Adam Kinney on Longhorn

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  • If Avalon were delayed...

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    An eWeek article by Darryl Taft , brings up the idea that Avalon may miss its release date in 2006. So the question is would that be good or bad? DonXML gave a comment saying that would be a bad thing and developers would lose respect for Microsoft. Sure
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  • Get your DeskTop SideBar today

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    If you like the idea of the Longhorn Sidebar, you've got to check this out. You can get your own very configurable, very skinnable side bar for Windows today at DeskTopSideBar.com . Read or write comments on this entry
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  • Joe Beda becomes one of us!

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    Joe Beda, development lead on the Avalon team at Microsoft, becomes one of us (well most of us) - a user of Avalon, rather than developing Avalon. He's leaving Microsoft to work for Google... That just made me a whole lot more interested in the products
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  • "It's a whole new development platform"

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    Why do we have to wait so long for Longhorn? It's a big release, and pulling together that many pieces in an integrated fashion, it's bigger than anything we've ever done," said CEO Steve Ballmer . "I always tell our people relative to our scale, it's
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  • Longhorn Book Watch

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    I get a lot of requests on what books are available on Longhorn and XAML. Unfortunately there are not many, but I've made a list of books in production that I know about. If you know of any that I am missing, please leave a comment. Read or write comments
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  • Longhorn Dev Center gets a new polish

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    The Longhorn Dev Center has been redone with a few new graphics and a quickstart bar on the top. Most noticable images are the many faces of Chris Sells done via vector drawings. Very cool response to the many poses of Kent Sharkey on the ASP.NET Dev
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  • Longhorn Meetup next week

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    The numbers on the Longhorn Meetup Members page give the impression that somewhere (India especially) people are actually "meeting up". In my area we have only had one official LH MeetUp, and that one was even coordinated by IM because the votes were
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  • Are you a WILY developer?

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    I don't believe there are any outside of Microsoft who can actually call themselves a WILY developer, but I thought I'd pass on the acronym. Kent Tegels has been using it for awhile as a way to categorize blog entries on W hidbey, I ndigo, L onghorn and
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  • Paul Thurrott speaking on Longhorn

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    Paul Thurrott of Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows fame will be speaking tomorrow night at the Huntsville New Technology User Group to celebrate their sixth anniversary. I've never personally heard Paul speak, but for all of the effort he has put
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  • Windows Longhorn Buzz

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    Feedster has setup a Longhorn Feedpaper It should be interesting to see the results that show compared to the basic search feed for longhorn and xaml Just the other day, I was talking about how blogs and RSS are like the first cars. It was much better
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  • Channel9 Wallpaper

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    Following up on the wallpaper thread on Channel9, I've created my own version of the Channel9 avatar. Sure was nice to get back into Photoshop, its been a bit dusty lately. Available in: 1600x1200 1024x800 800x600
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  • Longhorn Evangelists on .NET Rocks!

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    I just finished listening to the .NET Rocks! MS Longhorn Evangelism team episode . Let me start off by saying, I'm a big .NET Rocks! fan. I don't think I've said it before, but its definitely an entertaining and informative show. And when you're sitting
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  • "Why Longhorn Matters" from the Mac perspective

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    Ian Bettridge has a nice conversation going on in his comments section about Miguel de Icaza's Why Longhorn Matters post . Its nice when you can hear from Mac users who are beyond the "MICROSOFT SUXXORS!" mode. “Regardless of what you may think
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  • Miguel de Icaza on Longhorn

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    Miguel de Icaza talks about Longhorn and Planning for the Future. I like how he doesn't discount Longhorn just because the features may have been done already in some form of open-source, but realizes the power, in what I mentioned earlier as implementation
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  • Tech MeetUps

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    Although MeetUps rarely happen in my area ( Fort Wayne, IN ), I thought I would pass along the latest MeetUp I have signed up for. http://sqlserver.meetup.com/ Currently only ten members, this must be a new group. Our user group does not have enough members
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  • Paying for online content?

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    So via Feedster I found a new article on XAML entitled A Standards-based Look at XAML's Features . The problem is it looks interesting, but its a Premier Club Only article and I would have to pay $10 a month to get into the club. I guess I have become
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  • Preparing for Tech-Ed

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    I found out yesterday, I am on my way to Tech-Ed in San Diego this year. I haven't been to Tech-Ed since 2000, so this should be a real different experience. I've changed a lot and so have my responsibilities at work. I imagine I will be able to get a
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  • Use XAML in .NET today

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    Adam Young wrote up an article on DevX on how you can use XAML in .NET today. He has come up with an interesting solution using the classes in the System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters namespace to parse actual XAML files. A custom section is used in
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  • Commentary on the first Chronicles article

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    There's some interesting commentary going on over at OSNews.com in response to my Chronicles of a WinFX Developer article. There's a post in their comparing the new features of Longhorn and C# to existing open source technologies. Sounds interesting,
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  • The beginning of the XAML Manifesto

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    Stuart Celarier, a man who seems to be missing a blog, has done a lot of work on the Developer FAQ for Longhorn posted on MSDN. Tonight he has initiated the development of the XAML Manifesto on Channel9. He has listed a few topics to start with, that
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