Visual Studio "Orcas" March 2007 CTP is available for download

… from the Microsoft Download Center. Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” is the next generation development tool for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web. Visual Studio code name “Orcas” delivers on Microsoft’s vision of smart client applications by enabling developers to rapidly create connected applications that deliver the highest quality rich…


Ted Neward on Rich Office Client Applications

Over on the InfoQ web site Ted Neward has published a new article on Rich Office Client Applications. “Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s)” vs “rich client” or “smart client”: the user experience is driving the adoption of a hybrid client, using the best of both the client-side and the server-side. In this article Ted talks about…


Does your application run on Windows Vista?

Last week I blogged about “How Adobe Products (Not) Support Windows Vista”. I posted this because I had some trouble installing an older version of Acrobat Reader on Windows Vista. But after a quick search I found out about this .pdf file where you can check if you’re Adobe software is going to run on Windows Vista….


More WPF applications, all based on the new Reader SDK

A couple of weeks ago I posted a list of cool WPF applications. This list of applications published on the Channel9 WPF Wiki is updated daily. And the list is growing. Check it out! Three of the applications added this week were all amazing news reading applications that can be compared to the New York…


SmartPart for SharePoint: now with AJAX support

During last TechEd in Barcelona, Jan and Patrick delivered a session “Building Web Parts the Smart Way”, where they showed the power of the SmartPart. As we launched ASP.NET AJAX during the conference – which resulted in an AJAX pre-conference and 7 AJAX related sessions – there was quite some interest from SharePoint developers in how…


e-Learning: Free ASP.NET AJAX Training

[Via Brad Abrams] In the Microsoft e-learning developer catalog (web section) a new online course on “Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft® ASP.NET AJAX Extensions” is available for free. I have been playing around with ASP.NET AJAX since the CTP’s and beta’s but I’m going to block some time early next week to go through…


Countdown to MIX07 and gadgets

MIX is Microsoft’s premiere conference for web developers, designers and business professionals.  MIX07 will explore the next generation web technologies that help consumer-oriented, web-based businesses unlock new revenue opportunities and lower development costs. MIX is a forum for discussing ways to bring technologies such as ASP.NET AJAX, WPF/E, Media Center Edition, IE, and the Expression…


Seattle: a new daily direct destination for Air France

From June 11th 2007 on Europeans will have another option to pick a daily direct flight from central Europe to Seattle, Washington. Air France today announced they will be having a daily direct flight from Paris Charles De Gaulle to Seattle Tacoma. The press release (French-only) can be found here. Flight schedule will look like this:…


Interesting links from my unread RSS Feed Items

Due to a busy travel schedule and working on the agenda of Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007, I haven’t been able to read all the posts from the blogs I’m subscribed to. But this week I’ve a couple of days of holidays, which allows me to catch up on “unread” RSS feeds. Here are the…