Steve Ernst on serialization to XML

You my have heard about how everyone at Microsoft has an office. Well… that is true of Redmond, but in Fargo they have chosen to bring us closer together, to foster a tight knit community spirit, and to create the kind of team environment that only a cube farm can create :). I had never…

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Fargo, North Dakota: I have arrived!

I left Melbourne on the 10th and spent a week in Chicago and New York before arriving in Fargo on the 17th. The time in Chicago and New York was great. The buildings in Chicago were much bigger than I had anticipated and the subway in New York (I had been to NY before, but hadn’t…

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MBF: Will we see you before 2007?

A recent article from eWeek has quoted Microsoft Developer Division Executive Soma Somasegar about timelines related to Longhorn. MBF got a mention as well: Somasegar also acknowledged that the MBF (Microsoft Business Framework), which is tied to WinFS functionality, will likely be delayed until 2007 but that Microsoft is looking to speed its delivery. “We’re…

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MBF and WinFS: A view of the world I am entering

Tim Brookins is an Architect on the MBF team (and he is based in Fargo). When I got impatient waiting for a reply about the position in the MBF team, an email to Tim was the thing that sparked it all off ;). I just read a post from Tim (two days old) that explains the…

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A Big Change: I’m Joining Microsoft

I don’t have a firm start date or travel plan yet (I have my final visa interview on Friday), but I have accepted a position with Microsoft Business Solutions in Fargo, North Dakota to be a Program Manager (PM) in the Microsoft Business Framework (MBF – my previous mention of it, announcement, presentation) team. I expect…

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Longhorn: We have a date!

In case you haven’t seen it yet, we have a date for Longhorn! News.com’s coverage even includes an interview with Bill Gates. As expected, the company on Friday announced a new road map for Longhorn, its revision to Windows XP. The changes–removing some features and altering others–are designed to let the company have a test…

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ObjectSpaces and MBF both delayed till Longhorn

First we learned that MBF has been delayed till Longhorn (from Tim Brookins) and now ObjectSpaces is adopting the same schedule. The official announcement is here. I wonder if ObjectSpaces was delayed and that caused the MBF re-schedule, since MBF uses ObjectSpaces for persistence. Either way, because of the extra time, they’ll both be stronger and more…

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Ouch: MBF delayed till Longhorn wave

Tim Brookins, an architect on the MBF team, has reported that MBF is no longer in the Whidbey wave and instead will be in the Longhorn wave. This is an exciting area of technology for Microsoft since it touches so many ‘hot’ areas: Microsoft’s business application development (Green), service oriented architecture (Indigo), object relational persistence (ObjectSpaces), lightweight…

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