A Couple of Avalon Express (XBAP) Demos

Some technologies are cut, others just get renamed so many times that people think they’ve been cut! Ever since the first public unveiling of Windows Presentation Foundation, we’ve supported both standalone and browser-based applications. On the browser side, applications run in a partial-trust sandbox that allows a subset of WPF functionality to be supported securely….


Windows Live Custom Domains

I try to be a good Microsoft citizen – using our software wherever possible, providing feedback to the product teams, filing bugs, and generally dogfooding. (Hopefully that doesn’t imply that I’m blinkered to the merits of other software: I certainly don’t mean to imply that we have the best product in every space, or that…


The Difference between CTPs and Beta Releases

In response to my last post announcing the WinFX Runtime Components November CTP, kettch posts the following: “this is not a beta this is a ctp. CTP’s are by their very nature broken. With beta releases there is an effort made to fix some bugs and at least get things somewhat stable, with the CTP…


WinFX Runtime Components November CTP Now Released!

With every CTP, we’re another step closer… This release is particularly exciting, because it is based on the final .NET Framework 2.0 bits. You’ve no excuse now for not installing WinFX and starting to prototype a great Windows Presentation Foundation application! Download the various bits from the following locations: WinFX Runtime Components (Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows…


WinFX and the Visual Studio 2005 Final (RTM) Release

Today is the end of a long road for the Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 teams – many congratulations to them on shipping! The book I co-wrote five years ago concerning development for SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services may now be officially considered obsolete! For those of us who focus on WinFX development, this…