Washing Machine Fun

I just got back from vacation and right before I left my washing machine broke down.  It wouldn’t pump the water out of the tub (it was doing a constant beeping…and then when I unplugged it, let it set for 90 seconds and then plugged it back in, the pump would try to pump but…

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Silverlight 1.1 Developer Reference Poster

I had the opportunity during Mix07 to hand out posters that map out the capabilities and classes that are available in Silverlight 1.1.  They were pretty popular so I think I handed out about 1200 to the audience of 2200 at Mix.  A number of people asked if there was an electronic copy, since 24×14…

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"WPF/E" is now Silverlight!

Tonight we announced the official name of wpfe….Microsoft Silverlight!  This is the beginning of a bunch of work my team has been doing which begins tonight at NAB 2007 and culminates with a plethora of announcements and technical information that will be available at Mix07.  Both happen to be in Las Vegas.  But one has about…

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Ode to the Progress Bar

I’m building the Virtual Machines for a number of the Hands On Labs that will be available at MIX and at TechEd. I had not worked much with Virtual PC before and obviously when you are running two copies of Vista on your machine simultaneously (and VStudio and IIS, etc.) it can slow things down…

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Microsoft and the AJAX Community

Scott announced that Microsoft joined the OpenAJAX Alliance today.  I think this does a lot for Microsoft and for the AJAX community.  We are certainly striving to be a big player in making AJAX an easy to use platform both for developers and end users, but it definitely needs to be done in a way…

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How to test your Web site w/ IE6 while running IE7

Pete put a VPC up awhile back, but the image does have a timebomb.  The first timebomb was set to go off on 4/1/07 so an update has been put up so that you can test your Web apps w/ IE6. Pete deserves all the credit in the world for getting this up for everyone. Thanks…

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MIX 07 – It’s coming!

One of the cooler things about my relatively new position here on the Web Platform and Tools Marketing Team is that I’m deeply involved in the planning for a number of upcoming conferences.  One of these, that I had not been previously involved in is Mix07 in Las Vegas, April 30 to May 2nd. We…

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Is it just me?

Is it just me or has this year’s daylight savings seemed to effect people more than others? Maybe because of a combination of some recent travel, some late nights/early mornings working on some big events, a number of extended family members experiencing physical hardships, or the fact that spring has started to hit the northwest and…

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Emerson College Musical Theatre Audition

Audition #2 in the ongoing effort for my daughter Katie to get into a top notch Musical Theatre program.  Last weekend it was Emerson College in Boston.  This has always been at the top of my daughter’s list, partially because last summer she met someone who went who really liked it, and partially because she is…

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Carnegie Mellon Musical Theatre

My oldest daughter, Katie, is a senior in high school and therefore is applying to various colleges across the country.  She is a pretty talented actor, singer and dancer so she is trying to get into a first rate theatre program, and in particular is trying to get into a musical theatre program.  This weekend…

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