Visual Studio 2008

Now that Visual Studio “Orcas” finally has an official name, it’s time to clear up the new confusion surrounding the different versions of the .NET Framework that will be available. Daniel Moth has an excellent post describing what he calls the Visual Studio 2008 stack that includes this graphic.... [Read More]

Understanding the .NET Framework 3.5

Daniel Moth has an excellent post that explains what makes up the .NET Framework 3.5. This post also sparked a very good discussion on The Code Project. There are two elements that make up version 3.5 of the Framework: the “green bits” and the “red bits”. This... [Read More]

Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab

Earlier this year Microsoft created the Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab. A few days ago they quietly hired Tom Hanrahan, the former Director of Engineering for the Linux Foundation, to become their Director of Linux Interoperability. According to Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s Director of Platform Technology Strategy, the Interoperability Lab “will focus on interoperable... [Read More]

Microsoft patterns & practices

I hope by now everyone has heard of the Microsoft patterns & practices group. If you haven’t heard of p&p, hopefully you’ve heard of the Enterprise Library. Just in case you haven’t heard of either, Microsoft patterns & practices are Microsoft’s recommendations for how to design, develop, deploy,... [Read More]

MCPD: Windows Developer

It only took 14 years to decide to go after a Microsoft certification, but I decided it was probably time. My blog has been getting more and more visibility and those 4 little initials after your name add a lot of credibility in the industry. The certification that made the... [Read More]