Wikipedia Explorer beta

I saw this post about the Wikipedia Explorer using WPF on Steve Claytons blog – it’s really easy to use – I like the network mode – seeing all the relevant links – I also like how it adds columns to the page as you maximize the window…I see this as a model for how…


SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007 CTP

So glad to see the CTP of Data Mining Add-ins available – I see this is as Data Mining for the rest of us… Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007 (Data Mining Add-ins) allow you take advantage of SQL Server 2005 predictive analytics in Office Excel 2007 and Office Visio 2007….

The BioTeam Delivers Informatics Solution on Microsoft CCS

This is great news for the Bio researchers…info at iNquiry Bioinformatics Portal for Microsoft Compute Cluster Server – they also mention the “The Scientific Desktop” “The scientific desktop” aims to build a bridge between common computing tools and everyday scientific computing tasks. One example is an Excel add-in that enables researchers to launch Blast queries directly…

XNA Game Studio Express Released!

This is great news. I am looking forward to playing with it. To download the released product for Windows, head over to: Full story. Cross-posted from Savas Parastatidis’ blog.

Open XML Formats : Ecma Standard 376 – Office Open XML formats

Great info from Brian Jones on the Open XML standards as well interop solutions. Ecma Standard 376 – Office Open XML formats It’s finally official. Today the Ecma General Assembly voted almost unanimously to approve the Office Open XML formats as an official Ecma standard. They also voted to submit the standard to ISO for…


DigiPede talk on Concurrent SW Dev at .NET Dev Event Redmond

I just found out that on Monday, Dec 11, Kim Greenlee from Digipede will be presenting a technical talk on Concurrent Software Development at the next .NET Developers Association meeting in Redmond. The meeting is at 7pm in Bldg 40, Steptoe Room on the Microsoft Campus. Cross Posted from Dan Fay’s Blog (

Mundie: Science as a Web Service

I realized I forgot to post about Craig Mundie’s article in the March/April Technology Review – Science as a Web Service XML can supercharge research. <…> XML is also one of the enabling technologies for grid computing and Web services, which will revolutionize the scientific community in the coming decade by enabling the free exchange…

Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability &amp;ndash; this is now a reality!

Glad to see this use fo the Shibboleth ADFS Integration: An extension allowing a Shibboleth 1.3 IdP to integrate with Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Service.  Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability – this is now a reality! Last week, the efforts of Microsoft, the JISC, London School of Economics, Neath Port Talbot and Oxford Computer Group delivered proof of… is Live

I finally had sometime to check out and it is wild – there are tons texts to look at…very interesting…. A couple of books I found – The Life of Columbus in Pictures and I especially like this inscription from the “Orators of the American Revolution” To Students who are not Drones, Christians who are…


F# 1.1.13 now available

 Don Syme annouced a new drop of F# – I especially like these samples: New LAPACK sample.. See samples\fsharp\math\LAPACK New WPF sample for use with F# Interactive. See samples\fsharp\WPF F# 1.1.13 now available! I’m pleased to announce that F# 1.1.13 is now available! You can download this release from .  This is an exciting…