Friday, June 30, 2006

IE 7 Beta 3

Just received new beta version of IE 7. Well, with the installer size about 12MB, I won't take too long time to download. But installing quite need some time, cause this installer version need the beta 2 of IE 7 to be removed first, restart, validate window, download update, run Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool, Install IE 7 core, and at last restart again.

First impression of beta 3 is new Icon, especially Favorites and Add New Favorites icon. I like previous icon better. Next is the rearranging tab. I guess I will like this feature the best. If you are developer and use VS 2005, you already knew this feature. It enable you to reorganize the tab.

I hope bug from beta 2, especially with navigation back and forward has been fixed. When using Beta 2, sometimes back button jumped back two or three steps. So if you browse to page A, page B and page C, I clicked back from Page C, browser will jump to page A, instead of Page B, quite annoying. I try to navigate in Beta 3, it seems this bug has been fixed. Well, need more testing.

Overall, it's worthed to try. IE 7 Beta 3.

Download it here

Officially MCSD.NET

At last, today I got my MCSD.NET, after passing 70-300. Well, a little bit out of target. But at last.. Next target is to upgrade it into MCPD. Well, hope will not take another one year :).

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Google Spreadsheet

Google has just recently announced another cool product call Google Spreadsheet. Well, spreadsheet, and our mind will be automatically switched to Microsoft Excel. How this product will be compared to Microsoft Excel, too early to tell, since Google Spreadsheet is still in beta version.

My first impression using Google Spreadsheet, is impressive. Although the function provided is very limited, but basic task I want to do with spreadsheet is there. Several problem I found so far, there's time to process some basic function, like add row or add column. Its collaboration function is very cool. From my programmer perspective, it's very cool to develop this kind of product purely using javascript and HTML.

Some experts comment out whether we really need Spreadsheet on the web or not. But believe it or not, the next version of Microsoft Office (2007), have advance feature for Excel, call Excel Service, combine with Sharepoint Services, we can create and edit excel in browser too, and top of that, it won't need any ActiveX, just pure Javascript and HTML. So, Spreadsheet on web? Who need it?

If you are interested to try it, you can request to

Updated: Google has finally released Google Docs: Well done, Google!

WinFX is .NET Framework 3.0

We got .NET 2.0 at the end of last year (2005), after the first version of .NET (1.x) was released in (2002 and 2003). Somesegar, one of Product Manager in Microsoft, mention in his blog that WinFX official name will be changed to .NET Framework 3.0. Interesting though, but I wonder how the language version will be. Will C# 3.0 be included in this version? I doubt it, but who knows?.

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