Happy New Year from a Strange Fellow!

eek! It has certainly been a great year of learning for me and I wish you all the very best for 2009. If this is your first visit, here’s what I talked about in December. May you find a link that makes you think differently! Unwrapping my gifts – PowerShell V2 CTP3 Join our .NET…

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Unwrapping my gifts – PowerShell V2 CTP3

eek! Hope you scored big this holiday season. Me? I’m busy unwrapping my gifts left under the tree, for example: PowerShell CTP3 V2 is here. If you are around the Connecticut Area on January 13th, join me and a few of my friends as we discuss this gift. “Automating the world one-liner at a time.”…

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Join our .NET Programmers Group in the Cloud

eek! Join us as we relaunch our .NET Programmers Group via Facebook in about a week. I’ll be presenting on programming in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Its on January 6, 2008 at 8 pm US Eastern Time. See you there! Abstract: You may have heard that Microsoft recently unveiled its platform for cloud computing…

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I saw Santa watching 10-4

eek! Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring as they were watching Episode 2 of the weekly video podcast of what’s coming in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. Grab some eggnog and enjoy the show!

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Psst, can I bug you?

eek! Can I bug you to read something? It is here; a short and insightful view into the Security Development Lifecycle at Microsoft and the mobilization to get MS08-078 out the door. And like me you’ll probably hang around the SDL blog and discover these 2 gems: Microsoft Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET) v1 CTP…

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Publish like the pros!

eek! Somebody just reminded me that my last post made mention of the Microsoft Architect Journal that is delivering a great WPF/Offline reading experience using the Syndicated Client Experiences (SCE) code base. Looking to publish like the pros? Now you can, with the recently released Beta 2 of the SCE starter kit. What does Beta…

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Go Gang Green!

eek! No, not the stumbling, bumbling New York Jets (although this fan is forever hopeful), I mean the Greening in IT. The latest issue of the Microsoft Architect Journal is focused on Green Computing: Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure Design – A comprehensive understanding of environmental sustainability needs for IT infrastructure system design. Green IT in Practice:…

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Haircuts and Budgets

eek! I’m hearing a new phrase these days: “everyone needs a haircut”. Given these difficult economic times, no one is immune. The following white paper: Simple Savvy Savings – 9 ideas to make anyone a Cost-Cutting Hero was making its rounds at work the other day. “In times of crisis, CFOs invariably turn up the…

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The CLR, Performance and the unruly child

eek! Often times I’m asked to explain .NET concepts (garbage collection, serialization, reflection, etc.) that I take for granted because I’ve been around .NET for a long time. I’m forced to go back and refresh my memory on certain fundamentals. I found this refreshing session on performance and garbage collection from Frank Savage. Here’s the…

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Live Framework and why should you care?

eek! The Live Framework team recently published a short (but to the point) white paper entitled The Live Framework: What is it and Why Should I Care? “The Live Framework provides a platform-agnostic, HTTP-based, resource-oriented programming model for accessing data. This programming model abstracts away the details of the File System, Networking APIs (for P2P…

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