Thursday PDC Report

General comments at the end of the PDC Boy am I tired. First, coming to these things requires like 14 hours of activity each day.  Add to that the fact that booth duty requires standing like 6 hours each day and I can’t wait to get back to my desk! Second, I can’t sleep without…

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Tue Report

Mon Night   Monday night we had a reception in the Expo Hall and there were a lot of people around.  We gave out a bunch of VSIP t-shirts and VSIP 2003 SDK bits, including the Everett Extras bits.   We continue to have some really interested customers who are learning of the new VSIP…

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Traveling to PDC (Planes, Cancellations & Automobiles)

I’m sitting in the Tools & Languages Community Lounge at the PDC here in Los Angeles.  It’s nice & warm outside with hazy skies from smoke & ash.  Even the Southern Californian’s don’t want to go outside.  There’s ash falling outside, but it’s comfortable in the enormous LA Convention Center.  There isn’t a seat available…

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VS Dialog font and dying my hair, maybe

Preparations I’m in the mode where everything needs to get done before I can leave.  Don’t you hate that mode?!  It’s like going on a long vacation.  You get extra productive making sure everything is OK before you leave.  If only I could work this way everyday! Giving Campaign Well, my Product Unit (Visual Studio…

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Keeping my color – for now

I’ve decided to extend the deadline by two days.  If my product unit reaches 80% I dye my hair blonde. We’ll as of this morning we are only at 47% so they’ll have to work hard in the last two days, but it’s possible they might make it. We’ll see when I return from the…

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Should I go blonde?

So Microsoft annually holds a giving campaign to raise money for non-profit organizations throughout the world.  The company even matches donated dollars to qualified organizations. Well, this year I gave a challenge to the product unit I work in.  If we achieve 80% participation, I will dye my hair blonde.  If they get 100% participation then…

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Better safe than sorry

Well, all that effort and now my manager and his manager have convinced me to wait ’til I return from the PDC to checkin.  Normally I’d checkin now, but Chris will be on vacation next week and I’ll be at the PDC so it’s better to wait ’til one or both of us is around…

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Wasted days & wasted nights

I’ve been trying to get some code checked in.  In order to do that I need to pass some checkin tests.  The minimal standard is just 5 tests that cover the breadth of the product.  Our team enforces about 20 tests that need to pass in order to checkin. Well, the checkin I’m making is…

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VS7.1 VSIP Extras Beta is available

VSIP Extras SDK Beta The VSIP Extras SDK Beta (additional bits that work with the VS7.1 VSIP SDK) is now available.  Visit www.vsipdev.com to get it. This release of the SDK includes 4 major things: Visual Studio Interop Assemblies – enables managed code to call native interfaces and implement interfaces called by managed code. A set…

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Lot’s of people pulling late hours around here

That’s right, I’m looking at 17 hours on the clock today and the end is not yet in sight. There’s a bunch of people around here doing the same so I can’t really brag.  Brian looks like he was up for 42 hours earlier this week.  Whew! Check out the National Sleep Foundation for more…

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