Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

It's Friday, October 30, at 12:50PM and the LabVIEW team Halloween Demo day is about to start! I wasn't very creative this year, so I'm just a run-of-the-mill fairy. Norm, however, went all out on his VI Server costume!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The "R" in "R&D"

I'm so excited to be able to share with you the project that I've been working on recently! As far as I know, this is the first time LabVIEW R&D has been able to run a Pioneer program to get customer feedback on a research project.

I'd like to emphasize that this is Research. This version of LabVIEW is a Pioneer. That could mean many things, but in this case it means that this version is not approved for production work and the features in it are not guaranteed to be in any future version of LabVIEW.

If you see something you like or dislike in this Pioneer, please let us know! This is an opportunity for you to directly affect the future design of LabVIEW.

I encourage you to watch these two short videos on the LabVIEW Notebook:
If you have time to "get behind the wheel," please join the LabVIEW Notebook Pioneer program and try it out. Although it's not actually a Beta, we're running the Pioneer through the Beta Program Resource Center, so to sign up go to and select the product LabVIEW Notebook.

Once approved to the program, you'll receive an e-mail invitation to join a private group on That's where you can download the Pioneer and discuss it on our private forum.

Note that the LabVIEW Notebook is intended to complement the LabVIEW Project, not replace it. However, if you have ideas for how concepts in the Notebook could be applied to Projects as well, we'd love to discuss them with you!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Moving Servers

I've decided to move the Eyes On VIs blog to my own server since some people can't view content at work.

It's likely that I'll break some thing in this move. (I probably already have, while setting up for it). The new location will be

The old Blogger RSS feeds will become invalid. If you want to subscribe via RSS, I recommend you use the Feedburner feed:

I apologize for any inconvenience!

[Edit] As far as I know, this won't affect e-mail subscriptions (through FeedBurner) at all.