In the comments to my last post ("Whidbey CP. Poor shot selection") Mark Cligget says: "I don't understand the point about Longhorn being covered much better - what are you thinking of in particular? What would you like us to do that we're not doing?"
Take for example .net show on msdn. There is no single show about whidbey and yukon, but there are number of shows on Longhorn with huge code sessions. MSDN TV is better in last 2 months (after the CP build), this way I got the info about new ADO.NET, data with ASP.NET, etc. Definitely not enough. It is very hard to find MS development blogs on visual studio, asp.net. Lately I found some of them, I see huge changes in asp.net. I noticed many times developers in MS ask for comments on whidbey how to do this or that, what they prefer to see and there are lots of random comments there (at least I have a feeling) that influence the whole thing. Take last 100 posts for example on blogs.msdn.com, I can find only Mark's post there. There is longhornblogs.com concerning longhorn with lots of code pieces, discussions, etc. I can not see the same effort on .net 2.0 side (whidbey and workbench), I'm trying to be fair enough here. Yukon is not covered at all and there is no some CP build or whatever and 2 days ago we get new Longhorn preview instead. Things I personally would like to see: more Yukon, CP integrated with MSSQL workbench, more ASP.NET 2.0. More real apps as it was in the days of before .net 1.0. You know, Petshop ported to .net 2.0. Some basic starter kit ported would help a lot.
Sunday, May 09, 2004 12:51 AM