Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I've Moved...

I'm now posting on MSDN. Check it out here. Please update your RSS or ATOM feeds!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

EastBay.NET Launch Event -- TONIGHT

I'll be speaking tonight on WCF in Pleasanton (a.k.a "P-town") for the EastBay.NET UG's Vista launch event along with Deborah Kurata and David Klitzke. Bring your appetites for Vista, WPF and WCF presentations as well as REAL FOOD! Yes folks, we'll have dinner tonight from Erik's Deli. :-)

For more information check this out. See you there!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Upgrade your May CTP VB LINQ Samples to Orcas March CTP

If you are playing with LINQ in Visual Basic, you'll probably want to check out Jim Wooley's post on how to convert a VB LINQ project from the May 2006 LINQ CTP to the March 2007 Orcas CTP. The syntax has changed including the order of the Order By and Select clauses. Even though it may look weird to the SQL people, there is a good reason for it, actually. Putting the Order By clause fixes a scoping issue where you now don't have to select the fields you want to order by. There's also now no need to put a := for named parameters, you can use the more normal =. Anonymous types also have a new syntax. Better intellisense should help you out. Julie also has some good information as well so check her (I mean her blog) out.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Orcas March CTP Now Available

If you haven't seen it yet, here it is. VPC images and regular install packages are both available. (Though the specific feature list doesn't look like it's updated yet, you can read the overview.) A lot of things are finally coming together but I'm personally excited about LINQ. This CTP has the same features as the May LINQ CTP including LINQ to SQL and VB's XML literals. I'm off to download!......