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Features for Windows Vista

Windows Presentation Fondation (or Avalon)
Windows Communication Foundation (or Indigo)
Infocard (Identity Management)

Managed API for Windows Vista (Win FX)
Unmanaged API for Windows Vista (Win 32)
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Visual Studio .NET for Linux

I discovered this gem at Codeproject newsletter:

Visual MainWin® for J2EE™ is an innovative product from Mainsoft (and not Microsoft!) that allows you to use the productivity of the Visual Studio .NET IDE to tap into the power of the J2EE platform. Now you can even write your applications in C# and ASP.NET and deploy them to J2EE servers running on Linux!
You also have an article that describes creating first ASP.NET application on Linux at:
http://dev.mainsoft.com/Default.aspx?tabid=46
This consumes a stock quote Web service, and presents it using a Web Form that will run on Tomcat under Linux.
This application demonstrates some of the technologies that are offered by the .NET Framework, and you will see these can be used to build Linux applications:Web service consumption via a proxy classXmlDocument managementData bindingADO.NET DataSetsASP.NET grid controlThere is much more that you can do with Visual MainWin building applications leveraging the .NET on Linux.

You can download the freel…

MVP Global Summit 2005 Lodging

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Google Earth locates my hotel for MVP Global Summit:

Searching on Google Earth directly gave me the hotel.

Virtual Earth locates my hotel:
I had to manually locate the address and then mark the hotel - Hyatt Regency Bellevue.


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BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1

Want to experience the BETA for BTS 2006? Get it here:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=46922.

Some documentation for the same is available at:
http://www.msnusers.com/biztalkserverstuff/Documents/
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*Earth: Know where on earth are you..

I have been recently looking at the various cool mapping applications enriched with satellite imagery that various companies are coming out with. What impressed me the uncanny ability of these applications to show you your location with help of very rich images.

I have seen 2:
Google EarthVirtual Earth (it is now publicly avaiable)
There is post on Channel 9 by the MSN Virtual Earth Team at: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=91714#91714While Google earth covers parts of India very well, Virtual Earth can only currently do USA. using Google earth i can almost locate the roof of my house whereas virtual earth limits it to a dot called "Gurgaon" :(.. currently, virtual earth is totally useless for me unless i am travelling to US.The one big difference amongst the 2 applications is that GoogleEarth uses Rich client that has to be downloaded to your machine while Virtual Earth uses Internet Browsers only. Use of Internet Browser has an advantage that i can create permal…

Stay abreast with Architect News

There has been additional focus on Architects in the past few days from Microsoft. From PAG group to Architect BCC (remember SAF??) there is a lot that is being done to connect architects with current thoughts in architecture field.
I think the belief is, if you can design good, you can develop good.
Here's the Architect Journal that no architect (budding or seasoned) can afford to miss:
http://www.microsoft.com/architecture/default.aspx?pid=journal.5&abver=E9A00024-3DC1-4B6A-BC20-22716E4D2FEA
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Is tortoise fishing a sport?

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Here is me fishing tortoise out of a pool of water at night market in taipei.. they have little clips taped to their backs and you hook the tortoise using the clip and put it in a little bowl. When you fish 17 you win a turtle :)
the catch is that the line you are using to hook the turtles is very delicate and unwinds after 2-3 successful "catches".
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Pursuing the creative angle at a pottery class

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Sometimes a creative pursuit is all it takes to free your mind. Here me making pottery. WoW! it was childhood rediscovered.. playing in the mud and stuff.you can see my creation after labouring for 30 mins and expert guidance of the pottery teacher.
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On the Sun Moon Lake

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On the boat - Mr. President with Eddie Liu, CPM China and Jae Ho, MVP Lead, Korea.
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Taipei 101

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The tallest building in the WORLD is Taipei 101 and you can see me there dressed in Indian apparel (kurta). Cool?

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Community and MVP at TechEd India 2005

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Media Center Blog

Don't know if it is my lack of knowledge on Windows Media Center or there is less information available out there for all Media Center wannabeeeeeeeessssssssss...

Here is a blog on the Windows Media Center that might be of interest:
http://blog.retrosight.com/
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Me back from vacation

After 3 days of back breaking merry making and introductions to my really really large extended family i am back from the most treasured of all Indian traditions - The Indian Wedding.

The wedding was at Raipur, the capital of Chattisgarh.

so what did i experience while at the wedding:
Met many new relatives approx. 30 nos (i never knew i had such a big family!)Lots of food to eatLots of dancing to doGot to see a new place - Raipur (never knew Raipur is capital of Chattisgarh)Got educated on marriage rituals of our regionYou can see the photos of the wedding at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/buddychints/
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