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the relevant question now is who will become the early adopters that will
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Bill Gates Delivers the Vision
View the keynote address by Bill Gates at Forum 2000,
held June 22, 2000. Microsoft's chairman and chief software
architect describes how Microsoft .NET applies the company's expertise in
operating systems and other software to make the vision of the digital
world a reality. Microsoft .NET will integrate myriad tools and services
into a personalized experience that consumers can access the way they want
at any time across a broad variety of devices.
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Visual Studio .NET Launch Event Keynote Webcast
On February 13, 2002 Bill Gates and Anders Hejlsberg introduced Visual Studio
.NET at VSLive! in San Francisco. Watch the on-demand Webcast here on
Remarks by Bill Gates .NET Briefing Day
July 24, 2002
Excerpted from an e-mail sent by Bill Gates
"Six months ago, I
sent a call-to-action to Microsoft's 50,000 employees, outlining what
I believe is the highest priority for the company and for our industry
over the next decade: building a Trustworthy Computing environment for
customers that is as reliable as the electricity that powers our homes and
Find out how companies and
organizations are using the .NET Framework to develop real-world
solutions that meet their business needs.
|Show Title and
The momentum behind .NET continues to build. In recognition of
this fact, and to clearly communicate what the focus of these
shows will be moving forward, we have officially renamed our show
"The .NET Show" (pronounced "the dot net
show"). We will now embark upon an even more ambitious goal
of providing you with information on a wide range of development
topics to assist you in understanding how to design and develop
great applications for the .NET Platform.
In this first "official" episode of the .NET Show,
we will revisit the initial question that is always on everybody's
minds: "What is .NET?" To help answer this question we
will be talking with Charles Fitzgerald, who has been in
charge of bringing together all of the various technologies within
Microsoft and helping to create a unified infrastructure that will
form the foundation of .NET. Later we will talk with Henrik
Frystyk Nielsen, who is an architect focusing on incorporating
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol and the topic of our last
episode) into .NET to provide an open and scaleable method of
providing a platform-independent way to access the services
developers will write.
|February 21, 2001
SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol, and represents the
underlying structure of how applications can expose their
interfaces across the Internet. Microsoft's .NET Platform relies
on SOAP to provide application connectivity to virtually any type
of computer system and be able to easily allow solutions to be
built upon a distributed heterogeneous network.
In this episode, we will be talking with Dave Reed and Andrew
Layman about how SOAP is incorporated within the .NET
Platform, and how it was designed to be an efficient solution for
distributed and discoverable interfaces and services. Later we
will talk with Keith Ballinger, who will show us how easy
it is to use the .NET Framework to provide SOAP interfaces for the
applications that we are writing.
|January 26, 2001
Active Server Pages (ASP) has long been the foundation for
creating rich and dynamic Web sites using server-side scripting.
With the Beta release of the .NET Framework, ASP has evolved into
ASP.NET, and it now embodies many of the important key concepts
behind the .NET Framework. In addition to being able to access any
of the programatic interfaces exposed by the .NET Framework, you
can now construct server-side code using any of the languages that
are compatible with the .NET Framework.
In this episode of the MSDN Show, we will be talking with Mark
Anders and Scott Guthrie about the architecture of
ASP.NET. Later in the show we will hear from Doug Seven and
Don Wolthuis from CodeJunkies.Net about their own
experiences with developing Web sites that use ASP.NET, and how
important of a role they think this will play in their future Web
|December 20, 2000
C# is a new and exciting programming language designed to bring
rapid development to the C++ programmer without sacrificing the
power and control that have been a hallmark of C and C++.
In this episode, we talk with Anders Hejlsberg, a
Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, who has been instrumental in
the design, development, and implementation of this language and
its role in the upcoming .NET platform. We also talk with Jeffrey
Richter, a well-known programming author and consultant who
has been working with C# for over a year now.
|November 20, 2000
The .NET Framework represents the infrastructure components for
the overall .NET Architecture. The Common Language Runtime, .NET
Class Libraries, and the Microsoft Intermediate Language, combine
together to provide services and solutions that can be easily
integrated within and across a variety of systems.
In this episode, we will be talking with Anders Hejlsberg
and Brian Harry about how the .NET Framework allows
applications to easily take advantage of the overall .NET
|October 20, 2000
The recently announced .NET architecture represents a lot of
information that affects a lot of different areas of application
development. With a scope that is far too big to cover in a single
episode, we will be devoting the next several installments of the MSDN
Show to uncovering the various features of .NET that are
important for you to understand as you move your application
development efforts forward.
In this episode, we will be talking with John Shewchuk and Mark
Anders about the basics of .NET. Hopefully when you finish
watching this episode you will understand a little more about the
scope of this effort, and how it will both radically change, as
well as greatly simplify the integration of applications on the
internet and beyond.
|September 21, 2000
Ready For Win64
Windows 2000 is 64-bit ready, and the Windows 2000 SDK includes
the tools you need to start getting your application 64-bit ready
as well. In this special episode, filmed live at Tech·Ed 2000, we
will be talking with Kyle Marsh and Stan Murawski
about the upcoming release of a 64-bit version of Windows 2000,
and what this means to application developers.
|July 14, 2000
SQL Server provides rich and robust support for scaleable database
solutions. In this episode, we will be talking with Paul
Flessner, Vice President of SQL Server and Middleware, and Peter
Spiro, General Manager of SQL Server. They will help us to
better understand the overall architecture of SQL Server, how it
fits within a corporation's data management infrastructure, and
what some of the new features and aspects are for SQL Server 2000.
Then, Matthew Drooker, Vice President of Systems
Development, and Brad Imbach, Systems Developer, from
Turner Broadcasting Sales, Inc., will join us to discuss how they
used SQL Server for an internal project for managing reports of
their on-air programs.
|May 13, 2000
COM+ builds on COM's integrated services and features, making it
easier for developers to create and use software components in any
language, using any tool. In today's episode, we will be talking
with Paul Flessner, Vice President of SQL Server and
Middleware, and Joe Long, Group Manager of COM+ in order to
better understand the overall architecture of COM+ Services, and
then we will spend some time with Frank Redmond, Program
Manager for COM+, to hear what he feels is important for
programmers to understand as they develop applications using COM+.
|April 17, 2000
Directory in Windows 2000
You've probably heard about Active Directory -- it's one of the
most pervasive technologies in Windows 2000. But you may be
confused about what it is and how to use it properly. In this
Webcast we talk with Senior Vice President Brian Valentine
and General Manager Dave Thompson about the Active
Directory architecture and how it can be used by a broad range of
applications. We also meet with Mike Mueller, from Visio
Corporation, and find out about his experiences in developing an
Active Directory solution during the beta phase of Windows 2000.
|February 15, 2000
on XML & BizTalk
Everybody is buzzing about XML these days, but what problems was
it really intended to solve? Is it only intended for the Web? In
this broadcast we have a casual conversation with Adam Bosworth,
one of the architects at Microsoft who helped to shape XML, Dan
Rogers, a Program Manager who is working on BizTalk, one of
the first technologies to utilize XML, and Michael Edwards,
who heads up a team of programmers who chose to use XML to solve a
real development problem.
|December 15, 1999
and Don Wolthuis of codejunkies.net were recently
interviewed on the Microsoft Developer Networks' web cast,
"The Show". See what they had to say about
developing in ASP.NET.
This session will
introduce the architecture and technologies within the
.NET framework, including the Common Language Runtime,
ASP+, ADO+, as well as XML and SOAP support.
Integration with COM and COM+ Services will be
covered, as well as a discussion of the .NET Framework
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