Week @ TechReady

The team had been at the Microsoft technical readiness conference last week. The conferences are great opportunities to talk with our technical field and talk through what’s happening, and converse between corporate and the field. I, personally, always enjoy these events when I have the opportunity to attend these – to listen and to learn…

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Productivity Boost via Plug-ins

I recently installed a couple Outlook file preview handlers that have made my life much better: PDF File Handler – From Tim Heuer’s blog, Tim worked with Foxit software to create the PDF preview handler XPS File Handler – Part of the Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack And, while you may at Foxit’s website…

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Windows Workflow Foundation Resources

Below are resources that I have found valuable to those starting off with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). Online Resources: Websites: MSDN Dev Center for WF Blogs: Jon Flander’s Blog Tom Lake’s Blog Matt Winkler’s Blog WF Rules Team Blog Books about WF: Essential Windows Workflow Foundation (Dharma Shukla, Bob Schmidt)  Pro WF (Bruce Bukovics) Whitepapers on…

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WF Web Samples Updated

I wanted to post a quick notice that I updated two downloads over the past few weeks. Both WF Web Workflow Approvals Starter Kit and Simple Human Workflow Quickstart Sample Code had a couple small bugs in them (low priority issues, mostly dealing with Visual Studio packaging of the files) – I’ve fixed them, repackaged…

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New Role – Joining the .NET Folks

I’m excited to announce that I’ve changed roles within Microsoft. For the past month, I’ve been a part of the .NET product marketing team as the senior product manager for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). What does that mean for this space? For this blog, it doesn’t really mean anything, to be honest. I will be…

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Using CSS within ASCX Files

I was trying to add some more style into the WoW Guild Roster module I’m writing, but I ran into an issue that stumped me for quite a while – how to link to the CSS file. The issue with linking to a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) was problematic on two fronts: DotNetNuke development is…

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TechReady and ODC Done

A couple large events have finished up for the week – the internal TechReady conference here in Seattle and the Office Developer Conference down in San Jose. Coming out of ODC, a lot of material is hitting the public wire, with more starting to prime up at stage left for MIX-2008 and the SharePoint conference…

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Starting out @ TechReady

I drove into Seattle this weekend for the TechReady 6 pre-conference events for DPE. Lots of really good content, and always good to hear what other evangelists are up to. This will be a long week of commutes into Seattle – the drives in were nice this weekend, but I’m not looking forward to the…

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Parsing the WoW Armory

One of my side projects is working on a WoW Guild Roster. I’ve been doing a lot of work over the past couple months with Visual Studio 2008, although I’ve been stuck with ASP.NET v2 since DNN won’t be supporting v3.5 until DNN v5. One of the features that has me really excited within .NET…

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