TechEd EMEA 2008 Developers – Introducing the Windows Embedded track

Catherine Heller, Technical Evangelist on my team, has been working hard to put together a great Windows Embedded track at TechEd EMEA 2008: Developers in Barcelona, Spain | 10-14 November, 2008. She’s provided a comprehensive write up of the track on her Blog – “We believe there’s a huge opportunity for developers in this space,…

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New .NET Logo

The brand identity of Microsoft .NET is about to get a fresh makeover! .NET has become an incredible success in the past 7+ years with more than 4 million developers around the world using it to build great software and rich, compelling Web experiences. The upcoming .NET Framework 4 release will likely increase adoption momentum…

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Architecture Journal #17 – Article on Distributed Embedded Systems

I’ve been working on Distributed Embedded Systems and related communications technology recently so for the “Distributed Computing”, Issue #17, of the Microsoft Architecture Journal I wrote a paper on the subject. My Aim was to open up – ‘expose’ – this very exciting field to the “traditional” distributed systems community. As the industry moves from…

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AutoCollage 2008

http://research.microsoft.com/autocollage/ My daughter spends hours making photo collages of her friends and school trips for her desktop backgrounds. Today I came across a Microsoft Research Product called AutoCollage that’ll do an awesome job for her. You can buy it for $20 or £20 depending on your geography or get a 30 day free trial. Would…

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JAOO 2008 Presentation

In a previous post I listed all the Microsoft folks presenting at JAOO 2008. Well that event has successfully come and gone this week and I’m pleased to share my presentation with the community. My talk went pretty well and I achieved my objective to explain the relevance of Distributed Embedded Systems to traditional distributed…

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ARCast.TV – Nice Example of CCR Adoption in the Enterprise

Over on ARCast.TV, Bob Familiar interviews Stephen Tarmey of Tyco Software House on how he discovered the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR) in the Robotics Studio SDK and used it to implement a high-throughput asynchronous messaging I/O pattern. This is a very common problem scenario that a number of enterprises are discovering can be solved…

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Microsoft folks at JAOO Conference, Sep 28 – Oct 3, 2008 Aarhus, Denmark

Many of my colleagues and I will be presenting at the very popular JAOO Conference in a couple of weeks time. Although I can only be there for one day for my own session, I’m really looking forward to it. There’s a buzz at JAOO that is rarely matched in other developer conferences. “JAOO Aarhus…

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pptPlex – Flying through your PowerPoint

Imagine your PowerPoint presentation was laid out on a large canvas with other imagery complementing it or providing the overall backdrop. Then imagine being able to zoom into and flying to parts of the canvas thus revealing your intended presentation. You could do this in sequential order or you could simply zoom out and fly…

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Gorgeous Fractals with VPL and Distributed DSS Services

I think Angel is fast becoming one of VPL’s biggest fans. After discussing some ideas with him about simple Map-Reduce scenarios for his agent toolkit and a grid system that I’m building, he went ahead and did it. Check out his distributed Mandelbrot fractal generator. Gorgeous results. A bit over-engineered as a fractal calculator, but…

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