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  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    Custom Panel: TreeMapPanel

    TreeMaps have been all the rage. I figured it would be cool to see how easy it would be to build such a thing in WPF. It turns out that getting started in pretty easy. There are a number of implementations of TreeMaps around. I found a Java one that...
  • Man vs Code

    ADO.NET vNext PDC samples

    Yesterday, during Dave Campell’s PDC talk (DAT200 - Future Directions for Data-Driven Applications: Storage, Applications, API), Pablo Castro previewed some cool code samples of functionality we are thinking of introducing into the next version of ADO...
  • Diane's web-log

    PDC05 Day 2 - continued

    It turns out it was a good thing I quit when I did on my last post. My laptop batteries died two minutes later. I did incorrectly state the order of my attendance in the last post. After the keynote yesterday, I went to the session Future Directions for...
  • Eugenio Pace

    VB6 Migration Guide on Dr Dobbs (DDJ)

    Last week our Keith Pleas and I were interviewed by the guys at Dr Dobbs Journal about the upcoming VB6 Migration Guide . Check in the Microsoft PDC 2005 section or download the audio file directly from here . This is just the first 15 min of the interview...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    PDC 2005 is a blast of information

    As many of you know by now, Microsoft has released information about Windows Vista, WPF, Winfx, and a host of other new technologies that we're working on. This is definitely the place to get the latest bits on the betas. While PDC has been sold out for...
  • Paul Andrew

    I'm WebCasting Live now from the PDC in Los Angeles

    This is somewhat surreal, Bill Devlin and I are presenting our Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation live from a stand in the middle of the product pavilion. It's crazy, Bill's talking now and he's connected to live meeting over the WiFi of the...
  • when setup isn't just xcopy

    WiX Toolset PDC "Birds Of A Feather" - Tonight 9:00 PM - Fundamentals Lounge "Big Room"

    Imagine a blog entry where I officially announce the unofficial PDC WiX BOF....
  • TexBlog

    PDC05: Over the hump

    The middle day of PDC was indeed the busiest of all for me. The VC++ team held five fairly in-depth meetings with some of our larger customers. I was pleased to see that most of the folks I've met with have at least tinkered with VC 2005 -- they like...
  • George Nelson [MSFT]

    PDC Event Day 2 notes

    I have some thoughts on day 2 from the PDC that I thought I would share. First of all, Microsoft Office 12. This is easily going to be the best version yet. Versions 6.0, 95, 2000, XP, and 2003 had some changes, but the look and feel remained the same...
  • sano the super geek

    Windows Vista UX Guidelines

    Microsoft recently posted the preliminary Windows Vista UX guidelines. These guidelines contain information on What’s New in Windows Vista, design principles, guidelines for controls, text, windows, and aesthetics. They will help designers and developers...
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog

    PDC: Day Two Notes

    Started the morning at the Pavilion and continued the fun I had last night. Got another question about graphics in WinFX. One guy was specifically interested in the code behind the app. I told him to come back and talk to Mitch, since he’s obviously...
  • Glen's old blog

    PDC thoughts - Thursday General Session

    We don't pay attention to servers. By that I mean that the developer's bread-and-butter server (SQL Server) gets all the glory in a lot of situations, but there is so much that people could do to leverage other servers to save work! I've frequently heard...
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