Yukon Engine: CLR Integration III

The story so far: Part I: Overview of CLR Integration Part II: Creating and Hosting Managed Code in Yukon At the end of the last instalment, we’d created a simple user-defined function in C# and used the CREATE ASSEMBLY and CREATE FUNCTION statements to catalogue the assembly and function. But so far we’ve really only…

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Yukon Engine: CLR Integration II

In the last instalment, we discussed the support in Yukon for writing stored procedures, user-defined functions and triggers using managed code. At this point, you might be wondering whether these new capabilities are the death knell for writing these objects using Transact-SQL. By no means! Both managed code and T-SQL will continue to play an…

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The Exception Back Stop

One of my Paris-based colleagues, Nigel Watling, regularly posts insightful nuggets of information to an internal distribution list he’s responsible for. I suggested he start a blog back at TechEd last year, since he’s got enough material to make it really interesting. In the meantime, he pointed out a really useful sample that should be…

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Epiphany in Advent

I’ve had something of an epiphany about Windows Management Instrumentation today. I always used to think that WMI was one of those dreary but worthy things that only systems administrators used to be interested in. A big improvement on SNMP for remotely configuring a file server, sure, but of limited interest to developers? I’ve just…

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Yukon Engine: CLR Integration I

I thought it might be of interest to some to put a few notes up from the talk I gave on Yukon development last week. If nothing else, it’s helpful to me to have as a reminder for the next time I give this talk! I’ll split this into several parts for ease of access,…

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Write Console Apps with .NET

I’ve been really amused by how excited people are by the enhanced console support in Whidbey. At our developer conference, there was a smattering of applause when Kieran demonstrated a text-mode version of Space Invaders written entirely in managed code (and that’s saying something – whilst US audiences are generous with their applause during sessions, we’re…

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Yukon Engine: Slides and Demos

Following on from Friday’s talk on Yukon CLR integration and other engine enhancements, the following resources are available: Slides (limited notes included) Demos (require Whidbey and Yukon PDC builds) Happy to receive feedback or suggestions for improvement.

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Reflections on the UK Developer Briefing

Last week was a quiet week on the blogging front, mainly because there was so much going on elsewhere. In particular, our team held our semi-annual UK developer briefing on Friday, which was the culmination of many weeks’ effort. We had over 500 people attend to hear sessions covering Yukon and Whidbey, with a keynote…

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Taking a Look at the Bigger Picture

Anyone remember TerraServer? About five years ago, it was one of our higher profile demonstration sites – over 1TB of satellite imagery data crammed into a single SQL Server database. That doesn’t sound nearly as impressive today when I’ve got a single 500GB USB2 drive humming quietly under my desk, but at the time it…

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XAML Patch for Visual Studio “Whidbey”

A patch has been made available for the Longhorn SDK and Visual Studio “Whidbey” releases distributed at the PDC; it fixes a number of issues with editing XAML files. They warned about some of these problems at the PDC: many times you’d create something that was perfectly valid XAML but still had red squiggly lines…

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