The Tralee WinFX event is on *Thursday*


With apologies: The WinFX event in Tralee is on Thursday (as always), not Friday as previously indicated here.  My apologies for any inconvenience my earlier post may have caused.  Looking forward to seeing you in lovely Tralee tomorrow.


 


I received some very kind feedback from my other WinFX talk, which I gave at IT@Cork on Tuesday.  WinFX, as you probably know, is the developer platform that will be introduced at the same time as Windows Longhorn.  I hope the whirlwind glimpse I offered of Avalon and Indigo gave everyone a sense of the engaging stuff that’s coming down the pipe.


But on the roadmap between here and WinFX is the 2005 suite of technologies and .NET version 2.0.  The best way to get ready for WinFX tomorrow is to be working in managed code today.


So if you’re the sort (like me) that wants to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s latest and greatest, your call to action remains the same: get your hands on a copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and start your exploration. 🙂


Mind you – if you’re curious about what’s coming in late 2006, and happen to be near Tralee tomorrow, I look forward to seeing you there!

Comments (6)

  1. Tom Raftery says:

    Another bit of feedback for you Rob – the Visual Studio 2005 Beta won’t install on my Mac. That may not surprise you too much but I have Virtual PC installed on the Mac and previous versions of Visual Studio (and SQL Server) have installed and run on the Mac no problem.

  2. RobBurke says:

    What version of the Visual Studio 2005 beta are you trying to install into the Virtual PC? I run Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 (both Express Edition and Team System) inside Virtual PC every day. Whether Virtual PC is running on a Mac or PC host should be irrelevant.

  3. Tom Raftery says:

    Hi Rob,

    the latest app I tried to install was Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta 2

  4. Tom Raftery says:

    Hi Rob,

    the last time I tried to leave this comment it was truncated half way through (probably because it contained a hyphen. Thehyphen and all text after it were truncated).

    latest app I tried to install was Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta 2

  5. Tom Raftery says:

    AAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

    it wasn’t the hyphen. It seems to have been the number two.

    Here’s the comment again:

    Hi Rob,

    the latest app I tried to install was Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta two

  6. Tom Raftery says:

    One final attempt:

    Hi Rob,

    the latest app I tried to install was Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta two The version number of the install file was two point zero point five zero two one five point four four