I remember the cinema event we did a year ago… and today…

…we are doing another one together with MSDN Connection Austria. But this time we are doing it the other way round: first go to cinema, then code something and finally win one of three really cool prices if you are one of the three best coders… The first 500 registrations for MSDN Connection Austria will get a…

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2005 Launch Event Tracks … nearly ready

Wow, what a hard week. But we are nearly ready with defining the most important details for our launch event on November 22nd in Vienna. Currently we have planned two tracks for .NET developers and web developers, one track for database developers (SQL Server 2005 CLR, XML…) and 3 tracks covering SQL Server 2005 (DBA,…


Planning Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Launch Event

Well, just back from vacation and I am finding myself deep in content planning for our big launch event on November 22nd 2005 in Vienna (yes, if you are interested, save this date because it’s already fixed!!!). We really want to do a one-day developer conference with in-depth content for our developer and architects community….


This is a cool site – escape from yesterworld

Just before I go on vacation for a week (yes that’s short:)) – this is really a cool site. When you take a look at it first you won’t even believe that it has something to do with SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Explore it, it’s really funny:). Play a little bit with…


Enterprise Services with .NET arrived

Last week I got my first copy of Christian’s new book, Enterprise Services with the .NET Framework. This is really a cool book with lots of great content about Enterprise Services. From my perspective it’s one of the few books that describes a couple of things in a really clear and understandable way you cannot…


Smart Document Framework for VSTO 2005 presented at TechEd Europe

Wow, what an amazing week. TechEd Europe was really great and I enjoyed it (I am happy about the feedback for my Smart Documents session;)). Finally I have developed an updated version of my Smart Documents Framework – this time for Visual Studio Tools 2005 for Office. This framework covers the following things: Basic interfaces…


Visual Studio Tools For Office – 2003 and 2005 Side-by-Side

Currently I am using both, Visual Studio 2003 and Visual Studio 2005 for creating Smart Document solutions. I have installed Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 side-by-side on one machine and when you want to debug solutions written with .NET 1.1 you have to bare in mind, that Office 2003 (winword.exe and excel.exe) always loads the…

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Composite UI Block at TechEd

On Tuesday I had an email in my inbox – “Just released, Composite UI block”. And actually yesterday Alain Leroy and I did a demo about that thing in the Architecture session “Demystifying the Smart Client” at TechEd. Actually this block provides you with a web-part like framework for creating Smart Client applications that allows you to…

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Presenting in the Boarding Room of IAEA

Today Alex and I did a full-day workshop about .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 for the International Atomic Energy Agency … and the great thing about that is when doing such a whole day workshop there for the development teams across their departments they book their Boarding Room for this event. That’s really great -…


Preparing for TechEd Europe while doing last part of local road show

Two weeks ago we started with our local road show called Big>Days through Austria. For our developer track I have prepared three sessions full of “exploring new things of Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0” and Alex has prepared a session about SQL Server 2005. While today we start traveling to the last two locations,…

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