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  • On Expectations, PDC, Silverlight, and HTML 5

    There has been a lot of commentary over the last few days about the PDC-Silverlight-HTML5 debacle , whether it is dead or not, etc. I posted to Twitter yesterday that I had an epiphany about why the strategy was what it was. But in talking to some of my colleagues in the Silverlight world, I was able...
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  • Yahoo Dumps WPF Chat Client

    Well, Yahoo today decided to dump the one cool project they had going for them. At Vista’s launch, they showed off a WPF version of their Chat program that blew everyone away. They didn’t even actually build it, the people from Frog Design did. And they spent the last two years with their thumbs up their...
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  • TechEd Spoilers: 'Katmai' Gets Named, Storming the 'Acropolis'

    A Microsoft employee accidentally let the cat out of the bag a bit early. In a post that has since been taken down, " esendal " has announced that SQL Server "Katmai" has been re-christened SQL Server 2008 . The announcement was more than likely supposed to come at the TechEd 2007 keynote later this...
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  • Microsoft Changes the Development Game

    Today, Microsoft completely changed the web development game , and chances are, you didn't even know it. If you STILL don't think Microsoft "gets it" after today's announcements, you're probably so ensconced in your tech-religious beliefs that there isn't much hope for you anyways. “Look, I’ve got IronPython...
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  • Vista's Antitrust Complaints Just Hit a Snag

    Adobe's gonna have a lot harder time proving that XPS infringes on its territory , after the Justice Department announced today that Windows Vista and IE7 passed a thorough anti-trust review . According to the report, Microsoft and the technical committee have been offering a downloadable program that...
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  • Fun with Acronyms

    According to eWeek , Longhorn isn't the only one to have a name change. Even thought Microsoft stepped away from the alphabet soup for Windows Vista , we're back to dealing with three-letter acronyms (TLAs) for Indigo and Avalon. (Side note: isn't it funny that the acronym for Three Letter Acronym is...
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  • WinFX Runtime Beta 1

    The WinFX Runtime Beta 1 contains the Indigo communications system, as well as the Avalon UI system. This version is fully compatible with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2. This version is also the version that will be found installed by default in Windows Vista Beta 1 . Download...
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  • Avalon CTP Available To Public!

    Tim Sneath tells us that Microsoft has made the Avalon November Community Technology Preview available to everyone , not just MSDN subscribers. This version runs on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and is also relatively stable. So, now's your chance to start playing with the way to build apps for...
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  • Raise Routed Event through RaiseEvent

    (Version: Avalon CTP 2004 November) Both UIElement and ContentElement implement IInputElement interface, which defines RaiseEvent method. This post gives you an example of using it. We start with a simple Xaml file: < Window x:Class = " AvalonApplication1.Window1 " xmlns = " http://schemas.microsoft...
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  • New Avalon available at the worst time (..for me)

    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 that "yes, Avalon will run on XP". These two...
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