March 2004 - Posts
If you buy a Microsoft product, you know that it will have releases from time to time... And if you decide, you pay the upgrade price and you have the latest release.
But this is quite impossible with PocketPC.
I bought a PocketPC 2002 device in 2002, and I wanted to upgrade to WM2003, but I can't... and I can't update also to WS2003SE...
I was prepared to pay something, but I can't.
Perhaps the distribution model of PPC OS (built in Rom, updatable only by OEM and not by the user buying something from Microsoft itself) is too limited for today's rapid evolutions.
What do you think?
So I've decided to go to Amsterdam this June, to attend my third TechEd...
I've already booked the flights and in the next days I'll book the hotel (every cheap suggestion is kindly accepted :D).
Perhaps it was Tim's post (Ten Reasons for Developers to Attend TechEd Europe 2004), perhaps I want to attend the Great Pre Conference Session, perhaps I want to see all the other great sessions, perhaps I want a fresh copy of Whidbey B1/Yukon B2 (see Tim's post), perhaps I want to meet other Software Legends :D...
But what have convinced me is that I want to live the great experience with friends, collegues, MCTs, Microsoft staff, that I had last year.
If you are considering coming to TechEd, consider the big opportunity to know experts, to interact with your peers, and to network with a lot of other interesting people...
P.s. Do you know where I can find a "TechEd 2004 Europe I'll be there!" logo?
I've updated my MSF Resources list with two links:
- MSF TechEd Webcast (link to my previous post)
- Test engineering: Microsoft Solutions Framework vs Extreme Programming (very good comparison between MSF and XP -eXtreme Programming- and their different approaches to testing).
I've received this e-mail and I want to share it, and you can win a TechEd US 2004 pass too!
Beny Rubinstein, Product Manger for MSF and David Preedy of Gainsford Associates, will be presenting the first in a series of TechEd Live Meeting webcasts entitled: MSDN Webcast: Microsoft Solutions Framework Overview: Leveraging Microsoft’s best practices for planning, building and deploying a variety of technology solutions.
The first webcast is scheduled for Monday, April 5th at 11:00AM-12:30 pm (PST). http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032247758
The second live meeting webcast (same topic) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19th at 11:00-12:30 pm (PST).
Attending this webcast will qualify you for (1) TechEd US 2004 full conference pass through the Webcast Series Sweepstakes. See http://www.msteched.com/content/webcast_rules.aspx for more information on the contest.
Also, please feel free to direct any customers/clients who may be interested in learning more about MSF to this series of webcasts.
Tired of this slow GPRS connection, I've tried a traceroute:
C:\Documents and Settings\lorenzo>tracert www.microsoft.com
Tracing route to www2.microsoft.akadns.net [22.214.171.124]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 646 ms 1119 ms 1128 ms 10.136.50.3
2 1125 ms 1129 ms 631 ms 10.136.49.1
3 1144 ms 1154 ms 1129 ms 10.136.48.161
4 1142 ms 634 ms 625 ms 10.127.1.22
5 1128 ms 2709 ms 1174 ms 10.128.219.60
6 1167 ms 649 ms 694 ms 10.128.219.189
7 628 ms 1139 ms 1129 ms 10.129.211.10
8 1144 ms 1134 ms 1098 ms 126.96.36.199
9 743 ms 1129 ms 1119 ms pos3-0-0.milano1-cr10.net.inet.it [188.8.131.52]
10 1133 ms 709 ms 1139 ms ge3-1.milano1-gsr0.net.inet.it [184.108.40.206]
11 1136 ms 1124 ms 1124 ms mno-b1-pos2-7.telia.net [220.127.116.11]
12 1143 ms 1124 ms 1144 ms prs-bb1-pos1-3-0.telia.net [18.104.22.168]
13 737 ms 1124 ms 1129 ms ldn-bb1-pos7-2-0.telia.net [22.214.171.124]
14 1129 ms 1124 ms 1144 ms ldn-bb2-pos0-0-0.telia.net [126.96.36.199]
15 1125 ms 1134 ms 1139 ms nyk-bb2-pos6-0-0.telia.net [188.8.131.52]
16 1145 ms 1124 ms 3439 ms nyk-i2-pos2-0.telia.net [184.108.40.206]
17 1126 ms 1124 ms 1129 ms POS3-1.IG4.NYC4.ALTER.NET [220.127.116.11]
18 1138 ms 1139 ms 1119 ms 904.at-2-0-0.XR4.NYC4.ALTER.NET [18.104.22.168]
19 1137 ms 1119 ms 1124 ms 0.so-2-0-0.XL2.NYC4.ALTER.NET [22.214.171.124]
20 1138 ms * 1618 ms 0.so-4-0-0.TL2.NYC9.ALTER.NET [126.96.36.199]
21 1123 ms 1129 ms 1629 ms 0.so-0-2-0.TL2.SAC1.ALTER.NET [188.8.131.52]
22 1142 ms 1139 ms 1119 ms 0.so-1-0-0.XL2.PAO1.ALTER.NET [184.108.40.206]
23 1135 ms 1134 ms 1119 ms 431.ATM3-0.XR2.SJC1.ALTER.NET [220.127.116.11]
24 778 ms 770 ms 679 ms microsoftOC48-shadow-gw.customer.alter.net [208.
25 1331 ms 1253 ms 1274 ms 18.104.22.168
26 1149 ms 1298 ms 971 ms pos15-0.core1.sea1.us.msn.net [22.214.171.124]
27 799 ms 1260 ms 1148 ms 126.96.36.199
28 781 ms 1159 ms 1129 ms 188.8.131.52
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.
I hate spam comments... But I also hate how comment deletion is handled now in .Text... Too many confirms...
Perhaps a checkbox column and a delete selected...
I really hate spam comments!!!
Now that my employer has told me that they don't think it's useful for me to go to TechEd 2004, I've to decide what to do...
And if I decide to go, I've to convince my higher boss... my WIFE!!! :D
I attended the last two editions, and I found them very useful, especially the last one.
But this is the first time that I've to spend so much money by myself...
Perhaps a good sleep tonighy will help my decision...
I was thinking about all the comments, flames, reactions to the delay of Visual Studio "Whidbey" and how it was related to the delay of Sql Server "Yukon".
And now we have the Visual Studio 2005 CTP, that is far from being stable.
Is this a response to all the people that tought that Whidbey was ready for the release (without having any beta at the moment)?
Is this a recent build or an older one, made only to shut up the critics?
I've not an answer for these and other questions, but I think that if this is the current status of Whidbey, perhaps the delay is justified...
What do you think?
I've downloaded the huge 2.6 Gb image of Visual Studio 2005 CTP, and I've mounted it using Nero Image Drive bundled with the Nero 6 package.
It recognizes only .nrg (it's own format) and .iso images.
The trick was to rename the .img Visual Studio image in .iso and everything worked as expected.
I've downloaded the new SP6 for Visual Studio 6.0 (do you remenber... it was the pre-.NET era... when the dinosaurs ruled the world... many many years ago :D) and everything seems to run as expected.
The download is only for MSDN Universal Subscribers at the moment.
Many thanks to my friend Corrado for the link.
PS: Corrado, the link to the KB article with the list of all the fixes is wrong, do you have another one?
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