The Power of CSS

Playing around with WPF makes one thing clear: Applications are about to become a whole lot prettier. Which itself implies that the design – the look and feel – is likely to become increasingly important for every application in the same way that you expect web pages to be more that just standard buttons and…

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Finding UK-specific information for Microsoft developers

While us lot at Microsoft are pretty much aware of where to find things on the ms.com website, it’s all too easy to forget that not everyone is as close to (or obsessed with) this stuff as we are. So I thought it work posting a few links to useful areas of the UK MSDN…

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A new roadtrip audio CD for Vista and Office 12 developers?

We’re at the early planning stages for a new “roadtrip” audio CD (see this link for the current one). I’d appreciate any views on whether this will be useful. Our thinking at the moment is this: – We’ll cover Vista (well, WinFX really) and Office 12 from a developer point of view – So topics might…

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Visual Studio 2005 Express – Free product

In case you missed it: While there were plenty of announcements at the launch events about benchmarks, discounts, etc, the one that I was happiest to see was that the Express editions of Visual Studio 2005 will be free of charge to download (SQL Server 2005 Express was always going to be free, but VS2005…

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2,000 people help UK launch VS/SQL/BTS

It’s happened: The main customer launch event for the UK took place yesterday, Nov 8th. It was a fantastic day for us, with 1,500 technical people and 500 “decision makers” (CxO, IT Manager, etc), two keynotes, a host of developer and IT Pro sessions, hands-on labs, “ask the experts areas”, “chalk & talk session”, partner…

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