PDC 05 videos online (with a few issues)

Many folks have noticed that Mike Swanson’s weeks of hard work have paid off, and the full video, PPT and demo recordings of PDC 05 sessions are now online (and that the DVD sets for attendees will be on the way soon as well.)  Seems like the videos are quite popular. With great popularity comes great…

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Another mini-guide update

We heard from some attendees that they were having a hard time choosing between DAT209 (WinFS Future Directions: An Overview) and TLN306 (The .NET Language Integreate Query Framework: An Overview) in the Wednesday 1:45pm timeslot.  To make it a little easier on folks, we scheduled a repeat of DAT209 for 5:15PM on Thursday.  Now those…

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How to build a great Windows Vista app

One of the goodies that PDC attendees will find in their swag bag is a poster called “Lighting up on Windows Vista”.  It lists the top 10 things developers can do to build apps that will run like a dream on our new OS release. We’ve now posted a short whitepaper that adds some technical…

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PDC mini-guide updates

The PDC content team is on site in LA!  It’s been an intense last month getting ready for the event, which explains the absence of any interesting blog posts from me.  If I have some time in the next few days before the show starts, I will try to write up more of what we’ve…

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PDC session list now in XLS and RSS formats

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference…by popular request, the current list of PDC sessions is now available as an Excel spreadsheet, or as RSS^H^H^H Web Feeds ;).  Any changes we make to session titles, speakers, timeslots, etc (and I’m sure there will be some) will be auotmatically reflected in these links.

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The Register gets two facts wrong about IE 7 TechBeta

Andrew Orlowski, of The Register, recently posted a very short blurb about problems with IE 7.  He makes two significant errors that I want to clear up here.  It took my all of 3 minutes to refute these statements on my XP SP 2 box running IE 7 TechBeta version 7.0.5112.0.  I showed my results…

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Avoiding memory leak patterns in your IE script

Justin Rogers, a dev on IE’s object model team, posts about his recent MSDN article on leak patterns in IE. If you’re doing serious DHTML development for IE, this article is a must read.  Says Justin:   let’s look at the following patterns: Circular References—When mutual references are counted between Internet Explorer’s COM infrastructure and any…

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What makes for a good PDC session?

The closer the PDC track team comes to locking down our session list, the more we hear from internal Microsoft platform folks who wonder why their sessions didn’t make the cut (or why out of the 10 sessions they proposed, only 1 got approved).  When the track team first started their triages a few months…

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PDC track owners are blogging…

I’ve noticed that a couple of the track owners on our virtual content team have started blogging about PDC. Mike Fitzmaurice is one of the track owners for our Office 12 and Sharepoint content.  He talked a bit about why he’s excited to have a signifcant Office and Sharepoint presence at PDC this year.  I’m also…

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