Return from Tech Ed

Hello all,  It’s been two months since I last posted. I have been kept pretty busy during this time. I spoke at Tech Ed Australia, Tech Ed NZ, and Tech Ed South East Asia. When I got back, I got piles of email to get back to!  I want to thank everyone who attended my…

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Acropolis August CTP (VS 2008 Beta2 Refresh) Release available now

Since VS 2008 Beta2 RTWed, I have gotten quite a few customers asking when we’ll be refreshing “Acropolis” to work with VS 2008 Beta2. Today, I am VERY happy to annouce that “Acropolis” August CTP (aka VS 2008 Beta2 Refresh) is available! 🙂 This release is mainly an update so that our customers can continue to evaluate “Acropolis” with…

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"Acropolis" meet the team on Channel 9

Is this the Acropolis video week or what? All the videos our team has done with Virtual TechEd, Channel 9 and so forth are all being posted. I swear.. this was totally not planned. I actually have no control over when these videos get posted. Check it out: https://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=332664  Let me know what you think

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Acropolis on Virtual TechEd

Come see me interview David Hill and Scott Morrison on Acropolis here. As the community PM, I interview David and Scott on some of the most frequently asked questions about the “Acropolis” project. This was my first real experience in being an “interviewer”. I had a lot of fun doing it. Let me know what yout…

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New Acropolis videos…

The Acropolis Tech Ed presentation are now available on http://windowsclient.net/Acropolis ! Let me know what you think.  I also recorded a new video named “How do I use Layout Panes” as part of the “How do I…” series on WindowsClient.Net. My intern David Poll recorded a new video “How do I use Views” that is…

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"Acropolis" July CTP Available now!

I am pleased to announce that Acropolis July CTP release is now available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=44977885-86B5-4AA0-9F20-DB365BFB9D10&displaylang=en Features available in Acropolis July CTP includes:- Transition Animation improvements – You can now add transition when changing page in TabLayoutPanes!- Better Design Time support- Better Custom Theming support- Various bug fixing driven from community feedback  This release includes…

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Acropolis on .NET Rocks!

Come listen to the interview Richard and Carl from .Net Rocks did with me, David and Nathan during TechEd! 🙂 http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=248 It was alot of fun talking to Richard and Carl. They were great. We covered topics from why is our project named “Acropolis” to many facinating details of the project. Let me know what…

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Secret Themes in "Acropolis"

I am going to start blogging on http://blogs.msdn.com/Acropolis as soon as TechEd is over and I can dedicate time to post detail code samples and description of our features. For my loyal readers on this blog, I will share with you some of the “not as publized” features we have hidden in the product. So,…

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Acropolis vs SCSF/CAB FAQ

Glenn Block from the Patterns and Practices team (the guys who made CAB) blogged about some common asked questions relating to Acropolis and their project. Check it out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock/archive/2007/06/06/acropolis-the-future-of-smart-client.aspx  Here is a quick snippet of the most common question asked: What happens to SCSF when Acropolis ships? Will p&p still support it? With the…

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Introduction to Acropolis Layouts

Once you start an Acropolis applicaiton, you can see in the Acropolis Wizard, the fourth page allows you to select a “Layout” from the drop down box. “What exactly am I selecting?” you might be thinking… so each of these selection correspond to an UI element that Acropolis provides. (All of which lives in the…

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