System Info Utility

While searching for a utility to provide me with system specific information, such as memory used, CPU usage and free disk space, to say the least, I stumbled upon a wonderful tool!

I’m always on the quest for nifty little tools and gadgets, especially ones with a small footprint and great functionality. While reading a blog I read about this wonderful little tool that actually prints system information, such as memory and CPU usage, onto your desktop background.

I immediately downloaded it and tried it (it’s freeware) and I have to say, it’s absolutely awesome!!

Check it out and give it a try! BGInfo

Codename: Sandcastle

Enabling managed class library developers throughout the world to easily create accurate, informative documentation with a common look and feel.

Ladies & Gentlemen!

Introducing Sandcastle, Microsoft’s new software to produces accurate, MSDN style, comprehensive documentation by reflecting over the source assemblies and optionally integrating XML Documentation Comments. Sandcastle has the following key features:
  • Works with or without authored comments
  • Supports Generics and .NET Framework 2.0
  • Sandcastle has 2 main components (MrefBuilder and Build Assembler)
  • MrefBuilder generates reflection xml file for Build Assembler
  • Build Assembler includes syntax generation, transformation..etc
Sandcastle is used internally to build .Net Framework documentation

Download it here: Sandcastle – August 2006 Community Technology Preview (CTP)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e82ea71d-da89-42ee-a715-696e3a4873b2&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft MVP MEA Open Days 2006

Omar and I are attending the Microsoft MVP MEA Open Days 2006 in Antalya, Turkey. I have to say, if there is one thing I’ve learned so far, it’s that when you give freely to the community the community will give back to you, one way or the other.

I really look forward to going back to Kuwait and work really hard, because knowing what I know now, things are really falling into perspective. I’ve learned a lot here, even about things I really thought I knew quite well.

Things like Windows Vista RC1 (and the many new enhancements there), Office 2007, LINQ (and DLINQ) and Atlas! I’ll be blogging about all of these and much more within the coming weeks so stay tuned.