Nikita Polyakov

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Remember when older people said: "You guys are gonna have the baddest toys growing up." ? Check this out - http://www.microsoft.com/su... Watch the videos of possible scenarios. Surface. Coming to a ... surface near you ;) If you are interested in such advancements - do watch the 2006 and 2007 CES Keynotes. What's different? MS Surface is actually live. CES is nice. The Future Home at MS Redmond HQ is awesome [is all I can say]. But the biggest news is that this stuff is coming to your living room ......

If you ever heard me speak in person I was always raving about WPF's ability to scale applications and how useful that would be simply for convenience to accessibility uses. Here is a simple example of an entire application resizing with the browser that even a busy developer can appreciate: http://silverlight.net/samp... This Video player will scale as you resize the window - think it's not that cool?Try to open another video player and compare how easily you can find ......

I think I might start documenting my experience with Longhorn Server, it's a great experience using it and there are so many new things in it. I've installed Beta 3 as a Test/Dev environment to host all of my other projects. Interestingly inverse of what most people would do. I am using this to host my "Virtual PCs". I have a dual core system with 2 GB of RAM so I though I see how well this baby will perform. Vitalization is of great interest to me for ease of management and consolidation of "tiny" ......

I would suspect that some of you are just like me and did not know Express Edition of Visual Studion Orcas: http://msdn.microsoft.com/v... I finally made a move to VPC everything, I guess my young days are over, no more live machine installs...with exception of running Longhorn :) to host VPCs Also, cool FYI for Longhorn BETA 3 - Getting Virtual Server '05 R2 Working on IIS7 in Longhorn Server [Beta3] http://blogs.iis.net/chrisa... ......