Merry Christmas

  So today is my last full day in the office this year. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that you have a great time coding for fun or what ever you want to do. For me, I am off to Whistler for 4 days and then over to my…

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New Visual Studio 2008 CASE STUDIES IN ACTION

So what is there to shout about as far as adoption is concerned with VS2008? Quite a bit. We work with around 1000 partners during the evangelism of our new tools suite. During the time we do highlight some of the partners that have supported the new platform. Here are some of these partner case…

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GREAT CODING PRACTICE!!

The web has certainly stepped up security in the pass few years to keep pace with security attacks from hackers and criminals. I was just browsing a site ( last Christmas presents ) which I will not name, but it is really scary to think that they have no consideration for security at all. Here…

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DAY 4 – Visual Studio 2008 Training Workshop Recordings

In September, we recorded the sessions from a full 5-day Visual Studio 2008 Training Workshop.  These sessions were delivered by several of the Technical Evangelists on the Visual Studio Rhythm team and Program Managers from the product group.   This week we are releasing the recordings from Day #4, which focuses on Office and Mobile applications. …

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New Visual Studio 2008 Rhythm Training VPCs

Windows Server 2003 – Customer Ready VPC Last week I shared a VPC image that has been pre-configured with Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2008 (trial), and the .NET Framework 3.5.   The unfortunate issue with Vista VPC is that is it will timeout on 12/16…..BUT  This week we have released a new, customer-ready Windows Server 2003…

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Microsoft Volta – Splitting the ATOM ( Well CIL )

Microsoft Volta has been creating quite a stir on the community blogs over the last couple of weeks. There has been a lot of discussion about whether this is a direct competitor to GWT. I think that the two are trying to do similar things, but in a very different way. With GWT you can…

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Experian Partner to support CardSpace and raise the Identity Bar

The Microsoft UK Identity team has been working with a number of companies to help support the adoption a secure federated identity on the Internet. One of the challenges that faces each country is the legitimacy of the identity that someone is providing on-line. They may say that they are “Mr Jones aged 42 with…

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SAVE THE DATE – PDC 2008 – October 27-30, 2008, LA

2008 will be a PDC ( Professional Developers Conference ) year. This means that it is going to be pretty exciting time if you are an evangelist at Microsoft, as there are a number of really new things that we are starting to work on that we want to share. Like with every other PDC…

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Ruby on Rails 2.0 – It happened

So in the middle of all the Visual Studio 2008 release messaging, another web application development tool released …. This time, not from Microsoft, but the  second release of the Ruby on Rails Web development framework was released late last week. The major feature that they added into this release is better support for REST…

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Who will be the first to go GREEN?

The industry and certainly Microsoft has started to focus on Green issues. In particular our focus has been targeted on power management, which is where I think that we can have the most to impact the environment with software which puts machines in “sleep” states when they are not being used, optimization of machine utilization…

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