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...
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...
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.
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:...
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...
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. ...