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Expert Texture Thoughts on software, products, companies, technologies, people, places, and things September 2005 Entries
Repost: Changing CLR Version with ILMerge
Note: this is a repost from my old blog (moved here so it wouldn't get lost). Here is a trick that I found while looking at ways to handle .NET 2.0 while continuing to support .NET 1.1. The obvious way to support both is to build with VS2003 and use application configuration to direct the loader to prefer .NET 2.0 if available: <configuration> <startup> <supportedRuntime version="v2.0.50727"/> <supportedRuntime version="v1.1.4322"/> </startup> </configuration> ......

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2005 1:04 PM

FileInfo behavior change in .NET 2.0 Beta 2, fixed in RC
This post and more can be found on my active blog, here. Update: the CLR team has confirmed that this break was unintentional and has been fixed. The June CTP probably had it and the July CTP definitely had the fix. The other night we were performing tests of the Digipede Network on .NET 2.0 Beta 2 and came across an unexpected failure. The failing code instantiated a FileInfo object with the fileName argument of a nonexistent file. Then the code read the Attributes property. This resulted in the ......

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2005 1:39 PM

Dan shows off the Digipede Network
Dan's “Grid Computing for Windows” PDC05 show-off video was just posted on Channel 9. Check out how easy it is to grid-enable your applications with Digipede Network. Good job, Dan ......

Posted On Thursday, September 29, 2005 6:43 AM

My interview with DOC | HOLLADAY
I talked with David Holladay at PDC05 (i.e., DOC | HOLLADAY). Today he published the interview here. I talk a bit about what Digipede does and what makes our product different from other Grid offerings out there. I also talk a little bit about the background of my team and what got us interested in this market space. At least I think that is what talked about -- I haven't watched the interview myself ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:17 PM

From MTC to eScience
Dan blogged that he would rarely post this week because of our work at the MTC in Mountain View. Boy, was he right -- it has been pretty consuming. So, I've been quiet too. We'll be heading up to the MS Research eScience event next week. I'll be blogging about that soon enough. If you'll be up there, contact me. It'll be a whirlwind trip for me, but it looks like there is a bit of “meeting“ time in the schedule. Hope to see you there ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:24 AM

Microsoft done for?
Robert Scoble is spending a bit of time refuting this point. The latest post is here where he refers to responses to the current company meeting. He is in a good position to refute these claims as he has a broad view of what products are coming at Microsoft. I do find the premise that “Microsoft is done for” a bit naive. I'm sure people have reason to be skeptical about recent management changes, execution of new projects, and as far as I know, concerns about company morale and cohesiveness. ......

Posted On Friday, September 23, 2005 3:02 PM

XML Intellisense in VS2005
This post and more can be found on my active blog, here. When I was at PDC05, I was talking to Faisal Mohamood about some interesting applications for the Digipede Network. I had a question about Intellisense in VS2005 and he said something like “Really? That should just work”. Finally I have gotten to sit down and spend a few focused minutes on this Intellisense issue. Our XSD works great in VS2003, but not in VS2005. Lots of warnings that look like this: Type 'x' is not declared in ......

Posted On Friday, September 23, 2005 11:46 AM

Newsgator Outlook Edition trouble? Reinstall!
I have been using the Newsgator Outlook Edition for the past year and was pretty happy with it, but I just realized that it has been discarding posts somewhat arbitrarily. For example, I had subscribed to the PDC Bloggers feed and hadn't gotten a new post since the Wednesday of the conference. With all of the feeds I was reading, I didn't even notice. Several other feeds have been behaving the same way. Newsgator online was working fine, though. Definitely not the feeds, just the reader. A trip to ......

Posted On Thursday, September 22, 2005 6:51 PM

To GeeksWithBlogs
I have decided to move my blog from Blogger over to GeeksWithBlogs. My biggest reason for doing this is that GeeksWithBlogs is a community of technical people focused on the Microsoft platform. Blogger is, well, blogger: A community of everyone on the planet who blog. With the change, I'm also changing the name to "Expert Texture". Since I use FeedBurner to manage my feed, I am able to keep my existing RSS feed, which is here. Also, I have duplicated this post between the two blogs ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:25 AM

What / who / where / why?

I am new to geekwithblogs.  I recently started blogging here.  I think I answered all of these questions there (i.e., specifically here).  I'm trying to decide if I should move my (relatively few) post from there to here.

What say you?


Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 8:18 AM

Microsoft wins the PDA OS war
Business Week is reporting that soon there will be an announcement of a Windows Mobile Treo. This was expected, but now it is (almost) official: Microsoft has won the PDA OS wars Being an avid user of Palm OS devices since the Pilot Professional and recently a user of the JASJAR (a Windows Mobile 5 Phone), I have to say that Microsoft won this one on marketing. That is not to say that technically Windows Mobile isn't impressive. It certainly is; however, the ease of use and responsiveness of the ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 8:16 AM

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