Nabaztag

Okay, I’m curious about this thing. Something about it makes me think it’s a very clever device with lots of opportunties. On the other hand, the other side of my brain screams “gimmicky” and can’t really see the point of it. I’m not the most creative of people at the best of times but I…

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Nurburgring Again

With reference to my trip to the Nurburgring back in June, and my comment about seeing a camper-van tackling the ‘ring, Ryan sent me a video. Now I know it wasn’t them I saw that day because it wasn’t monsoon season when I was there. But it’s entertaining none  the less. And the moral is…

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Word 2007 Content Controls & Custom XML Parts

A while back I posted on a quick and dirty helper app I’d written to attach custom XML parts to a Word document and set up the bindings on the content contols in the doc. Well Matt from the Word team happened to read my post and sent me a mail about an app he’s…

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Website Debugging in Visual Studio on Vista

I’ve seen this question asked a few times now (and of course I ran into the issue myself a while back). “I’m running Vista and using VS to debug a website I’ve built. The problem is, none of my breakpoints seem to get hit.” Well you’re running into some of the advanced security features in…

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ASP.NET AJAX Beta Released

Today sees the release of the first ASP.NET AJAX beta after a series of ASP.NET Atlas CTP releases. This also means that ASP.NET AJAX has split into separate “core” and “additional” features for the 1.0 release. If you’ve been to any of my recent presentations on ASP.NET AJAX you’ll have heard me explain that the…

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What’s new in MOSS 2007

The latest MSDN Flash Newsletter carries my (very potted) article on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I find it very tough to write something like that in so few words (we have a very strict word limit and a very strict editor). Anyway, if you’re not subscribed to the MSDN Flash – shame on you! Sign…

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I have my own linkid on ms.com

Maybe I should just retire now? http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5598307 Maybe I should have been retired years ago? Last weekend I cut a hole in the gate in our garden so our cat could get in and out and then drove 75 miles round the M25 to look at sofas in Thurrock. Then 75 miles back again. Is…

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