Happy New Year! Welcome To Microsoft! Resistance is futile!

Yep, I got that warm fuzzy feeling which only an email titled “Welcome To Microsoft” can give 🙂 In mid January I’ll fly over to the campus for a NEO (New Employee Orientation) where I will get b0rg implants, have my personality matrix reformatted and recieve the official “Taking Over The World: Evil Empires for…


Productivity, ListViews, going dark and more

I haven’t been posting much lately, and chances are that I will go totally dark for the next few weeks. Bummer. But anyway, until I get back: 1. Improve your ListView performance –  instead of creating and adding ListViewItems in the same loop,  create an array of ListViewItems and add them in one step using…


To help or not to help [ when Microsoft asks for it]

Frans doesn’t like when Microsoft asks for help.  First of all, although I disagree with his opinion, I want to strongly protest the unfriendly responses to his post. Everyone should be able to freely raise issues and speak their mind without fear of getting flamed and trolled.  On second thought, I’m not even going to post…


Hello from the Sharepoint Airlift!

I’ll keep it short since the wireless network here is kind of spotty: Sharepoint developers can expect additional tools in the coming months, including import/export/migration tools (SPIN, SPOUT) and a Sharepoint Biztalk adaptor which can kick-off orchestration processes based on SPS events such as adding a list item. An impressive number of 3rd party vendors…


Sharepoint Portals + Integration Technical Airlift this week

I’m flying out to the Portals & Integration Airlift this week in Seattle…  Are there any other bloggers out there who plan to attend? Also, my social calendar while I’m there (all week) is kinda empty, anyone wanna get together to discuss .NET or maybe just do some multiplayer Halo??