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  • Michael Kaplan - Bringing Windows Vista to International markets

    The thing is that macedonian has both и and е as accented letters yet there is no shortcut to write them as there is no keyboard that has these letters so a shortcut would be nice (for instance if I have a us keyboard and my language switching bar I set it to international I can use the backtick and e o a and it'll write me those letters accented. This is something that is broken in the NT/XP lifecycle and I am hoping will be fixed in Vista.
    Tell me more about the name issue Smiley just be carefull not to inflame the forum Smiley)
  • Michael Kaplan - Bringing Windows Vista to International markets

    If don't remember wrongly whenever I used the macedonian (virtual as there are no hardware ones on sale, thank god : ) keyboard (I hope you won't write FYROM anyomore) there was an issue with a letter (I think it was accented è and/or accented и but I'm not shure).
    I can't be sure as I'm writing this on a Italian keyboard but I wasn't able to find accented и or e. I wrote è using the italian e grave.
    One nice feature when using a US keyboard is that if I press the tick or backtick I can have è or é in italian, could we have the same thing on a macedonian keyboard?
  • Concurrency and Coordination Runtime

    What about licencing? Will it be an open souce library like WiX or something in the lines of the SharedSource initiative?
    Thx, and let's hope it'll come out during the month of December Smiley
  • Concurrency and Coordination Runtime

    I think this library could be very helpfull, however I can't see the SDK download is it out yet? Also could you elaborate into more details (perhaps with some code or UML) on the futures/ActiveObject pattern?
    Thanks and keep up the great work!
  • Alex Kipman - Inside a MS Build Bug Triage meeting


    I must say that I got interested in command line tools in the build process quite recently after having worked for the past 5 months on a j2ee project living and dogfooding latest eclipse wtp builds (I'm a .net-first-person, don't worry). There were things that just simply weren't in the IDE and it seemed natural to automate things outside the IDE. As ant was already integrated inside eclipse I decided I'd give it a go and although some results were easy to do other were obscure and strange, also the whole extension model to me is still incompehensive, why not choosing namespaces and a schema is a mistery to me.

    Anyhow I had this thing in my faculty to use maven and as I'm one of those get-on-the-bandwagon-first people I decided to go with maven 2 that just got released. Wow, an eye-opener. Although still rough around the edges it gives a plugin-oriented way to manage the whole project lifecycle, all from a command line.

    This brings me to my question. In the begining people were saying msbuild is like ant for .net, is it so or does it cover/will it ever cover aspects that maven/2 handles or will that be entering too much into VSTS terrytory?

  • Jeffrey Snover - More talking about Monad

    I really like MSH and I think it's on the right path to create a really nice programming and management enviroment.
    However what left me shocked with this video is how much weight did Snover loose Smiley
    I should do some workout myself I think...
  • Office Communicator

    Can it connect to ICQ?

  • Singularity: A research OS written in C#

    If you'd like a thread featured way to communicate there is the ms forum betanews.microsoft.com or you could open one on google groups.
    Great project, I hope you produce something that we can install and play with (perhaps shared source initiative). Also can you envision a device-driver oriented language?

  • Singularity: A research OS written in C#

    This sounds as a great research project and it would be great if they'd open it more to the public. Of course having a Monad port for it would be a great benefit for the developers team. I actually dreamed of a thing like this and these guys are having all the fun doing it Smiley
    I'd have also a question, for instance Apple is doing their drivers development in a constrained C++. Don't you think it would be nice to have a special purpose language that would be great for device driver writing? That would allow to write the code once and then achieve different machine code in function of the compiler switches or different compilers. Such code should be more verifiable, perhaps more mantainable in time, have better productivity and a smaller learning curve. Or not? Does it sound convenient or is c,c++ a good language choice anyway? 
  • Infragistics - Visual Studio Component Lab

    Can someone comment wheter IIS 7.0 will run on XP? Also, is SqlServer 2005 programmed to run with a particular version of the framework or any that is installed on the system will do (1,2..3?)