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  • What do you think?

    @Charles:   I haven't had a chance to install Windows 8, but I'm excited about giving it a try as soon as I have some downtime from QFEs.  I am looking forward to the changes in Windows, especially WinRT.  Everyone at work that I've spoken to, are all pretty excited about Windows 8 for various reasons.

    I've been using Dev11 for a couple of weeks and I like a lot of the new features.  Unfortunetely, my ancient C++ projects I have to work on for these QFEs are not immediately convertable to Dev11, or even VS2010, so I've been talking about migrating the C++ to "modern C++" instead of just fixing bugs (but they won't let me do it, yet).  I think migrating the legacy C++ would be a great idea if we just can schedule in the time; how nice it would be to get rid of most of the now unneccessary memory management which is the cause of most of the bugs I've seen in our code.

    The GPU debugger and the other DirectX tools are a nice surprise and I wish I had some reason to use it; I will be giving it a try on my free time, eventually. Wink

    I've been tracking Roslyn for a long time now, and because I have source control access to Roslyn, so I knew that it wasn't ready for BUILD but was still being worked on right up to BUILD.  I was a bit dissappointed that it didn't make it into the Dev11 preview, but I am glad to hear it should be ready in the coming months.

    The F# 3.0 type convertors look great.  I'm excited to see that, and hope the concept makes it into the rest of the .NET languages, ASAP.  I gave it a quick try against a database, just for kicks.  Super easy.

    XAML for C++ ... great! 

    I'll have more feedback for sure when I get Windows 8 installed.  First, I have to get a new SSD for it.

  • Metro is... strangely familiar

    @Sven Groot:  Funny, but I would like to see what someone can do to merge the concepts. Smiley

  • Microsoft have outdone Apple. Period!

    I was definitely talking about more than just the UI; the big picture is what matters.  I think the UI is great for a lot of things and the desktop is great for a lot of things and that's the position they are taking with this.  A happy medium, until someone makes apps that create newer paradigms that make sense on vastly different form factors, and that will happen, naturally, over time.

     

  • Microsoft have outdone Apple. Period!

    I agree.  Ballmer must be feeling pretty satisfied after the calls for his resignation. 

    We'll see if everything is as jolly as it seems over the next year or so, but it looks like a really good paradigm that will have a lot of mileage.

  • Windows 8 Contracts

    @JoshRoss:  Good ones.  I think we'll see all of those, especially translation. 

  • Is Windows Phone dead?

    All they have to do is put the WinRT on the Windows Phone, right?

  • Rant, Mesh vs Win8

    @magicalclick:  You should make an application that bridges them. Smiley

  • Windows 8 Contracts

    I'm really impressed and trying to absorb all the changes and what that means for everything, including how to think about end user applications. 

    I am impressed by the Contracts feature, and I believe that they said the Share, Search etc..., Contracts were available out-of-the-box, but what other kinds of Contracts could we create? 

    At the top of my mind is one for source code files.  Windows 8 can change the way a tool pipeline is created.  If we use tools that work with standards then we are more likely to be able to create very powerful software development toolsets.  Plus, we'll be able to share those toolsets across Windows 8 machines.

    Thoughts on this, or other possible Contracts?

  • Channel 9 Build

    Expression Blend works with HTML5/JS/CSS - nailed it. Big Smile

  • Channel 9 Build

    1 hour from ... now.