Saturday, December 23, 2006

VMware Workstation 6.0 Beta

It's simply the best, better than all the rest: VMware Workstation 6.0 beta can be downloaded here. Besides support for Windows Vista and multiple monitor display, VMware Workstation now integrates with Visual Studio!

Workstation integrates with Visual Studio and Eclipse so you can deploy, run, and debug programs in a VM directly from your preferred IDE.

How cool is that! Currently I'm enjoying some time off from work, so plenty of time to poke around with some new stuff ;-).

And to conclude this post:

Have a nice Christmas and a happy New Year. Peace!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

System.Configuration 2.0

Today I was working my way through migrating a web service application from .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0. One of the things that I came across was the new architecture of the System.Configuration namespace. I'm using two custom configuration sections in the web.config and the compiler issued a warning error (ALWAYS treat warnings as errors) that the ConfigurationSettings class is obsolete. Apparently it has been replaced by the ConfigurationManager class. I used this class before but I must admit that this was actually the first time I tried to create a custom section in .NET 2.0. So I started my hunt for more information and examples, and after some disappointments I found two very good articles on The Code Project:

Unraveling the Mysteries of .NET 2.0 Configuration

Decoding the Mysteries of .NET 2.0 Configuration

I'd like to share these with you, my loyal readers ;-) because they really helped me out today and hopefully they will be useful for you too.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Microsoft Windows Fiji

The next version of Microsoft Windows: Fiji. I just can't keep up!

Update: Looking at Fiji and Vienna

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.0

Microsoft released the Microsoft Robotics Studio to manufacturing. I already mentioned in a previous post that the Microsoft Robotics Studio contains the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR). I cannot follow all this great stuff coming from Redmond. So many great things to learn and so little time. Ah well, that's life I suppose.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Windows 3D

Charles Petzold announced today on his blog that he will be writing a new book that is called Windows 3D: Three-Dimensional Graphics Programming for the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation. If everything goes well, it will be available next summer. People who read this blog know that I like his work very much. Keep those bibles coming Charles!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

WCF Coding Standard

While the blogosphere is full of the first CTP of WPF/E, I'm want to mention something about an old technology, namely WCF. The nice people of IDesign already published their C# Coding Standard, and now they've added the IDesign WCF Coding Standard to their repertoire. Hurry up, and download it before they change their minds :-).