So long, and thanks for all the fish

Today was my last day at Microsoft.  Monday I start as a contractor working for Lockheed Martin on their Prepar3d program.  Hopefully I can also find some time soon to finish up the managed SimConnect client.

Tim “Beatle” Gregson


… Long live ESP

Well, not exactly.  I missed the press release back in May, but Lockheed Martin has finally announced their Prepar3d product, based on the ESP code they licensed from Microsoft.  See the Lockheed Martin Press Release for more information.

Tim “Beatle” Gregson

ESP is finally dead

Or at least our websites are.  The websites and have been end of lifed.  The SDK docs available on the ESP MSDN library page are still available.  This page also archives some of our whitepapers and sample code links.

Tim “Beatle” Gregson

Reposted Beta Files

Hey All,
My Azure cloud account is about to expire (and I sure as heck ain’t paying based on the current pricing scheme :-> ), and I had been hosting the .ZIP files for the currently available Beta releases there, so I’ve reposted those files on this blogs SkyDrive in the Public Folder so they will remain available for download.
Tim "Beatle" Gregson

Flight1 Licenses ESP v1 Object Code

Flight1 Aviation Technologies today announced they have acquired a license to the ESP v1 Object Code (just the run-time, no source code).  See their Press Release and their VisPro product page for more information.

Tim “Beatle” Gregson

Another Lockheed/ESP related link

This one from, mentions the Pilatus PC-12 desktop trainer that will be one of Lockheed’s first solutions using the ESP technology.

Tim “Beatle” Gregson

Lockheed Martin licenses Microsoft ESP IP

Today, Lockheed Martin announced it has licensed Microsoft’s ESP platform to build new simulation solutions.  This is part of what I’ve been doing the last 9 months since the ACES studio shut down, working with the team that handled the licensing deal.

See the Microsoft PressPass Press Release and this TechFlash blog post for more info.  I’ll post more links as I come across them.

Tim “Beatle” Gregson