Silverlight on Linux

Something I will definitely be keeping my eyes on.  Stuff like this tells me we’ve come a LONG way since the 1990’s …  “After a great deal of work between the Moonlight and .NET teams, we’re ready to formally announce that we (Microsoft and Novell) will be bringing Silverlight to Linux, fully supported and including application…

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EWeek: "Microsoft Plays to All Developers"

Here’s an article that catches a glimpse into what makes us tick over here:http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2106952,00.asp “We want to focus on how software development might change over the next 10 years,” Kass said. “And as corny as this sounds, I think [VSTS] is a way for us to change the world. I bought into it, and I…

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Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

In today’s diagnostics news…  Just got email announcing the Winternals RTM of version 5.0 of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset available to client SA customers via the “Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack”  — http://www.windowsvista.com/optimizeddesktop 

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Visual Studio 2005 Profiler Documentation

If you’re looking for MSDN documentation on the Visual Studio 2005 Profiler, here’s the main starting point: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/z9z62c29(VS.80).aspx I just realized this page doesn’t actually have the word “profiler” anywhere on it, making it really hard to find for people searching on the “profiler” keyword.  PS: This is not entirely an attempt to manipulate weak minded search…

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SourceSafe on Vista

If you’re a SourceSafe on Vista type of person, here’s some current information from Richard Berg to be aware of — Part 1:http://blogs.msdn.com/richardb/archive/2007/01/23/clarifying-sourcesafe-support-on-vista.aspx Part 2:http://blogs.msdn.com/richardb/archive/2007/01/26/sourcesafe-on-vista-part-2.aspx  

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powershell

Port 25 has some video up to coincide with the powershell (monad) release: http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/11/14/powershell-released-an-interview-with-architect-jeffrey-snover.aspx  

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photosynth

Cool project of the day: ” Photosynth takes a large collection of photos of a place or object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed 3-Dimensional space.”  http://labs.live.com/photosynth/default.html   

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VSTA released

If you’re into app customization — “Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) was released as an integrated component of the 2007 Office system earlier this week and is now available to both Office developers and ISVs!” http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/extend/vsta/    

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Tim O'Reilly interview

Interesting conversation with Tim O’Reilly on Port 25  : “as we build these new applications … it’s less and less about source and more and more about shared activity … we’re moving into the era of network effects in data … and increasing returns that come from collaboration … and systems that get better as more people…

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unconferences

Came across this today, I’d love to see more unconferences, I’m a big fan of forums where both teacher and student are learning at the same time… :) “It rapidly became apparent that high-visibility speakers didn’t know a whole lot more than the audience,” Gold said Wednesday. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/15027805.htm

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