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IE Developer Toolbar
writes "The IE Developer Toolbar was announced at PDC and provides several features for deeply exploring and understanding Web pages.
Features include :"
PDC05 Takeaways on Programming Explorer
writes "Flying back to Redmond, I jot down some of the key things I consistently heard from developers, in no particular order:
"We want more/better command module extensibility." The term "command module" here refers to that toolbar that goes across the top of the Explorer view and replaces the "folder tasks" area in XP.
In the current POR, the command module for Windows Vista actually will have a limited extensibility model, but ..."
See me on Channel9...
writes "Two new videos, timed to coincide with the PDC are now up:
Service Activity Generator for Windows Workflow Foundation
writes "...I'm announcing here my first contribution to the community; the Service Activity Generator. This utility, currently an alpha release, enables service (WCF) developers to expose their services as custom WWF Activities without doing anything more complicated than adding an additional attribute to the service operation. Download the alpha release, along with a walkthrough that will guide you through building your first automatically-generated Service Activity, and..."
XML in Indigo, forget that, XML in WCF
writes "On the end of a PDC day you have to pick your session carefully to prevent falling a sleep. As Don Box pounded on me on the previous session to go to see Doug Purdy I decided to follow his advice. Nice to see that besides Don himself als Steve Swartz came to Doug his presentation.
Doug comes across loud and clear. And as a Lead Program Manager for Indi..WCF he has a lot of knowledge on the ..."
WCF Forum now live!
writes "Windows Communication Foundation forum on Microsoft's Forum site has now opeened!
This is probably a more user-friendly way to post and discuss your questions with WCF team members and the rest of the WCF community than using the newsgroups so I encourage you to post your thoughts, questions, ideas and flames here!
VPC image for TFS beta 3 is coming
writes "Jeff Beehler announces that his team is planning on releasing a single VPC image of beta 3 with all of VSTS/TFS installed for download from the MSDN subscription download center. This VPC of TFS beta 3 will be made available in the next weeks..."
Windows Workflow Architect Dave Green has a blog!
writes "Dave Green is the architect of Windows Workflow Foundation and has just started blogging now that we have announced Windows Workflow Foundation, check out his blog here...
How to write a read/write master details page with Atlas?
Bertrand Le Roy
writes "Atlas has been unveiled, Whidbey is in Release Candidate, so it's time to update the title of this blog and start writing some sample code for Atlas. I'll continue to write articles on ASP.NET 2.0 as ideas come, but there'll definitely be a lot of Atlas stuff on the blog from now on..."
Microsoft LINQ Resources for September 20th
writes "Jon Galloway is scared by code maintainability problems introduced by DLinq..."
writes "Atlas has now been released! ScottGu talks about it in his blog as well. Outstanding product from Microsoft!
FrontPage for SharePoint
writes "FrontPage in O12 is ideal for targeting Sharepoint ie building Sharepoint web parts. And it's still an easy way to build a website..."
Shared Bytes, Private Bytes and Fixups
writes "A shared byte is one that can be shared across multiple processes. A private byte cannot. So what bytes qualify as shareable? Unaltered pages of a dll where the backing file for that dll is not the page file but the dll itself...
writes "One of the things I got to do at the PDC was attend a Vista compatibility testing session with someone from Microsoft. I had a number of features break in my application and they all centered around LUA. It was a very eye opening experience and definitely worth the time.
Least-privilege User Account (LUA) (sometimes known as User Account Protection or UAP) is a new feature in Vista that is intended to help prevent some of the issues we've seen in the past with Viruses/Spyware/malware taking advantage of users that run with administrator privileges...
WWF is sooooooo elegant
writes "What is so elegant is WWF's extensibility model. At every level of WWF things are extensible, so I can implement my own ThreadingService, that can use threads that have their IsBackground property set to false, which will allow that thread to keep a process running..."
Great Office 12 Blog
writes "Jensen Harris started his own blog, I saw this guys presentation at PDC05, certainly worth a look if you want to learn more about the Office UI..."
Using Add-Ins with a ClickOnce Deployed Application
writes "One of the attendees at the PDC had an interesting question combining ClickOnce and Add-Ins. Basically, his application was being deployed with ClickOnce, and was running without elevating it's privileges beyond the Internet zone [fan-tastic :-)]. The problem is that the application was extensible with AddIns, and the identity of these AddIns were not known at deployment time.
The obvious solution is to simply deploy...
PDC demo #1 - Sessions and Instancing
writes "As promised, here’s the first one. This demo illustrated how sessions work in Indigo … er… Windows Communication Foundation, and how instancing is related to sessions."
Shared Bytes vs. Private Bytes
writes "I mentioned the Whidbey improvements in this area, and their importance, in both of my talks but I only spoke briefly on those two notions at that time so several people approached me afterwards for more details. Jim Nakashima was one of them and he's written a nice article summarizing what we discussed..."
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