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July, 2005

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    So, now I am a marketing guy??

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    Raymond posts a good (meaning blunt) entry on his session at PDC2005 … Today I got to see Marketing's handiwork again, as they edited my talk description. Well, I did push to to make the change in the title to include Raymond’s name. This...
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    Should you change return types in a method overload?

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    The design guidelines around method overloading are clear… you should only overload methods that do semantically the same thing. That is you should be able to change your code from calling one to calling another without substantive changes to the rest...
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    ".NOT" Components

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    Dr. Dobbs has an interesting article by Frank Wu called .NET Versus .NOT … Frank talks how to spot a great .NET Component. Customers can clearly tell if a component was designed for the .NET Framework or not. Component vendors, both inside and outside...
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    Tons of new PDC sessions just posted

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    Well folks, a ton of dedicated folks pushed through over the last couple of days and we are proud to publish the lion’s share of sessions for the 2005 PDC … A little more See the sessions list I’d love to hear what catches your eye and what...
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    Blink, Thin Slicing APIs and PDC

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    I just got through reading Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking … well, ok I actually listened to it while rocking my baby to sleep… I thoroughly enjoyed this book…It is chock full of fascinating research that has been done on how people...
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    Paul Vick get's his wish.. let the flock to the PDC begin!

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    Recently Paul Vick noticed that his name was not baked into his PDC session title like some other notables … Well, I wanted to correct that injustice right away, so I had the session list updated on the web… It now, much more powerfully reads: ...
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    On to 64bit...

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    I recently caught the .NET Show covering Win64 . It was cool to hear Larry Sullivan talk about the CLR on 64bit… he has been working it that product sense BEFORE we shipped V1.0!! It is create to see the long lead work come to fruition and pay off. ...
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    Dot Net Rocks! on the PDC

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    Just getting through my back log of MP3s recently and I noticed this Dot Net Rocks! show talking about one of my favorite subjects… PDC planning! Steve , Jeremy and the gang tell some good stories of PDC2003 and PDC2005 planning. Check it out.. you will...
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    PDC Session Preference Survey Live

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    If you are one of the many folks that have already registered for the PDC please take the time to complete the Session Preference Survey . Internally we take this data very seriously to put talks in smaller (or bigger) rooms and in some cases even cut...
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    More prep for my PDC precon

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    As a follow on to our meeting with Don Krzysztof and I meet with Jeff Richter to get his take on what it takes to deliver an excellent precon. I certainly respect Jeff’s opinion because he is the best selling .NET author and a very popular speaker at...
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    MSDN goodness today: Cool MSDN Vista site launched and WinFX Runtime Beta1

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    Check out… we got some coolness going on the MSDN Vista page and * ANYONE * can download the WinFX Runtime Beta1 bits. They are very close to the RC we posted a while back, mostly just bugfixes, but good to have it done. We are celebrating the launch...
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    Got an FxCop Question?

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    The FxCop forum is open and the FxCop team is listening… Please ask away!
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    Transcripts for the MSDN Designing .NET Class Libraries chats

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    We finally got the last of the transcripts from the MSDN Designing .NET Class Libraries class we did a while back .. Joe Duffy has a great little table I shamelessly copied to help you access this content. Enjoy! Setting the Stage ...
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    Object Pascal Support for Avalon...

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    Check it out -- http://blogs.remobjects.com/blogs/mh/archive/2005/07/17/3023.aspx Looks cool... I also so a demo of a COBOL implemenation doing XAML as well this morning... I love seeing our language vendors excited about opening the platform to...
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    The output of planning is an organization aligned around the plan

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    I have been doing a little thinking about planning recently.. How do we decide what features are going product? What big bets is the product going to make? What scenarios do we enable? As you might guess, I am working on all kinds of collateral...
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