blog Post: Sorry that I've been quiet lately

    It's been a really busy month and it's not ending yet. Just back from the Advisor Devcon for VFP in sunny Phoenix, and I'm off tomorrow to Prague for a conference there . I hope to find time to update this blog soon. Just thought I'd check in.
  • Blog Post: Calvin's got another cool utility

    Calvin has written a blog crawler with both VFP and VB.NET versions that allows you to back up your own blog posts. The post that started it all with the VFP version The post with the VB.NET version One comment on the utility And one more ... I particularly enjoyed watching it move...
  • Blog Post: Interviews online

    I was interviewed by Level Extreme for two of their online magazines: .NET Magazine and Universal Thread Magazine. In the .NET Magazine interview , we talked about my new position here on the Communities Team, .NET in general, Linq and a number of other things. In the UT Magazine , we talked about...
  • Blog Post: SednaX renamed to VFPX and is now on CodePlex

    Just a quick note that VFPX is now on CodePlex . Looks like things are still being moved over - but this is exciting to see...
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