Karsten Januszewski and Robert Scoble heard that Simon Guest had built an app, using Microsoft's new Avalon technology, that works with mainframes.
Hmmm, a shiny frontend for a mainframe app? Well, there's more to it, as Simon tells us.
Recently, Charles cornered Chris Anderson, an Avalon Architect and champion blogger/demo king, in a room, threw him a dry erase marker and asked him to briefly describe the architecture of Avalon. You know, the building blocks of this super cool technology. Of
course, Chris always jumps…
Karsten Januszewski, technical evangelist, presented recently at the Macromedia Flashforward conference.
"What is a Microsoft technical evangelist doing at a design conference?"
Well, he showed off a ton of demos of Avalon that we thought you'd like to see.
The whole talk is…
Karsten Januszewski, developer evangelist, took us over to meet with the
Avalon team. Pablo Fernicola, group program manager (guy who runs the Avalon team), Arik Cohen, lead program manager, and
Rob Relyea, lead program manager on the XAML team, talk about the four-year development of…
Daniel is a software design engineer on the Avalon team and he's responsible for the 3D features of Avalon.
Here he gives us a demo of Avalon 3D. Really cool stuff. Originally designed to only run on the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn, Avalon is now supported on Windows XP and…
Joe Marini is a program manager here at Microsoft working on a technology that'll run on Longhorn. Here he talks about XAML, the new declarative programming language for Longhorn.
He's built some cool demos (Chris Sells, check it out!) that demonstrates the power of a declarative markup language…
Longhorn is at least two years away from shipping, so why would Microsoft release a preview of Longhorn so early?
What advice would he have for developers who want to try out the previews released at WinHec or the PDC?
Chris Anderson, a Software Architect on the Avalon team, discusses some of the possible first experiences programmers will have with Avalon. He demonstrates a XAML Hello World and discusses possible "Eureka!" moments for developers writing Avalon applications.
Chris Sells, program manager on MSDN (he's the guy who runs the
MSDN/Longhorn developer center) talks about how he's reworking Solitaire for Longhorn.
Solitaire is, he says, the most used Windows application.
Coming over the next week on Channel9 we'll talk more with Chris and get a…
Joe Beda, development lead on the Avalon/Longhorn team, talks about the 3D capabilities that will be delivered in Longhorn (the next version of Windows).
Avalon is the next-generation graphic platform that developers will use to build applications for the next version of Microsoft Windows,…