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PDC demos available
writes "For those of you who are at the PDC, we finally got my demos posted to commnet (under PRS313):
Office 12 Makeover takes on 'feature creep'
writes "CNET has a story about Office 12's radical makeover. Last week at PDC, MS took the wraps off the new Office 12 UI, showing it both in private and public sessions. Many of the innovations in O12 are stunning. I am already in love with PowerPoint 12. But as ...
New paper on XLinq
writes "Erik Meijer and Brian Beckman have written a paper titled "XLinq: XML Programming Refactored (The Return of the Monoids)" for the XML2005 conference. I found it very readable and a really good explanation of the XLinq API. Check it out!
As an aside - Erik won the ...
Office 12 at PDC
writes "Well I was one of the many people who attended PDC this year. The slide downloads are now available. I am not going to summarise the newly announced features as there have been many blogs on that already. Heather Solomon has a a great summary of Office 12 resources. Instead I intend to give my own stance on what I glean on..."
writes "Future Versions
C# 3.0 introduces several language extensions that build on C# 2.0 to support the creation and use of higher order, functional style class libraries. The extensions enable construction of compositional APIs that have equal expressive power of query languages in domains such as relational databases and XML.
C# 3.0 Language Specification
Read about the proposed changes to the C# language.
C# 3.0 Language Enhancements Hands-on Labs
Experiment with the proposed ...
My PDC Presentation - slides and demos
writes "As promised i'm posting my slides as well as demos from my talk PRS324 - Using Data in WPF applications.
You can access my presentation at PRS324
My 1st demo built up to show ...
Spell checking in Windows Presentation Foundation
writes "One of the features that impressed PDC attendees was the built-in spell checker in Windows Presentation Foundation. Activating it is just as simple as setting the ..."
Is it Select/From or From/Select?
writes "Over in the LINQ MSDN forums, the question came up: which is better, Select/From (as VB does it) or From/Select (as C# does it)? To quote from the thread, here’s the C# side of it, straight from Anders:
Fun stuff over at Channel 9
writes "Channel 9 news: Jamie uploaded another one of his GooglePark's. Made me laugh. Watch out Jamie, or we'll send the sales guys after you! :-)
Wanna sneak peek at the new Hotmail? Here's a video where you get a look and meet the team. In another video you meet Scott Isaacs, one of the guys who invented DHTML (and wrote the AJAX framework that ...
Everyone is talking about workflow
writes "Paul Ballard at TheServerSide.net has just published a filmed interview that Scott Woodgate and I recorded the day before the Windows Workflow Foundation announcement. You can see the glass elevators behind us on the outside of the hotel where we filmed the interview.
Check out blogs from ...
Some new OneNote features for Office 12 release
writes "While Chris indicates that no radically new UI will be shipping with the next OneNote, he does talk about some really cool features revolving around indexing and searching in OneNote. The most radical feature will be the ability to instantly search video/audio content for words and find exactly where..."
3 minutes on the future of VB...
writes "While at the PDC, I also did a short video interview with F5 DevCentral. Check it out, even though the front image is kind of scary, in my opinion…
Back home again, what did PDC bring me?
Marcel de Vries
writes "... But if you take a look at what Microsoft is doing with his LINQ project and the new stuff that is brought to us with ATLAS in regard to AJAX style programming on the web, I must say I am impressed. They take a lot of effort to make things easy for us and make us more productive on the windows platform.
If I must recap the PDC in a few terms of technology that I need to investigate more, I would say:
JSON and objects
Even more LINQ news items -- Peter Coffee and Slashdot
writes "Here are a few more recent ones:"
Talking about Scripting News and Start.com manifests
writes "I saw this post on Dave Winer's site. I want to reassure the community that nothing was ever amiss in MSN regarding the manifest approach and RSS. The Start.com team (Dare is not on that team) and myself have been upfront and stated Start.com will work with the community on establishing the appropriate extensions, etc (I posted about it in my previous entry). Any concerns can be quickly addressed by sending an e-mail to the Start.com team. They are one of the most accessible teams at Microsoft (See Sanaz, Steve, and their team blog) and I am sure would ..."
SharePoint V3 Video
writes "Looks like the Channel 9 folks have a pretty good video on some of the new features of SharePoint V3....
Declaring Gadgets for Start.com using "RSS"
writes "...First, let's look at the Gadget manifest format. For defining manifests, we basically reused the RSS schema. This format decision was driven by the fact we already have a parser in Start.com's application model for RSS, there is broad familiarity with the RSS format, and I personally did not want to invent yet another schema :-). While we reused the RSS schema, we do recognize that these are not typical RSS feeds as they are not intended ..."
The North Face Demo & Whitepaper
writes "Karsten and Darren (of Fluid) posted a whitepaper on how the "The North Face" In-Store Explorer. Definitely a great read. If you wanted to see the video again, here it is...
writes "At the PDC, Walter Hsueh gave a great talk at the on how the next Hotmail is rebuilding itself using the Atlas framework libraries. Hotmail, Start.com, Spaces, MSN.com, etc. are being built on the same "Atlas" foundation.
A few places to learn more:
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