The Mojave Experiment

יום שני, יולי 28, 2008

Last week, for 3 day somewhere in San Francisco, Microsoft conducted a marketing experiment for the next version of Windows code name "Mojave". Microsoft gathered over 120 computer users (common folks - consumers not the usual computer experts) whom are all critics of Windows Vista. The promise was to give them all a sneak peak of Windows Vista successor and use their criticism to build a better product. Windows Mojave was Windows Vista. The same product. The critics did not seem to realize and apparently loved the new operating system. More than 90% gave positive feedback on the operating system...
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Where is my freaking WPF Data Grid?

יום ראשון, פברואר 18, 2007

Why oh why Microsoft didn’t include few additional useful controls in the latest WPF release? It looks like this line of action is intentional, but never the less, the lack of common “standard” controls like data grid, and charts is anointing at best. WPF is so powerful, that one may think there is no need to create custom controls like we did with Win Forms. However, no one really wants to create a full blown data grid in WPF, besides taking care of all the events and data binding, there is a lot of other cool stuff that can...
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Memories from the Developer Academy – Part 1

יום ראשון, פברואר 11, 2007

It has been a great event, hasn’t it? This was my first big event I presented as a Microsoft’s employee, and personally I’ve enjoyed every single moment. The atmosphere in the cinema halls was electrifying; I had such a rush, which you all can see in my pictures.  I gave a two hours introduction session on the latest 3.0.NET Framework (www.netfx3.com), presenting all four technologies: CardSpace (formally known as Info-Card), Windows Communication Foundation (formally known as Indigo), Workflow, and Windows Presentation Foundation (formally known as Avalon). You can find all both presentation and the source code for my demos:...
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Step-up your .NET Reflector with Add-ins

יום שישי, אוקטובר 27, 2006

I hope you are all familiar with the very cool .NET Reflector utility. It is a great software utility, which enables .NET developer to inspect a given assembly (exe or DLL) IL and perform magic with it. The Reflector provides browsing through your classes, browsing and searching the metadata, showing the IL instructions and resource and XML documentation stored in a given .NET assembly. As great as the Reflector is, the original Reflector doesn't support COM components, provided dependency graph or enables text search. Well Reflector fans out there, now you can do all of that and much more. There are a...
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How to turn off the user Account Control in Vista

יום רביעי, אוקטובר 11, 2006

Windows Vista, Microsoft’s new operating system, brings many new cool features. It seems the new look and feel gets all the attention, the famous aero glass transparency and the amazing new windows browsing 3D effect (pressing the keyboard’s “Windows” button + TAB) provide a killer user experience and a better way for us humans to communicate with our computer. However, Vista has also provides many more other features besides User Experience, features such as Search and Organization, enhanced networking capabilities, speech recognition and off course, the best secured version of Windows yet. The rigorous security includes a very cool...
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