Friday, September 28, 2007 3:31 PM
Back to the future...
Last week, after safe landing from my trip to Redmond where I had a developer meeting, there was no time to waste. A couple of tools written in VBA (macros) and some shared add-ins written in VB6 didn't look that great in Office 2007/Vista environment and being the 'Office Dev Nerd' I was asked to do the big make-over and fix the tools by adding nice looking Ribbons.
So I really plunged back into the future here. Back to Visual Basic 6, a tool released mid 1998, and add Ribbon technology from 2007. In fact I was quite surprised that it was possible to support the code based on almost ten year old technologies and add the "Fluent Ribbon" to this codebase.
Today I found this gadged that is announcing the release date for Windows Server 2008 which will be launched jointly with Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 on Feb. 27, 2008, in Los Angeles. It shows you how many days (only 151!!) there are between now and the launch date.
If you want more information on this or if you want to add the gadget yourself go here: