PDC bound

I’m lucky enough to be able to post with the following image: I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else heading to PDC 2005 in Los Angeles in just over 5 weeks time.

FxCop and generated code

If you struggle with FxCop complaining about code that was generated for you, say from WSDL or XSD, then help is (well, will be) at hand. In .NET 2.0 (RTM), the tools generating this code will introduce a [GeneratedCode] attribute that signals to FxCop that it should relax its rules. Since you don’t have any…

Best IE7 Review

Sam Gentile has the most succinct review of IE7 I’ve seen yet: “It certainly sucks a lot less now.” Praise indeed, and I certainly hope it is at least that good. :o) As far as headlines go, however, this one takes some beating.

Presence Controls for Microsoft Office Communicator 2005

The Presence Controls are designed to provide presence information and real time collaboration options to Microsoft Windows Forms, Web Forms and GUI applications that are based on the Microsoft Win32 application programming interface. The controls provide developers of these applications with the ability to drag-and-drop the control from the toolbox in Visual Studio onto applications…

Toshiba Tecra M4 crippled in the UK

I’m one of those people who has followed the exploits of Eric Mack with his new Toshiba Tecra M4. In fact, I’ve been a fan of the concept of a tablet since it was first announced. That said, I use my laptop as a desktop replacement so although I really wanted a tablet, I wanted…

Dogs and work

Seeing Mike Stall’s post about how his black Lab reminded him of race conditions provides me with an opportunity to mention the contribution my dog has made to my career. Holly is a Border Collie cross and she’s approaching 10 years old now, though she hasn’t quite learned how to act like it yet. She…

Improved printing in IE7

Now that we’ve released IE7 Beta 1 to a developer audience, Markus posted about the improvements we’ve made in printing. He’s written up a good overview and I just want to emphasise what you’ll probably see highlighted most everywhere about both IE7 Beta 1 and Windows Vista Beta 1: this is just the beginning. We…