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Word just came out before Christmas that Microsoft will be holding the next Professional Developers Conference (PDC) October 2-5, 2007 in Los Angeles. This will also include two days of pre-conference on September 30 and October 1. I can't wait! Its almost a year out but the PDC is always a good spot to glimpse the future. Seeing with the engineers ......

Well, i have been here since Saturday and its Tuesday now. I have been hitting teched since the early 1990's and have been to many cities around the us. Up to now, i thought that LA was the worst evenue. Now i have to say Boston is right up there with LA now. It takes me from 40 minutes to an hour to get from the hotel to the conference center. Thats ......

Just got into TechEd on Saturday 6/10. First time i had a chance to post in awhile. Been working 60+ hours a week and traveling too. So its been busy. I will put more stuff into the blog this week on teched as i see things happen. If you are here, make sure you get your logistics in place. The convention center is big. Ken ......

One of the most important things in security is to setup a practical set of security features. A layered approach is to me one of the best approaches and it allows you to protect the most important things and make sure they are hard to get to. Lets take a quick look as it applies to home security. In the case of home security, you buy a house in a nice ......

The new Security Developer Center on MSDN has some great links on security topics. This site will be frequently updated and has key things you should know.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/security/securecode/application/default.aspx

 



Well, i just got appointed by MS as a MVP of Developer Security. So i plan to start hitting some of my favorite topics here.

I should be starting this topic in a day or so.

Cheers,

Ken



Well, here it comes. This new version of Windows Server 2003 makes it easier to implement and mange servers and applications. There are many new features in this server that will impace IT from the system / network managers to end users and developers. From the .NET Framework 2.0 to the new security and management features, this version will open up ......

I have been working for about 7 months (since 2005 B2) .

They work great together except for one thing. Sometimes when building a 2005 app, I forget about the great debugger and being able to edit code on the fly. Then its like, duh!

Its also cool that you can use 2003 components right in 2005.



The information below is pretty wild. .NET 2.0 is really great. I have been teaching on this since Jan 2005 and using it in production since B2 came out around March. I must say I am really impressed with both performance and ease of use. Of course, I use VB.NET all the time. 1. NET vs. J2EE and IBM WebSphere Adoption for Mission Critical Apps: The ......

Good coding practices are required to build applications. I suggest you check out: http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/C... The Code Auditor is an awesome product from my buddy Adam's company SSW. I found it to be a really great tool. I ran the Code Auditor against our Access 2 .NET product (built with VS.NET 2003) and the Code Auditor helped me find ......

The developer community is excited about the approaching Visual Studio 2005 launch. Developers love Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft’s customers can’t wait to deploy it. 32X just closed a deal where I convinced the dev team to move to 2005 in 5 hours. They were wowed by cool features like the class designer but also features like the new ......

VSTO 2.0 rocks. One of the cool things is the serverdocument class. It lets you access documents without even have office installed. This allows you to dig into a document and get things out of it like chached datasets.



I am teaching a Ascend class on VS2005 in Paris now (June 27,2005).Started a VB vs C# discussion.One of the guys said VB.NET used to gen noop lines in msil and it bloated the exe in 1.1.So he tried it in 2.0. Now VB does not do it but C# does so the C# exe is larger than the VB one.3 cheers for the VB team ......

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