New Episode of The .NET Show : Longhorn Indigo

We’ve just posted a new episode of “The .NET Show”. This episode focuses on “Indigo” which is a major aspect of the “Communication” pillar of Longhorn.

You can view it here:

John Shewchuk has been one of the major players in the design and creation of Indigo, and so I invited him to come on the show and share with us some of his background and insights regarding how applications might be able to build upon a common communication framework. And to show us how Indigo fits into the programming model, I invited Steve Swartz to walk us through some code which illustrates how easy it can be to work these features into your applications.

In the past, building this level of inter-application communication has almost been rocket science. It was difficult, complex, and time consuming to assemble all of the necessary components, and often very design intensive to get it properly worked into your overall application design. Hopefully this episode will show you how we’ve been able to streamline this process.

And for our “Somebody” segment, Erica interviews Kevin Gjerstad from the Avalon team.

Next Friday we will be filming the next episode of The .NET Show. This one will be on WinFS.

-Robert Hess

Comments (6)

  1. Joku says:

    Great show. Interesting background details in the first part. While the previous show did not give any clue about anything really, this really helped understanding not only Indigo, but also a whole lot of the web service fuzz in general.

    Oh and please get Bill on the show (this year ?-) to do some geek talk and vision stuff.

  2. Whoo hoo, about time you got yourself hooked into the blog scene Mr Hess.

    Matthew Cosier

  3. Art says:

    Great to see a .NET Show blog. I’ve been a fan of Erica and yourself since the beta 1 days (Gee – it was called the MSDN Show then – maybe it will be again).

    If you run out of stuff to blog about concerning the .NET Show, how about some articles about drinkboy.

    Keep up the good work.

  4. Michael Carr says:

    There’s something I’ve been curious about for a while… it appears that you are still using Windows Media 8 to compress your video for delivery. Any reason why you haven’t switched to Windows Media 9 yet?

  5. Robert Hess says:


    We are just trying to be mindful of folks who might not yet be running the Media 9 codex yet, however we will be moving to this shortly.