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And the Visual Basic Type Is....

Continuing on my last very simplistic blog post, I thought I'd show something seemingly even more basic. While the following is simple from our perspective, I imagine the coding done by Microsoft on the back-end to make this simple was much more challenging.

Sun's Proximity Communications - Removing Wires In your CPU

Wireless communication at the speed of light between a computer's processor and its memory. That is interesting! It has the potential to speed up computers by avoiding the time cost to send information through the copper wires used today. Additionally, it avoids road blocks related to lots of cores trying to access the memory through a limited bus. This is exactly what Sun Microsystems is working to create.

My Team Has Launched!

I had a conversation with a product manager on the SharePoint team while at Tech Ed that made me think "no way!" The conversation centered on the number of people and companies that were using SharePoint. The confidential information was a lot higher than I would have speculated. Unfortunately, I can't share the details of the conversation beyond saying that the SharePoint audience is huge and that a lot of developers are using or interacting with SharePoint.

Visual Basic 10 Is One Step Closer to Being C#

This past week, I was given twenty minutes to present at the Indianapolis .NET Developers Association ( on some of the new features in the Microsoft programming languages that are coming in the next releases. I was also supposed to talk on some of the stuff coming in Visual Studio "2010." It is interesting to note that although I had twenty minutes that could be stretched to thirty, the same topics were quickly overviewed at the Microsoft PDC over the course of more than five hours. 

JavaFX Makes Its Debut

Sun officially enters the Rich Internet Application market with the released JavaFX. covers the releaase at

Talking about Touching….

I was writing a new blog entry and realized that I had more to say than a blog entry should really allow. As such, I've posted my rant as an article called There is More Than Just a Little Touching….

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