Starting a new Chapter in the Career of Mike Huguet

A couple of months ago an opportunity unexpectedly made its way into my life that would offer something different for my career.  At first I ignored it, but after a while I started thinking about the possibilities before me.  There were a couple of job openings at this “little” company, which you may have heard…


Research for the Week-Memory Management Part 1

Do you know what happens when you create a new instance of a class?  Why do we need a value type and a reference type?  Do you know what is meant when the .NET framework is referred to as a “managed” platform?  What is managed versus unmanaged code?  Why do we need a .NET runtime? …


Research for the Week–How IIS Works

In the world of custom web application development a critical component of our success is the hosting environment and services.  We can choose to deploy our web applications using 3rd party hosting providers such as GoDaddy.com, Rackspace, DiscountASP.NET, or another provider, or we can choose to deploy to on premise servers either virtual or physical. …


Getting more information from the Word error box when troubleshooting OpenXML / WordML issues

So, many apologies for dropping off the face of the blogosphere lately.  Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), I’ve been really busy at work.  I’ve been working on some really cool things that I hope I’ll be able to talk about publicly soon.  For now, though, I wanted to pass on something that I…

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