Update on Microsoft Blueprints

Update to anyone following this entry:  We have now released the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 (RTM-Preview) which supercedes and, in very many ways, continues on what we were doing with Blueprints.  Most of you who read this blog know that for the past 3 years I’ve been driveing a project that was first…

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Planning for TechEd Developers US – June 3-6

UPDATE:  S+S Blueprints and Software Factories Focus Groups annoucement.  Come help us plan the future! Today I’m finalizing my plans to bring S+S Blueprints to the US version of TechEd 2008 for Developers which will be in Orlando, Florida on June 3rd through June 6th.  It will be one of your last chances to see…


Steve Gillmor thinks out loud about Live Mesh

My long time friend and co-conspirator in the software business for almost 20 years, Steve Gillmor, comments about Live Mesh and it’s implications. I think he got it partially right and, of course, based on his limited publically available information, partially wrong. The future will be, as always, interesting.

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RoboChamps is Live!

Marc Mercuri, one of the hardest working and smartest people I know, just launched www.RoboChamps.com RoboChamps is, in Marc’s own word: “…a league, and like sports leagues, will have a regular season comprised of a series of challenges. As RoboChamps is based in simulation, we can provide you with access to environments and robots most people could…

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Live Mesh coverage from the Webware blog

Martin LaMonica posted some great information about Live Mesh on the Webware group blog: Microsoft Live Mesh platform takes on Google, Adobe

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Live Mesh rocks! – Technical Preview Opens Tomorrow

Last night @ 9PM Microsoft announced the existence of and first technical preview of Live Mesh! Both Scoble (Ray Ozzie Delivers with Live Mesh) and Mary Jo Foley (Ten Things to know about Microsoft’s Live Mesh) are excited and, in my opinion, justifyably so. The first preview of the combination platform/service opens tomorrow and the…

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Headed out to Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

I’m working on the next wave Software+Services Blueprints and I want to understand both the developers who will use them and the kinds of applications they build so tomorrow I’m headed to San Francisco to attend the Web 2.0 Expo. If you’re going to be at Web 2.0 and want to help influence the content…

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Office Developers Conference 2008 here we come…

If you’re attending the the Office DevCon (http://www.odc2008.com) in San Jose, California on February 11th, be sure to check out the VS2008 version of the Outlook + Services Blueprint As part of the on-going Software-plus-Services Blueprints Program, we will be releasing the VS2008 version of the S+S Blueprints Manager.  The Outlook + Services Blueprint is an…


Microsoft Software + Services Blueprints

Finally I can talk about what I’ve been working on for the past 6 months! Yesterday, Soma delivered a keynote at TechEd Europe : Developers, and blogged about the Software + Services Blueprints! S+S Blueprints are source code access, guidance and tools that work with Visual Studio to enable you to easily build software +…