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    Catching Up

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    I'm back--had a nice 10 days in Fiji . If anyone wants to know about diving the Fiji Aggressor II, let me know. Overall it was a great trip. I really do hate airline travel these days...I wonder if they can make it any worse... MVP Summit Sunday...
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    More great scientific visualization

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    The Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition results are stunning. Check out the winners at: http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/gallery.php?grouping=year&year=2007&imagepos=1 .
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    SDK Support for 64 Bit

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    Question for the reader: Would you prefer to have separate .NET Framework SDK's for 32 bit and the two 64 bit platforms (three separate SDK downloads) or one SDK that supported all three and installed appropriately based on the target platform? ...
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    Those Visio Guys are at it again

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    Not satisfied to just sit around and enjoy retirement, the Visio guys are at it again. Check out http://www.grawgroup.com/ and see what they are up to now. I have it on good information that they are having some fun with .NET, Whidbey and especially ASP...
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    2007 Visualization Challenge Winners

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    GMSV pointed me to this interesting site today. There are some folks doing incredible work with scientific visualization out there and 10 have been recognized in this artical. Check it out.
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    It's Time for the Final Post

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    Friday, December 7th will be my last full day in the office at Microsoft. December 31st will be my last day as a Microsoft employee. What's up with that? No...I'm not leaving to join Google or Adobe or even Trumba; I'm "retiring." After 25 years in...
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    Back to Business

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    At the PDC, we made a lot of noise about WinFX and Managed code and “Longhorn”. When I look at our current “Longhorn” SDK there is information about WinFX right up front, but there is all the Win32 PSDK content too. As well there...
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    That’s Today, What’s Tomorrow's SDK Going to Look Like?

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    What’s the future of the LHSDK? We’re currently designing a system, code named “Vegas” to deliver the Longhorn SDK for Longhorn RTM. Official Vegas Elevator Pitch: Dynamic content updates at the developer desktop...
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    Follow-up #1

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    I got a couple of questions on our use of XML for the documentation so I’ll try to respond as best I can. More to follow in another post. Yes—there are XML developer code comments within the .NET code. No—those developer comments...
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    A little background material…

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    My first professional software gig was in 1983, working for Hewlett-Packard on software for the HP 150 Touch Screen computer. The software was called “Charting Gallery” and was developed in Pascal on an HP 3000 and cross-compiled for the HP...
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    But enough about me…

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    The Longhorn SDK team was officially formed in the summer of 2002 by combining talent from the Platform SDK team with the .NET Framework SDK team. Later we snatched some more talent from the Windows Client SDK team. I haven’t counted, but there...
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    How long does it take to produce the current LHSDK?

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    A loooonnnng time. Here’s a break down: Start -> Finish = 16 hours + 4.5 hours (HXS) = ~20.5 hours! Steps: Do a bunch of miscellaneous processing on the content. Including: snag the 100,000+ files generated by reflecting...
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    Follow up on Building LHSDK

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    The times I mentioned in my last blog are only for building the documentation and not the installable SDK. Hardware used for the Doc Builds We have a couple of machines with the following specs: DELL Precision Workstation 450 OS: Windows...
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