Egg says they see a Longhorn/Smart Client future

Warning. This is going to be the future guys! U.K.
bank sees browserless future

The smart client–in this case, an operating
system that incorporates browser functions–is likely to involve Longhorn, Microsoft’s
next version of the Windows operating system, said Llube, who provided a demonstration
for the audience at the conference.

Update: Ken Brubaker writes a blog post titled “Slippery
Smart Client Slope
” where he points to the PowerPoint from the session, among
other things.

[The Scobleizer —
Geek Aggregator

Egg says they see a Longhorn/Smart Client future

Reporting Services

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If you own a SQL Server 2000 license then you are eligible to order a free copy of
Reporting Services.

Some cool stuff listed by Mike

Access reports.

execution of reports

to reports

output types: html, xml, pdf, text, rtf, xls

Studio IDE integration

report definition format (patent pending? 🙂 )

service/soap api

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Reporting Services

.NET 101

It may have taken Microsoft years, but the company finally has put together a reasonably
clear primer on .Net. Remember that for several years after announcing .Net, people
were still scratching their heads trying to figure out exactly what the initiative
was. This new introduction, posted on Saturday (here),
is a pretty straightforward explanation of what is .Net.

[Microsoft Monitor]

.NET 101

Ctrl-Alt-Del inventor makes final reboot

David Bradley, one of the ‘dirty dozen’ engineers who created the original IBM PC
at Boca Raton, Florida, is to retire this week after 29 years with the company.

Bradley’s accomplishments are numerous – he wrote the BIOS code for the original PC
and rose to become architecture manager at the PC group. But David’s claim to fame
is that he devised the most famous – and probably most used – three key combination
in computer history: Ctrl-Alt-Del.

Bradley chose the Delete key because it was far away from the two modifiers that were
necessary to create the deadly interrupt, he explained last year. At first IBM wasn’t
going to tell customers about the handy sequence, but technical writers and developers
found it useful, and word got out.

“I may have invented control-alt-delete, but Bill Gates made it really famous,” he
told a gathering at the twentieth anniversary of the PC.

This comment brought boundless laughter from the PC loving crowd. Bill Gates did not
even crack a smile.

[The Register]

Ctrl-Alt-Del inventor makes final reboot