June 2007 Entries

You can now register your interest for Mix07:UK, 11/12 September

You may have heard of Mix07, the US event where Microsoft revealed the full details of Silverlight, their web technology designed to challenge Flash. Well, they are holding a ReMIX event in the UK on 11 and 12 September 2007. You can read more about it at http://www.microsoft.com/uk... and register yourself for updates for when on line registration for the event becomes available. Definitely one to put in the diary if you want to get up to date on the latest Microsoft plans for Silverlight and ......

Wot, no serial port on my main dev PC - time for virtualisation!

I've just been porting some old .NET 1.1 code to .NET 2.0. I started work on a Windows service which communicates via an RS232 serial port (remember those?); a common interface standard for broadcast television equipment. I started up my Windows service which I'd just ported to .NET 2.0 and it hung when trying to send the second command to the serial port. I suspected the RS232 library and Win32 API calls, but then the light went on - I only have an RS232 port due to a bluetooth dongle, and it doesn't ......