Feature Specifications for Visual Studio and .NET Framework

Thursday, 23 November 2006

Microsoft have started to publish the feature specifications for Visual Studio and .NET Framework that will be part of the next version.

Syncing with iPAQ and Vista now working

Friday, 17 November 2006

The trick is to install the "AMD64" version of the Windows Mobile Device Center (even if your CPU is not an AMD)!

Now my iPAQ is synchronising nicely again.

I'm also downloading the Vista RTM at the moment from Microsoft Connect (as a Beta Programme participant).

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 RTW

Friday, 17 November 2006

SharePoint 3.0 has RTM'd, or should I say "Released to the Web", as Microsoft appear to be using for some of their products now.

Nothing at the moment to indicate that you can install it on Vista (which would be handy for development)

Tabbed user interfaces

Friday, 17 November 2006

I've been using Firefox for web browsing since it's first release, so I'm quite used to tabbed-browsing.

The new version of Firefox (and IE7 too) has made a small change to how tabbed browsing works - the 'close tab' button is now part of each tab.

Firefox tabs

What I've realised is that there's a difference now with how Visual Studio works - it's tabbed editing environment is like the old Firefox method - there's just one 'close' button over on the right-hand side.

Visual Studio tabs

I'm not sure which way I prefer - I can see advantages to both, but I just wish that I could make all the apps do it the same way and not be inconsistent now.

I haven't tried any of the CTPs of the next version of Visual Studio yet, but I would guess that they'll change Visual Studio to mirror tabbing in IE7 (and Firefox 2).

Sitemaps

Friday, 17 November 2006

Looks like Microsoft, Google and and Yahoo! have been collaborating on creating a standard for a sitemap file - used by search engines to get a better idea what pages are available to be crawled and if they've been updated recently.