PDC 2008 Announced

October 27–30, 2008 Pre-conference October 26, 2008 Los Angeles, California For those of you who don’t know, PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. Originally, Microsoft was going to hold PDC... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2008 Rhythm Training Kit

If you are doing any work with any of the following technologies: LINQ, .NET 3.5 (C# 3.0, VB 9) WCF WPF WF CardSpace Silverlight ASP.NET Ajax .NET Compact Framework 3.5 VSTO 3.5 Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server You should download the free Visual Studio... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2008 for Architects

Jeff Barnes has made his extended talk (think) on the following topics available: NET 3.5, Visual Studio Enhancements Lifecycle tools ALM, C#, VB9, Interop, LINQ ParallelFX PLINQ Services (WCF, WF, CardSpace) Windows Applications Web Applications Office Applications Mobile Applications Synch Services for ADO.NET Orcas_For_Architects_Jbarnes -... [Read More]

OpenGauntlet Project

One of the new features that will be available as part of the Visual Studio “Rosario” release is called “Gated Checkin”. This is based on an internal tool that Microsoft uses called Gauntlet. Gauntlet was originally created in 1996 by the IE team, but is now used fairly widely in... [Read More]

DLLImport Consistency and Performance

Daniel Moth has an interesting post that talks about performance and the DllImport attribute. The underlying theme to his post is that you should define a convention for how the DLL name is specified in the attribute. This actually has a significant enough impact that it really should... [Read More]