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.NET From a Markup Perspective

What is a Dedicated Support Engineer?

For the past 7 years, I worked in Developer Platform Evangelism to talk to customers about the latest and greatest technologies that Microsoft would soon be releasing, and worked to gain early adopters of the technologies.  This was a very fun job, but I desired a change.  This past July, I joined the Premier Field… Read more

Digital Asset Management and IMM

My wife says I have the humor of a 13-year old at times.  Maybe she’s right. I was able to interview Mark Kashman, Product Manager for Interactive Media Manager, on IMM as a Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution.  I can’t help but picture Beavis and Butthead, “Huh huh huh… he said DAM.” Jokes aside, this… Read more

If LINQ to SQL Is Good, Is SQLCLR Still Evil?

I just got off the phone with a customer, a huge telco, that is in the process of rearchitecting some of their solutions.  They had some great questions about using technologies like SQLCLR as part of their architecture. When SQL Server 2005 (it was code-named “Yukon” back then) was still in beta, customers couldn’t seem to get enough… Read more

Just Blog to Win a Free XBox?

Can’t get to Vegas or Orlando?  Have you heard about the Microsoft Web Experience events in Los Angeles and Denver?  Want to win an XBox 360 simply by cutting and pasting?  Read on. These Web Experience events are about the technologies that Microsoft offers.We are showing how to build compelling solutions using technologies like Blend,… Read more

Web Experiences Events in NYC, LA, and Denver

Come to the Web Experiences events in New York City (May 31st), Los Angeles (June 8th), or Denver (June 15th). At the Web Experiences Events we will demonstrate Microsoft’s next generation of technologies such as Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow, IIS 7, ASP.NET Ajax and much more that can help you build these… Read more

Shawn Wildermuth’s Article on SQL Server 2005 and XML

Shawn Wildermuth wrote a great DevX article on Making Sense of the XML DataType in SQL Server 2005. The most entertaining part of this article, as a current Atlantan and Braves fan, is his indictment of John Smoltz’ contributions at the plate:    <Team name=”Braves”>     <Players>       <Pitcher name=”John Smoltz” role=”Closer”/>       <Pitcher name=”Russ Ortiz” role=”Starter” />      … Read more

Rushi Desai – Ya gotta read this guy’s stuff

Rushi Desai has only had 9 posts to his blog (just hired to Microsoft, and all 9 are this month), and this is already my new favorite blog to read.  Check out his post on Integrating InfoPath with SQL Server 2005.  It doesn’t quite ring until you read the comment that Rushi left for clarification: I… Read more