The game demo was ridiculous!! I did not think it possible to create a game of that quality on the first version of the XNA. I personally, don't care about creating XBOX 360 games. However, I would like to create PC games without C++. I also am a huge Wing Commander fan (I still play it on Windows XP, there are some hacks for the Win95 Kilrathi saga so you can play 1,2,3). What ever happened to those games?? EA bought out origin, Chris Roberts left and everything went to crap!! We need a new game, a multiplayer co-op version. I shall him XNA Commander!
I think the title of this video is misspelled, is 'Globabilization' a word? Should it be 'Globalization'?
It's the head-in-the-box guy from VBtv!
This video must be a bit old. There is little mention of VSTO v3. The VSTO people talk about how they are examining options for the next version for office 2007. Since the V3 CTP was released last month, this video must be several months old... too bad.. I want more info of VSTO v3.
ClickOnce and the Generic boot strapper rocks! I just need one to install the Report Processing libraries. When I embed a Report and deploy the app via clickonce, I get a crash on a system that doesn't have the ReportViewer libraries. The SQL Reporting people tell me it will be a shipping ClickOnce Package at RTM. Otherwise, this is great! In order to do this in the past we would have to use an expensive third party installer (InstallShield, Wise, or others).
I've got a question for Microsoft hardware.
What happened to your keyboard line?
During the last couple of years it has taken a nose dive. There is not one keyboard that micrsoft currently makes that I would use or recommend to anyone. The last and best keyboard ever made by microsoft was the Natural Keyboard Pro (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,17102,00.asp).
Has anyone else noticed that nearly every programmer shown on Channel9 is using a Natural Keyboard Pro? (not an elite!)
The Natural Keyboard Pro
1) It is a full-size ergonimic keyboard.
2) The Insert,Delete,Home,End,PgUp,PgDn keys are in the correct place and are full-size! I can't stress enough how it irritating it is when this is wrong.
3) A built-in USB hub! This is the best! Easy to plug-in a mouse.
Call to Action
1) Re-release this keyboard (in black as well as white)
2) Update the USB to 2.0
Please give at least give us a good split keyboard without screwed up Ins,Del,Home,End,Pg keys!
Originally Whidbey was going to be released around Q3-Q4 of 2004. That has been pushed to Q2 2005 on the roadmaps. A new version of .NET (3.0 or something) and Visual Studio is outlined on the roadmap for Longhorn. The codename of that visual studio is "orcas".