December 2004 - Posts
Microsoft's new year resolutions here
Got these greetings from one of my friends
May the year 2005 give -
Independence of Java
Power of Unix
Popularity of Windows
Extensibility of J2EE
Luxury of .Net
Efficiency of C
Ease of VB
Robustness of Oracle
Vision of UML
Simplicity of HTML
Style of Mac
Dexterity of Photoshop
Enormity of 3D Max
Vastness of Internet
Compactness of JPG
Richness of BMP
Coverage as Yahoo
Reach of Google
Prudence of Froogle
Security of Norton & McAfee
Intelligence of Unreal
Realism of Max Payne
Speed of NFS
Fun of RoadRash
Intelligence of Chessmaster
Impression of Quake3
And the goodness of all software that comes for free
Microsoft released the first CTP Release of Express Manager (XM), a lighweight adminitration manager for SQL Express.
Download SQL Express and Express Manager Community Tech Preview
Steven Lees, the Group Program Manager for Visual Basic & Alan Griver , the Group Program Manager for Visual Studio Data Groups, visited Satyam today as a part of there Visual Basic . Net Tour.
There was a 2 hours of interesting session on what VS 2005 has for VB.NET developers.
I could recollect the following being discussed:
- Strongly Typed Resource Model
- The new 'My' keyword
- XML based code comments
- Smart Tags for Code correction help and suggestion for code fixes
- Insertting XML Based snippets
- Use the power of window developement and deployment as web
- Click Once Deployement
- Improved Look & Feel with Tool Strip and Menu Strip Controls
- The partial types
- The Class Designer
- Improved Debugging features
The smart tags that would help the developers for code correction interested everyone :). The XML based code snippets would be one thing that would really interest the third party vendors.
And the Class Designer of VS Team System 2005 is really cool!!!
They had more to cover, but time was not sufficient.
Seems like more was covered in the MSDN sessions, but I couldn't make it this time ;(
Seems there will be more India per Microsoft :-)
University Relations India Connects with New Microsoft Lab
Redmond - Microsoft Research announced plans to establish a new research lab in Bangalore, India in January 2005. The lab, which will be led by Dr. P. Anandan, a former research manager in Redmond, will initially focus on five areas of research - multilingual systems, technologies for emerging markets, geographical information systems, and sensor networks. The new lab will help forge collaborations that Anandan initially helped to foster with India academics. These collaborations were further strengthened through the University Relations program in India, which was initiated by Microsoft in 2001, and is currently being managed by Mythreyee Ganapathy.
Microsoft Research Announces Plans To Open International Research Lab in Bangalore, India
BANGALORE, India -- Dec. 1, 2004 -- Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corp.'s 13-year-old basic research arm, announced today that it has selected Bangalore, India, as the location for its third research facility outside the United States. Microsoft Research Lab India Private Ltd., scheduled to open in January 2005, plans to employ about two dozen scientists, interns and support staff in the first year. The Bangalore lab joins Microsoft's Redmond, Wash.; San Francisco; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Cambridge, England; and Beijing labs in bringing together great minds to build a world-class global research organization with more than 700 scientists on staff. P. Anandan, an internationally renowned researcher in computer vision and video analysis and a seven-year veteran of Microsoft Research in Redmond, will lead Microsoft Research India.