July 2006 Entries
One of the things I hope after the long battle of the last months on the
virtualization field is that the number of free virtual machines to test
products will increase a lot. Lots of times it's difficult to prepare a totally
new environment to test a product and sometimes you're discouraged... having a
ready-to-use virtual machine it's surely a good thing (and permits you to save
lots of time).
Today I've discovered that the Mono Team has prepared a VMware virtual
machine with a complete Mono environment. This is a great news and a big
chance to test this...
The last announce by the IE Team will originate a big discussions I think: Internet Explorer 7 will be distributed as an high-priority update via Automatic Updates.This is an important decision in terms of security (all the Windows installations that works with the old IE version will be updated in a simple manner) but this is a decision that will have some countersides. The first is that all the web applications that will be developed must be absolutely tested under the new environment, in order to avoid problems when IE7 will be the default choice for lots of users.The second...
The Windows Forms Team has just released a new whitepaper called "Creating
Smart Application Layouts with Windows Forms 2.0", that explains
how to use the new Windows Forms control to create extensible and "nice to see"
I think that giving us tricks on how to enhance UI designs could be extremely
interesting: developers can't be an artist on UI design, but having a nice
looking application is a must today!
In these days I'm really busy with lots of projects (old and new) and I think
this is the cause that I'm loosing some interesting cool releases like the
just discovered Mobile
Client Software Factory.
As described by Microsoft, "The Mobile Client Software Factory provides
integrated guidance to help architects and developers create line-of-business
Windows Mobile applications that interact with back-end systems over networks
such as WiFi and GPRS that might be intermittently available.
Architects can use the Mobile Client Software Factory to create baseline
architectures for their organizations. A baseline architecture is a starting
point for implementing instances of similar applications...
Today, during the break on a conference I was doing for customers, I've sen this news: Sysinternals, the company founded by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell, was acquired by Microsoft.I'm very happy for Mark (one of the guru of Windows internals and a people that I appreciate a lot) and I hope that Microsoft will be able to gain lots of useful resources from this join.For example, why not integrate some of the Sysinternal's tools (I'm thinking to the unvaluable Process Explorer) ino some version of the future OS?However, congratulation Mark!
I'm a big supporter of corporate's blogging, because I think it's a big
chance for a company to demonstrate how it's opened to listen to customer's
requests and opinions and it's a big chance for a customer to have a direct
contact with the teams too.
The news that another big company like Dell
has opened a new corporate blog is extremely interesting: I recommend to check
the new One2One Blog by
Dell, you'll found something really interesting
Guys at Dell, you've done the right choice!
What a wonderful night... after 24 years, we're the World
Today at office there's a new atmosphere: we're tired after the big
parties last night, but we know that this is one of the events that we'll
remember for the eternity.
Congratulation guys, all the Italy never stop to say you thanks for these
Last week I've spent 3 days on a customer in order to trying to improve
performances on certain applications they have. The day before I've spent 2
hours on preparing tools and a demo on my notebook, an old P4 Sony Vaio 17" with
1Gb of RAM that has always done a great work during these years. When I arrived
to the customer's site, I've turned on my notebook and... no sign of life!
I've tryed to replace and remove the battery, the disks, the RAM modules but
nothing happens: the notebook was dead!
Now my dear Vaio is on...
I've talked in the past about how Dynamics NAV 5 will be a
consistent revolution on all the aspects. One of the main things that I want
to take in consideration today is how the development effort will change
with this new release of the product.
The main questions that I receive from customers are: C/AL will be available
again? What about actual implementations of objects?
Dynamics NAV 5 will embrace (and I'm really happy to say
this) the .NET world: Dynamics NAV applications will be written again
with C/AL code, but this C/AL code will be translated into .NET
code and compiled into a managed...