Adam Kinney on Longhorn

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  • Taking a break from Longhornblogs.com

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    Because I am sick of the comment spam and I like to make my own stuff, I'll now be spending all my time over at AdamKinney.com. And one of my favorite features of the new site is that it renders as xaml when requested. For more details read here or if
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  • Speaking at Heartland Dev Conf

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    I'll be giving a presentation on XAML at the Heartland Developer's Conference this week. It should be fun and if you're going to be there, stop by and say "Hi." Its always fun to talk about XAML in person.
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  • New Avalon available at the worst time (..for me)

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    What great timing! For the next two weeks, I am going to be home with my test box for one day , and out comes a brand new release of Avalon. Seriously I'm very excited to get it running and am happy for those involved in the release. Now we'll all believe
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  • Browser Technology track at XML Europe

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    This is a interesting development due to the recent surge of XML for UI talk. A new topic has been added to the XMLEurope conference , entitled "Browser Technology". In Edd Dumbill's words: The first of these new tracks is Browser Technology. The development
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  • What is XAML?

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    I've seen some talk about this recently and I've had it made it clear to me by Chris Sells and Chris Anderson . This definition is actually straight from ChrisAn's mouth: XAML is a declarative markup language that defines an object model Its not Avalon
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  • Longhornblogs.com spam

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    Wow, lots of comment spam this week on Longhornblogs.com. I've dutifully deleted around 200 comments this week. As I'm working on my new site , its really hard for me to think about adding comment functionality right now. So far I'm just following Tim
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  • Styling Longhorn OS components

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    At the Applied XML Dev Conference last week I was able to ask Chris Anderson about one of the ideas I have seen discussed on the Longhorn newsgroups and other areas. Will you able to change the theme of your OS just by changing Styles via Avalon? He answered
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  • Google Desktop

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    Wow, this is amazing. For those of you who were excited about WinFS and even if you weren't, you need to check out the Google Desktop . From the CNet article : To use Google's desktop application, people download the file, which is a thin 400K, or about
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  • XAML Presentation at the Fort Wayne .NET User Group

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    My first presentation on XAML will appropiately be in my home town at my old user group ("old" because I have recently passed on the leadership role). I'll be presenting next Tuesday on the 12th. For more details, check out the event page . Read or write
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  • Xamlon Product Demo Movie

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    In preperation for our October 4th version 1 release , we've put together a product demo movie that I'd like to share. The video includes demonstrations of multiple user interfaces with one code base, scaling user interfaces (along with a special surprise
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  • Longhorns are getting restless

    After reading Drew Marsh's latest post titled When's the next drop then...? , I think he may be on to something. Maybe the longhorns are getting restless (or spreading FUD if you prefer...) because there is no official ETA for the next Longhorn drop.
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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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  • More Longhorn 3D Desktop thoughts

    Don Park has an interesting post where he says he wants to lose the windows metaphor and work within in a 3D space. Objects recognizable by shape and location, items left in the same room you placed them last. Most of the comments left disapprove of the
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  • Jim Allchin video dissected

    Steve Gillmor dissects the Jim Allchin video in this article . I still haven't watched the video, but now I feel like I've read the book. This is an example of why some people actually get paid for what they write. Nice article. Read or write comments
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  • Worried about upgrading to Longhorn

    Andrej points out what seems to be a frequent question about Longhorn: So, why would users want to upgrade to Longhorn Client then? Joe Beda listed which hacks will be needed to get Avalon running on XP. Although Avalon on XP may still be impressive,
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  • Even more Longhorn Redux ideas

    For those of you interested in reading even more opinions on the Longhorn shake up, I found these posts pretty interesting: Longhorn Redux LongGoneHorn Redux II Longhorn Redux III Longhorn Redux IV 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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  • Avalon XP

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    Ta Da! Well that's cool. It took me a while to figure out if I was excited or not. At first I thought, it took some of the sweetness away from Longhorn. I was ready for a big revolution, one new operating system where everything was new and different
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  • Xamlon Beta 5

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    Its here! We're all very excited about this release. Its been a treat to work on a product that you are actually excited to use. New features and tools include: Visual Studio .NET 2003 integration, which lets you visually design forms and generate XAML
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