Have email viruses had their day?

ZDNet reports that some attendees at the Infosecurity Europe conference think the email virus’ heyday is over. This is an interesting observation and one I’ve noted just this week. Much of my personal e-mail is delivered through a service with mail filtering outsourced to Postini. Here, unwanted mail is blocked on the server and identified…

Channel 9 content

There have been some interesting Channel 9 videos recently. The video with Bill Hill was about 90 minutes long but interesting all the way through. I cited the Rick Laplante interview the other day. Today there is an enthralling piece with Jim Allchin about Longhorn and his vision for the Windows platform. The thing that…

Contract First web service design

The debate about the “contract first” approach to designing web services has been raging again. This usually revolves around whether to design WSDL and XSD first and then implement this, or whether to write the code first using your favourite WS stack and use the WSDL that results. First, here are some of the recent…

Team Foundation Installation Guide – Beta 2

The latest version of the Installation Guide for Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server is available for download either as a CHM or PDF file. This covers the system requirements and install instructions for both single and dual server installations of TFS. It also contains instructions for the Team Foundation Client install.

Whidbey Beta 2 Sign-off

As Scott Guthrie reports, Beta 2 for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 was signed off at the end of last week and will be available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads soon. This is a milestone long awaited by many and comes complete with the “Go-Live” license enabling production applications to use the beta…

UK C++ Briefing with the product group from Redmond

Microsoft UK are running a free technical briefing in Reading next week with members of the C++ product team coming over to present. They’re keen to speak to C++ developers about the new compilers, improved VS2005 environment, and the new MFC and ATL classes. There will also be several developer evangelists from Microsoft UK present…