Visual Studio 2008 aka "Orcas" FAQ

Q1) Can we install VS 2008 “Orcas” side-by-side with VS 2003 and VS2005? A1) Yes – they will run side-by-side. If you face any specific issue during installation or while using – please let me know by leaving a comment here. Q2) What is the version of framework that ships with the VS 2008 “Orcas”?…

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Announcements

The following were a few of the many announcements yesterday at TechEd 07: 1) Orcas is now Visual Studio 2008 – so you may now also need to use the Visual Studio 2008 keywords to search for information on Orcas. Beta 2 will be released this summer and based on the feedback the RTM dates…

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From the evangelist den…

As i step into the new role of a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, a few things that i will be trying to do more often: 1) Update this blog frequently (based on the speed of useful thoughts coming in….) 2) Try to speak about stuff that is not spoken elsewhere (this is going to be difficult)…

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CreateProcess and WOW64

I did a simple test and just wanted to share the findings. When you create a 32 bit application and run it on a 64 bit machine (i.e. you run the application under WOW64). If you create a process from inside it – the process that you create is a 32 bit process. If you…

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MDAs – Managed Debugging Assistants

MDAs are a new feature in VS 2005. If you go to “Debug -> Exceptions…” in the VS IDE you will get a Dialog that says Exceptions and in the list you would see “Managed debugging Assistants” – Expand the list and you will see a number of options like “AsynchronousThreadAbort”, “BindingFailure”, “CallbackOnCollectedDelegate” et al….


Where to start looking – if you are thinking of buying a mobile device

Since I thought of getting a mobile phone, I’ve been in a lot of confusion – never been able to understand the ‘translate to reality’ difference in the various technical and marketing jargon about the mobile devices. Finally i found a very good starting point site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/devices/compare.mspx Some factors i could think of that are…