Tag | PDC08 Posts

To me Azure is a new technology but in fact it's not that new. In the PDC08 Microsoft announced that their cloud computing platform had been released with the name Azure, which stand for the color of the sky. I began to play with Azure recently and will post a series of blogs for what it is and how to use it. But first of all we'd better to understand what's Azure. If we went to the official website of Azure we can find the official definition. The Windows Azure platform offers a flexible, familiar ...
One of my dreams is going to come true: Since the very first time I attended MIX in 2006, I have wanted to talk there. MIX has a very special meaning for me. It is in the Venetian conference rooms that I heard about Windows Presentation Foundation and what would later become Silverlight. It is there that me and my two colleagues Andreas and James decided that we wanted WPF for the project we had just started at Siemens. A decision that was definitely the right one, from a technical point of view ...
Greg's links to all PDC videos and presentation slides is very useful... http://coolthingoftheday.bl... I prefer all links as presented on Greg's page rather than having to navigate through the heavyweight AJAX pages of the Microsoftpdc.com site to find videos and slides: https://sessions.microsoftp... Update: 10 Nov 2008 If you can't find a PDC video, perhaps it has not yet been published, follow this feed to find out newly ...
I spent some time chatting with Kevin Hazzard at PDC08 and managed to catch it on video. Enjoy ...
While at PDC08 I managed to score a couple books which I'm looking forward to reading. Amanda Laucher was nice enough to give (lend?) me her copy of: Foundations of F# For wearing an Orange bracelet, The Code Project handed me: C# 3.0 Unleashed While I was gone, I received a package from O'Reilly containing: Facebook Cookbook and another package, also from O'Reilly, which contained: Programming ASP.NET 3.5 Of those, I'm definitely interested in the F# and Facebook titles up front, and then I'll see ...
While at PDC08 I managed to capture a fair amount of video footage. I spent a good part of today trying to convert it to a usable format. I wasted a ridiculous amount of time and effort trying to get Windows Movie Maker to work. This is an incredibly frustrating piece of crapware, not only does it not work well (for me at least) since it kept throwing exceptions and crashing... but it also can't be downloaded except via Windows Update and can't be uninstalled via any normal method (Add/Remove Programs) ...
I was getting caught up on my RSS feeds after PDC today and I ran across this Engadget article. I then thought, hey that photo looks familiar. Oh I know why, because I took it! Technorati Tags: PDC08,Photography ...
Today I am checking out the event to see what all this amazing new stuff is about. I have been stuck in the booth since Saturday with only bathroom privileges so I have not been able to see what is going on. I ran the Azure Build Service HOL with D’Arcy, but after the second machine crash, I gave up and came over to the Open Spaces area. Technorati Tags: PDC08,Geekswithblogs.net,Darcy ...
Presentation by Anders Hejlsberg. It is 10 years later since they started C# C# 1.0 was about introducing the general concept of managed code. C# 2.0 was about finishing C# 1.0 but didn't have time to do. C# 3.0 is really about radical new thinking in the language - LINQ. They learned a lot about functional programming through this exercise. Today is about C# 4.0. Some of the trends that have shaped their thinking on C# 4.0. Declarative Dynamic - resurgence of dynamic programming languages Concurrent ...
It has been surprising to talk to the attendees of the PDC about blogging and participation in communities. Most don’t seem to have blogs, but have lots of things to talk about. Most like the concept of Geekswithblogs.net after reading our bag insert and we have had a lot of registrations. But, there are a number of them who just want to read the blogs and we are completely ok with that. Our goal out here has been to register more bloggers who are interested in these new technologies Microsoft is ...
So far, PDC08 has been pretty awesome. I spent a good part of yesterday wandering around the expo area and checking out the various Microsoft booths and vendor booths before settling down in the open spaces area. One thing I saw that was especially interesting was the XNA booth, where they were showing off XNA 3.0 and the new Platform Starter Kit. Although the graphics are different, the demo is reminiscent of the TorqueX PSK. Hopefully it will be as easy to work with. I guess I’ll find out on Thursday. ...
And he is very welcome here. We had a major bug left over from the “previous vendor” who owned the blogging tool we are using with the BlogML importer, putting all of Jason’s posts on the main feed instead of in the correct time they belonged. Jason, it looks like all is good and we are glad to have you back!!! Technorati Tags: Jason Olson,PDC08,Geekswithblogs.net ...
Our resident Canadian is present and ready to test the Surface out in the booth. Technorati Tags: Geekswithblogs.net,PDC08 ...
We have arrived! Like the booth? This is going to be a very busy week. John and I will be debugging the Surface table (huge thanks to Joe Olsen and Phenomblue for helping us with the Surface) and Jerod will be getting the marketing down. Can’t wait to catch up with the herd of you at this event! Time for rest… Technorati Tags: PDC08,Geekswithblogs.net,Booth ...
Ok, we are getting desperate here because we only have 2.5 working days before PDC left and 3 videos. I have a lot of “I will get you …” but only a few uploads, so if you are planning on participating, can you get us those videos soon? Thanks and hope you like the new site as well :D. Technorati Tags: Geekswithblogs.net,PDC08,Vi... ...
We need your help! So far we have one video for the PDC commercial we are producing and I don’t think that will deliver the whole message we want. In case you don’t know what I am talking about, review Jerod’s post or the 2 GWB newsletters that were sent out over the past few weeks. The main purpose is to show that we are a diverse group from all around the world. We want to see what your world looks like. Indoors and Outside. Your a geek and this is your life, show us. If you are planning to get ...
Today is the official five year anniversary of the first post on Geekswithblogs.net. Happy Birthday!!! We will be celebrating our 5 years with the launch of a new version of the community portion of the site. We will also be at HDC Omaha and PDC 2008 celebrating the launch and 5th anniversary. These events will be awesome and at the PDC, we are excited that Chris and D’Arcy are able to join us. As far as the site goes, we are so close to being finished. I took off last week to dedicate my morning, ...
3 SharePoint sessions have appeared on the PDC 2008 Sessions site today, if you haven't yet added these to your sessions on the PDC site go do it now so Mike Swanson can work his magic on his master sessions schedule. Today is meant to be the last day of the revised Early Bird offer ($200 discount) for the Professional Developers Conference, so if you haven't registered yet, you still have until end of today to take advantage of this offer. The following 3 SharePoint sessions were added to PDC08 ...
With the PDC right around the corner, my wife and I decided I needed a better place to work from home so I could get my mind focused and get the next version of the site cranked out. This meant I was able to move into the "play room" and take over the portion of the basement where the exercise equipment resided. No, that doesn't not mean I have given up on working out, I would just rather use the gym's equipment as it is nicer quality. In fact, I just took my fitness age test and am now 46 (compared ...