Mashup Camp: Identity discussion

This discussion, led by Johannes Ernst, sought to explore ways to improve the user experience in maintaining personal information across multiple web sites.  Multiple logins on multiple sites are more than just a nuisance for the end user – a typical pattern of behavior is that end users tend to use the same login id and…


Mashup Camp Photos

Mashup Camp is rolling along, purposefully on the edge of giddy chaos.  It’s an interesting mix of people – independent (for pay) developers, corporate devs, passionate hobbyists, venture capitalists, press, and service providers.  Everybody is interested in what everybody else is doing, and which ones look and/or work best.  The venture caps wander from discussion…


Bugger

In times like these I’m reminded of Captain Jack Sparrow, who, when caught between a hoard of hungry cannibals on one side and a sheer cliff of death on the other, elloquently and concisely summed up the situation thusly:    “Bugger!” The technology rollout that I hinted at in the terrible tease of my previous post will not be happening this week…

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Mashup Camp! And a Crack of Thunder…

I’m off to Mashup Camp this week!   Monday and Tuesday are pegged for Mashup University, with a more traditional conference session structure, and the unstructured (or just-in-time structured) mashup camp is on Wednesday.  I’m told that last year’s camp was nothing short of a web geek tech orgy, so these next few days should be a lot…

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Windows Live at Toronto Delphi User Group

Toronto was sunny, warm, and surprisingly windy – perfect weather!  Highly recommended over Toronto’s November offerings. I had a day to kill between TechEd and the TDUG meeting Monday night, so Bruce McGee took me over to Toronto’s Pacific Mall to cruise for cool greymarket gadgets, unfamiliar anime titles, and big-name DVDs of dubious origin. Oh! And don’t forget the walnut…

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TechEd 2006 Wrapup

TechEd 2006 was quite an event.  Nearly 10,000 people converging on the new Boston Convention Center is a sight to behold.  I was at TechEd in part as a crash course to learn my team’s messages and the Microsoft messages, to learn how to use the other services in the Windows Live service cloud, and…

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Windows Live Dev Beta Launch

The new homepage for Windows Live Developers  has launched!  Whether you call it “LiveDev” or “devlive”, this is the part of Windows Live that is focused exclusively on developers.  Most of the other Windows Live properties are geared for consumers (hundreds of millions of ’em), such as Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Messenger.  For gearheads who…

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The New Platform Play

Long time colleague Bruce McGee expressed in email some concerns about Microsoft openness and interop, and general trustworthiness to do the right thing:  “[Concerning the new job at Microsoft], I’m hoping it’s really cool stuff for you and really usable stuff (in a lot of different ways) for guys like me.  Just please try to avoid…

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Into the Maelstrom

Greetings!  My name is Danny Thorpe and I am happy to announce that I have recently joined Microsoft’s Windows Live Platform team.  What’s the Windows Live Platform team?  They’re the folks bent on organizing, unifying, fleshing out and defining new APIs and SDKs to enable software developers from all camps to leverage Windows Live services in their own applications…

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