Status Report - April 11, 2002

I think I'm gonna give up on the whole unpacking thing. <g> Caught up on my
emails and document reading from the week in training. Spent most of the
week working on the "Lead Program Manager" portion of my title - driving the
specifications of some new stuff for Visual Studio - however, some fun
community stuff happened too.


1. I've begun meeting and emailing with the various subsidiaries so that the
community efforts that we're starting can be shared worldwide. This week I
worked mainly with the Latin America group (check out
http://www.ayudadotnet.net for one example of a cool Spanish community site)



2. I started gathering metrics on how many people are online in various
newsgroups, web sites, etc. I'll be meeting with the various managers to
review the numbers and to bump them up where necessary. More VB team members
continue to go online - and one of our program managers is going to be
speaking at a local VB.NET user group soon..



3. I personally participated in this past week's Consuming Web Services in
VB.NET - my thanks to all those who attended and helped out. The transcript
should be up soon.



For those of you who will be at VSLive in Chicago on the 15th and 16th, I
have to apologize that I'll miss you. Some things came up here that preclude
my traveling those days.



One more thing - we've been hearing from people that more small samples that
can be copy and pasted into your code would be great. I'd love to hear from
you about what types of samples you think would be helpful. Just reply to
the newsgroup/discussion and let me know.

-yag


Upcoming chats (http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats):


Creating Multithreaded Applications with Visual Basic .NET
Tuesday, April 16, 2002, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Pacific time (21:00 - 22:00 GMT)

This session will discuss how you can use multithreading techniques to
improve the performance and responsiveness of Visual Basic .NET
applications.

Whitepaper: Multithreaded Programming with Visual Basic .NET

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/dv_vstechar
t/html/vbtchasyncprocvb.asp



Emulating Control Arrays
Tuesday, April 23, 2002, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Pacific time (21:00 - 22:00 GMT)

While this session will initially cover material in the Creating Control
Arrays in Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET whitepaper, please feel free
to ask any questions you have relating to collections, event handlers, and
delegates.

Whitepaper: Creating Control Arrays in Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/dv_vstechar
t/html/vbtchcreatingcontrolarraysinvisualbasicnetvisualcnet.asp



Working With Data at Design Time in Visual Studio .NET
Tuesday, April 30, 2002, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Pacific time (21:00 - 22:00 GMT)

Talk about the tools available at design time for incorporating data access
into your Visual Basic or Visual C# application, as well as working with
your database from within the Visual Studio Environment (IDE).

Whitepaper: Design-Time Data Tools in Visual Studio .NET

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/dv_vstechar
t/html/vbtchDesignTimeDataToolsInVisualStudioNET.asp?frame=true




Exception Handling in Visual Basic .NET
Tuesday, May 7, 2002, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Pacific time (21:00 - 22:00 GMT)

Join us for a chat covering the things to keep in mind and best practices of
exception handling in Visual Basic .NET applications.

Whitepaper: Introduction to Exception Handling in Visual Basic .NET

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/dv_vstechar
t/html/vbtchexceptionserrorsinvisualbasicnet.asp






Deploying Visual Studio .NET Applications
Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Pacific time (21:00 - 22:00 GMT)

Join Microsoft in an online chat about the brave new world of deployment
using Visual Studio .NET. This session will use the "Deployment Changes in
Visual Basic .NET" whitepaper as a starting point; please feel free to ask
any deployment questions that you may have.

Whitepaper: Deployment Changes in Visual Basic .NET

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/dv_vstechar
t/html/vbtchdistributingapplicationscreatedwithvisualbasicnet.asp




White Papers

How-To: Use Enterprise Services Object Pooling in Visual Basic .NET
http://support.microsoft.com/directo...;Q317336&SD=MS
DN

This article demonstrates how to create a console application that uses
object pooling in Visual Basic .NET. You can turn on and turn off object
pooling to see how object pooling affects an application that creates many
expensive objects.

How-To: Create a Setup Project for a Windows Service Using Visual Basic .NET
http://support.microsoft.com/directo...;Q317421&SD=MS
DN

This article demonstrates how to create a setup project for a Windows
Service application (formerly called an "NT service").

How-To: Manage Multilanguage Windows Forms Solutions
http://support.microsoft.com/directo...;Q315838&SD=MS
DN

This article demonstrates how to create a small, multilanguage Windows
application. The main application is built in Visual Basic .NET. This Visual
Basic application uses a Visual C# Class Library component to illustrate
multilanguage references and implementation inheritance.






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Yair Alan Griver
Lead PM/Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


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Yair Alan Griver
Lead PM/Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.