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November 2007 Entries

Enter a parallel universe...

Interesting announcement today. The bits of framework 3.5 that are focused on parallel computing were released in a CTP form today. This first one is not yet active, but should be... Parallel Computing Developer Center But the download link works. Parallel Extensions to the .NET Framework CTP download Anyone think of some interesting applications? What would people think of a contest? Perhaps a "write the coolest app" with a vote for the submission? Anyone interested? I can come up with the prizes, ......

The new Visual Studio is here, the new Visual Studio is here...

For those of you living under a rock, let me clue you in. This morning, VS 2008, formally called Orcas, was released to the MSDN subscription download service. If you have a subscription, run, do not walk, to get it. It was a bit of a struggle this morning. The servers were getting hammered pretty hard, but I finally got in. Okay, you say, Steve, you work for Microsoft, couldn't you just call up Bill and ask for a copy? Trust me, the MSDN server's got the bits before the internal download sites did. ......

Tickle Me MasterChief...?

Remember that Bond Movie where our trusty spy James played a video game against the villain, in which you were shocked as you lost ground? A bit more violent than a rumble pack.. Well, reality raises it's head to deliver to meet a need. I know I want to know when that sniper hits me that it hurts... http://www.technologyreview... so, who will be the first to hack it, hook it up to a stronger compressor, and cause real damage? Maybe a Xna game that tickles you instead of kills you? ......