Category: PDC2008

PDC2008: Introducing BizTalk Express, sorry, Dublin

28 Oct 2008

Just at a session on BizTalk Express, sorry Dublin… Dublin is a set of extensions to Web Application Server (WAS) also known as Web Process Activation Server (also WAS) – confused yet?! Basically, Dublin allows hosting of WCF/WF services/workflows on IIS/WAS. What it adds though is UIs for Hosting,...

PDC2008: Wow, look Windows 7, it’s so exci… zzzzzzzz

I’m sorry, is it just me? I just can’t get excited about Windows Vista R2, sorry, Windows 7. [side note: Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 use v6.0 of the windows kernel. Windows 7 uses v6.1 of the kernel. They’ve also upgraded Windows Server 2008 to use v6.1 –...

PDC2008: New features in C#

26 Oct 2008

Just been to Anders Hejlsberg’s talk on the future of C#, where he outlined what’s coming in C# 4.0 and (some) of what might come in C# 5.0. Importantly: C# 4.0 focuses on Dynamic Languages (i.e. the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR))  and concurrent programming (i.e. programming for multi-core CPUs)....

PDC2008: Microsoft unveils Windows Azure at PDC 2008

Well, I’m at the Microsoft PDC (Professional Developers Conference) 2008 at the LA Convention Center in LA. The keynote session is happening at the moment – Ray Ozzie has just announced Windows Azure, the new name for the cloud-services platform (I had heard that they would call is Windows...