Musings for 2008 Resolutions

It seems to be the thing to note a few things one will try to do better in the new year.  What follows are my resolutions that are related to things at work. Work with Outlook shut off – let me focus on the task at hand Work with minimal internet induced interruption – see…

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mwinkle.SetState("newRole")

I’m moving on from my role as the technical evangelist for WF, but not too far.  I’ve joined the product team, working as a program manager (PM) for the Connected Tools team.  The job of the connected tools team is to provide all of the tools for the technologies inside the Oslo effort, including the…

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VS 2008 RTM’s!

As widely reported on blogs far and wide, Visual Studio 2008 has been released to manufacturing (or shipped, available, ready to get, etc).  MSDN subscribers can do their part to degrade the global bandwidth supply and get in the download queue via the subscription center, trial editions are available here.  One can also simply get…

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Regarding Re-use of Context-aware Proxies

Yesterday, following my "What’s the context for this conversation" presentation, I was approached with the following question: I am sharing a singleton client that I want to use to interact with multiple workflow instances, how do I change the context for each of them. Completely unbeknownst to me, Wenlong, one of the product team’s more…

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Hanging in the Speaker Room

No One of the best parts of any conference is hanging out with the other speakers and osmosing off some of the collective brainpower in there.  Some times it is big concepts, other times, it’s the little stuff. Like my new favorite feature of Vista (Show Desktop Icons) No more need for a folder where…

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Worst Presentation… Ever.

I would like to take this moment to apologize for all of the attendees who were at our WIN302 session this afternoon here in Barcelona.  Moments before we were scheduled to begin, a very nasty power issue hit our room, causing the lights to go out, all of the equipment on stage to shut down,…

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Greetings from Barcelona

I (and my entire team except for our boss) am here in beautiful Barcelona for TechEd Developer.  This is definitely one of my favorite events, because of the location, the amenities, and most importantly, the people.  I’m giving a number of talks throughout the week (see below), so if you’re here, please drop on by. …

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SOA&BP Conference Announcements, "Oslo"

This morning at the SOA&BP Conference, we talked about Oslo for the first time.  For me, this is a big day, as it marks the point where the rest of the world knows what a lot of people have been and will continue to be working on.  Robert Wahbe, the VP of Connected Systems, mentioned…

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Activities Survey

So, we’re getting close to .NET 3.5 getting out the door, and as always we’re thinking about what comes next.  The activities team is looking how to make activities better going forward, and they are very interested in what you have to say, how you have been using them and how you’d like to use…

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.NET 3.5 on Channel9

Following the big announcement last week, I got tapped to do a quick c9 interview with Shawn Burke.  Check it out here if you have 11 minutes or so to spare and want to see what the .NET source debugging will look like. Additionally, I see on the homepage that Jack is talking about the…

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