Headed to BASTA! 2006

I will be speaking at the 10th anniversary Basta! conference this week on the .NET Framework 3.0 (in particular the presentation foundations with several demos).  If you are going to the conference, I look forward to meeting you!


IronPython V1.0 Released!

Congratulations to the IronPython team for releasing their final version of V1.0 for production use.  The project, including all the source code, can be downloaded here.  Jim has more background here.


.NET Framework 3.0 RC ready for download

NETFX 3.0 just went live on the web today, you can download it here.  NETFX 3.0 contains Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow, and Windows Cardspace.  You can find out more information about the Go Live program here. Finally, you can also download the SDK for this release here. Congrats to…


Bringing .NET to the XBox with XNA Game Studio Express

When I was 11, I was introduced to my first computer (an Apple II) in school and had started to write programs for it.  I was so proud the day I re-invented the bubble sort on my own and showed it to my parents (who really had no clue whatsoever why that would be interesting). …


Channel 9 video on .NET FX 3.0

The Channel 9 gang has just posted a video I did with Duncan on the .NET FX 3.0.  Hopefully the video will help clear up many of the questions we have seen.  Keep your questions/feedback coming!


.NET Framework 3.0 Install White Paper

Annie Wang (PM on our setup team) has written a detailed white paper that just got posted on MSDN.  This paper outlines how to detect which version of the .NET FX you have on your machine both through the registry and browser caps (depending on your application type)…


More on .NET Framework 3.0 Naming…

Wow, it is great to see the level of passion around the .NET Framework!  I wanted to add some additional comments to the discussion to continue to clarify some things.  One thing that is clear to me in reading through the comments is that many have been thinking of WinFX as a separate thing from…


WinFX 3.0 Renamed .NET Framework 3.0

Soma announced today that WinFX is being renamed to .NET Framework 3.0 to help out with developer confusion.  There are a set of common questions that have been asked in the post: 1.  What version of the compilers are being used?  .NET FX 3.0 is built on .NET FX 2.0 including the CLR and BCL. …


Red Bits and Compatibility

Doesn’t Side by Side Cure All? Soma posted in his blog how we plan to produce an updated version of the .NET Framework that maintains compatibility.  This particular subject always draws a lot of passionate opinions.  I’ve heard the opinions from the polar extremes.  This is a common example: “There is absolutely NO reason to…


.NET running on XBox 360

Mike’s blog has some great screen shots of some C# apps running on the XBox.  I had a chance to play with some of the games on a dev kit last week.  Very cool!  I can’t wait to get my hands on it…