The Best Airline Experience ever – Thanks to .NET !

30 באפריל 2007

Today I made my way to Las Vegas for the Microsoft MIX conference (reports on the the conference later in the week) and I just had to blog on my Check-In experience with JetBlue.  I do alot of flying, both internationally and within the US, but I had never flown JetBlue .  Ordering my ticket was easy, and saved me almost 50% over the cost with Delta or American.   But what really blew me away was the Check-In at JFK airport - it was absolutely amazing !! Simple and fast - I have never experienced such a a quick and...
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Patch to Address Speed Issues with Outlook 2007

20 באפריל 2007

If you've been using Outlook 2007 or just been following the blogs, you know that there are alot of scenarios where Outlook 2007 runs painfully slow.  Microsoft has responded quickly to this issue, and has already provided a fix that addresses many of these issues - rather than waiting for SP1.  It can be downloaded from here.  The response to this fix has great and has resulted in a lot more "happy campers" on the MS leading edge...
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Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1 Available for Download

Well, if you didn't get a chance to play with the March CTP, you can now play with the official Beta1.   Not a lot more functionality than the CTP, but a lot of cleanup and polish. MS has continued the excellent practice of providing both VPC images and standalone installs for this release.  You can download it here.
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Upcoming Webcast Series on VB9

11 באפריל 2007

The Visual Basic team has put together a "Live from Redmond" webcast series covering many of the new features in the next version of Visual Basic and Visual Studio ("Orcas").  Here's the schedule: Live From Redmond: VB9 - Orcas Overview April 18th, Presented by John Stallo Live From Redmond: VB9 - LINQ Overview April 25th, Presented by Kit George Live From Redmond: VB9 - LINQ to SQL & O/R Designer Deep Dive May 2nd, Presented by Young Joo Live From Redmond: VB9 - Building N-Tier Applications May 9th, Presented by Young Joo Live From Redmond: VB9 - Offline Data Caching May 16th, Presented by Milind Lele Live From Redmond:...
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Back from speaking at VSLive! San Francisco

2 באפריל 2007

I just got back from my annual appearance at VSLive! San Francisco (it seems that I have been speaking at one or more VSLive events since February 2000) This year's event, the first under the new management, had a good turnout and was well-run.   For me personally, it was a rather short, intense, jet-lagged trip - but quite successful.   I gave a total of 3 presentations, all in one day.  Two of them were on SQL Server Compact Edition - the first was an overview and the second was a more advanced look at current and future synchronization techniques.  All the...
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Special April IVBUG / IVCUG User Group Meeting

Because of the Passover holiday, we will not be having our April meeting on its usual date.  HOWEVER,  I have coordinated a special meeting for Thursday April 12.  We will have the privilege of a special user group meeting with two Program Managers from Microsoft Corporate headquarters in Redmond, who should be of great interest to developers like us. The first session will be “Meet the CLR PM – Questions, Complaints, and Wish Lists”  with Inbar Gazit.  Inbar is a PM on the .NET Framework CLR team and wants very much to get input from developers working in the field.  ...
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