Greg Schechter has begun a series that covers the ins and outs of the new effects API in WPF 3.5 SP1 (3.6??). This is the real effects API we in the WPF community all been waiting for. It’s completely GPU based and unlocks an infinite amount of potential for WPF designers.
Somasegar broke the news this morning and provides some details of what to expect from the service packs. Jump on over to his blog to read about it and then click here to start downloading. Also note that if you’re using Expression Blend 2.5 preview, there’s an update to that which makes it work with […]
Well they demo’d the new WPF effects at the Mix keynote, but they didn’t show off any code. Guess that makes sense since it’s the keynote, but I’m really itching to find out how they were implemented. Anyone know where I can find some sample code??? Maybe I just need to wait for one of […]
Microsoft has made the Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit available here. Note some of the links that go into detail are still not working as I write this, but the main page gives a glimpse of what we can expect. You probably want to check out the new developer features that IE8 will bring to […]
Just saw this over on Ars, the Singularity OS from Microsoft Research is now available for download. In case you’ve never heard about this project, it’s an operating system written almost entirely in managed code. Very cool stuff.
ScottGu has unleashed a set of posts (main post here) that shows off some of the new features of Silverlight 2. Looking at the samples, it’s safe to say Microsoft heard us loud and clear when we said that Silverlight really needs to reach a better feature parity with WPF if it hopes to embed […]
I’ve had access to it for a while, but just got around to installing it. The good news is now anyone can now because it became public today. The install experience went very smooth and I haven’t had any problems since installing it (earlier today). I developed in VS2008 all day, used Outlook, browsed the […]
Plain and simple, Mass Effect is one of the greatest games I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The story is amazing (you become totally immersed in it), the graphics are supreme (in fact they push the 360 a bit too hard at times) and the gameplay is signature BioWare . If you haven’t […]
Wow, Microsoft is really on a roll here these past couple weeks. First, IE8 is officially announced here on the IE Blog and then PeteL, a member of the IE team, announced he’s already uploaded the VPCs and is just waiting for them to propagate to all of Microsoft’s content servers. So, I guess we […]
Hot on the heels of the release of the Parallel Extensions (aka PFX) yesterday, Channel9 has posted a video where Anders Hejlsberg and Joe Duffy answer some of the whys and hows. Definitely worth checking out. Also, check out this screencast (also on Channel9) where Daniel Moth shows PLINQ in action and discusses some features […]