Windows 7 Development Resources

I’ve been digging deeper into Windows 7 development and all of the things that you can do with it (around jumplists, multitouch, sensors and location, etc.), and I’ve compiled a list of resources for others interested in Windows client development.  I’ll try to keep this list updated with new resources as I find them.    …

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Work-Stealing in .NET 4.0

There is some truly amazing support for parallel programming in .NET 4.0.  One of the compelling new features of the Thread Pool in .NET 4.0 is work-stealing, which allows work to be processed by worker threads more efficiently.  First of all, in addition to the global queue, there are local queues for each worker thread. …

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Parallel.For in .NET 4.0

In version 4.0 of the .NET Framework, there is a lot of support for parallel programming.  One cool class to know is System.Threading.Parallel, which contains a number of static methods to parallelize loops and regions.  Consider this code which uses a for loop:  static void ComputePerfectSquares1() { Int64[] perfectSquares = new Int64[arraySize]; for (int i…

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.NET User Groups in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee

Michigan    Michigan Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group Third Wednesday of the month, Southfield, MI   Ann Arbor .Net Developers Group Second Wednesday of the month, Ann Arbor, MI   Greater Lansing User Group .NET Second Thursday of the month, Flint, MI Third Thursday of the month, East Lansing, MI   Microsoft Developers of…

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.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 released today

The .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 was released today.  You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7.  As noted on the website, the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements: ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding framework that enables rapid data driven development without writing code, and a…

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Lansing Day of .NET

The Lansing Day of .NET will be held this Saturday, June 21, 2008.  Like previous Days of .NET, there is an amazing lineup of speakers.  Check out the session list – topics include WPF, WCF, Windows Workflow, Silverlight, the Dynamic Language Runtime, Windows Live, SQL Server 2008 development, LINQ, and various testing topics.  I’m going…

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