Future of Modeling

The Connected Systems Division was featured in Information Week today and they vaguely mentioned my project. "In the past a very select group of users has used modeling. Microsoft is going to make modeling mainstream for the average developer," said Martin. The details of the new capabilities will be provided in an opening keynote by…

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More Windows Shortcuts

The last post I made with command line tricks was well-received so I thought I’d post another little Windows shortcut. Items in your quick launch toolbar are accessible by pressing the Windows key followed by the number corresponding to the icon’s position in the toolbar. For example, if IE is the first icon on your…

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Extracurriculars Count!

I finished my undergrad about five years ago (Go Purdue!). As I look back at my education and try to pinpoint the key decisions, a couple things stick out: Get involved in extracurricular clubs. I was a member of StudentDev (a Microsoft student club associated with devhood.com) and it has helped me in very unexpected…

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Two Command Line Tricks

Watching a co-worker type can be a good tool for learning new tricks. I always ask "How did you just do that?" when I see something fly by a bit too quickly. I just learned two of them in the last half hour. If there is a command in your history but you don’t want…

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GraphWise

The beta version of GraphWise is now available to the public. A 10,000 foot view of the app is that they are a search engine for numerical data. In fact, their home page currently states that they have created over 150 million data tables. Now that they have colleted all this data, you can piece…

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VS: Modules Window

I’ve worked in various version of Visual Studio just about every day for the past 4 years. Today I learned a new feature: the Modules debug window. I’m trying to create test the debugging scenario when a specific set of symbols is not loaded. But no matter what I tried, it was still finding the…

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