XTOPIA kompakt – Content now online

Hi… XTOPIA kompakt is a new format we tried recently. Instead of you coming to the conference, the conference is more like a road show. It was placed so it was easy to attend and we had great feedback. Maybe you missed it… no problem the content (German) is now online… check it out:  …

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IE8 – Using the features / Try it yourself

Hi… IE8 comes with some well selected features to help you with your daily browsing. It is easy to integrate those features into your web offering. But – I am with you – do I want to fiddle with my life or staging web sites to try this?? No. Ok, so we would like to…

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Cloud Computing and Open Source

Hi…   i just had an interesting morning at IDC. They presented a study around cloud computing and just as IBM, T-Systems and RedHat, Microsoft was part of the game. During the session there was this idea that ??? cloud computing = Open Source ??? at least the RedHat evangelist put it that way. His…

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Your Own Windows Server for €14.99/month

Hi… the Student offering is getting better…even better… Some of the raw basic facts: If you are a (German, sorry 😉 student don’t wait any longer 😉 Register today http://www.1und1.info/xml/order/Studenten CU 0xff

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Software made in Germany – SpicIE

Hi… some time ago I asked some guys here at Microsoft why we do not support writing IE plug ins in managed code. The answer was that while this still is a good idea it is not the highest priority of the product teams. Honestly I understand that because the main focus for the team…

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Why “<!–[if gt IE 6]>” is so bad…

Hi… if you are doing HTML you are certainly aware of what the line in the subject means. Where it comes from: Well, the internet (and if you want a part of it called “the web”) is a strange place. We all talk about standards but it took some reasonably time to really with more…

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Students only – Get your hosted Windows Server for nearly NOTHING!!

Hi… wow, ever wanted to have your very own DEDICATED Windows Server hosted?? Your real own machine?? Not a virtual one, a real own iron??   Hey, here we go… the formula is like this: Take the Microsoft Project Dreamspark (the OFFICIAL background here http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-18GSDPR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases) and the real thing here and combine it with a…


IE 8 is RCed

Hi… problably you noticed IE8 is RCed. As in every project getting into stage RC is a very important step. So I found this Channel9 clip very interesting Inside IE 8 RC1 with Dean Hachamovitch and Jason Upton Jason is an interesting person showing how the team works behind IE. For me it is a…


Ruby in the Cloud

Hi… what shall I say … http://www.dotnetservicesruby.com/ CU 0xff


PHP on Windows Whitepaper

Hi…   my colleague Bernhard Frank just did an article on the topic and now there is a Whitepaper online about the topic (see http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/2/F/82F65F5E-D791-4199-9CE4-25E772682731/PHPonWindows_final.pdf). The nice thing is that Bernhard’s article and the whitepaper do not differ too much (beside that one is in German while the other is in English 😉 Bottom line…