Behind the camera on Channel 9

Recently, at the suggestion of Robert Scoble, I started going behind the camera on Channel 9 doing interviews and video recording. Listed below are the recent Channel 9 interviews I’ve done behind the camera. The most recent ones listed first along with Scoble’s comments when he posted them on the Channel 9 web site. I…


Back from fall 2005 European event tour

I arrived home yesterday from my fall 2005 European event tour. I spoke at the Visual FoxPro Developer Network event in Utrecht Netherlands, in Frankfurt at the 12th annual Visual FoxPro Developer Conference 2005 in Germany, and at the Switzerland FoxPro User Group in Zurich hosted by Microsoft Switzerland. All the events were a great…


VB and VFP, teams and technologies working together

For many years, Microsoft has stated that there probably will never be a new VFP.NET language nor any conversion tools for moving VFP source code directly to .NET. The runtime, language, event model, etc. is all unique in VFP compared to the .NET CLR (common language runtime) and .NET Framework classes. Any conversion tool that…

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VB and C# considerations for VFP developers

A few weeks ago, there was a thread on the Universal Thread asking which .NET language VFP developers should select for those interested in learning and using .NET, primarily those VFP developers adding .NET to their programming skill set. I received positive feedback from my UT reply post, so I thought I’d re-post it here…


Microsoft After Dark on Launch 2005 webcast

Microsoft After Dark on Launch 2005 webcast, an educational and entertaining conversation over a blackjack game with some Microsoft executives and MVP/RD influencers. Interesting merger of streaming video and dynamic HTML content. Topics are Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006. From the transcript summary: On the 7th we’ll be broadcasting Steve Ballmer’s keynote on http://msdn.com/launch2005….


PDC 2005 video and slide content online

The session content for PDC 2005 is now online (slides and videos of each session). The 250 hours of video is free online for six full months. For more information including how to obtain the content on DVD, refer to Michael Swanson’s Blog post on PDC05 Sessions Online blog post. I spoke at PDC last…


Channel 9 video on VFP 9.0 interop with VS 2005

A new Channel 9 Video interview has been posted titled Visual FoxPro 9.0 interop with VS 2005 with Robert Scoble interviewing me showing demos of new ideas for upcoming Sedna (see Microsoft Visual FoxPro Roadmap) as well as examples of usages of VFP 9.0 interop with .NET today. These demos and a few others were…


JFast – Joint Flow and Analysis System for Transportation

JFast is a currently based on Visual FoxPro 8.0, and DPRA developers are currently working on an update for JFast based on Visual FoxPro version 9.0. JFast uses .NET for specific parts of their applications, primarily .NET WinForms (smart client) coded in Visual Basic .NET along with some ASP.NET for developing SharePoint web parts. In…


SP4 released for or both SQL Server 2000 and MSDE 2000

Visual FoxPro 9.0 (as well as VFP 8.0 and VFP 7.0) includes MSDE 2000 on the CD for optional installation. In addition to providing the latest updates and fixes, SQL Server 2000 SP4 provides enhanced performance, security, and serviceability.


Many great VFP books at www.Hentzenwerke.com

I was recently taking with Whil Hentzen about the various VFP books available through www.Hentzenwerke.com. This week I received a copy of the book What’s New in Nine: Visual FoxPro’s Latest Hits. This is a really great book. Check out the table of contents and you’ll see the book is packed with great chapters on…