Last week the Microsoft MVP's converged on Redmond from all corners of the globe. It was a great occasion and a wonderful chance to meet new friends and renew old acquaintances. Scroll down for more information on the Summit.
New from the C# Team
- From Wes Dyer:
- I reported that the LINQ to SQL Samples code has been updated to include LINQ to Entities
- Mitsu has a new blog on Iterators and Collections.
New in the C# World
- Scott Guthrie has two important posts on new features in Orcas:
- Chuck Jazdzewski has an amazing post on how to put multiple types in a single dictionary without losing type safety. Chuck is the experts expert on C#.
- Jafir Hussein has two recent posts on LINQ:
- Charles Petzold builds a 3D Chopper in WPF.
- And just for fun, I blogged some on a recent hike in the Olympics. Included is a video of the Quilcene River.
- There will be a Code Camp in Waltham, MA on March 31.
The MVP Summit
The MVP Summit is an internal Microsoft event in which close friends of the company come to Redmond and talk about technology for a few days. This year Bill Gates gave a keynote, and Anders Hejlsberg talked about LINQ. We then broke out into smaller groups so that the C# MVP's could get some "quality time" with the C# team. For me, its these latter sessions that form the heart of the conference.
Figure 1: Anders Hejlsberg, Lino Tadros and Charlie Calvert at the MVP Summit just after Anders' talk. (Click to view)