Thoughts on Office 2010 Technical Preview

While it was leaked out via a Bit Torrent, as most things do these days (erm, Windows 7 “RTM” as people are calling it) I decided to wait until it was available to me under Microsoft Connect. Yesterday I got the chance to download and install it. I wanted to share my thoughts on it as well. Native x64 Yes, Office 2010 is now available to run x64. This surprised me actually, that’s a huge undertaking and I didn’t immediately see the benefit. However, people that spend their lives doing analysis and equations in Excel that have a x64 operating … Continue reading Thoughts on Office 2010 Technical Preview

ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 Client Template Rendering – The Observer Pattern – Part 2

We last left of here, http://msmvps.com/blogs/vcsjones/archive/2009/06/07/asp-net-ajax-4-0-client-template-rendering.aspx about a simple introduction to the AJAX 4.0 Client Template Rendering. I’d catch up on that one if you haven’t read it before you read this one. Our last example was pretty simple. We took a chunk of JSON, and displayed it in an unordered list with simple JavaScript and the AJAX Framework. Let’s take this a step further with actually manipulating the data. The framework allows manipulation of data, and it does this with the observer pattern. The definition of the observer pattern is a bit weak, but Microsoft is advertising this as … Continue reading ASP.NET AJAX 4.0 Client Template Rendering – The Observer Pattern – Part 2