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1 The Developers Group 12 th June, 2006 Meeting Microsoft, Reading Group Leader Brian Long

2 Agenda 12:00 - 1:00 –Welcome, News & Problem Clinic 1:00 - 1:50–Unravelling the mystery of Extensible stylesheet transformations XSL(T) in Delphi Steve Wilcox 1:50 - 2:50–Certificates Services - Why and How Dave Ball

3 Agenda 2:50 - 3:10–Tea, coffee & cake 3:10 - 4:10– C# for Delphi Developers Brian Long 4:10 - 5:15– Introduction to Firebird and InterBase Jason Chapman 5:15 - 6:15– Essentials of Hack Resistant Apps Marcus Perryman

4 News Next meeting on Tuesday, July 11 th at POSK, Hammersmith Theme of the day has been constructed to issues raised by members A single application built using different technologies and different IDEs Full agenda available (soonish) at:

5 News 4 hotfixes to Delphi 2006 released bds2006_reg_updates_down.html Issues fixed relate to: Building certain C++Builder apps Integration of CaliberRM 2 SP1 Inability to run BDS after installing UP2 International characters in HTML editor 2 other unofficial fixes lie waiting in the wings, one of which fixes a performance lag

6 News Visual Studio 2005 includes great image library %VSInstallDir%\Common7\ VS2005ImageLibrary Vast improvement over graphics supplied with Visual Studio.NET 2003 Included in Standard Edition and higher Not included in Express and Professional Editions

7 News SSCLI v2 released The Shared Source CLI is a compressed archive of the source code to a working implementation of the ECMA CLI and the ECMA C# language specification

8 News Windows PowerShell RC1 née Monad aka MSH is available ?linkid=64772

9 News Microsoft Office 12 Beta 2 available overview.mspx Over 500,000 downloads so far

10 News Windows Vista Beta 2 available Can download beta or order a DVD getready Over 18,000 DVD orders have already been made

11 News WinFx now consists of: WPF née Avalon WCF née Indigo WCS née InfoCard WWF née, er, I give up WinFx will ship with Vista and work on Windows XP/2003 But....

12 News WinFx has been renamed! WinFx is now known as.NET 3.0.NET 3.0 is.NET WPF, WCF, WWF & WCS The.NET Framework 3.0 is still comprised of the existing.NET Framework 2.0 components, including ASP.NET, WinForms, ADO.NET, additional base class libraries and the CLR, as well as new developer-focused innovative technologies in WPF, WCF, WF and WCS.

13 News Questions and answers: What version of the compilers are being used?.NET FX 3.0 is built on.NET FX 2.0 including the CLR and BCL. This means you will be using the 2.0 C# and VB compilers from the redist when using.NET FX 3.0. Will.NET FX 3.0 contain LINQ support? No. LINQ support is in the Orcas product which is shipping after.NET FX 3.0 (which ships in Vista). What directory will.NET FX 3.0 be installed to? We have been working on the naming changes in the product since the decision was made. After this is done it will live in %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\V3.0. This should hopefully be in the next public CTP we release.

14 News VS 2005 docs not good enough? You can now extend them as the MSDN Wiki Beta Covers both VS help and.NET help

15 News TechEd is on right now in Boston And we arent there Enjoy the best bits

16 News Charles Petzold has a nice tattoo:

17 News

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