WinXP SP2(final) Build 2180 will be released soon!

Read from Windows & .NET Magazine  and know that finally WinXP SP2 is going to be released. It is Build 2180. For MSDN Subscriber could be able to download soon. However, for this week, Only English and German version. Early next week Japanese version will be there too. And lately next week, you may found in the Windows Update(When is the Traditional Chinese version????). This SP2 will be including .NET Framework v1.1 Runtime Library and its size will be 272Mb(Good news as it is now only optional to download the .NET Framework Runtime Library).

More info….

However, From MVP Private newsgroup, I heard that there will be Build 2812 or 2813…..Well, Don’t know where/how they got the news, you may found it out once you have installed it.


I received another email from Windows & .NET Magazine, and found this….X#?

Then I search on Google, Also found a Blog, Don Box’s Spoutlet(Architect, XML Messaging Microsoft). He did mention this in 2001…but….this blog has stopped since Jan2004, Don’t know why….

Well, If you wanna know more about X#, go to Web Services professionals)

X# is the name that has been given to a “data-centric” programming language that Microsoft is said to be developing in order to make it easier for a programmer to specify XML-defined data and how it should be handled by the program. Sometimes referred to as functional programming, a language like X# might allow a programmer who identified an XML document to write a language statement to address a particular data item by symbolic name and specify what to do with it.

What about F#? Here is F# in Microsoft Research

F# is combining the safety and productivity of ML and Caml with the libraries, tools and cross-language working of .NET.

New: Planning and development are now beginning for F# 0.7. A draft description of some changes in the works can be found in the version 0.7 README file.

Windows & .NET Magazine is going to Rename

Don’t know any of you is subscribing this magazine, but it is a good magazine which has many update info about windows & .NET related sever. I just know that this Magazine is going to rename, Reason? New Name? Read the following la….

As many of you already know, with our September 2004 issue, Windows
& .NET Magazine becomes Windows IT Pro.  This is not only a change
in name, but a new opportunity for Windows IT Pro to provide you with
more chances to participate and even more valuable resources to assist
you in your everyday information needs.

Over the past year we have been slowly developing a reader’s Advisory
Panel which has helped us with many of the changes you will be seeing
in our magazine and content beginning September 1st.  We would now
like to open participation in that on-going panel to a broader group of our
readers and would like to invite you to participate.

The Windows IT Pro Advisory Panel is already an influential group of
readers and web users who are called upon routinely to provide insight
and opinions about Windows IT Pro and advertiser products and
services, the IT industry as a whole, and many other characteristics of the
IT industry that are current and relevant.  Our editors and many of our
advertisers have grown to rely on the input of this group over the short
time our panel has been in existence.

We contact panel members on a weekly basis with brief, three to five
question inquiries, invitations to participate in Advisory Bulletin Board
discussions, and requests to complete on-line surveys. Occasionally, we
may even seek your insights in person in a focus group at conferences
such as Connections or Tech Ed (if we learn you plan to be there
anyway.)  Participants in many of the formats we use have told us they
are interesting and fun. In other words, we would like to maintain a
valuable and engaging relationship with you over time.  And the decision
to participate is yours each time we send a request.

As a reward for your participation in the Windows IT Pro Advisory
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may be collectables now!)  Many of the research projects themselves
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this process valuable to you as well.

If you would like to be a member of the Windows IT Pro Advisory Panel
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already have much of this information in another form, but our systems
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