ThinkWeek RTW

Released to the internal web (RTW) anyway J Much of my delay in blogging has been because I’ve been busy with trying to keep that “work life balance” and something had to give. J In a couple previous posts, I un-characteristically wrote in a style that was a bit more than “just the facts, Jack”….

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Technical Strategy Group (TSG)

Following on a previous post, I thought I would talk a bit more on my teams charter, contributions to Microsoft, and some of my areas of responsibility. TSG Team Charter The Technical Strategy Group (TSG) works to capture and influence Business, eXperience and Technology direction and opportunities for the company. TSG is managed from the…

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Grassroots Innovation @ Microsoft

I will be blogging more on the subject of Innovation @ Microsoft as well as how our Technical Strategy Group supports innovation within (and external partnerships) Microsoft. This post follows my previous article on the subject of the long standing Microsoft tradition called “ThinkWeek”.  The program has evolved over the years, due in part, to…

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Microsoft – ThinkWeek, Innovation,…

In my last post I mentioned my new role in the Microsoft Technical Strategy group and the promise of more on the subject. So here is some late breaking news, hot of the press, on one of our programs – ThinkWeek. What is ThinkWeek? As borrowed from my peer, Tricia Mayer, our much more articulate…

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"Lost" and found

Where have you been? Assuming I haven’t lost all my readers by now, due to my silence, this seems to be a reasonable question. Does anyone out there watch “Lost”? I ended up getting hooked in the beginning and now I can’t avert my eyes. As I wrote this blog, I felt the “Lost” series…

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Silverlight 2 is here

Delivering on the earlier promise, here are some links to Silverlight v2. Silverlight home page Silverlight 2 Launch page Dowload ScottGu’s blog has the details you have come to expect. Cool SL2 page: HardRock Memorabilia site. Note, I had to close my browser after installing SL2. Enjoy.

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Process Creation and Coordination

In some previous posts (Out of Process IPC/TCP Remoting code, .Net Remoting (AppDomains, Out of Process, Two Way, etc..)) I showed some sample code using .Net remoting over a process boundary. As a result, I received a few questions about the process creation and how to handle the process coordination (i.e., The Host/Master process waiting…

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RTM of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (Client App Deployment)

I wanted to thank all the ISV’s, VAR’s, and SI’s I have spoken with and those who have replied to my requests for soliciting feedback on Client Application Development (e.g., Software as a Service (SaaS) and Rich Internet Applications (RIA)). This release has a number of significant features and bug fixes. The RTM announcement may be…

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Silverlight 2, Beta 2 and the 2008 Olympics

Some time ago I wrote a post about the announced Silverlight 2 product. While I received a number of favorable comments, I also received some skepticism. We have been working hard on delivering on our goals in the form of providing an amazing media experience for the 2008 Olympics. Here is a link to the NBC…

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Configuring Visual Studio to Debug .NET Framework Source Code

Earlier I posted a link to the announcement on ScottGu’s blog about the framework source availiability for debugging. I wanted to follow-up with my experience using the reference source. I found the installation instructions on “Configuring Visual Studio to Debug .NET Framework Source Code” on Shawn Burke’s blog. I assume there is some official MS site…

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