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Halloween is over and Microsoft makes advances at Google
Another Halloween come and gone. I took the kids around the neighborhood tonight so they could just get all sugar-high and drive their parents crazy! Oh well. My son was an alligator and my daughter was a princess (both were quite predictable). Here's the night's photo: I read on the Reuters news wire that Microsoft was making gestures at Google. Quite interesting considering Google runs on around 5-8K Linux servers that they would even approach them on this. I also have heard in conversations and ......

Posted On Friday, October 31, 2003 6:46 PM

Rob Howard Coming to St. Louis!
The St. Louis .NET User Group is one of the lucky cities that was chosen for the upcoming ASP.NET 2.0 Roadshow! We are pretty dang excited and we are aiming for 250-300 people for this event. This is going to be a rather lengthy presentation and will give Rob Howard time to go into the details. DETAILS: Date: 12/4/2003 Welcome: 5:30 PM Start: 6:00 PM End: 9:00 PM Where: St. Louis University - Busch Student Center Rooms 170 & 171 Top of Form 20 N Grand Blvd St. Louis, MO 63103 ......

Posted On Thursday, October 30, 2003 7:47 AM

Bill Gates PDC Speech Link

Posted On Wednesday, October 29, 2003 3:54 PM

WSV320 - ASP.NET: Programming with the Membership, Role Managment and Security in ASP.NET Whidbey - NOTES
Rob Howard – Membership, Role Management and Security in ASP.NET Whidbey Blog: and Forms Authentication 1.0 Solves a common problem developers had with their web apps Most popular Internet auth. Technique No ugly/confusing dialog boxes Custom authentication uses HTML UI Use credentials collected on page Posted back to the server Page obtains credentials issues auth. Ticket ASP.NET Forms Authentication APIs APIs for creating authentication ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 29, 2003 10:10 AM

Going back to Visual Basic?
I am not a fan of the official name “Visual Basic .NET” for the VB language. It was too bad that the .NET moniker name was thrown on everything. Microsoft obviously has as well since they changed the beta product “Windows Server .NET 2003” to “Windows Server 2003”. So I have been asking around if they are going to do the same thing with Visual Basic .NET. In most of the presentations here at PDC though - you see “Visual Basic .NET” - BUT if you go to ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 29, 2003 7:27 AM

Rob Howard – WSV330 – ASP.NET Programming Using Advanced Caching Techniques in ASP.NET Whidbey - NOTES
Rob Howard – WSV330 – ASP.NET Programming Using Advanced Caching Techniques in ASP.NET Whidbey Program Manager, Web Platform & Tools to download the slides ASP.NET 1.X Output Cache Page Output Caching Cache contents of page to memory Reused cached page on subsequent requests Supported HTTP 1.1 Cache semantics Partial Page Caching Cached User Control in a page Allowed for portions of page to be cached Time based dependencies Programmatic ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2003 3:27 PM

Eric Rudder Keynote - NOTES
Second day keynote …. In the beginning, there was a video of attendees. The most exciting part was Donny Mack and Asli talking about Indigo being the stuff in your watches to make them glow. They were shown in their shades and holding their little dog! Quite groovy guys! Notes on Eric Rudder Keynote: What Microsoft hears from you: Don’t make me rewrite everything! Moving code from development to production is too hard Give me more code samples … in my favorite language Help me make ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2003 3:24 PM

Last night's party!
Last night I attended the MSDN/AW PDC party. It was on top of some hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Don Box and band (Band on the Runtime) played quite the set for a good length of time. The party was on an open terrace and it was quite a fun time. Thanks Stacey for setting this all up. There were a number of INETA folks at the party as we all had a good time. THOUGH - Amy came over and had heard my name mentioned with the word “pool” and asked me to give her all my pocket electronics. ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:52 PM

We are all here for PDC in LA and the smoke seems to be getting worse and worse. The sky is quite orange at the moment and you can now see the smoke quite clearly. I heard from a friend from Wrox that the flights out of LA are presently 6-8 hourse delayed. Though I am not leaving till Thursday evening back to St Louis.

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:44 PM

LA - smoke smoke smoke
A lot of the attendees missed the first day of PDC. The fires here are soooo bad that they shut down the airport for most of the day yesterday in the southern part of Arnold's state here. Therefore, many of the attendees weren't able to make it in. Some of my publisher friends (1, 2) are stuck right now in Denver and just sitting in the bar at the airport for six hours till they can fly in to the city. The smoke has caused the city to smell bad but there are some rather nice sunsets ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 4:09 PM

Bio on MSDN!

Thanks to Kent for the bio on MSDN! That's pretty dang cool I think .... BTW - new photo coming soon!

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 4:05 PM

Jim Allchin Talk - How developers will work with Longhorn
Jim Alchin - ** how developers can do this? Fundamentals - WinFS - Indigo - Avalon Announcing WinFX - next step behind Win 32 - builds on the .NET Framework Well-structured programming framework for Windows Continued commitment to back wards compatibility MS-DOS – Win16 – Win32 - WinFX Add ref and release you will not have to think about. WinFx Developer Preview - namespace chart Software fundamentals - challenges System, application, driver reliability Deployment complexity and expense ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 3:45 PM

CLI200 - Avalon: Introducing the Next Generation of Text Generation Services
Avalon: Best of the Web, Best of Windows Bringing together the advantages from both worlds Web Seamless deployment, update and administration flowable layout progressive download and rendering Declarative model Windows Unrestricted functionality Integration with Windows desktop Good offline support Scalability and performance Broad developer language Developer Experience Declarative Programming Extensible Application Markup – codenamed XAML One to one correspondence with object model Key role ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 3:42 PM

Scott Guthrie's Talk - WSV200 - Overview of ASP.NET Whidbey
ASP.NET Whidbey Themes Developer productivity Reduce ASP.NET V1-V2 lines of code by 2/3rds Enable rich scenarios not easily possible today Administration and Management Easiest platform to manage and administer Totally Extensible Platform Replace/extend all built-in features + services Customize for any enterprise environment Performance and scalability The world’s fastest web application server Runs on a 64-bit server ASP.NET 2.0 Developer Stack New ASP.NET Building block APIs Membership. ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 3:23 PM

Bill Gates Keynote at PDC 2003
In the keynote for PDC ... FIRST DAY rockin! FROM ME: I feel like Dorothy and have landed in the land of OZ! Tons of people for the Bill Gates keynote with giant monitors all over the place. They started with showing us all the HALO PDC video which is a total riot. After that we got a little emotional clip about the history of Windows starting from the beginning. Bill Gates talked about this being a record PDC - more signups than any other PDC. Man, he is starting to age when you see him 20 feet ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 3:22 PM

First Day at PDC!
I am having the time of my life at PDC! There are so many friends that I have meet here that I seem to always meet again and again. Funny that there are like 8,000 people here, but I keep running into everyone! I plan on posting a lot of the notes that I am taking during the lectures ... I am typing the notes as fast as I can - so there are mistakes and omissions. Enjoy for all those reading outside of LA! Oh ... just bought Alex Homer, Dave Sussman, and Rob Howard's new ASP.NET book! Rockin ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 3:20 PM

This is my first post in my blog. I am also keeping a Longhorn blog about Longhorn issues over at for those interested in that. This blog here will cover basically everything else! .... so a little .NET, a little family, a little INETA..... so have fun!

Posted On Sunday, October 26, 2003 11:46 PM

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