Upcoming Cyprus Launch

I just left Cyprus after a nice rest with my family there at our home in Cyprus. And fortunately we have an upcoming event called Momentum on Jan 26, 2006 that I’ll be returning for. If you are in Cyprus you can register for Momentum. It’s a full day of demonstrations and introductory technical sessions…


Jan 16, 2006 – Copenhagen, Denmark

I’m in Copenhagen this week. I’m not here for a launch but instead some internal business at one of our regional centers. I have lots in the blog queue though so keep your RSS readers running, I’ll be posting a lot.  


Seattle, USA – Back to work, eh… well sort of.

Supposedly the last 2 1/2 weeks I’ve been resting after the launches. But if you look at my blog and e-mail replies many of you know that during this “recovery” time I was actually working, especially the last week. Last night I returned to Istanbul at 20:30, and now as I write this it’s just…

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SQL Server 2005 Express Edition – More than you expect

Many of you have heard about the express edition of SQL Server 2005, and you know its free. But most of the developers I have talked to believe it is just another version of MSDE, or some fairly handicapped SQL Server look alike. SQL Server 2005 Express is neither of these, so please read on and…

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How does LINQ compare to ORM’s? OODB’s? CodeGen’s?

Readers of my previous articles know that I’m very much in love with LINQ, but also that I am not a big fan of OODB’s, ORM’s, and especially of most SQL code gens. In the newsgroups in the past I’ve been involved in many heated debates about the pros and cons. Ted Neward has posted…

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Still using VB 6?

Many users remained in VB6 because of the complexities of data bindings in WinForms in .NET 1.1. .NET 1.1 data bindings made the complex stuff easy, but often made the easy stuff complex. This was a major source of frustration, but most especially to VB developers as things that were easy in VB 6 were…

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So many versions of Visual Studio.NET 2005 – Which one do I need?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that developers ask me. With Visual Studio.NET 2005 we have broadened the appeal to developers from the Express editions (free!), to Standard (advanced hobbyist), to Professional (single developer and small teams), to Team System (Enterprise and larger teams). But what about features? Which ones include what features?…

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Having hibernation problems with XP?

Earlier this year I upgraded my laptop from 1 GB RAM to 2 GB RAM, and from that point on I could not hibernate my machine. It took me a while to associate the problem with my memory upgrade. Each time I would try to hibernate it would try and then tell me “insufficient resources…

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