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September, 2006

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    Thoughts on writing reviews...

    Well, it is that time of year again here Microsoft – time for managers to write employee reviews (they are due 9/15 folks ;-)). While this is the subject of much Dilbert-style joking, I thought it would be useful for me to write down a few of my opinions...
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    Want to print a form in WinForms?

    I just noticed the VB folks created a great little WinForms control that gives you the VB6 style “print form” functionality… Looks pretty easy to use and can be used (via a DLL) in VB or C# projects. Enjoy… PrintForm Component 1.0 The PrintForm...
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    From Atlas to the ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions

    As you saw from ScottGu’s blog, we gave Atlas an official name and, in response to strong customer feedback, have it on a plan to ship 1.0 around the end of the year on top of VS2005 and ASP.NET 2.0. The team is super focused on this goal and I am very...
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    Check out the NYTimes reader...

    The folks over at the NYTimes have released the beta of the NYTimes reader … a .NET Framework 3.0 based application that provides an amazingly rich experience for reading the newspaper… I have been on the internal pre-beta program for a while and I have...
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    Careful what you ask for... ;-)

    Thottam is asking folks to tell him about your experience with COM interop . I know many of you have a earful to tell him about how you love, learn to live with and at times hate ComInterop… Please take a few minutes to comment on his blog with those...
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    Foreword for Accelerated C# 2005

    I was glad to have the opportunity to write the foreword for Accelerated C# 2005 . Trey asked me to write with a bit of a historical perspective on the platform and I was happy to do that. I just got my copy this week and I have already had fun looking...
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    Speaking at the Patterns and Practices Conference

    I was honored to be asked to speak at the Patterns and Practices Conference in October here on the Redmond campus. I am still locking down exactly what my content will be, so if you plan to come and you have suggestions please do drop me a line.
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    IronPython 1.0 Ships!

    Wow – Very cool to see IronPython reach V1 status … and I particularly love the fact that we ship a ton of code with it so you can see just how it is done… as well as run your favorite Python code at CLR speeds! See what the other bloggers are saying...
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