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.

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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/

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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"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.

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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…

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Official PDC 05 Site

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

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