Codename “Windows 8” User Interface Video

By now you have seen Jensen Harris introduce to the world the first look at the new user interface for the upcoming version of Windows codenamed “Windows 8.” This new interface expands on the concept of Live Tiles Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI which provides the user with a view, or window if you will,…

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Memory Leak Detection and MSXML

File this one under “I had no idea so I best share what I learned.” Over a couple of days during the past two weeks I have been working with a customer to isolate a memory leak in a ATL/C++ application.  This particular customer application leverages the msxml3 component to do some document translations on…

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Decimal Aligned Output While Avoiding a Box Operation

Today the customer asked me a simple question.  And sometimes it is simple requests that wind up with involved answers. How can I decimal align floating-point output in C#? Which basically means “right align” in our instance.  The customer is a seasoned C/C++ developer and the float formatting from sprintf( ) immediately comes to both our…

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PDC 2005 – C# Futures with Anders Hejlsberg – Double Overflow

Today is the second presentation of the Anders Hejlsberg discussion on C# 3.0.  This is a presentation I wanted to attend twice just to take it all in.  It’s in a smaller room today, but is also being broadcast into two overflow rooms.  The coordinators requested a third presentation for tomorrow on the spot.  Keep an eye out…

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PDC2005 – Day 1 – Keynote – LINQ Announcement

Jim Allichin announced the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Framework this morning.  Anders Hejlsberg and Don Box performed a great demo of this technology.  LINQ basically provides the the ability to query any array or collection of objects in managed code. I was really blown away by the ability to perform joins between in-memory data and results…

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PDC2005 – Day 1 – Afternoon Sessions

This posting will be a “living document”.  I will update with relevant notes during the day today and tonight.  I may flush out individual bullet points in greater detail. This afternoon I attended sessions on: High Performance Computing with the Windows Server Compute Cluster Solution Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Solution Beta 1 was made available…

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PDC 2005 – Day 1 – BillG Keynote

[edited for missed formatting errors and adding PDC2005 category – oops!]   NOTE: You can watch the BillG PDC 2005 keynote online.  [Sept 14 6:19pm PDT – Original Post Sept 13]   Bill Gates launched the keynote for PDC 2005.   Highlights include: Joked about Monday’s black-out in Los Angeles and his past comments on…

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