• .NET Desktop

    Still Missing In Action at BUILD (Day 2)

    Yesterday I summarized a few important topics that were auspiciously missing at Microsoft's BUILD conference after the first day of sessions and keynotes. Now as Day 2 nears its end, I thought I'd revisit some of yesterday's observations and see if those topics are still missing. With both keynotes now done, it's pretty safe to assume missing topics now aren't going to get much attention at BUILD 2011. Not Missing Anymore A few things that were missing yesterday did make appearances today: WPF Half of the existing XAML story started to pop-up today. While it didn't make the keynotes, Soma and ScottGu talked about ...
    September 15, 2011
  • .NET

    BUILD Day 2 Keynote: What You Need to Know

    With the California sun now rising in the sky, it's time for another fresh day of BUILD and the all important Day 2 keynote. Like yesterday, rather than compete with the live video stream, I've real-time condensed today's keynote in to the key moments you need to get the overall jist of what Microsoft shared. This isn't a blow-by-blow blog of the keynote, but if you spend 5 minutes reviewing this post, you'll know what you need to know from the second BUILD keynote. Key Keynote Moments Windows 8 Tablet Distraction Not explicitly said or part of the keynote, it's worth...
    September 14, 2011
  • .NET Desktop

    BUILD Day 1: What wasn't said?

    Silence speaks volumes. While there is coverage ad nauseum about what Microsoft did say at today's opening keynote and following sessions, there is much less attention on what's not being said. True, there is another keynote scheduled for tomorrow, and presumably many additional topics will be covered (like tooling and ALM), but certain important topics are conspicuously absent from the Day 1 conversations. The Missing Topics Silverlight and WPF? It's clear after today that Metro style XAML apps are Microsoft's vision of the future, but what does that mean for the future of Silverlight and WPF? Of course, SL and...
    September 14, 2011
  • .NET

    Top 10 Moments from BUILD Day 1 Keynote

    When a keynote is being streamed live to the interwebs, there's really little point in live blogging. Back when I first started Telerik Watch, live streaming events were very rare, so live blogs made more sense. That said, if you're like me, sometimes you don't have time to suffer through a 90 minute event just to catch the few bits of interesting news. What you really want is a summary that tells you everything you need to know to capture the overall jist and important news in a few short minutes. Thus, this post. Rather than bring you blow-by-blow typed updates as the...
    September 13, 2011
  • .NET

    The Impact of Windows 8

    (This article is a re-post from the Telerik Watch blog by Todd Anglin) By now, you've no doubt seen the first preview of Microsoft's follow-up to the hit Windows 7 release (if not, take five minutes and check-out the video on YouTube - don't worry, it's "official" and not a leak). Windows 8 finally has a name and a face, and we finally have a (public) glimpse of where Microsoft is driving the modern OS experience. The preview does not dive deep or provide the full story for Windows 8 (expect more details as Microsoft marches towards the September Windows 8 "BUILD" conference), but it does highlight...
    June 16, 2011