It’s been a while… …since I last Blogged. Lots has happened.   XP SP2 has shipped. You really should install it. It does indeed rock. No problems with install, (much) better security throughout. If you can’t find it on Windows Update, check here. I prefer to have a full copy of the install files…

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Melting Down in Seattle

Been a while since I’ve posted! Down in seattle at Meltdown . Speaking to a whole contingent from nVidia, and getting to meet a lot of hardcore gaming guys. Looking forward to seeing some stuff around XNA, and managedDX. Lots of cool stuff happening….  

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Managed DirectX at the East of Toronto .NET User Group!

I’m really excited. Kate Gregory has invited me to speak at the East of Toronto .NET User Group on Managed DirectX. Really looking forward to it! If you have used DirectX before from C/C++ or just want to know more about how to use DirectX and Direct3D in applications using .NET, make sure you register….

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Getting ready for DevCan…

Starting to get ready (planning) for Devcan … I’ll be working through the planning for the Game and Media Development track… Looks like some cool stuff… MangedDX, Media Center development, Windows Media development…. Cool that the Visual Studio Express Skus are now available at MSDN…

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The last DeepDive before Summer!!!

I’ll be presenting in Toronto at the Paramount on June 2nd… http://msdn.microsoft.com/canada/deepdives MSDN Deep Dive: Developing and Deploying Smart Client Applications    02/06/2004 9:00 AM – 02/06/2004 12:30 PM Welcome Time: 7:45 AM Language: English Paramount Toronto 259 Richmond Street WToronto Ontario M5V 3M6Canada General Event Information Products: .NET. Recommended Audience: Developer. Are you interested…

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Windows PE? No, but close enough…

Called the BartPE environment, is a tool to create a bootable ISO image for running setups, rescues, etc etc. Don’t need to license Windows PE from Microsoft. Tons of plugins and a gui environment for running common tools and utilities. http://www.nu2.nu for more information. Way to go, Bart!

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Great post on CodeProject on CAS…

Maxim Karpov posts a great article explaining Code Access Security… A good read… http://www.codeproject.com/gen/design/CASDesignPatterns.asp  


Legal costs… Man, I’m in the wrong business!

From    http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.asp?Symbol=US:MSFT&Feed=RTR&Date=20040513&ID=3699377 …. The fees, the largest ever in an antitrust settlement, work out to $3,019 per hour for Eugene Crew, the class action’s lead attorney, and more than $2,000 per hour for other attorneys as well as hourly fees of $1,000 for administrative work. Microsoft, which will have to pay the fees on top of…

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VSLive Recap…

Wow, great attendance at VSLive! and MDC this week in Toronto. Heard very positive feedback from attendees, they liked the content. Hopefully, we’ll have another one here next year… I presented .NET Security and Enterprise Services. Lots of interest in .NET Security. We covered the basics of policy evaluation, code access security, configuration and deployment of applications…

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Thinking (developing) in “ink”

More and more, I’m seeing interest in Ink-enabling applications. This is cool, but how do you make use of this technology as a developer, particularly if you don’t have a TabletPC. First, you need to download the Tablet PC Platform SDK (current version is 1.5). You can get this at the SDK & Emulators site…

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