XBox Live Video Market place

“To celebrate its first birthday on November 22, Xbox 360™ becomes the first and only gaming console to provide HD and standard-definition TV shows and movies direct to you.” http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/moviestv/default.htm Renting movies from Blockbuster was nice.Renting movies from Netflix was even better for my lazy but.Renting movies without ever having to leave the couch is…

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.Net Framework 3.0 has Shipped!

The first product I worked on here at Microsoft has shipped. http://www.netfx3.com/blogs/news_and_announcements/archive/2006/11/06/.NET-Framework-3.0-has-been-released_2100_.aspx It’s a great feeling.

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PLinq

More LINQ goodness here. I love it!

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svcutil /reference and /excludeType

I get a lot of internal feedback that the svcutil options are confusing. svcutil.exe originally started out as a fairly simple tool and over the years working towards shipping it’s evolved into a Swiss army knife. I figure even though I don’t work on WCF anymore I should post a few brain dumps here to…

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UseSynchronizationContext=false

I ran into an issue this summer while helping some interns port Terrarium to use .Net 3.0 and since I haven’t seen many posts about it I thought I’d write one in hopes of helping anyone else who runs into this. I’ll also nudge Michael Marucheck to write a bit more when he has time since he knows…

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A New Job

I have some news I probably should have blogged about earlier. I am no longer on the Connected Framework team here at Microsoft. I switched teams a little over a month ago. I’m now working on the Zune team. I probably won’t be blogging much about Zune for a while so if you’re curious I recommend reading either Zune…

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Bluetooth on your wrist

I’ve been waiting a long time for someone to come out with something like this.

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