A first look at Visual Studio 2019

The first preview version of Visual Studio 2019 is available since the beginning of December 2018. I decided to take a look to see what is different from the previous Visual Studio 2017 version. In this post, I will present some of the things that are new or changed in this new version.

Field trip report from ITCamp 2016

Last week I have attended ITCamp in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The conference has already established itself as the most important community-driven technology conference in Romania and lately, as the organizers put it, its focus has shifted from being a Microsoft-centric conference to a technology-centric conference. And this year it has been larger than ever before: 600…

Microsoft can’t Sell MS Word in USA

This Tuesday a Texas court ruled that Microsoft can no longer sell Microsoft Word in USA because of a patent infringement (U.S. Patent No. 5,787,449). Canadian based company i4i accused Microsoft of willingly violating this patent on a method for reading XML. Microsoft was found guilty and ruled to pay $240 millions, plus other fines…

Microsoft Bing

There is a new search engine in town. It’s called Bing, and was created by Microsoft. Looks like they are going to invest massively in advertising it; according to AdAge, it will be between 80 and 100 million dollars. You can find a short video here, with Stefan Weitz, the director of Windows Live, talking…

Introducere in .NET, 6-8 aprilie

In perioada 6-8 aprilie va avea loc la Bucuresti la sediul Uzinexport un training de Introducere in .NET, sponsorizat de Microsoft Romania. Dupa cum explica Zoli pe blogul sau, acest training este dedicat programatorilor ├«ncepatori, juniorilor din firmele de software, programatorilor de FoxPro, Visual Basic, Java, dar si programatorilor care nu au reusit sa treaca…