This Week on C9: VS2010 RC, Winter Olympics, Valentine's Day

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This week on Channel 9, Dan and Brian discuss the week's top developer news, including:
  • Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate RC is now available for everyone to download
    • Interesting because: The RC Editor performance is much improved over Beta 2
  • Charles Torre - Charles interviews Jason Zander on Visual Studio 2010 RC release
    • Interesting because: Jason talks about the performance improvements and even how he and Scott Guthrie went and bought low-end PCs for testing Visual Studio 2010
  • Jason Zander - Q&A on what's included in VS 2010 RC
    • Interesting because: Answers questions like which Silverlight versions are supported (3 is, 4 isn't), that the bits expire June 30, 2010, and that no Express Editions will be released
  • Kirill Osenkov - Stress testing VS 2010 RC
    • Interesting because: Kirill talks about being part of the Perf SWAT team and how they ran stress tests of Visual Studio running 8 hours a day for 5 days
  • Scott Guthrie - ASP.NET MVC 2 (RC2) Available
    • Interesting because: RC2 includes some API changes and this version works with VS 2008 and VS 2010 (see Phil's post for installing with VS 2010
  • Scott Hanselman - Setting up IIS 7 Smooth Streaming and Silverlight
    • Interesting because: It's a great walkthrough for everything you'll need to setup smooth streaming
  • Code Project - Wiimote as a Windows 7 Sensor Driver, via Greg Duncan
    • Interesting because: This shows how to build a driver for the sensor and location platform
  • Jeremiah Morrill - Silverlight 4 hack to use native desktop CLR without COM
    • Interesting because: This (potentially evil) hack enables you to inject a native DLL into the Silverlight out-of-browser process
  • Jason Haley - Azure Table Query Project (on CodePlex)
    • Interesting because: It's a simple, easy-to-use tool for seeing your Azure table data
  • Roger Doherty - SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit
    • Interesting because: Includes hands-on labs and videos for SQL developers including T-SQL, Filestream, PowerPivot, and StreamInsight
  • Saluse MediaKit for Silverlight - Silverlight based decoder for MP3 files, via Coding4Fun
    • Interesting because: It's a Silverlight MP3 decoder so you can add things like audio effects or use an equalizer  
  • LiveSide Bing Maps for the Winter Games
    • Interesting because: This includes the medal count, Tweets, event information as it's happening, and more  
  • LiveSide - to provide Silverlight streaming including HD quality and DVR-style controls, 1,000+ hours of video, and more
    • Interesting because: If you're in the US and Canada (NBC doesn't have a worldwide content license), this is a great way to watch the Olympics

Picks of the week
- Dan's pick: Laura Foy's Channel 9 Valentine's Day video
- Brian's pick: Brian's recap post on all things Visual Studio 2010



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The Discussion

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    Crazy RED Blink @01:36.

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    Ha! Nice. I guess that was Laura's way of saying Happy Valentine's Day, subliminally. Smiley

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    Something is wrong with the video: WMV High, it's like blurry and not smooth as always. Am I correct? Wink

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    Michael, our normal editor was out of the office on vacation so chances are that we didn't end up using the same settings. Apologies, but he'll be back next week Smiley

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    Thanks for discussing my CodeProject article on writing a sensor driver for the Nintendo Wiimote for Windows 7 on your show.  Just wanted to clarify that I used Brian Peek's WiimoteLib implementation to figure out how to correctly communicate with the Wiimote (i.e. what bits to send and how to parse what it sends back), but the driver doesn't actually call out to the WiimoteLib, i.e. there is no runtime dependency on the WiimoteLib.  The driver is a completely native UMDF driver.  Thanks!

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