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WF 4.0, Dublin and Oslo Oh My!

October 28, 2008 Leave a comment

No, I’m not attending the Microsoft love fest known as PDC (although I would have loved to go, I just couldn’t arrange it).  So instead, I get to stay at home and read all about the cool new products and frameworks that Microsoft is announcing (and download the CTPs too).

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you’ve heard something about “Oslo”.  Although like me, you’ve probably not been able to fully understand just where MS was going with all of this.  Well they’re finally starting to present more of their vision for the future of development.

Here’s a link to a good overview that MS has just published (written by David Chappell).  It provides a high-level overview of how some of these future pieces will fit together.  The pieces in this case are WF 4.0, Dublin (Windows Server extensions) and Oslo (Modeling repository).

The books are here

June 18, 2008 1 comment

The author copies of my new Pro WF for .NET 3.5 book arrived today.  They look great!  So if you’ve pre-ordered the book from your favorite on-line book seller, they should be shipping any day now.  The official release date is next Monday the 23rd.

Visual Studio 2008 now available

November 20, 2007 Leave a comment

After a long wait, Visual Studio 2008 (formerly known as Orcas) is now available. I’ve been using beta 2 for some time now and it’s been very stable. .NET 3.5 is also included with VS 2008. I’ll now have to find a spare day to uninstall the beta and install RTM.

Here are a few pertinent links:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb608344.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/express/

Let the downloading begin!