VSTS Web Test – Find Text rule

  When creating a find text rule, you could bind the “Find Text” parameter to a database field even though the field does not provide binding options. Interesting.

Launch 2005. Here it comes.

If you have not heard about the launch of SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk 2006, you must be living in a cave. Here are couple of sites of interest to reigster for a launch event or to learn more about the products. http://www.microsoft.com/events/2005launchevents/default.mspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/launch2005/

Bill Gates on Channel 9

Bill Gates talks on channel 9 for about 15 minutes. If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out here: https://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=111598. Very interesting discussion going back to the early days of Microsoft to Vista and Office 12.

Vista, Vista

I finally completed the installation of Vista over VPC a few weeks ago but not without burning midnight oil. First, I tired long and hard to install Vista directly as the guest OS on the VPC but after several long (i really mean long. In one instance, i let the insall run for over 10+ hours) failed…

Discovery all set to take off @ 10:39 EDT

Congratulations and best of luck to NASA and the crews on board Discovery. From NASA’s website: “The Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are ready for launch at 10:39 a.m. EDT this morning. STS-114 — the first Shuttle mission in more than two years — is set to test new safety procedures and deliver…

Agile @ Microsoft – A Channel 9 video

I just found a video in channel 9 via Rob’s blog entry http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/07/19/440289.aspx. The video is an interview with David Anderson on the use of Agile Management techniques in MS teams. Very interesting video I should say. He did not comment on methodologies such as XP and Scrum. It will be interesting to hear is take…

"Winning" by Jack Welch

I just started reading the book “Winning” by Jack Welch. The few pages that I have read are very interesting much similar to his earlier book “Straight from the gut”. I will post more after finishing the book.

Some interesting links that I found on AJAX

What is AJAX? Read it in Wikipedia here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX The word is out about ASP.NET Team’s initiative in providing AJAX support in v-next of ASP.NET (Code named Atlas). Here is two blog entries by ScottG and NikhilK from ASP.NET Team: http://www.nikhilk.net/AtlasProject.aspx http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2005/06/28/416185.aspx Check this site http://weblogs.asp.net/mschwarz/ for a free AJAX.NET Library. Check http://code.communityserver.org/ for a source code…

Official PDC 05 Site

Check it out. Here is the link to the official PDC web site. http://www.developerpowered.com.