BOF11 - Thanks for attending!

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I want to thank everyone who attended my Birds of a Feather session at TechEd 2007. There were about 100 people that showed up and I think we had a good discussion on what code style and standards mean and why they are important. What surprised me the most about... Read more

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Shell

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Microsoft announced a scaled down version of Visual Studio 2008 called the Visual Studio Shell. The Visual Studio Shell, which will be in beta sometime this summer, is designed to allow developers to bundle Visual Studio functionality into their own products and will integrate languages such as Fortran, Cobol, Ruby, and... Read more

Acropolis Community Technology Preview

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One of the new technologies being announced at TechEd is “Acropolis”. If you have previously used the Microsoft Composite UI Application Block (CAB) or the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF), the announcement of the Acropolis should be very exciting news. Acropolis is a replacement technology for both CAB and SCSF... Read more

TechEd Keynote

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I finally have some free time tonight from all of the activities at TechEd 2007, so I wanted to take some time to summarize what I’ve seen and done so far. To start with, I was able to get a front-row seat for the Keynote on Monday morning. The keynote... Read more

TechEd 2007 Starts

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After spending a week in Alaska where I was pretty much isolated and out of touch with the rest of the world, what better way to dive back in to the connected world than spending a week at TechEd 2007. I missed the early registration on Sunday by 10 minutes,... Read more