A while ago I blogged about Unitus and the great work they are doing in the area of microfinance. Currently, we are going through “Giving Campaign” at Microsoft where we focus on increasing the awareness of giving back to the community. It is awesome to see the kinds of things that people give – be it money or mindshare or time back to the community.
Recently, I had an opportunity to talk to Charles Torre from the channel 9 team. As always, it was fun. The fact that it is unscripted and not knowing what Charles is going to ask you makes it all the more fun.
Windows Vista is round the corner. Windows Presentation Foundation that is shipping as a part of Vista is a great step forward as developers think about differentiated user experiences.
WPF is a Windows Vista era of smart-client technology that integrates UI (controls,
I am excited to announce that John Lam will be joining the .NET Developer Platform team in January 2007. John comes with a great background in dynamic languages. He implemented the popular RubyCLR, which is a Ruby bridge to the .NET Framework.
It is personally fun and exciting for me to see other teams around Microsoft do great work. Today, the IE team shipped Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. Congratulations to the team!
IE7 makes it easier and safer to browse and develop for the Web.
A couple of weeks ago, we delivered the Visual Studio 2005 SDK v3.0 on the Microsoft Download Center. This is a good milestone for our VSIP partners as well as the broad community, as it contains many exciting features that allow people to extend Visual Studio.