After a resurrection, WinFS is dead, again, according to betanews. Read more in this article.
Do you know of String.IsNullOrEmpty and do you use it? You do? Think again after reading this blog post. Ooops, it might not work and even worse, it might not work only in release (optimized) configuration. Apparently JIT optimizer is to blame. What a nightmare for a developer - the same program might not work deployed at client and worse, the bug is not easy to catch either.
But now, here comes the cherry on the cake. MS recognizes this bug and they will fixes it soon, post Orcas. Note that Orcas is targeted for late 2007 or something.
I guess I'll have to replace all my String.IsNullOrEmpty calls with text == null || text == string.Empty.
It is a tough job being a developer or just use a laptop. According to this article it might be very dangerous, too.
Are you still using laptop on your lap after reading the article?
Microsoft released Robotics Studio June 2006 CTP for creating robotics application easily. Ever wanted to play with robots but you didn't want to mess with different robot operating systems? You don't need to as Robotics SDK will take care of it.
Now, this sounds like a lot of fun for any (adult) child out there.
CodeRush made a major version jump to 2.0.1. Apparently the most of the improvements are template related which makes sense as templates are huge productivity booster. Check new training videos here:
If you are not yet using CodeRush then you are missing a lot in working with Visual Studio 200x. This tool is a must have for a serious developer. Now you know.
Matevž Gačnik, a good friend of mine and a MVP+RD, posted an avalanche of articles dealing with XML, WCF and WF.
A must read if you are into this stuff.