Build 2013 Summary

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Microsoft Build 2013 conference is now over, so it’s time for some summaries and impressions. All the following is my personal thoughts from my viewpoint, and may not reflect the way things actually are. Last caveat – some of the information is based on the sessions I attended. Naturally, I couldn’t attend most sessions, and I may not even remember all info given in the session I attended. Still…The conference was 3 days in length. With about 14 sessions going on at the same time slot, this is too short a conference; 4 days would have been better....

Sandy and I – Hate Story

Monday, October 29, 2012

It seems my last post was a bit premature…The hurricane Sandy caused my flights to the US to be cancelled; looking for alternative flights proved difficult (full flights or insane costs), so I’ll be staying home. At lease my CodeValue buddies made it OK (most arrived earlier to Seattle), so still formidable CodeValue force!I’ll still try to cover some of BUILD from Channel 9 information and sessions (that should be available 24 hours after the live ones).This year, No BUILD for me!

BUILD 2012, Here We Come!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Microsoft’s BUILD conference is starting in the coming Tuesday, at Microsoft campus in Redmond. I’m proud to say that 11 (yes, eleven!) guys from CodeValue (myself included) will be attending.If you happen to be there, feel free to approach us – we’ll be wearing distinctive shirts, with the CodeValue name and logo.I will do my best to provide blog coverage for each conference day, so stay tuned!

Should I switch to Windows 8?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

That’s the question I was asking myself in the past few days. Ever since Windows XP, I’ve installed the latest Microsoft OS in beta form on my main work machine. I’ve installed Windows XP Beta, Windows Vista Beta and Windows 7 Beta. With Windows 8 approaching quickly, passing the Beta milestone (RC is out), I have not installed it yet on my work machine. I did install it on a virtual machine, though. Why am I hesitating? For the first time in more than 10 years – I feel uneasy with the next Microsoft client OS. It started...

Preview tools for Windows 8

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I am one of the unfortunate ones that didn’t make it to Microsoft’s BUILD conference. But I managed to be home in time for the live streaming of the first keynote. Just finished watching (on and off) the live stream of Steven Sinofsky’s keynote on Windows 8 and friends. Definitely some intriguing stuff there! For me, as a developer kind of guy, the C++ comeback is noteworthy. Finally, C++ libraries that are on par with .NET libraries (and unfortunately HTML and JavaScript as well ). C++ has been neglected for too long. The best example (I think)...