Silverlight and Software-plus-Services

There are a lot of changes going on with Acropolis, with all the feedback received publicly and collaboration with other product teams internally, to provide a better developer story.  If you haven’t tried Acropolis August CTP yet, check it out at  It works with VS 2008 Beta 2.  One of the cool samples to…


Extending the Acropolis Notepad sample with a Web Browser View

I’ve just posted on the Acropolis Team Blog about how easy it is to create additional views with Acropolis to extend the functionality of an application.  The application here is the Acropolis CTP1 Notepad sample.  With just five lines of code, one attribute and some XAML declarations, and without modifying any existing code, we’ll add the web browser view shown…


Acropolis Buzz

Thanks to everyone that took a look!  I’m very excited about the buzz that’s going on.


Acropolis CTP1 released!

I’m extremely happy to say that the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Microsoft .NET Client Futures Code Name “Acropolis” has been released!  You can check it out, watch the introduction video, download the installer and documentation, and participate in the forums at 


Acropolis at TechEd 2007

I’ve been keeping track of some discussions about Acropolis, and I’m happy to say that there will be 3 sessions on Acropolis at TechEd 2007 which is on June 4-8.  From the website, filter by keyword “Acropolis”.  One of the sessions is “Introducing the “Acropolis” Client Application Framework”, with the description below: The “Acropolis” Client Framework makes it…


Team Foundation Server

I just can’t wait for the Acropolis CTP so I can blog about the exciting new Acropolis rich client framework.  On a side note, my team is considering migrating to Team Foundation Server, which is more tightly integrated with Visual Studio Team System that we’re already using, and last week I gave a short presentation on the results…