Building Consensus

One of the core skills of a Program Manager is to build consensus. Microsoft (like many knowledge-worker driven IT companies) is not a top-down organization. For the most part, projects, ideas, directions are taken on through a consensus building exercise at one level or another. While this can be frustrating and slow at times, it…

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ASP.NET AJAX support in Visual Web Developer SP1

If you are an ASP.NET AJAX developer, I recommend you grab SP1 of VS2005… Not only does it include tons of bug fixes, but it also includes the first round of basic support for ASP.NET AJAX in Visual Studio… If you are having formatting or incorrect validation (those red underlines) issues using ASP.NET AJAX then…

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AJAX Security Talks

I recently had a chance to talk to the good folks at SpiDynamic about their DevInspect product which includes some great support for ASP.NET AJAX… In the process we started talking about AJAX security in general is and they sent me these links… looks like good information I wanted to pass on!   Billy Hoffman,…

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ASP.NET AJAX RC is Live!

Check it out!  We just posted the ASP.NET AJAX RC bis…  Just in time for your holiday coding fun…. We are getting to the home stretch here and we really need your last minute feedback on the product.    The big change you will notice here is that we moved from the Microsoft.* namespace to…

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PDC 2007: Save the date…

Folks, something tells me 2007 is going to be a great year for developers… Just as we start the planning process for Mix ’07, I saw that we announced the dates and location for PDC 2007… As most of you know, we only hold the PDC when there is big developer news. So it is…

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Building up your documentation Karma

I just saw that the MSDNWiki RC0 just went live! I love this project because it allows us as a community to control the quality of the documentation and samples. It makes it super easy for Microsoft folks and the community to quickly and easily add content to the MSDN docs… This opens up a…

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Mix07: What do you want to hear?

Time has come! We need to start the process of picking just 60 breakout sessions for Mix07. While 90mins*60 sessions is a lot of time (like 3 ½ 24 hour days!), I don’t know how we are going to get all the great stuff in there… Live, ASP.NET AJAX (futures!), WPFE, IE, IIS, Expression, Sidebar,…

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TechEd Europe Sessions Posted

Some great videos from TechEd Europe were recently posted… If you couldn’t make it to Barconlna this year, at least you can hear some of the great talks. Here are a few of my favorites… Please let us hear your feedback! ASP.NET: Developer and Designer AJAX Bliss with Visual Studio and ExpressionBrad Abrams Explore how…

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Port25 on ASP.NET AJAX

Sam dropped by the other day and interviewed me for Port25 about ASP.NET AJAX… There is some fun history stuff at the start then some explanation of how we see the AJAX space and of course a demo of the Microsoft AJAX Library working with PHP… From Atlas to ASP.NET AJAX: Sam Interviews Brad Abrams…

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Patrick Dussud on CLR history

Patrick, one of the founding members of the CLR team, starts a blog by posting a brief bit about this history of the CLR. I dug up a few other bits of CLR history… Enjoy! History Of CsharpBrian Harry on the CLRMy DotNet Rocks! show postedResource management

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