Archive forSeptember, 2005

Transformations ?

I’ve got to say, I am really loving LINQ.  This stuff is so very cool.  One thingy I think is missing though is a formal way of defining a transformation. A common scenario is data or xml needs to come into and out of business objects.  In the first versions of .Net the means of […]

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Browsing the GAC

You can make it possible to browse the GAC like a set of folders and files and hence access assemblies that are only in the GAC.  Typically I just use a command prompt to do this, but there’s a registry hack which lets you do it from explorer: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion]“DisableCacheViewer”=hex:10 Toogle […]

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Beyond LINQ …

Without doubt, there’s some pretty cool stuff coming our way with LINQ, especially XLINQ in VB And although I’ve seen some criticism of DLINQ, I think it advances us miles ahead of where we are today.  The challenge there now is for 3rd party ORM vendors to integrate that in a seamless way, and for […]

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Erik Meijer on LINQ

A great post by Erik on LINQ and the language of choice  😀  

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The future’s so bright ….

Stop everything and check out the VB9 language futures at :http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/future/ there’s even an example compiler you can run with the Beta of VS.NET 2005 !! So make sure you check out the LINQ docuement then the DLINQ and XLINQ ones as well.. oh and of course the VB 9.0 one too My favourite has […]

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Channel 9 woes (and Bill Gates)

Robert Scobble posted a video of Bill Gates up on Channel 9.  This was really cool, as I was having a conversation about Bill Gates just the other day, about how much I love watching/listening to him talk.  The thing I love about Bill’s talks is he talks about the future, the big picture.  He’s always […]

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My 5 seconds of fame …

Geoff points out a “VIP sighting” in the background of Betsy‘s video .  And yes the beer I am carrying is a VB thanks Geoff, real shame you weren’t there.  Oh, and nice to meet you Betsy  

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Just for Leon…

Secret Geek blogs about the Snippet Editor the Vb team and I have been working on in our spare time (is there such a thing ? )  TechEd Oz attendees got a world first preview of the soon to be released version.  I also finally got to meet Leon, and considering he “seems” like such […]

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Software updates and limited users

How do you deal with this ? Obviously if the application is run under the limited user’s account it can’t update shared files in the program files. As a consumer who runs as a limited user I came across this annoyance when using new software from one of the local banks (I won’t say “which […]

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It was BIG !!

Well TechEd Oz was definitely BIG !! I had a great time, thanks Chuck and Frank and all the MS people that helped to put it together. I hope those who attended Nick and mine’s session had a great time. I definitely appreciated all the positive feedback you guys gave I didn’t get to as […]

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