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Mike H. - Another Geek In Need... WebLog November 2006 Entries
Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 - A New Experience
As a developer, I have really only 1 requisite - that I have a FAST machine. If I cannot compile 180K lines of code in less than 2 minutes, well, it's time for an upgrade!!! On another note, as a MSFT developer, I have been involved in many beta (often more like alpha) programs. Vista and Office were no exception. Office - very well done. The RTM is proving to be faster than the B2TR bits were - and I have not had a crash yet. But the real cherry on this piece of pie is Vista - Vista Ultimate. I ......

Posted On Sunday, November 19, 2006 11:41 AM

Visual Studio Team System - Visual Studio code-name "Orcas"
Visual Studio Team System - Visual Studio code-name "Orcas" If you are heavy into .Net development and Visual Studio (VS) - you are already aware of VS's rich IDE and are probably familiar with some, if not many of the VS extensions, like Tools for Office (VSTO) and integration with other products like BizTalk and the Windows Workflow Foundation (get an intro to WWF and how to use it). So what is Orcas? In a word, the latest offering for Vista and the 2007 Office System development platform. Read ......

Posted On Saturday, November 4, 2006 4:35 PM

IronPython - Microsoft IronPython - The revitalization of a great language - Python
IronPython, Microsoft's answer to my own and many other developer's request for a serious language for ASP.Net development - is gaining momentum and that's a great thing. Those familiar with Python are aware of the power the language provides. A true, object oriented programming (OOP) language, Python is an open source initiative that has been widely adopted and it runs on a host of different platforms / operating systems (OS's). IronPython is a new flavor of Python that runs on .Net providing integration ......

Posted On Saturday, November 4, 2006 4:02 PM

Microsoft .Net 3.0 Framework - What is .Net 3.0 and what is new?
Microsoft .Net 3.0 Framework - What is .Net 3.0 and what is new? As a developer in the field, I am asked periodically about one new technology or another. And these days, I am overwhelmed with questions about MOSS and Vista. Occassionally, I am asked about the new development tools and frameworks - and .Net 3.0 is a hot topic. So, what's new in .Net 3.0? In a word - a lot! Is .Net 2.0 being replaced? Are my previous and current development efforts going to require re-work? No, .Net 2.0 is not being ......

Posted On Saturday, November 4, 2006 3:49 PM

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