Thank you, Mediafour! No more Administrator for XPlay!

XPlay 2.2 from Mediafour, a Windows shell add-in to support the iPod, has recently been released, along with a knowledgebase article that outlines what you need to do so XPlay works when running from a non-Administrator (LUA) account. Now I can go back to removing iTunes from my computer (if only I could get my…

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Come join the Developer & Platform Evangelism team in the Midwest

We’re looking to hire two individuals in the Midwest (Illiniois, Indiana and Wisconsin) for the Developer & Platform Evangelism team.  See the links below to submit your resume or ping me via e-mail: Developer Evangelist Provide pre-sales technical support services and platform evangelism to enable customers and partners to develop, deploy, and support Microsoft’s Solutions…

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Windows Desktop Search & Newsgator make a powerful combination

I use Newsgator as my aggregator so that everything is pulled into Outlook, and I use Windows Desktop Search to index my e-mail.  However, it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the power of these two tools combined. I was talking with a customer who has a larger number of older Visual Basic applications they…


Michael Kolt on Test Driven Development with Visual Studio Team System

Miachel Kolt has a nice short piece on leveraging the VSTS IDE to handle method creation for you as you do Test Driven Development. I had spent some time with the ThoughtWorks guys here in Chicago and was totally sold on TDD, but doing so with Visual Studio 2003 was cumbersome at best. IntelliJ IDEA…