Disruptive

Once in a while something comes along that changes your life. You fall in love, are willing to accept some minor imperfections and give up on some of those certainties in life. It happened to me too. No I I’m not talking about another woman! What were you thinking? I’m talking about Vista. I love…

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Tech Ed Developers (Europe) goes virtual

It’s going to be a busy buzzy event but in case you can’t make it, check out this site to keep your finger on the pulse: http://www.mseventseurope.com/TechEd/06/Pre/Live/DefaultDev.aspx There’s going to be quite some content up there. 1 session per day will be posted there, Paul Foster is chasing people for interviews, Channel 9 is there,…

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Messenger BOTS

Apparently Microsoft acquired Colloquis (aka. Conversagent): http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7bE701BBF4-17E9-4185-829A-B07CD37A0851%7d&siteid=yhoo&dist=yhoo This seems to be all about the Messenger bots. I’ve added quite a few to my messenger but only use one, once in a while: encarta@botmetro.net Others that seem to be online currently are: alice@worldofalice.nl smarterchild@hotmail.com bot@scripters.be (don’t even know what this one does) All the other I…

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No videos in posts to Spaces just yet…

For now, it’s impossible to include videos in a post on MSN spaces (even videos from SoapBox 😉 ). The embed tag seems to get filtered out. This is the dev team’s answer: We currently run all blog posts through our safeHTML filter that strips out potentially harmful code and profane text.  This includes removing…

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OneCare and Soapbox

Great to see things keep moving around our Live services. Finally – yes I was getting tired of waiting – OneCare is available in Belgium. I found it personally hard to accept that because of my system language, I couldn’t get started with OneCare. My dear colleagues in Redmond, there are people living elsewhere too…

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GPS Recording…

I read about this cool device Sony is building to allow mapping pictures one takes to locations. Very cool. http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06080202sonygpscs1.asp Now I also read on Engadget that it’s kind of a closed box. Meaning, as a developer you can’t get to the data. Does anyone have any experiences with that to share? Did anyone try to get…

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