It is crunch time on the CLR team…

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hard toward ZBB for an interim milestone (M2) within the Whidbey schedule. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  style="mso-spacerun: yes"> ZBB is a hard process where force
ourselves to reach zero active bugs older that 24 hours (Zero Bug Bounce). style="mso-spacerun: yes">  We are starting with a pretty sizeable
backlog that we built up while we were working on features in M2 and the good
folks in test are continue to hammer away filling new bugs everyday. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  So to eek down our count to zero we have
to fix MORE bugs than are filed each day… A lot more if we want to come in on
time.. So it is clearly crunch time on the ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /> style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">CLR

Folks are around in the 2nd floor of building 42 late each night… We
regularly commune over dinner together (tonight we brought in a huge number of
pizzas, tomorrow night its BBQ I think) and on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons
we pump up in traditional
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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">So if you see my buddies href="">Chris and href="">Adam a little slow in posting you
know what they are up too.. Finding and fixing bugs!

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">As for me? style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Well, in typical poor planning I am out
of office Thursday and Friday at a big customer site in OR doing the
. style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NET style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Framework 101 pitch then out again
Monday and Tuesday doing PDC planning down in LA… Oh – yea, about that PDC, what
do you want to see at the PDC?  What
talks would rock? What band should we get? style="mso-spacerun: yes"> What other cool stuff should we


Comments (5)

  1. I am looking forward to hearing from two Jims(Miller and Hogg) again. Also, if it is applicable, the remoting plumbing talk would be really beneficial for us, since lots of us want to use it but every time we ask, it is said to be "unsupported". The last but not least wanted is all the WS-* kinds. Are they implemented in the Fx Class Libaries, or should we look at BizTalk and the like.

    The band? I heard the best band in Seattle area is the Band on the Runtime. 🙂

  2. Ken Cowan says:

    I’d like to see all the stuff I don’t know about. 🙂 In otherwords, focus on Yukon, Whidbey, and Longhorn, not 1.0/1.1. I’d rather send people to TechEd or VSLive to learn about the stuff that is already shipping. My hot list for topics are security, manageability, and performance.

    I like talks that help me get a mental model of the new technology, including stuff like your key scenarios so I understand when to apply it. I also like to see a basic introduction to how to use it. For example, you’ve talked publicly about writing stored procs in C#. Talk about when I’d want to, and show me how to setup VS to code and debug one, and drill into the performance, management and security considerations for doing so.

    Demos are better than slides.


  3. The Miller-Hogg talks were my favorites at the last two PDCs, too. I’d be interested in some Rotor content as well. I seem to always go for the really new stuff (I returned from LA with a lot of info about Hailstorm, alas), so I’m sure I’ll mostly hit sessions about Yukon, Whidbey, Longhorn.

    As for the band, I’ve seen Band on the Runtime and they’d be great for a PDC jam session, but for the party (at Staples again? maybe with free beer this time?), how about the Trey Anastasio Band. They get together for week-long tours between Phish tours, and last year did some shows the last week in October.–though I suppose Phish will probably be doing a tour then, so they can do one of their legendary Halloween shows. Counting Crows was a great choice last time, but I think the TAB would appeal to a wider range of ages.

  4. Gerke Geurts says:

    It would be good to hear about if and how Enterprise Services, ASP.NET Web Services (WSE included), .NET Remoting, BizTalk orchestration & messaging are going to provide an integrated, consistent and extensible foundation to build service-based aplications.

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