Looking for some people in cyberspace…

I’m working on this project that I can’t say much about yet, but I need to find some people who are not responding to the email address I have for them.  I know the hassles of SPAM make it such that many people are having to change email accounts quite frequently but it makes it…

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Some more thinking about open source projects

Wow – any time you mention open source, you touch a nerve don’t you… First off – just because I work for Microsoft doesn’t mean that I am against open source.  In fact, I work in a team that builds class libraries and shares the source with the community so I am actually all for…

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Judging the quality of open source projects

It seems to me that people who want to use open source projects have a big problem.  Several problems actually, but perhaps the most insidious of these is quality.  How do you know if that really cool project you heard about is good quality design and code or is perhaps something that is going to…

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Getting into Wiki…

Now that I work with the “Father” of wikis, I decided that I really ought to get into working with one.  So I am the proud owner of the SOA wiki on the internal Microsoft wiki site.  I must admit that so far the progress is a little slow in figuring out how to get…

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How much would you pay?

Everybody wants something for nothing, but we all know that this is not realistic.  Architects know that their job is one of evaluating trade-offs.  Often developers get into the trap of thinking that performance is the only thing that matters and if this is true, well then turning off authentication results in really great performance…

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Committed to guidance

One of the really great things from TechEd was to hear Andy Lees tell the world that Microsoft was committed to providing architectural guidance for common scenarios.  I mean, how great is that?  Especially when it is my job to get that done. The problem is, that this is really a very hard thing to do well. First off…

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Reflections of TechEd 2004

I’m sitting here in the San Diego airport waiting to go standby on the next flight to Seattle and reflecting over a wonderful TechEd. This morning we did the p&p live webcast from TechEd and we had no idea what we were going to talk about so we just got  Chris Kinsman, Sandy Khaund, Deborah…

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Why SOA?

As the product manager of Shadowfax I am often asked about how Shadowfax relates to service oriented architecture (SOA).  I have had many lengthy discussions with others here at Microsoft as we consider how best to help our customers with this new architectural style. I am convinced that SOA is an architectural style, not a product. …

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You know you are a geek when…

You know you are a geek when You miss coding like a fisherman misses fishing. You give up an evening of online gaming to write code instead. You wake up in the middle of the night with an idea that is so good you have to try it…right now. Yes my friend… these are the…

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Blog in my mouth…

Strange thing these blogs… It’s like a loaded gun that can go off on you.  In the vastness of cyberspace with the trillions of web pages out there, who would have thought that anyone would find my blog.  I have been meaning to blog for a very long time, but this week I finally took…

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