Khan Academy: Free Lectures on Math, Physics, Biology, Economics, and History

It is very rare that I go so far off-topic on my blog, but then again, it is very rare that I find something so cool.  Salman Khan (khanacademy.org) has recorded over 1500 mini-lectures on a wide variety of topics, organized in a cohesive fashion and made available for free on YouTube.  I have already…

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Job Opening in our Group at Microsoft

J.P. Bagel (my manager’s manager) has posted a new job opening for a content manager in our group.  One defining characteristic of our group is that turnover is super-low.  Many of my colleagues have been in this group and reporting to JP for many years.  People are happy in this group!  Plus, we get to…

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MSDN Blog Platform Upgrade

After many years of dealing with an out-dated blog platform, all MSDN and TechNet blogs (including mine of course) will be migrating over to a new platform.  You can’t believe how happy this makes me!  Sean Jenkin, the Program Manager for MSDN and TechNet blogs has details.  The biggest impact is that comments will be…

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SharePoint Interoperability Event

Here is an interesting opportunity if you are a developer working on a product that interacts with SharePoint.  There is a free interoperability plugfest in Redmond on June 15th and 16th.  You can test your SharePoint interoperability, and get answers directly from the SharePoint team.  There will be presentations as well as opportunities to set…

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Availability of Public Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Betas

Today at PDC, we announced the availability of our public Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 betas.  The next few months are simply going to be fun.  We can finally talk about all the cool new features, and especially from my point of view, the new stuff for developers.  It’s a whole new world.  We’re making…

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SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 Developer Training Courses Launched on Channel 9

Channel 9 launched new developer training courses for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010.  I know the folks who produced this, and personally seen a lot of it.  This is good stuff.  The training consists of extensive recordings from top MVPs/experts on how to develop with both SharePoint and Office 2010.  As a developer, I’m personally…

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New Open XML Developer Center on MSDN

As most developers who work with Microsoft technologies know, there are Developer Centers on MSDN.  Each developer center, run by a team devoted to the technology, contains the best resources for that technology, including links to SDK downloads, documentation, whitepapers, code samples on Code Gallery and CodePlex, bloggers and their posts, forums, and more.  These…

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"Object library invalid or contains references to object definitions that could not be found" or "Element not found"

After installing security advisory 960715 and opening a workbook with one of Visual Basic 6 ActiveX controls embedded in the workbook you receive an error: This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blogBlog TOC“Object library invalid or contains references to object definitions that could not be found” or “Element not found.” For more information, see this post…

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Microsoft Promises No Patent Prosecution for the MONO Project

Peter Galli, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, has posted that Microsoft will be applying the Community Promise to the ECMA 334 and ECMA 335 specs.  In his post, he says, “It is important to note that, under the Community Promise, anyone can freely implement these specifications with their technology, code, and solutions.”  Very cool. This…

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