Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 is posted

From the blurb: New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007 Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition Additional support for project file based Web applications Windows Embedded 6.0 platform…

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2D on 3D: The new hotness

The WPF3D team have delivered one of the coolest features yet: Fully interactive 2D controls and content rendered in your 3D scene. Interacting with 2D on 3D in WPF Here’s a taste of what’s possible: Interactive 2D content rendered on a 3D object. This shows a Button and a TextBox wrapped onto a sphere. The…

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RIP MDX 2.0

I have a side project in which I implement a model of load-propagation through a structure. Then I use a genetic algorithm to find structures which are stable and which satisfy other criteria. It’s too involved to discuss here, but here’s a screen shot from an early version.    Early version of the EvolvedStructures 3D visualizer. What’s important…

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Visual Studio 2005 SDK 4.0 (December CTP) is available

I’m happy to report that the December CTP of the VS SDK is now available: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1005241&SiteID=1 Have fun writing plugins for VS. Of course, you have to be a member of the elite VSIP club to get it.  

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Expression Blend Beta (formerly "Sparkle") is available for download

I’m pleased to report that the public beta of Expression Blend, formerly known as “Sparkle” and “Expression Interactive Designer,” is posted: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EE6B5E7E-E1E8-4787-BF18-03C2E938A397&displaylang=en  I’ve been playing with it for the last several days, and it’s pretty sleek. Enjoy!  

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