rhm wrote:FoxPro is only for existing FoxPro users anyway. Nobody is going to switch to it from SQL Server. Actually I'm pretty amazed MS is still developing it, it must still have a pretty big user-base (databases are like Cobol, pretty hard to get rid of).
Anyway, I like the way Ken is doing all these random demos and Scoble is like: yeh, that's cool in a not-quite-sure-what-the-point-is tone of voice. Then Ken generates some RSS and he livens up totally "THAT'S AWESOME DUDE!" (I added the dude bit but you get the picture).
You sensed that too! I understand what Ken is bringing across the relevance of FoxPro with continued evolution of Microsoft's other developer products such as Visual Studio 2005, XAML, Avalon and how it will still have meaning in the Longhorn time frame.
As for packaging, it doesn't really make much sense anymore, we are not living in 1989 or 1993 when products once came with 10 huge manuals weighing up to 30 pounds. With the plethora of online resources and documentation that comes bundled on the CD-ROM or DVD, not to mention things like the web and newsgroups, the paper manual I think has done its days.
I wasn't that welcoming of the DVD style packaging at first, but it really has grown on me. For Office 2003 though, its horrendous, I hope they add more value to the online documentation its really miserable, an Office Help & Support Center similar to Windows XPs H&S would be nice.