One important ingredient to the software factories concept is the ability to quickly & easily build your own domain specific language (DSL) + accompanying tools, designers, etc. Microsoft now releases the first technology preview of a tool (for VS2005) which allows you to do this.


Why the name “software factories”?

Just came across this explanation of why Greenfield et al. chose the name “software factory” for their new approach to the industrialization of software production. Should clear up some confusion around that term.


Dirk & Uwe bei GIGA TV

Meine hochgeschätzten Kollegen Dirk und Uwe waren kürzlich bei GIGA TV zu Besuch und auch live im Fernsehen zu bestaunen. Anlaß war der GIGA Homepage Award. Natürlich hat unser Oberkameramann und Sharepoint-Guru Frank Fischer ein Video daraus gebastelt, das hier zu bestaunen ist. Viel Spaß!

Windows Mobile Development Webcasts @Learn247

Here is an announcement from our EMEA evangelism team for those who want to learn how to use .NET for building mobile applications (in case you did not attend one of my presentations during my recent TechTalk tour 😉   Looking to build applications for mobile devices like the Windows Powered Smartphone or the Pocket…

Remote Display Control for Pocket PC

Just finished the first in a series of talks about mobile development (“TechTalk”) here in Germany, and again I noticed that one of the things which fascinate people most is a small little tool called “Remote Display Control” that I use for demos and such, and that lets you view and control your Pocket PC…


TechTalk: T-Mobile SDA zu gewinnen [Germany only ;-]

Gute Nachrichten: Unser Windows Mobile Marketing Team läßt sich nicht lumpen und sponsort für meinen TechTalk einen T-Mobile SDA (techn. Daten hier). Das wahrscheinlich coolste aktuelle Smartphone mit Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition könnte also vielleicht bald Dir gehören! Was dafür zu tun ist? Zum TechTalk kommen, zuhören und den Feedbackbogen abgeben. Aus allen abgegebenen…

It’s TechTalk Time again [Germany only! ;-]

Hallo liebe Freunde des gepflegten TechTalks, hier ein Hinweis in eigener Sache: Im Rahmen des neu aufgelegten TechTalks werde ich im Oktober in 10 deutschen Städten in Sachen Mobilität unterwegs sein. Thema: Neue Mobilität – Das .NET Compact Framework 2.0 & SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition (Mehr Infos hier.) Für die Neueinsteiger in Sachen “mobile…


Blog to be seen

Oops – I’ve been cited (somewhat incompletely) by eWeek in this article about the VS2005 Beta 1 Refresh release (what a product name! 🙂 Meanwhile, my colleague and infrastructure guru Frank Fischer here at MS Germany has managed to really get the 3-VPC scenario up and running (with a few issues still waiting to be…

Longhorn in 2006, Avalon + Indigo on XP/2003

I’m currently in Bellevue, WA, attending a Microsoft event for us developer evangelists, and I’m just back into my hotel room from a meeting with Jim Allchin who gave us an update on the Longhorn roadmap – you can read the official press release here. (You can, as expected, find the first derisive comments already,…