Here is a break-down of the different Vista editions.
Rob's Twitter Updates
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Most people love keyboard shortcuts. I would be in serious trouble without CTRL-C for copy.
Just released today, the Visual Studio team has published free downloadable posters that map out all of the default key bindings for the most popular Visual Studio 2005 languages - Visual Basic and Visual C# 2005.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Here's a list of 10 tips that a productivity junkie friend sent me after it took me two weeks to answer his email.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Art Haddad and I recently recorded a Podcast about the upcoming ESRI Developer Summit.
Have a listen and hope to see you in person in Palm Springs.
I can't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
- Jonathon Winters
My home PC is getting old and I've been saying for months now that I'm not going to get a new PC till Vista comes out. We'll Monday (Jan 29th) is the commercial release and I'm sure it will start coming pre-load on machines real soon. But I'm not sure I'm ready to pay the price for a high-end desktop PC that is needed to truly run Vista when all I use my home PC is MS Office, iTunes, Photoshop, and of course the Internet.
Here's a recent article from PC World on 15 reason to make the upgrade to Vista.
When do you plan on making the move to Vista?
The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership.
- Jim Loehr
I've used TurboTax for several years now and find it worth the $40 as I don't have the patience to fill out all those forms on my own.
To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
This white paper describes the benefits of ArcGIS Server. It also discusses ArcGIS Server’s out-of-the box functionality and shows how various people within organizations use ArcGIS Server.
To view the PDF, visit http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/arcgis-server.pdf.
I have had the great opportunity to work closely with the ArcReader and Publisher extension dev teams over the years so I thought I'd let everyone know that the Linux and Solaris version has been added to free download page along with Windows version 9.2.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Professional C#/VB .NET Coding Guidelines - Free 100+ page eBook complete with its own discussion forum for support and improvements.
Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Beta - Looks like we're getting closer to having a supported VS2005 on Vista.
I'm a big fan of the Tablet PC, I've had one for a few years now and I think they are great for email, word processing, note taking and many of the daily task we all do to get are other work done.
Here is a Getting Started with the Tablet PC (C#) lab from Microsoft.
Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
- William Hazlett
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Pretty good finish for BYU in the polls this year (15th). I wish there was a playoff as I'm sure BYU could take out a few of those teams ranked ahead of them.
Nice win of Florida last night but now there is no college football for 8 months :(
Monday, January 08, 2007
The next live training seminar from ESRI will be Building Applications with ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .NET Framework.
A topic that I'm sure many of you are interested in so make sure and get this one on your calendar.
I try not to be political on this blog but at time everyone needs to take some action.
Congress is set to pass a continuing resolution, which will keep funding at 2006 levels throughout all of 2007, and means HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis programs will not receive a billion dollars in increased funding for the new year.
Thankfully, there is still a limited amount of funds available for the 2007 budget, and our leaders in Congress are tasked with doling out these funds. Senators Durbin and Brownback and Representatives Lee and Shays have drafted "Dear Colleague" letters urging congressional leadership to use as much of the money as possible to fund these critical programs.
The more senators and representatives who sign these "Dear Colleague" letters, the more likely congressional leadership will decide to give a large portion of the funding back.
Please urge your readers to contact their representatives today using our take action page.
You may find this recent UPI article helpful: http://www.upi.com/HealthBusiness/view.php?StoryID=20070105-080807-6311r
Friday, January 05, 2007
Two of the biggest hard-disk drive makers, Seagate Technology and Hitachi Global Storage Technology, both said Thursday that they plan to have drives on the market with the first half of this year that are capable of holding a terabyte (1000G bytes) of data.
Hitachi said it would have a drive available in the retail market before the end of March for $399.
More on the CIO blog
Can across another good Knowledge Base article with information on deploying ArcGIS solutions.
See article 2879
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
- Maya Angelou
I bet many of have taken the Intro to Programming ArcObjects with VBA class since the 8.x days. It appears the classes has gotten refreshed and now available as a web-based course.
New ESRI Course Offering: Introduction to Programming ArcObjects with VBA
This course has been shortened from five days to three days and now focuses more on programming ArcObjects and less on teaching fundamental Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) concepts. VBA programming is now a prerequisite for this shortened course, which provides a foundation for application developments using VBA and ArcObjects. Introductory VBA programming content is now in a Web-based course, Learning Visual Basic for Applications for New ArcGIS Developers. For more information regarding this course or any other ESRI training, visit the ESRI Training and Education Web site.
Update: The new course is called Learning Visual Basic for Applications for New ArcGIS Developers
From the ESRI Knowledge Base article 32327
Do ArcGIS 9.1 and 9.2 products support the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0?
ESRI is in the process of certifying ESRI software products with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. Microsoft has assured ESRI that the.NET Framework 3.0 is compatible with the .NET Framework 2.0 and applications based on .NET Framework 2.0 should work seamlessly with the 3.0 version without requiring any application changes.
ESRI provides support for issues that may occur with ESRI software while using Microsoft's .NET 3.0 Framework.
More info for those interested...
3.0 is additional components on top of 2.0 and does not change any of the base 2.0 classes see FAQ at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa663314.aspx
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Looks like the ArcGIS Explorer team has been busy over the holidays. When I started up Explorer this afternoon I was notified of a new version (build 350).
A generous man forget what he gives and remembers what he receives.
- Old Proverb
This isn't breaking news but ArcReader 9.2 is available as a free download. Some of the new features include...
- Markup tools
- Improved Measure, Identify and Find tools
- New Published Map Title element that can be changed in ArcReader.
- Support for ArcGIS Online
- Full Screen mode
- ArcReaderGlobe Control for developing custom 3D ArcReader applications.
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
I'm behind in my RSS feeds but it seems the whole blogsphere is opening up and telling 5 new things about themselves. Steven tagged me so I'm going to give it a try...
1. I sang tenor in the BYU Men's Chorus during college and we actually released 2 CDs (Awake My Soul and Shout with Glory), toured the Western US and made a few PBS specials. So if you ever stumble across the BYU channel on DishNetwork or DircetTV you might see and hear a younger Rob singing.
2. I'm Hip Hop fan. That's right, I like R&B and Rap music. (It feels good to go public)
3. Dream job would be be to work in sport's talk radio as an analyst / commentator about any and all sports.
4. Was the Kicker on my high school football team.
5. After weeks of trying to find the nerve to ask my future wife out on a date, she finally asked me out first.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
BYU Studies has published a new book, “The Willie Handcart Company: Their Day-by-Day Experiences, Including Trail Maps and Driving Directions,” which provides a detailed account of the Willie Handcart Company and its ill-fated journey across the wintry plains of Wyoming in 1856.
And on a lighter topic... I also just started U2 by U2
He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the pressure of age.
I'm a big college football fan so I love all the bowl games over the last 2 weeks.
My BYU Cougars destroyed the Oregon Ducks in the Las Vegas Bowl 38 to 8.
With the win, the 2006 BYU team became the ninth team in school history to record at least 11 wins in a season.
Rise all loyal Cougars!
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else."
by Charles Dickens