Windows Vista, .NET Framework 3.0 and Office 2007 have all RTMd

Great news and a big “Well done!” to all the teams who have been working so hard on these great products.  .NET Framework 3.0 is now complete and available for download – enjoy! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10CC340B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&displaylang=en  Windows Vista is now complete and will soon (November 17th) be available to MSDN subscribers http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions   2007 Office Microsoft System…

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Getting old – and the "if only i had read that first" syndrome

I have been quiet on my blog lately – in part due to holidays in October and November and in part due to a busy period at work. I was storing up lots of things I wanted to blog about and then on the last day of my holiday I ended up in Accident and…

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Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 Links from Overview Session

Just completed an overview session for some of our UK partners – and promised to quickly share the links from the session. Updated to include Nicks links. Windows Vista RC1 and .NET Framework 3.0 DownloadsMy colleague Paul Andrew has a great post with the links: http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew/archive/2006/09/07/745701.aspx  Workflow Linkshttp://msdn.microsoft.com/winfx/technologies/communication/ http://msdn.microsoft.com/workflow  http://wf.netfx3.com/ .NET Framework 3.0http://www.netfx3.com/ VistaMSDN Windows Vista…

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And so it starts…. Internet Explorer 7.0 Finished …

We are working with UK early adopters around the Betas of Windows Vista, .NET Framework, Office and Internet Explorer – and we are all looking fwd to each being released to manufacture. Well – today marks the first – Internet Explorer 7.0 is now available for download. Yippeee…. enjoy. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/default.mspx 

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"Top Level" technologies/products not supported on Windows Vista

We are investing a lot of time in ensuring applications that work on Windows XP will work on Windows Vista – and we have a great deal of info to help developers get their applications working on Windows Vista at www.devreadiness.org but after the info I shared on MSDE not being supported, I often get…

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Useful Resources for Architects in the UK

The following are worth sharing if you are an Architect in the UK. The VSTS session looks especially interesting as it has a number of none Microsoft speakers. Subscribe to the Free Architecture Journal The Architecture Journal is your resource for perspectives from experts: inside the community, on top of the issues, and across enterprise,…

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Testing tools for Rich Client – Win Forms – applications?

I have had two of my ISVs ask me pretty much the same question – what tools exist to help test rich client .NET applications – and did Microsoft have anything to help? Well, firstly I don’t think we do. Visual Studio Team System includes testing tools for unit testing of classes and performance testing…

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Microsoft ATLAS (AJAX implementation) gets new name(s) and should release end of 2006

I haven’t been near ASP.NET development for 3 years – but I know some of our ISVs have had a very large interest in AJAX and will be extrememly pleased to hear that we will be releasing it before the next version of VS.NET. Details of this and the new names can be found at…

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Sharepoint 2007 ebook and good overview article on Sharepoint Workflow

This week we were running a 3 day Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server lab for our UK early adopters. I went along to “make the tea” as my MOSS knowledge is pretty low – leaving the real work to colleague. In trying to not look completely stupid I used the following two resources. I would recommend…

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Workflow Designer Hosting

My colleague Mike has completed a series of posts on hosting the Workflow Designer. Important? Yepo – as right now the documentation in this area is somewhat sparse. I posted on this back in May and have not seen that much stuff come through since then. I did come across a useful post on hosting rules…

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