Windows Template Library 7.5 Release

This is from my old world in Shared Source. Great news from Nenad Stefanovic, the project lead for the Windows Template Library project. On Dec. 8 he released 7.5 and the bits are available. They are now working on 8.0.  Congratulations Nenad and WTL community!!! SourceForge.net project Final build download Here is a list of the improvements…

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Open…again

I have been partaking in an academic-style event on standards here in Vancouver B.C. this week. So far, the presentations have been strong and the audience participation lively. For a neophyte like myself on this topic overall it has been very educational. I had to smile to myself this morning though because we spent 2…

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Standards 101

After almost 15 years in the software business and 10+ at Microsoft I have worked on numerous projects where industry standards have been part of things. When I was an infrastructure systems engineer in the field doing network design and working on NT, SMS, Proxy Server…etc. there were few customer engagements and/or product training sessions…

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And Now, For My Next Act….

Years ago, it was suggested that there was a civil war in Microsoft based on open source. There allegedly was the Star Wars–inspired rebel alliance of openness fighting against the forces of closed. Coming out of that set of accusations, I was always a bit curious as to what role I was assigned. Should I…

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