Posted tagged ‘News’

PDC 2008 – Windows 7, Office 14, Azure, and So Much More

October 29, 2008

I have to admit I am kind of on information overload. I think I have about 300 pages of information I want to still read through on Azure, the new Office 14 features and functionality, and play with Windows 7 more. I am extremely excited about EVERYTHING unvieled so far this year at the PDC conference.

I wrote a short post about Azure (http://sharepointkb.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/windows-azure-services/) and hope that in the next few days I have a chance to really summarize some of my high level observations and expectations. One thing that I can say for sure though is how friendly the future is and how the online, available anytime trend is just a wonderful thing that I am super excited about.

Anyways back to reading and managing time so that somehow I not only catch up on all this wonderful news, but also get to play Fallout 3 sometime this week 😛
Richard Harbridge

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Microsoft Integrating jQuery with Visual Studio

October 6, 2008

Scott Guthrie over at MS made an announcement that the open source jQuery library will be integrated into Visual Studio. (http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/09/28/jquery-and-microsoft.aspx) This means they also treat it as a supported product with technical support contracts, and will use it to build controls for ASP.Net.

Edit: Microsoft isn’t necessarily ‘supporting’ it like they would their own proprietary technologies, but is more releasing it with their product and making it a part of the ‘offering’ for a developer. Microsoft doesn’t own jQuery at all or anything like that, it’s still under it’s own MIT license.

Awesome.

It’s always good to see the communities tools and voice being heard and integrated, and this is one of those tools (the jQuery library: http://jquery.com/) I use often,
Richard Harbridge