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#  Thursday, 15 September 2005

I had seen it in a Channel 9 video (here), but never actually checked it out. When talking to the AWS (Amazon Web Services) representative @ the PDC expo today, I saw liveplasma again. This is a way cool use of Web services. Map your favorite music or videos - the following screenshot is just one example:

More cool uses of AWS can be found in the Amazon Web Services Blog.

Categories: this | Web Services
Thursday, 15 September 2005 23:15:38 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [1]

 

Today's first keynote speaker was Eric Rudder. He unveiled the Expression Suite, which contains Acrylic, Quartz and Sparkle. For the latter, go to Channel 9 and watch this video. Also, the Windows Workflow Foundation saw the light of day during the keynote, as well as (last but not least) VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Applications). You can learn more about VSTA in this blog post.

Eric was followed by Steven Sinofsky, who focused on Office 12. He demoed SharePoint, InfoPath, the new Access and more. I have to say again what I said previously - this is the first time I'm interested in an Office beta program. Good news is that all PDC attendees are signed up, steak knives being strictly optional <g /> (and even more limited than that phone fiasco from day one, 'nough said).

Now, without further ado(.net), the sessions I attended today:

  • Windows Vista: User Account Protection—Securing Your Application with Least Privilege Administration
  • The .NET Language Integrated Query Framework: An Overview
  • C#: Future Directions in Language Innovation
  • ASP.NET: Future Directions for Developing Rich Web Applications with Atlas (Part 1) 

Anders Hejlsberg did the LINQ (Language Integrated Query Framework) and C# 3.0 sessions. Highly impressive stuff, and I am looking forward to the DLinq session to learn more about the relational access model. I do like to know what is going on behind the scenes, various OR mappers made me wary. In closing: at least now I know why ObjectSpaces made a rapid disappearance...

Categories: .NET | C# | this | Training and Conferences
Thursday, 15 September 2005 03:43:18 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Wednesday, 14 September 2005

Yesterday, I was reflecting on the PDC's I have attended so far - here is a graphical list:

and finally this year's:

Wow - my sixth PDC.

Wednesday, 14 September 2005 16:54:02 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Tuesday, 13 September 2005

Want to know what Atlas is all about? On the Atlas site you will find hands-on labs, live quickstarts demoing Atlas features, documentation, and VSIs for creating your own Atlas apps with Visual Studio 2005. What are you waiting for? Check it out now!

Tuesday, 13 September 2005 17:03:41 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 

The PDC today officially kicked off with a keynote by Bill Gates. To me, the more interesting parts came later in Jim Allchins keynote: Atlas, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation as well as C# 3.0 & LINQ. However, Office 12 does look very promising too. Can't wait to get my hands on that beta (never expected to say that about Office, ever).

In the afternoon, I attended the following breakouts:

  • Behind the Scenes of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
  • Windows Server “Longhorn”: What's New for Developers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon"): A Lap around the Windows Presentation Foundation

Looking forward to tomorrow, because Windows Workflow Foundation will be revealed at the keynote (aka general session).

 

Categories: .NET | 2 Ohhhh | ASP.NET | C# | Team System | this | Training and Conferences | Visual Studio
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 04:33:11 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 

Today was preconference day at the PDC. I opted for Keith Brown's talk Attack and Defense: The Art of Secure Coding. Of course it contained a couple of well-known "friends" such as SQL Injection, but there were other interesting tidbits that made it worthwhile.

Speaking of which, including (four) product demos was a good idea, here is the list of products in order of presentation:

Definitely worth checking out, might save a headache or two when using those tools.

Keith also briefly discussed SDL (Security Development Lifecycle) vs Security Engineering Guidelines. You could also cast that as ideal world (ie lots of cash for security available) vs real world. Therefore: go for patterns & practices stuff to make your projects secure.

Categories: .NET | Security | this | Training and Conferences
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 03:20:11 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Sunday, 11 September 2005

If there's one thing I could do without then it is travel, especially when you fly in from Europe. But PDCs have always been worth it - I attended every single one since the ´96 PDC "Building Internet Applications" in SF. Funny enough, I still have the tote bag from that conference, and it made to this years PDC (again, the bag is a frequent traveller in its own respect). The most durable and useful product I ever got from MS <g />. No patches applied so far.

I spent a good portion of the twelve hour flight watching the 2.2 gig Channel 9 videos I brought with me on the plane. It pays off to have two spare batteries for your laptop (did I mention that I really, really like my X31?). I did resist using the Connexion WLAN that was available on this flight. Somebody else couldn't.

Back to PDCs, especially this year's. Originally, I had planned to pay a visit to the Mono user meeting on Tuesday night, however, they scheduled it during the expo hall reception. In a hotel away from the conferene center. Too bad.

Sunday, 11 September 2005 04:04:41 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Friday, 09 September 2005

Although the files for this TechTalk repeat are identical to the TechTalk downloads, I noticed that the download location has been moved. For your convenience, here are the direct download links to the three respective files:

Friday, 09 September 2005 07:42:23 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [3]

 



#  Tuesday, 06 September 2005

Yesterday, I attended Kevin Cox' talk about database mirroring in SQL Server 2005. The event was organized by the SQL Server User Group Austria in Vienna, with Peter Koen (old UG lead) inviting Kevin, and Jaser Elmorsy (new UG lead) organizing it. Session description for the records: Database mirroring is a new SQL 2005 feature for high availability. What happens if you combine mirroring with other features, like snapshot and clustering? This presentation will teach you the basics of database mirroring, then will discuss some advanced topics for common solutions.

Kevin also pointed us to the SQLCAT blog - CAT being shorthand for Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team. The description as well as Kevin promised that they will be posting demanding scenarios and solutions to those in that very blog.

Categories: Community | SQL Server
Tuesday, 06 September 2005 07:33:57 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



#  Monday, 05 September 2005

Bill Staples is the group program manager on the IIS 7 team. That's Microsoft's Web Server. We spend an hour discovering IIS 7 (the next version of IIS 7). Includes lots of demos. View

At long last some information for the general public (not that it would be news for me).

Categories: IIS | Newsbites
Monday, 05 September 2005 10:36:52 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]

 



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