Now that I have been here for three months I have finally gotten a few minutes to write my first article as an official Microsoft employee. By far not my first published article, but still a bit of a milestone for me.
So in a bit of shameless self promotion you can read it here. It is titled “Using Threading to Build a Responsive Application with Visual Studio 2005” and looks at using the new BackgroundWorker component in Visual Studio to build multi-threaded applications with a lot less pain.
While this component does not allow you to do anything you could not already do in Visual Studio 2002/2003 it makes things much easier and much faster. Also the goal of this component and article was to remove some of the mystery or fear around multi-threaded applications and allow more developers to build responsive applications.
Feel free to share the link with your friends, families, or pets. No I don't get a royalty, just bragging rights on the page views.
Thanks also to Bill Sempf who did a great job reviewing my article for me and made some great suggestions.