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Moving to Visual Studio 2008 and Team Foundation Server 2008

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During the Christmas holiday, I started migrating my customer's development environment to the newest set of Microsoft development products. We already planned to do this a bit earlier, but since we had to wait for the first VS2008 CTP of the Patterns & Practices Web Service Software Factory ...

January 11, 2008

MVC Framework versus WCSF’s MVP

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Last Friday, I gave a talk on the P&P software factories at the December edition of the Software Developers Event in Ede. As can be expected from an enthusiastic audience, somebody asked me about the comparison/positioning of the Web Client Guidance Bundle's Model in relation to the new MVC F...

December 18, 2007

Slides from Visual Studio 2008 and Design Patterns sessions

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As promised, please find the corresponding Powerpoint slides from my last two technology sessions. I still have to clean-up the sources for the design pattern examples, so that may take a while. But I'll make sure to post these as well. Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Design Patte...

December 7, 2007

Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 has been released

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I assume all of you know by now that Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 to manufactoring. If you don't, you must be living in a cave or something. Nevertheless, if you want, you can download trial versions from here. If you have an MSDN Premium subscrip...

November 21, 2007

TechSessie over Visual Studio 2008 en C# 3.0 op 29 november

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Op de TechEd in Barcelona heeft Microsoft de afgelopen week aangekondigd dat de RTM versie van Visual Studio 2008 nog voor het einde van de maand beschikbaar komt. Het zal je dan ook niet verbazen dat er veel te horen en te zien was over alle nieuwe mogelijkheden en handigheidjes die Microsoft's ...

November 9, 2007

Web Service Software Factory : Modeling Edition is live!

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This must be the first time I've actually been a witness of a Microsoft product being released while sitting next to the guy who did it. So it's done! The final bits of the new Web Service Software Factory : Modeling Edition have been release by Don Smith, the product planner from P&P, right ...

November 8, 2007

An awesome experience

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Yesterday was my big day. I finally got a chance to present some of my experiences working with the P&P software factories and factories in general next to Mister Software Factory Don Smith and Mister Enterprise Library Olaf Conijn. In the morning I did actually attend a session (not worth me...

November 8, 2007

At the auditorium

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Check out the picture below. It's me, Don Smith and Olaf Conijn speaking at the auditorium of the Barcelona TechEd 2007. Check out the full story at our Aviva blog.

November 8, 2007

Day 2

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Well, it was a very difficult morning indeed. Last night, we went to Olaf Conijn's party at the beach of Montgat and met with him, his twin sister Judith and Don Smith, Product Manager of P&P. Each of us brought some drinks and snacks and we had a great time talking about lots of useless stuf...

November 7, 2007

First day at the TechEd Developer 2007

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In contrast to last year's TechEd, the first day is not a pre-conference day, but starts with the traditional keynote. However, we did not know that it would not start until 14:00. So we used the morning to do some shopping and getting ourselves a nice (but cheap) breakfast in the sun. I finally ...

November 6, 2007