PDC Day 4 - Miles and miles

The last day of the conference… It’s always so strange on the last day of a conference.  Everyone from Microsoft is much more relaxed.  Things are already being packed up (like the product pavilion.  I listened in on a few of the panels this morning and will be going to a panel on Agile Development. …

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PDC Day 3 - Experts, experts, everywhere

C# Futures was packed… So I ended up in an overflow room.  Listening to Anders Hejlsberg talk about delegates, anonymous methods, lambda expressions, generics, etc. was very cool.  It’s really interesting all the things that needed to be done to the C# language in order to make the LINQ (Language Integrated Query) syntax work. Dynamic…

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PDC Day 3 - Domain Specific Languages - the future of Modeling

Bob Muglia’s General Session – Windows Server… I just got out of Bob Muglia’s keynote and it was great to see so many cool things happening in the Windows Server product.  In particular I was impressed with IIS7 and it’s capabilities.  They designed an extensibility mechanism in IIS that allows an admin to completely control…

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Visual Studio and Windows Workflow Designer rocks! - PDC Day 2

At the morning keynote I saw a great integration with Visual Studio in the Windows Workflow Designer.  I’m sitting in the PDC general session this morning and during Eric Rudder’s keynote he invited the Windows Workflow Foundation team to demonstrate their cool tools.  The really awesome thing that I saw was a great design surface…

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PDC Day 1 - Power Outages and Uploads

Well, yesterday was very eventful. Just after my previous post, we broke for lunch and just as we were starting to present our after-lunch information the power went out in Los Angeles.  Not just in the Convention Center, but all over the city.  According to reports 2 million people were affected.  It was an interesting…

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PDC Day 0 - Precon

Hello.  I’m sitting in 501ABC for the PDC05 Preconference Session on Visual Studio Extensibility. If you are coming to the PDC, please drop by and say hello! I, along with Phil Taylor, Doug Hodges, Craig Skibo, am presenting information today.  We have 6 hours of content to talk about VS Extensibility, VS Architecture and demo…

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VSIP Dev Lab

We just completed another Dev Lab on the Microsoft campus.  This is an event for partners to bring their VS integrations on campus and have Microsoft help them get their code working with the latest platforms. In this case we have several partners that are getting ready to launch their integrated tools when we launch…

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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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