New Refresh of the Internet Explorer Developer Center on MSDN

The MSDN Internet Explorer Developer Center has finally come up to speed! As part of the Web Platform and Tools Marketing Team, one of the pieces of information we are trying to make sure people know about is all the great new features of IE 7: better security, better CSS standards support, the RSS support,…

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Free Microsoft Virtual Server

Web service developers are often using virtual servers to setup a virtual netwrk of services.  Well now you can get Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 for free.    -Matt

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Bald Eagle

A Bald Eagle just flew by my window.  This is one of the benefits of living in the state of Washington.  I was probably twelve years old before I saw my first wild bald eagle.  Where did I grow up?  Mostly right here in the state of Washington.  I guess the DDT problems of the…

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Sweet Fifteen

On March 4, 1991 I arrived at New Employee Orientation here at Microsoft and thus started my first day as a Microsoft employee.  That means that last Saturday marked my 15 year anniversary with the company which is a pretty rare thing around here.  In addition they started a new program this year were major…

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Content Strategist Wanted!

I’m currently looking for a Content Strategist to work on my team here at MSDN.  If you want to be the face of Microsoft to the developer community on the biggest developer web site in the world, let me know. Although I currently have holes on the C#, .NET Framework, WinFX and SQL developer centers,…

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Launched!

With the Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 launch, MSDN made a few changes too… For starters, with a new product like Visual Studio 2005 we assume that most people are either going to want to download the shipping version or figure out just what is in the new version so…

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I'm Optimistic...What can I Say?

The single biggest take-away I had from the PDC came from the first keynote.  It was the reality that Microsoft will be releasing Windows Vista and Office 12 at the same time next year.  This will certainly be good for Microsoft’s bottom line.  The graphic requirements will mean a lot of people will be upgrading their…

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Fool Me Twice...

One of my back teeth needed a crown so I went to the dentist about a month ago where they fitted me for the permanent crown, and put on a temporary one.  As I’m laying there with my mouth open they use my chest, complete with bib, to place various utensils on.  So I didn’t…

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Wanted: MSDN Content Strategists

I currently have two open positions here at MSDN for Content Strategists that can potentially cover the following technologies: Longhorn, the .NET Framework, C#, Smart Clients and Web Services.  You don’t have to be an expert in all these areas, but you should be an expert in at least 2.  Writing technical articles is a…

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Children and Humor

It occured to me recently that one of the greater joys I have of my children growing is to see their sense of humor develop.  It begins somewhere around 5 years old where they start to get a knack for the rhythm of a joke.  Here’s one I recently heard from my youngest daughter (age…

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