TechEd US is over for another year. This entry is just a collection of bits from the last week that you might find interesting:-
WinFX has been renamed "The .NET Framework 3.0" and will ship sometime between November 2006 and January 2007. You can find out all about the .NET Framework 3.0 at http://www.netfx3.com
where you can also find a link to download it.
The June CTP of the .NET Framework 3.0 will be released week commencing 19th June 2006.
Office 2007 will ship in October 2006.
Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) Release Candidate 1 will be included in the .NET Framework 3.0 June CTP. Windows Workflow Foundation is included in Office 2007 which ships in October (i.e. before the release of the .NET Framework 3.0) so I’m uncertain as to how it will be packaged.
Internet Explorer 7 will ship in Q2 2006. Beta 3 will be released this Summer.
If you have a need to Blue Screen Of Death your computer for any particular reason you can do so with Sysinternals’ NotMyFault
If you need yet more geek T-shirts you could try http://www.errorwear.com
which has a collection of T-Shirts showing famous errors.
Robert Ingebretsen (a WPF Program Manager at Microsoft) is the current holder of my new award for The Saddest Person Ever. He wins hands down with this fantastic entry: Robert once spent 45 minutes looking at and playing with the mouse pointer in Windows 2000 when he first saw Windows 2000 because he thought the drop down shadow on the mouse pointer was so interesting. If you know of other examples of individuals who are spectacularly tragic please let me know and I will enter them into my competition.