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June 2004

Preparation for DEV-404

For my TechEd session DEV-404, Creating a Klingon Culture I've not only prepared by learning the new globalization and localization features of Visual Studio 2005, I've also used two great books from Marc Okrand. Here are the links to Amazon.

Christian

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History Repeats

With different applications I see similar problems that are repeated year after year.

One example: show up the username either lastname, firstname - or firstname lastname. Changing the application settings only changes the behavior for new users but not for the existing ones.

How many applications did face this problem in their first versions? I've seen several.

Christian

Methodology: Process Model of Microsoft CRM

Microsoft CRM uses its own process model for the implementation of CRM solutions. This model is only slightly different to MSF and should be (and I expect it will be) adapted to MSF.

The phases of the Microsoft CRM process model:

  1. Sales Stage
  2. Envisioning
  3. Planning
  4. Development
  5. Deployment
  6. Post-Deployment

Christian

Generics and CLS Compliance

Kevin Dente has a problem with generics as not being CLS compliant. With Longhorn generics will be CLS compliant.

In the meantime with CLS compliant assemblies this can be done:

  • using generics within the classes is not a problem
  • having generic classes as arguments of public/protected methods, both a generic and an alternate version can be supplied. The generic version is marked with the attribute [CLSCompliant(false)], while the alternate version is CLS compliant.

With the Longhorn timeframe the non-generic version can be marked obsolete.

Christian

Hotel in Munich

"....furniture in the style of Louis XVI, together with the newest communication technology...."

Translation: analog line for dial in

Christian

DEV499: Building Extensible and Globalized Windows Forms Applications Using Attributes, Reflection, Code Generation and a bunch of Winforms Tips and Tricks

Jeroen van den Bos has a problem with simultanous TechEd sessions and proposes a new session:

DEV499: Building Extensible and Globalized Windows Forms Applications Using Attributes, Reflection, Code Generation and a bunch of Winforms Tips and Tricks

However, this session needs 3 time slots. ;-)

I prefer DEV404 - "Creating a Klingon Culture - More about Globalization and Resource Management". I will be there :-)

Christian