29 בנובמבר 2007
I decided to reinstall my D820 with 64 bit version of Windows Vista as involvement act with Gadi. 13 minutes of installation. All hardware was found and all drivers were installed (this why I love Dell). The same score as was with 32 bit version - 3.2. Fist run of Windows Update = 38 fixes (about 130MB, only required updates, downloaded and installed within 55 minutes including first restart). Another turn of Windows Update brings me additional 2 fixes (63.9MB of...
Great news for web developers. Silverlight 2.0 beta will be released with Go-Live licence within a couple of months. Other words, in Q1 2008.
What is Go-Live?
This means, that you can begin to build your production Silverlight applications without being worry about feature capabilities and hard rewrites and integrations. Another news is, that in the same time (or even earlier) we'll get CTP of ASP.NET 3.5 extensions, which will be added to ASP.NET next year.
What is Silverlight 2.0?
After upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 RTM from Beta 2, you, probably, will need Silverlight tools for VS2008. Download and install it from here. Please note, before installation, you should completely uninstall previouse version of Silverlight tools for Visual Studio 2008 beta 2.
Do you think, I'm kidding? Not. This is real KB known issue of Windows 95 - 2000. See yourself. (via Chris Koenig)
Want Camtasia Studio (the best software to make screencasts - remember about Justin's competition?) and SnagIt for free? No problem, just go and download it from official Techsmith website. What's the catch? No catch! This is old versions, provided for free by the company. Download Camtasia 3 (current version 5) here and get free license key here. Download SnagIt 7.2.5 (current version 8.2) here. Have a nice weekend. via Windows Connect
28 בנובמבר 2007
Referring last event, I want to start new section in my blog, named "WPF quiz". In this section, I'd like to ask you WPF related question and a day later answer the question my self. So, let's start Question: I have to display large amount of rectangles, which moving randomly at the screen. What approach, should I use in order to gain best performance for my application? Answers (creation): Create DependencyObject...
I uploaded my presentation, done in DevAcademy2 to SkyDrive. Now you can download, use and review it. PPT only presentation (7.2 MB) PPT only presentation before final cleanup (7.6 MB) Full presentation, including demos, code and PPTX file (26.1 MB) Have a nice day.
First of all, I want to say thanks for all those, who took part in DevAcademy2 event yesterday. I believe, that such events can bring a lot to developer's community all over the world. Next, I want to announce great work of Microsoft Expression team, that brings us SP1 for Microsoft Expression Blend product. What fixed in SP1? Most of issues, you reported here. Download Microsoft Expression Blend SP1 >>
26 בנובמבר 2007
Today, I got about 10 phone calls about what's happen with time matrix for Dev Academy II time slots matrix. Please note, that the matrix you got is not updated. Please, download and print updated one from here (my slot is at 9:30 AM).
Download Dev Academy II Matrix >>
Less, then 24 hours until Developer Academy 2 a lot of pressure and stress. Last fixes to my presentation - it's too long now. A lot of stuff, I want to speak about, a lot of demos (mostly very bad performing applications, I'm dealing with), three computers (one is really cool with 8.9 Vista score) and, of cause, a lot of code to write. But I have only 75 minutes to do it all. So, I have to think a lot...