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January, 2007

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    Who is using ASP.NET AJAX?

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    We have not even released yet and we already have a very impressive show case of web applications and web site using ASP.NET AJAX … I am impressed with the creativity these folks have been able to use. See the full list and read the case studies at...
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    ASP.NET AJAX Hands-on Labs

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    I just noticed that Sascha posted a set of hands on labs for ASP.NET AJAX . They look pretty good… go check them out!
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    Real World Customer Experience in Migrating from .NET Framework 1.1 to 2.0

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    It has been just over a year since .NET Framework 2.0 \VS 2005 shipped , SP1 is out , and Vista (with built in .NET Fx 2.0 and 3.0 supports) is shipping this month. These factors are driving the next wave of customers is starting to migrate. If you...
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    How to Design Great APIs and Why it Matters

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    A co-worker of mine sent me this presentation Joshua Bloch ( Effective Java )… Joshua was a key API designer for Java at Sun and is now working at some small search engine company. It is so great to learn from your competitors and Josh really is a smart...
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    What is next for WinForms WSOD in Orcas?

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    We have had lots of interest in the White Screen of Darn from VS 2005. No one likes dealing with errors in their applications, especially those that are hard to diagnose. We have spent a bunch of time listening to feedback on the VS2005 WSOD and have...
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    P&P: Web Client Software Factory Released

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    Web development in the enterprise just got significantly easier! Our Patterns and Practices group just released their Web Client Software Factory which address many of the most common areas I hear corporate web developers talk about. If this sounds...
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    What is your Allocation Number?

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    Rico is doing some very interesting work to get some sort of idea about the allocation overhead of using different parts of the .NET Framework. As he says, this is a fairly rough approximation done just with static analysis, but it does give you something...
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    Framework Design Guidelines Review

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    It has been a while since I posted about a review of the Framework Design Guidelines book… But I just saw this one Review: Framework Design Guidelines … It also includes a great picture… ;-) Enjoy!
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    Another Framework Design Guidelines Review…

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    I just saw a review from Ross Dargan on the Framework Design Guidelines … He lists his favorite quote… I am glad you like the "color" in the book Ross!   Favourite Quote: Brad Abrams, page 134. Why did we decide to use "raised" rather than "fired...
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    More Framework Design Guidelines Reviews

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    I just noticed Mitch posted a review of the Framework Design Guidelines . .NET Framework Design Guidelines (Book Review) Mitch gives an interesting categorization of types of tech books... While clearly our foundation in this book is towards .NET Development...
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    ISVs and AJAX

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    As the Daily VodCast notes , I recently had a chance to sit down with James Vastbinder, an ISV Architecture Evangelist here at Microsoft, and talk about what it is like to be a small-medium ISV today and how AJAX affects their work. This is an exciting...
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    Great new Book on ClickOnce

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    I just got a copy of Brian Noyes book on ClickOnce Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce: Deploying Windows Forms Applications with ClickOnce While I have not had a chance to dig into it yet, I did ask around the team and a bunch of folks on the...
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    The Old New Thing: The book!

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    I was thrilled to get a copy of The Old New Thing recently. You likely know that Raymond is one of the most popular bloggers on MSDN and his book does not disappoint. There is tons of interesting information on both how and why things work in windows...
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    Heading to AJAXWorld in the Big Apple!

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    I am very excited to be heading to AjaxWorld in New York City March 19-21 st . I'll be doing a talk I am calling "AJAX in the Balance" … Here is the abstract I came up with… I'd love to have any feedback, thoughts, impressions… Meaningful, productive...
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    17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards Nominations Announced

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    I just noticed that the Jolt Product Excellence Awards nominations were just announced. A few .NET related ones caught my eye… Congratulations to: IronPython – Development Environments .NET Framework 3.0 - Frameworks Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express...
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