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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Stunning PDC details revealed!

Okay, maybe not so stunning, but in response to several requests that have come in from commenters and private email, I’m happy to be able to share a few key details that might help those of you trying to figure out your conference plans and budget for the rest of the calendar year.   Content:…

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PDC planning and your input

Back in January, my manager (Steve Cellini) mentioned that he’d kindly volunteered me to be Content Owner for PDC.  I haven’t blogged about that yet, as I’ve been spending the past 6 weeks trying to get my head wrapped around what exactly it is that I’m supposed to be doing.  I’m finally starting to get…

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Recent statements on WinFS, "Project Green"

Here are a couple pointers to the latest info we’ve made public on some ongoing development projects.  I don’t have any more insight to add, just wanted to make sure the links were out there in the world. WinFS: Comments from Product Manager Tom Rizzo in Microsoft Watch (and the requisite rampant speculation on Slashdot)  …

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Evangelism and credibility

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but finding Rosyna’s post (thanks, Feedster!) finally provided the motivation I needed.  In reference to my WinFS post from last April, she writes “I can’t help by [sic] chortle demonically as I read this”.  There was another link too that caught my attention (from a…

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What happened to WinFS?

Friday’s announcement has left a lot of people asking what happened to WinFS?  The short answer is: nothing.  But a lot happened to Windows. As I explained in my previous post, the customer and developer feedback we’ve been getting was consistent on two points: We want to start using WinFX as soon as possible, and we…

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Jon Udell's blogs turn into a cover story

Jon Udell has turned his series of blog entries on Longhorn into an InfoWorld cover story .  His editor makes the point that the blogging drove some great discussion and contributions to the final article.  It’s cool to see that discussions I took part in with Jon, like here and here, had an impact on…

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Did I misunderstand Udell's argument against WinFS?

Several responses to my last post on Jon Udell’s entries on WinFS suggest that I didn’t get the Jon’s point at all.  Dare wrote “You missed his point almost completely.” And David (no blog link provided) said “Next time, try reading the article before you respond to it.   Where does he contend that “full text…

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Jon Udell questions the value and direction of WinFS

Jon Udell at InfoWorld is doing a series of blog entries on Longhorn.  Feedster just discovered his first one, from Wednesday on the justifcation for WinFS defining a new way to manage metadata. It’s a well written entry, and deserves a well thought out response.  I did want to get out at least one quick…

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What? They cut WinFS??

There has been a great deal of hubub about what Jay Greene’s BusinessWeek article means for Longhorn, and WinFS in particular.  I’ve been surprised by the general silence on MS blogs on this topic – which is perhaps an indication that I ought to be careful myself 😉  But let me throw caution to the…

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