September 14, 2005
PDC Day 1: NotesSome quotes from Bill:
- "We're nowhere near halfway through what we can do with software."
- "This is the year of transition from 32 to 64 bits."
- "The client is a place of innovation."
The parts of Chris Capossela's Windows Vista demo that got applause:
- Alt-tab in Vista showing mini previews of the apps.
- The "flip 3-D" feature where you can view Windows like a deck of cards.
- Virtual folder information being stored as XML files.
- Tabbed browsing in IE 7.
- Quick tabs on IE (viewing mini views of a set of pages, which can be saved as favorites--very nifty).
- IE shrink-to-fit printing.
Some things the closed caption typist (who did a heck of a job) got wrong:
- logs instead of blogs.
- MSN Surge instead of MSN Search.
- Our assess instead of RSS (after which he/she gave up and called it RSF for the rest of the talk).
- Riding software instead of writing software.
- medi-data instead of metadata.
- RSS fee instead of RSS feed.
- chronictivity instead of connectivity.
The parts of Chris Capossela's Office 12 demo that got applause:
- Data bar for visualization.
- Automated color gradient.
- Galleries/live previews.
- Automatic conversion of first row to table headings as you scroll down.
- Live preview of new fonts.
- Converting a bulleted list to graphics (flow chart, circle diagram, etc).
- "Glow" effect on shapes.
- Recycle bin in Sharepoint.
- Right-click option on an email to turn it into a task.
- Attachment preview in Outlook.
Most interesting quote from Jim Allchin:
- "For gaming, the personal computer will always be ahead of the power of game consoles, because the platform is extensible.
Bill Gates' final slide for developers:
- Build on the foundation.
- Focus on user experience.
- Build connected systems.
- Rude the 2006 PC wave.
- Software is the key.
Posted by AdamBa at September 14, 2005 10:51 AM
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> Rude the 2006 PC wave.
Ride the 2006 PC wave. :-P
Posted by: Aayush Puri at September 15, 2005 03:33 AM
Adam I'm intruiged by the BillG quote - "The client is a place for innovation". Can you elaborate on the context for the quote?
Posted by: David Daniels at September 15, 2005 04:51 AM
Or maybe it was "Write the 2006 PC wave?"
David, his point is that the future is not all server-based apps viewed in a web browser. There is a lot of innovation available through rich client applications, especially given the new features of Windows Vista.
Posted by: at September 15, 2005 10:54 AM